Here are the facts.
As I mentioned before, my school is in a fight with our sister school over state funding. We are clearly in the right and the sister school is clearly in the wrong.
The president of our university system (meaning, the president of both schools) is biased in favor of my school and against the sister. He wrote a personal email that was immediately leaked where he used unfortunate language to refer to the sister and made clear he was against them and pro us.
Sister school tried to remove him from office on the grounds of bias.
And now for the dilemma.
My colleagues are all defending the president, contorting themselves into weird shapes to prove to themselves he isn’t biased.
And I concur with the sister school in that he should be removed. Even though it will set our cause back significantly.
It slaughters me that these very same people would be arguing the exact opposite of what they do now if he were biased against us.
I understand it’s normal to want a win. But I don’t want to win like this! I want an honest, clean win. I don’t know how to live without organizing principles of existence.
If we are so eager to compromise our integrity over something so not life-threatening, what kind of people are we?
Does anybody here understand what I’m on about or am I completely alone on this?