That sounds so like a mantra, I’m amazed I didn’t exploit it more for humor value: “To disrespect the alpha disrespects all of us.”
This strip illustrates and interesting side of the alligator’s personality. He is an alligator and therefore he is feared. He’s a bit slow, soft hearted, goofy, etc. But since he is feared, others are always nice to him even when he’s being a jerk.