Collective guilt and hypocrisy

Take a blind-folded short journey …

Collective guilt is to blame an entire community for the criminal acts of a few. Can collective guilt ever be an acceptable premise? Think long and think carefully.

If you agree with collective guilt, then be fair and also apply the rule to the community that you also belong to. Every community has its criminals, therefore, by extension you would also be guilty of the crimes of your identified community.

In which case be faithful to your convictions and consider yourself guilty too. That’s at least taking a principled position.

Otherwise consider yourself a hypocrite who holds others to a standard that you do not hold yourself to and then feel free to rejoice in that.

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