I guess it all depends on who decides on what is enlightenment and ignorance.
Whats enlightenment to one person can be ignorance to another.
At the end of the day its really just one persons point of view versus anothers'.
It can be frustrating when its different laws and rules for different people.
Thats when bias and hypocracy come into it.
Whats good for the goose is good for the gander is probably a fair motto.
Also " a two way street".
I know when I see certain sections of society getting preferential treatment over
another it makes my blood boil.
I think hate crimes had to be introduced. The world is getting more
violent than it used to be. I think we can "think" what we like but have to watch what
we say or how we say it. Its one of the responsibilities of living in a multicultural society. We ALL have rights. No matter our skin colour,
religion or culture.
and my thoughts on the holocaust example is ....its either history and it happened
or it didnt and it was a lie. I think there is way to much proof to say that it did happen, so saying the opposite is insane. There may be sinister
people and reasons behind it that can come to light as time goes on, but the fact that millions died isnt
debatable really. Its a fact.
I think its scary when you think that history could be rewritten on flimsy evidence,
a biased opinion or worse still by educated people with an agenda.
I expect historic scholars to have an open mind, an open heart and to be neutral
in writing history and chronicleing historical facts. If they cant do their job professionally, then they should pick some other occupation.IMO.
I agree with you that its best to know what people are thinking than for someone to feel they have to hide it.
Good post, thanks, it got me thinking.