- Oct 25, 2017
Good post. I was very skeptical of the story but was scared to post how I felt, so I didnt engage in the discussion. I thought I would get banned. If plenty of people here felt the same way there is no discussion. And everything is a hive mindEh I can't get on with that Trevor Noah video.
A healthy degree of scepticism is not at all the same as just latching onto anything that confirms your biases.
I don't think it's particularly constructive to conflate people who would never take the side of someone presenting as a victim of homophobic and racist hate crimes as having the same mentality as people engaging in good faith rational critical thought. I'm sceptical of everything, I don't just believe everything I read and hear about any subject, and in this instance and in many other instances this is often the correct course of action.
I'm happy to believe victims, up until the point where their story is illogical, inconsistent or otherwise counter intuitive. My default position is to believe victims, but when things don't add up, I'm going to use my brain to analyse the facts, rather than just switch off critical thinking entirely just because they have presented as a victim.