"Long before Nazism proudly pronounced that though it had a program it did not need one, Pan-Germanism discovered how much more important for mass appeal a general mood was than laid-down outlines and platforms." (The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt, 1994; page 260).
Social change comes about by appeals to the right hemisphere not the left. A general mood resonates with right hemispheric ways of experiencing the world.
If honor is prerequisite to concrete social change, it is likely because honor appeals to right hemispheric values rather than left.
What was the right hemispheric sensibility of the biblical regime?