Buddha, Mohammad, Christ—then the mega congregations and their glad-handed ministers.
Beethoven, Van Gogh, Dostoyevsky—then the fine arts degrees and their preening workshop wonders.
Socrates, Thoreau, Kierkegaard—then the ivory towers and their assorted assistant Graylings.
The outcast, the misunderstood, the one nearly always standing apart—then the huddling, jostling crowds and their crashers to the front.
Whispers of autism—then humanity’s mass confusion.