"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed." - Thomas Jefferson
You do not need a collage education to be ignorant, but it sure does help. Why are so many Progressives young Collage students and graduates? Why do they go to college and lose their self-identity? Where do they get the ideas the pick-up in higher education?
First too many Professors went to collage, became research assistants, associate professors then full professors. They spend their life hiding from the real world in an illusion of brilliance and self-gratification to expound upon their non-experiences with blank mindless robots called students. Never having to live life or produce anything of value, professors develop a sense of entitlement it comes with tenure.
A second part of the problem is it is dangerous to be different. Everyone has their own idea at first but with time the prevalent ideas; mostly from the professors and staff; become the common idea then like an electrical circuit with positive feedback it heterodynes into a noise that blocks out all signal input. No new thoughts allowed, no creativity permitted, only repetition of the group think philosophy.
“It's an universal law-- intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Progressives are extremely intolerant of diverse ideas, while they claim to be supportive and accepting of diverse people they are intolerant of divergent ideas. They are the brightest bulb in the box, the sharpest knife in the drawer; they know so much that ain’t so. While they are accepting of Black people, ones with differing opinions suddenly “are not ‘Authentically’ black”. Homosexuals are accepted, except for conservative homosexuals. Rich socialists are good people but rich conservatives are the enemy of the people, the evil ones who exploit the poor workers of the world. Progressives are accepting of all religions, Buddhists, Moslems, scientologists, and even atheists, everyone except Christians.
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Like many of the ‘heroes of the progressives’ MLK is often misquoted or the interpretation of his message is twisted, yet as many do not read his writings they only listen to the group thought of the opinion of his writings it is conscientious stupidity.
Yet many are sincere in their ignorance, they truly believe that a “living wage” should be paid to all workers. Ok, so what is a “living wage”? Please define that for me, is that per hour or a salary paid for having a job. How many hours should a person be required to show up at work to ‘earn’ a “living wage”?
What is “income equality”? Does that mean all people should have the same income, regardless of the work they do? If everyone should get the same pay, why should I work at a dangerous job when I can get the same pay to just sweep the floor?
We should not use Nuclear power, or coal based, hydrocarbon or co2 emitting energy production, but so called ‘green energy’ cannot supply the demand. Is this why progressives want to push a ‘raw diet’? do not cook your food, heat your house or use electronic devices, it is bad for the environment.
“If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people.” ― Victor Cousin
Why are progressives so angry all the time? All you have to do is watch ‘The View’,’ The Real’ , ‘The Chew” or ‘The Fab Life” Angry Lesbian and Homosexuals progressives mad at the world without a clue of reality, telling others what they should be angry about and how to have an inadequate sex life. The women on the View should be the happiest people on the planet, they are the most ignorant ones.
"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read." - Mark Twain
The Great Gatsby, is a great book. I love it. However it points to the depravity of man and his natural love for sin. It is a book about immorality, yet it is a great book because it shows the true nature of man, it points to the reality of most people’s lives. While many would say there is nothing good about the story in the book, it is a good book.
Great art, including literature, reflects life. That is what makes it great art, enduring art through the ages, art the not only describes life but inspires mankind to greater things. Yet progressives do not read, they buy coffee table books, books on the “Best sellers list” that no one reads but puts out to be seen by their friends to impress them. As no-one has actually read it they all talk about the reviews and pretend they are all wise.
Actually reading a book might make them think outside of the accepted ideology of the progressives. Then like Bernie Sanders Said Hillary Clinton Is Not A Real Progressive. Sudeenly you are; Not authentically Black; Not a ‘Real woman’; There’s a ‘Special place in hell’ for women who do not vote for Hillary Clinton. It is dangerous to step outside the progressive plantation.
“A man is responsible for his ignorance.” ― Milan Kundera
Does knowing something make you responsible for it? Does not knowing something make you responsible?
The truth is out there, unfortunately it requires people to think instead of following the herd. Reading is a subject that schools want to stop teaching, along with writing and grammar. Schools are now used to train idiots; critical thinking has not been taught for years. It is up to us to teach the youth to think rather than recite the mindless drivel that today’s educators want to pour in to the minds of our children. How do you talk to a progressive? Challenge them to define the catch phrase of the day, to explain their ideas, make them get specific. Do not argue, just question their ideas.
“I'd tried to straighten him out, but there's only so much you can do for a person who thinks Auschwitz is a brand of beer.” ― David Sedaris
Just my thoughts for today.