“REVERSE IGNORANCE”….A TROUBLING NEW SOCIAL ILL
By Kayms99 Nov. 6 2008
I would like to introduce a new term to our list of social ills… REVERSE IGNORANCE … the term is new (as far as I know) but the problem, I’m sure, has been around for as long as the term ‘Politically Correct’ has been. With all of the social (Liberal) pressures to be politically correct in today’s world, society has gone too far in the opposite direction and as a result have themselves become hypocritically ignorant and blind. I became keenly aware of this problem recently when I posted this on a blog site:
Obama’s campaign symbol depicts the sun rising over the American flag…. Islamic prophecy (prophetic commentary on the Qu’ran, Bukhari Volume 60, book 60, 159,) says that “the sun will rise in the west….”. 20% of THE WORLD’S population (Muslims) believe that Barack Obama is the fulfillment of this prophecy!!!
Anyone planning to vote for Obama ….read this first!!!
Is Senator Barack Obama the Fulfillment of Islamic Prophecy
* note to Obama supporters… please try to stay on point… I will gladly address the commentary post & video afterwards if you would like.
Well… it didn’t take long for people to start responding back to this post with some or all of the following accusations – ignorant, hateful, intolerant, prejudiced, racist, bigoted etc, etc and etc. But I would like to point out that the word “ignorant” by far came up the most. I will state right now that I am none of these things, though, because of “reverse ignorance” some people will never be convinced of that. This is a TRUE SOCIAL ILL!! AND a potentially DANGEROUS PROBLEM!!
I will briefly explain my ‘must read’ post… the commentary is by Bill Keller of Live Prayer.com. This commentary is based on several significant facts and my goal was to bring these widely unknown facts to the attention of voters. PLEASE NOTE that Bill Keller’s commentary never accuses Obama of being a (practicing) Muslim or having any kind of terrorist ties. What it does is simply present a question and then follows with widely unknown facts to help the reader answer the question for themselves.
What has really motivated me to write this now is this CNN article that I recently came across on CNN.com. … “Muslim DVD rattles voters in key battleground states”
This article is in reference to the 28 million DVD’s recently distributed in newspapers across the nation titled “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West”. The CNN article begins by quoting two American voters; both women, one is a Democrat and one is a Republican, and one of these women is also a Muslim. Both were disgusted and angry and condemned the DVD and the newspaper companies who distributed it. One of the women is quoted as saying… “ I have Muslim friends and respect Islam as a religion and felt that this was really hateful”.
The other woman asked… “If this DVD was produced and mass distributed by the KKK or an anti-Semitic organization, would it be included? Or rejected, rightfully so?” she said.
So… HERE is my question / point….. is the word ‘RADICAL’ in the title of the DVD INVISIBLE ??? Apparently so!!
These women have made FALSE assumptions that the DVD is anti Muslim … attacking ALL Muslims! The title itself makes it clear…” RADICAL Islam’s war against the West”… RADICAL ISLAM’S !! They were blatantly guilty of making blind and ignorant judgements. The very kind that they were SIMULTANEOUSLY AND HYPOCRITICALLY accusing others of!! THIS IS REVERSE IGNORANCE !!
One of the women even said that she had watched a half hour of the movie before throwing it away in disgust…she watched thirty minutes of the DVD, which begins with a CLEAR statement that reads ” MOST Muslims are peaceful and DO NOT support terror and this film is NOT about them” and yet she STILL came away with her “reverse ignorance” in tact!!
And I find it particularly odd that one of these women IS Muslim! She should have recognized right away that this film was not about Muslims in general…this raises a serious question in my mind. The blatant liberally biased slant by CNN may have been the cause of this discrepancy… was she a fictitious person? The only other explanation would be that this woman supports the radical Muslim movement!! Either way… very questionable and concerning!
View the 27 minute version here…Vodpod videos no longer available.
To imply that the makers of this DVD are the same kind of people as those who are in the KKK and the anti-Semiti organizaions is incorrect and ignorant; the women are condemning the makers of the DVD of ignorance when the actual truth is that they themselves are the guilty ones… Ignorance of the REVERSE kind. And it is IMPERATIVE that society is able to differentiate between these two groups of people so that we can address the danger that is threatening us.
In the beginning of the film, along with the film makers clear statement of intent, there is also a quote by Edmund Burke, an 18thcentury Irish philosopher…..
“THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING”.
Now if Americans can’t even talk about this extremely serious problem due to reverse ignorance …..how are we going to fight it?? How can we safeguard against electing a person (to the highest and most powerful office in the world), who might be less than 100% loyal to that office (our country), if we can’t even address his very questionable and worrisome choices and circumstances ?? I’ve had to make the point several times while debating with some of these reverse ignorant ( who demanded PROOF that Obama’s questionable choices lead to his guilt ) that a democratic presidential election is NOT decided in a court of law where a person is innocent until PROVEN guilty beyond a reasonable doubt… proof beyond a reasonable doubt is NOT a prerequisite in order to not elect!! DEMOCRACY DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!! We should be able to, and we MUST make our choices based on ALL of the available information not just the proven facts… yet many of my accusers ( Democratic liberals) have insisted that I am wrong for bringing up even factual information on the basis that it leads to conclusions that have not been proven….NO… I DON’T THINK SO… IWILL consider circumstantial evidence when making my decision and will also fight reverse ignorance by letting others know that it IS OK for them to do the same. Censorship is an injustice characteristic of communist governments, NOT US… people have fought and died so we could be free to make our choices using ALL of the information that we, as individuals, deem important not just the CENSORED information that the biased and ignorant (and liberal) portion of society deems as important.
With reverse ignorance so prevalent in our society even the conservative media wouldn’t dare mention the word Muslim in the same sentence with Barack Obama, during the campaign, for fear of being attacked by the many reverse ignorant in our society … besides… ” it’s just simply a ‘ludicrous’ idea that Obama would have any suspicious ties or alliances that could cause us to question his loyalty to this country… that’s just crazy! ”
AGAIN… this is an extremely serious issue!… In order to keep our nation safe from the people who are working on an hourly basis to destroy us, we MUST Not rely on blind judgements and ignorant assumptions! … we MUST address any questionable circumstances!! But because of reverse ignorance in our society, and even in the media, ANY focus on those questionable circumstances is quickly deemed as not only ignorant, intolerant and bigoted, but also ” outrageous and ridiculous!” and “below the belt tactics” used by conservatives. Period … end of story. INGNORANCE AT THE HIGHEST AND MOST DANGEROUS LEVEL!!
Raphael Shore, an Israeli filmmaker, made this film to WARN us about these people who have stated that they would like to wipe Israel off the map and that all non Muslims are infidels…enemies of God… and need to be destroyed! … I fail to see what the film makers have done wrong!! I don’t think anyone would argue that radical Muslims are people, we as Americans especially, need to be concerned about. This DVD brings AWARENESS to this extremely alarming threat! BUT… if the two women in the CNN article along with the rest of the many ‘reverse ignorant’ in our society today have their way… this VITAL and important information would not be presented… because…as one of the women (ignorantly) stated… ” it’s just hatefull!” These women and MANY others like them don’t realize that they are directly HELPING radical Islamists with their ignorant views, especially the ones right here in the U.S.
There is a group, based in Washington, D.C. called CAIR (Council for American Islamic Relations), this organization claims that their goal is to fight what they call “islamaphobia” …. to promote peace and positive understanding of Muslims, which, of course, is a good thing for society as a whole. Their website is full of great stories and achievements which no doubt are true. BUT in reality, according to the following website http://www.anti-cair-net.org/, this group has PROVEN links to, and was founded by, Islamic Terrorists! This group and others like them here in the U.S. and around the world are capitalizing on this new kind of ignorance that is alarmingly widespread in our society. They use this reverse ignorance to their full advantage…they count on…they DEPEND on America’s new social ill. They are sitting back with large grins on their faces, saying to all of the many reverse ignorant in this country …”you go get ‘em”… and “THANK YOU!”…. “WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!!”
Reverse ignorance is a serious, GROWING social problem with an alarmingly strong grip on society…durring my recent experiences in conversing with my personal accusers I found it to be an extremely difficult task in convincing them of their negative impact on society and our country… – they just couldn’t see it …it was like they were brainwashed.
The Liberal left has expertly and successfully trained society to reject ALL negative ideas about ANY group of people…. no matter what the comment or idea is or what group of people it is about…it is liberal dogma, liberal ignorance, liberal hypocrisy and liberal poison. Fanatical Liberals, in their quest to force the world to accept their choices and their views, have truly created a monster in our society.