‘When you doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth’.
How do we judge if an action is right, or a belief true?
Is a majority consensus more likely to be right than an individual opinion?
But an action is right because it is right: an opinion true because it is true.
Popular acclaim does not make an action right, or an opinion true.
Popular disapproval does not make an action wrong, or an opinion false.
So would you trust your own opinion more than the majority consensus?
Would you assume the consensus must be right, and submit to it?
Would you seek to change the consensus, but submit until then?
Would you reject the consensus, and trust your own opinion?
Would you be Scylla Daer, and deny that the majority might be right?
Would you be Geanetta La Roope, and deny that the majority might be wrong?
Would you be Randall Scott, and assert the majority opinion?
Would you be Rudi Kingston, and denounce the majority opinion?
Read LET NOT THE LEFT, episode five of ENEMIES OF SOCIETY, by John David, and decide.
Who would you be?
What would you do?