Many people are followers and few are leaders. This is true both in childbirth related organizations and society as a whole. Not only does it apply to "politics" but also how birth is viewed.
Birth is an organic, normal, natural and physiologic process. Like other body functions, birth typically does not need intervention. However, occasionally, like other body functions, intervention is beneficial...in fact necessary for positive outcomes.
Whatever your role in the birthing community ~ care provider or care receiver ~ think twice about being a sheeple....that is, following the crowd. Doing what has always been done because it appears ok. The reality is, at the end of the day...or at the cliff's edge, it may appear ok, but it may not be ok!
Oh, and another thought. Be careful whom you do follow.