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A need to communicate, share ideas with others
I want us to imagine ourselves in a situation in which we know nothing of our true lives — we are behind a "veil of ignorance" that prevents us from knowing the political system under which we live or the laws that are in place. Nor do we know anything about psychology, economics, biology, and other sciences.
But along with a group of similarly situation-blind people, we are asked, in this original position, to review a comprehensive list of classic forms of justice drawn from various traditions of social and political philosophy. We are then given the task of selecting which system of justice we feel would best suit our needs in the absence of any information about our true selves and the situation we may actually be in in the real world.
Is this justice of a society of ignorance or simple of a thin veiled excuse for our own failings when things go a awry?
Can we as a group continue to look at others and blame them other than our selves? Or are there two different sides or ways at looking at this issue?
Or is the data we are given to look at skewed to only represent a certain way of thinking?
Do the media feeds really misrepresent the facts for the information consumer, or does the few news owners and politicians in line with the owners, spoon feed us bad information and spend millions doing so?
Are we locked in our own views of choice and fail to see the issues as seen by others? We are only privileged to see in our own minds and not into the lives/thoughts of others. We need to communicate to share those ideas with others. To pull away from the prejudices of ourselves and open dialogues? Is this what is needed to make important and informed stances for us and community. For failure to do so is extermination of us and our world. We become our own worst enemy.
– Jodi Riker Yap