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On matters of right and wrong

Incomplete consensus

Last month, tweeted a horrifyingly pro-Russian peace proposal for .

While it bothers me when celebrities support evil, I have come to expect it.

But when the general populace does not fully renounce evil, it does bother me.

Almost 3 million people responded on Twitter, and only 60% renounced it.

Do 40% of people really support Russia's actions?

Are Musk's followers not representative of the general population? (I do hope this is the case?)

Are the published numbers simply untrue? (And would that be good because the world isn't as messed up as I might fear, or bad because it would be another plausible seeming source of lies in the world?)

I would have hoped that everyone would renounce an unprovoked war of aggression and rogue states profiting from starting one.

Of course, I would also have presumed that there was general consensus on the world being round and the germ theory of disease.

Yes, I am a naive optimist.

Written by Russell Brand

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