Commentary by management consultant Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life
Thursday, July 09, 2020
On Critics and Bullies
Professor Robert George on a common problem in our society and especially on social media. An excerpt:
A critic recognizes that you are entitled to your opinion, even if, in his or her judgment, it is erroneous; a bully insists that “error has no rights” and that those in error must be “re-educated” (via such things as ideologically inflected “training” in “cultural competency,” or “diversity,” or “unconscious bias awareness”) or cancelled.
A bully believes that dissent from his or her opinions is evidence of either stupidity (perhaps even mental illness) or malice (“bigotry”).