I've made this observation myself. Question is- why is it so easy to make?
It's like when a congressman compares an advesary to Hitler. You pick the worst person you can think of and label an opponent. Imagery over accuracy!
I'm thinking that there's something to ASD that makes you immune (or at least acutely aware) of the mob mentality. Since it's harder to fit in to a group setting, it's a bit easier to see when the group is being collectively influenced.
Okay - that's all I have this morning. I'm getting back into writing practice here!