But it turns out that lemmings do not follow each other over cliffs. They are not, as this pretty funny article says, “willing to drink the Kool Aid.” That is a myth.
Fact is, lemmings are vicious rodents.
Oh phoo. So now that I’m forced to reconsider the satisfying image of lemming-like politicians committing mass suicide, I’m adapting to the idea of lemming-like politicians as nasty large rats which will attack anything at all, including house cats and the rocks upon which the house cats are cowering to avoid getting trashed by the lemmings.
I’ll go with this, although it’s not as rosily optimistic.
H/t Ellen Kaye.