I attended a counter-rally against the Ku Klux Klan one time and at first we were all trying to figure out how to behave once the Klansmen arrived for their event. Some of us wanted to shout back at the speakers, while others wanted to remain silent and hold signs. Once we were all in a group, however, we just realized that a collective silence would be more effective. We were no longer there as individuals with different ideas. We became a group that wanted to see one thing happen. We watched the Klansmen pack up and leave.