#AntiTrump #AntiTrumpanzee #AntiFarRight #AntiFarLeft #AntiNeoNazi #AntiNazi and #AntiBrexit.
Our #bias can be stated upfront. One can still make one’s own adjusted judgements on whatever is being stated by those who have bias, as long as bias is stated upfront and not latent, in whatever context.
I am not #neutral when it comes to what I believe is right and wrong and what being on the right side of history can mean, based on what we have learnt from the past.
I believe in #fairness and #equality for all. But can we really be fair towards those who don’t want equality and fairness? That’s a tough break.
Where do we draw the line?
#Society requires our #empathy towards others, otherwise we are broken.
How can we remain objective when society already has triggered routes to #prejudicial views. Views which again are becoming ‘popular’. Even in the young, depressingly. Where these prejudicial views are becoming far too normalized and an accepted everyday narrative, cloaked as #freespeech.
Free speech is free speech, yes. And even callous and potentially violent views are protected in a #democracy to a great extent. And especially now, again.
#Accepting the platform of free speech and democracy gives rights to those who wish to speak against a human skin complexion, gender, age, creed, culture, persuasion and other differences.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t fight, challenge, counter those views at every opportunity? Does it?
Showing a bias can also form a direction for oneself and others, for compassion, empathy, belief, persuasion.
The perennial problem we all have in our democracies is ‘who exactly is right?, who is wrong?, are we all right and wrong?’. But when we lose decency, we lose our society.
Being bias can be #ethical.