Often when I talk about politics, specially sensitive stuff, people claim they are neutral. I tell them you can’t be neutral, you’re either on the good side, or the bad side. I’ve written a post about this before, but I felt I should mention this again.
Being neutral is impossible because by being neutral you’re basically helping the bad side to win the argument. Imagine you’re in situation where fire is burning wood, how can you be neutral in that situation? Arguing that you’re nor fueling the fire nor turn it off doesn’t make you neutral. By doing nothing, you’re just helping fire to burn the wood without any disturbance.
But don’t get me wrong. Being neutral is different with doing nothing. In politics, being neutral means letting politicians do whatever they want. By supporting a politician or siding with a party, you’re siding with them against people. By not participating in the show they throw, you’re not doing nothing but showing how you’re opposed to the politics and situations they force or impose on people.
Doing nothing in politics is meaningless. You’re either siding with people or siding with politicians. I don’t care how different they seem to be, in their core, they’re simply the same; modern new slave owners, enslaving people.
Often when I talk with people about politics, they claim they’re neutral and I tell them it’s impossible. You’re not neutral in politics, you’re in denial. To me, it’s very simple. I don’t see politicians as a part of people, I see them as a class against people. What they do, even if it benefits people, is not for people. What they do is to help them survive.
Information is often manipulated by them, they own media, news, technology, books, people, resources, etc. and by being neutral (meaning by siding with them), we’re just helping them grow and be stronger. We help them to involve more people, enslave more people, eat more resources, and manipulate us.
You can’t be respectful to all sides, you can be neutral, you can’t be a politician for the people, and you can’t be a human, if you’re simply taking side with those who oppress and hurt people.
You can’t be neutral, you’re either for people or against them, there’s no way around.