posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 01:44 PM
We say “deny ignorance”, we are in a constant struggle to “deny ignorance”, we try to persuade others to “deny ignorance” and sometimes we
even “deny ignorance” from our selves. On the surface “deny ignorance” is an elegant, symbiotic and near perfect motto for a site that strives
to “deny ignorance” by disproving that which “they believe to be true”. Yet what is ignorance, what is it we are denying, how do we know that
why we are denying is not leading us down the path towards real ignorance.
This word “ignorance” and it varies forms are tossed around ATS all the time. People will often say to someone they disagree with “you are
ignorant, why?, because you disagree with me”, that does not make a person ignorant. The term has a number of different forms such as accusations
of spreading lies and my personal favourite “disinfo agent”. Sometimes a “lie” is the result of a genuine mistake but you are pounced as
“spreading lies”, this does not help deny ignorance it only show’s both parties are ignorant. The state of one being ignorant is now an insult,
it’s a put down, this should not be the case we should be helping each other understand the world, not judging those who understand less than
ourselves. A perfect example is the reaction one receives when saying “I believe the official 9/11 story”, almost without hesitation you will be
branded as “Ignorant” and the motto “deny ignorance” says that you should be held with distrust as what you have said is untrue and this
inevitably leads to aggressive posts with no substance.
What if it is all backwards, what if it is them, they who talk down to you because of your “ignorance” who are the people that are really in a
state of ignorance. What if everything that the “mainstream” tells us is true, is true. That it is us who are deliberately on a conquest to feed
ourselves with as much ignorance as our gluttony to prove them wrong will allow. We have become so blinded in our attempts to “deny ignorance”
that we have become ignorant to that which is real and true.
I would say it is Ignorant to say the world is going to end in 2012, we are regularly visited by UFO’s, we can predict the future, say your phone
can take pictures of itself and ignorant to believe that your friend is in fact a extra terrestrial. However there are some on ATS who would call me
ignorant for holding these claims an untrue as they fanatically believe in such concepts.
The point I am trying to make here is that ignorance is specific to the person depending on their believes. Just because a person does not hold the
same truths as yourself does not mean they are ignorant. Therefore the motto “deny ignorance” is meaningless as ignorance means different things
to different people.
[edit on 5-7-2010 by kevinunknown]