Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ignorance is Abundant

Yesterday it was brought to my attention the level of ignorance some people possess that I seem to be completely oblivious to at other times. It absolutely amazes me the amount of seemingly intelligent people who were depressed yesterday due to the fact that Barack Obama was being inaugurated. It wasn’t the issue of him being a Democrat that was being complained about. They were upset that the Muslim Antichrist had arrived, upset that the economy didn’t magically change over night, making racist observations about a race takeover because they’d finally managed to get “one of theirs” into the Whitehouse. What the fuck? Even though segregation ended long ago it is more than apparent that the mental segregation that many people have never ended and never will. It really bothers me. Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one. I don’t have to agree with the opinion of someone else, I even welcome opposing viewpoints as it makes for interesting conversation, but when their views are just blatant attacks of inaccurate verbal vomit it pisses me off and scares me at the same time, because it may be an ignorant idiot just like this that tries something stupid to get Obama out of office. Not to sound clich├ęd, but can’t we all just get along?
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6 comments:

Christine Gram said...

Yikes... not what I like to hear. I've been seeing so much positive energy from over the pond I'd hoped that the US universally was jubilant about our new president. Of course that is a pipe dream. But one can hope.

Tenacious Tess said...

Of course I am in redneck TN so that could explain it....

Braja said...

LOL, yeah I think the TN part is a big factor....

Wickedcookie said...

I had the exact same feeling of anger/resignation/hopelessness at the human race a few days ago.
It just disheartens you to see people who argue despite the key fact that their argument makes no sense whatsoever.
But you shouldn't be disheartened because for every idiot there's a polar opposite. :)
Or at least i sincerely hope there is!

Pearl said...

It's fear, Tess. The more blatant racists cling to the misbegotten notion that, hey! they may be ignorant, under-paid, under-performing creeps, but at least they're not black!
Ugly, iddin it? I've met people like that...
When it becomes truly distressing is when you find it in people that you actually like.
It's funny, really. There's talk amongst the truly stupid that the "white man" is disappearing from the U.S. And?! It's not like we're hard to find, and it's not like we have a particular culture, here in the U.S., that we need to "save". It's a melting pot ultimately ruled by whatever will make the most money.
America's a funny place. We've been around less than 300 years and there are so many of us that seem to think we created civilization...
Pearl

A Cuban In London said...

It was a truly great day for the US and the rest of the world. I guess it was not the same for some people. I pity them.

Greetings from London.