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#024 The Right Direction

posted 31 Mar 2018, 14:38 by Aaron Brownlee   [ updated 31 Mar 2018, 14:39 ]
"There's a simple way to tell if you're on the wrong side: nobody will ever turn back once they see the opposition."

I realised something. On most debates about a topic, a strange thing happens that always lets you easily know which side is the "right" one. It's simple: You will never see someone fighting on the right side suddenly defect to the wrong side. For example, a woman may not care about fighting for equal rights until she sees that she has unequal pay in a job, or has another experience that changes her mind. But there is no situation that could make someone go from believing they are unequal to deciding they are and that everyone should stop fighting for their rights. (Other than being surrounded and peer pressured by people already on the other side). In this situation it's obvious the right side is to fight for equality, but it seems to work in any given situation where there are 2 explicit sides to an argument.

I was thinking about why this works and I think I can see. The right side has a belief, often shaped by their own experiences. They know what they're fighting for because they've lived through it. Whether it be Teenagers from a school shooting fighting against guns, or women for abortion because they're the ones who need to go through childbirth, the right side is well aware what they want, and as long as the circumstance that causes them to fight continues to happen, they will keep fighting. The wrong side, on the other hand, doesn't have any belief to stand for. They don't have a cause. Their sole purpose and argument is to resist or reject the right side. They might have an outdated piece of writing to quote but other than that, they can't properly defend themselves with anything except hate of the right side. Simply put, there are 2 sides, the  protesters and the opposition. The protesters have a cause to fight for while the opposition simply wants to keep things the same. In the end Attack always wins over Defence, and more of the wrong side convert with no conversion the other way, so with enough time, and enough persistence, Good can prevail. Anyway, Thought Over,

- Aaron