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May 14, 2021

I have been pondering world events. I have been thinking, if you disagree with your neighbour, which of these following courses of action are appropriate? Is it OK to kill them and destroy their house? Is it OK to kick them out and take their property? Is it OK to terrorize them until they pretend to live the way you do? It seems obvious on a small scale that all of these are wrong, but why does it keep happening in a bigger scale?

Now pretend you’re living across the street and observing all of this occurring. Should you call the police? Should you tweet about how horrible it is, but do nothing to stop it? Should you keep hanging out with the perpetrator, because they were your friends, and pretend nothing is happening? Which one of these do you choose to respond with in disgust? Does it depend on how long you’ve been friends with them? How much you depend on them to maintain your status quo? And what does that say about you?

Or maybe you’re distantly related to the perpetrator - is that enough to turn a blind eye?

All of these things are happening in the world right now. What are we doing about it? What does it say about us?