People get angry when I use that word. By my way of thinking, a person would only get angry over such a word being used if they see themselves as being a possible sheep and thus take a personal offense to the word. I often refer to the general population as sheep because they are. That is certainly not all people, but it's most. Most people are content to not question anything, but they get upset when other people do. I rarely call somebody a sheep directly unless they attack me first, simply because I share a view that is contrary to the one the media has forced down their throats. A perfect example of sheep behavior is how people react to alternative theories regarding yesterday's "terrorist" bombings in Boston. Why is it ok to assume it was a foreign or domestic terrorist or terrorist organization that was responsible, but not the government itself, when clearly the government stands the most to gain from scaring the public so they will support even more draconian laws designed to strip them of their rights, along with more police, more surveillance cameras on the street, and more drones in the sky? It should be common knowledge that governments (including our own) have staged terrorist events in the past to get the public to go along with giving up their rights or going to war, yet so many people are reluctant to consider this in light of what any relatively informed person should be aware of.