posted on Sep, 5 2004 @ 11:02 PM
Think about it for a second. Then read on.
Ignorance is generally being uninformed and usually refusing to open your mind. Let me use the "box" as a metaphor for the human mind and reality.
In the box you can create your own world, you can refuse to believe in terrorists, AIDS, cows, whatever. Outside of the box is the real world, where
death terror and disease lay. People who are ignorant think inside the box, refusing to understand the truth and the world. People who are intelligent
think outside the box and understand the world.
Millions of years ago when man first walked the earth and saw fire, each and every one of them probally had a differnt idea what fire was. Maybe a
demon, a god, an animal etc, and that was molded into their "box". Someone eventually came along and knew that fire was'nt any of those thigns and
was thinking outside of the box.
Now ignorance can be bliss using this theory. Inside of the box people are allowed to make their own answers and they do not have to understand the
meaning of the world. They do not know the fear of terrorism,disease and whatever else there may be. They do not worry, we who are thinking outside
the box know that unprotcted sex is bad and people are out there who want to destroy America and her allies.
There was a story I once read about a Chinese woman during WW II. Every day Japanese fighter jets flew over her village and she refused to believe
they were the enemey and that a war was going on. The people in the village tried to tell her the truth yet she refused to understand or believ. One
day one of them crashed and she took the man in and nursed him. The Chinese army later came to take the man away and she would'nt let them. Memory
does not serve me correctly but I believe the man ended up being shot by a soldier.
The world is much more than shades of black and white. Inside of the box all you see is black and white, nothing more. Outisde, beyond the looking
glass is what truly lies. People who see the world in black and white are ignorant.
Here at ATS we all try to open our box and learn the truth, opening our box may take time but once we open it we know the truth and we can deny
ignorance. It is our duty to ensure that ignorance is destoyed, if people were able to think outside allot of hatred,stupidity and radical ideals
would be destroyed. If the an Arab millitant took time to learn about the Jews and how they live, and he took that knowledge and spread it I belive
that anti-Semitism would die down. Same in American, if we took time to learn about people with other politcal ideals alot of infighting in America
Right now the Arab zealots are the cause of ignorance amongst their people. They are corrupting the Koran, corrupting the minds of their youth to kill
those who think outside of their box. They want everyone to think the same, and they kill those who refuse. Same with the Chinese government, they
want their people to conform to their ideals. Look at Tinaminn Sqaure.
And America is not clean, ignorance lies in our media. Teaching our children that being a moron is "cool" and that using slang on a daily basis
makes them look "cool", same with doing drugs. The US teen media has taken movies and music and transformed movies into 90 minute bodily fluid
comedies and music into 2 minute songs about nothing.
Remember teach others to deny ignorance.