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Ignorant Hatred Is the Real Scourge Overtaking America

By Grainger Heavensbee | Think Pieces | June 13, 2016 | Comments ()

By Grainger Heavensbee | Think Pieces | June 13, 2016 |


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“No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.” ― P.J. O’Rourke

Ignorance is the lack of knowledge or information on a subject. Stupidity is choosing to remain in an unenlightened state and continue to ignore the facts in front of your face. America is filled with ignorance and stupidity and I don’t know which is more dangerous.

If the ignorance is rooted in a lack of education, then too bad, because we can’t pay our teachers a living wage and the best have found jobs that allow them that luxury. If the ignorance is self-imposed in the name of unbridled hatred, then little can be done to shine the light onto flowers that refuse to bloom. Even worse, building a giant wall cannot contain these many ignorant people. They shuffle past, unaware that the wall even exists since they didn’t read it in a Minions meme on the internet.

Ignorant hatred clings steadfastly to the idea that our President is a Muslim with the intent to destroy America, though only racism and bigotry back these claims. Ignorant hatred points to those who are different and labels them as Less Than. Ignorant hatred values the purchase of a semi-automatic gun over lives. Ignorant hatred values being right over levelheaded commentary and discussion. Ignorant hatred values pointing fingers over reaching a solution.

Ignorant hatred will be the downfall of this country.

Liberal, Conservative, Republican, Democrat. If you choose to remain ignorant in the pursuit of being right, you are the problem.



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