The demagogue is indispensable to any socialist movement if its members are to be inspired and held firm to their commitment to take to the streets and spill blood. Socialism does not arise from rational sources. It does not require rational argument to sustain its followers. Socialists are deaf to reason. They sneer at reasonable argument. It is the role of the demagogue to arouse and direct their rage towards the scapegoat, most commonly the class Other.