If you were a pegasus, would you be a follower of Star?
Okay, let me guess, your thinking this is an easy question, duh, I'd follow Star. But before you answer this question, think about this for a few minuets. If you didn't know if Star was good or evil, would you still follow him?
Pegasi like Brackentail and Thundersky both wanted to kill Star, but after they got to know him, they became some of his closet supporters. Well what if you didn't get a chance to know Star? Would you willingly follow Star without knowing if you would live another day?
Many steeds died because they supported Star, and no doubt that if Nightwing hadn't come back to Anok, the other herds would have obliterated River Herd. Another way to think of this is, if you were in a live or death situation, would you run toward the danger or would you stay as far away from the danger?
Even though you know that Petalcloud is pure evil, you have to admit that if you were put in a situation like that, it's not totally inconceivable that we would join her Ice Warriors. So now that you've red through this, are you still certain you would follow Star?