Monday, November 24, 2008

yep

"Unfortunately, I did not come away from the discussion with a great deal of hope. I see our world forming into two major camps: The Enlightened vs. The Ignorant. Welcome to the New Dark Ages, folks.

What's interesting is that today, in contrast to the Old Dark Ages, the ignorant masses have access to endless amounts of information and opportunity for education, yet they choose to remain ignorant--they truly like it that way. They want someone to make their important life decisions for them. They want their information spoon fed to them in easily digested soundbites. The less thinking they have to do, the better.

I see this divide continuing to grow. It's easy to fight people who are truly malicious and coming at you with evil intent, but how do you deal with changing a viewpoint based on well-intentioned ignorance? It's like banging your head against a cinder block wall.

We certainly have our work cut out for us and unfortunately I don't see a solution coming in my lifetime. Just as many of the original Suffragettes never lived to see women gain the right to vote in our country, we will likely never see the day when discrimination based on sexual orientation is a thing of the past--but our children may see that day. Therefore, I encourage everyone with an intellect to keep up the struggle."

the aberrant clone

1 comment:

thepoetryman said...

I too find it rather puzzling that with so much information they choose to remain ignorant. Of course it could have to do with the fact that for every piece of truth displayed on the net there are three pieces that spin it to death until it becomes so convoluted that the original doesn't even seem to exist. The powers that be can always turn enlightenment into darkness.