When the bar is lowered , most humans will hold true to their nature and rise up to the lowered standard and no further. Leftists purposely lower the bar because the existence that ideology depends the masses being sheep. Sheep do what they are told. Sheep are helpless. Sheep must be led. Unfortunately John Lewis , as well as too many others exercising a leadership role in the black community , have bought into this destructive ideology , both becoming and replicating sheep for the left wing masters on the socialist plantation.