We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The acclaim of Palm Sunday took less than a week to become the mob's shouts for an execution. The mob preferred a temporal political triumph; the religious leaders who used it preferred their enriching status quo. God knew us well, but He died for us anyway. Of course, a few decades later, the political upheaval came and ended with the temple in ruins and, later, a tragic last stand, appropriately, near the Dead Sea.
SC, if you think about the Palm Sunday crowd and the angry mob crowd, you will see that they are two different groups of people. Palm Sunday was filled with those we would see in church all the time. The angry mob was filled with folks who took bribes, ran crooked businesses, stayed out late at Ali Babba's bar and grill and so on.
I really think that there were two completely different crowds in Jerusalem that week.