Allies turned to enemies along the way, decrying what they describe as “obsessive” tendencies in Young and her crew.
And if you want to see these tendencies (or hypothesized tendencies) at their worst, just look at our political media environment.
As long as we have baby-boomer nostalgia and Internet gossip, the tendencies to idolize or vandalize will be indulged.
1620s, from Medieval Latin tendentia "inclination, leaning," from Latin tendens, present participle of tendere "to stretch, aim" (see tenet). Earlier in same sense was tendaunce (mid-15c.), from Old French tendance.