Wednesday, August 16, 2006

What Kind Of Bliss Is This?

“Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.” —George Bernard Shaw

This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.
- A Christmas Carol, Stave 3: The Second of the Three Spirits

It's sad, but a fact, that the poor are always with us. No matter what we do there will always be those with less of whatever the rest of us enjoy and take for granted. Not so the case with ignorance. Shoudn't be anyway.

There is no reason for anyone to be kept in ignorance or misled by being fed false information. Fostering resentment, hate and misunderstanding through ignornace for one’s own advantage is insidious. Whether it be a government, a parent, a teacher, an imam, a priest, a peer or a pundit, promoting ignorance is an evil, malicious thing to do to anyone or any group. The human mind is a fallow field. Seeds, whether good or evil, once planted will grow to fruition.

Someday the ignorant will kill the comfortable rich. Being ignorant, they don't know any better. Keep looking over your shoulder. And they'll probably have plenty of help for the ever increasing ranks of the poor.

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