America is killing itself through its embrace and exaltation of ignorance, and the evidence is all around us. Dylann Roof, the Charleston shooter who used race as a basis for hate and mass murder, is just the latest horrific example. Many will correctly blame Roof’s actions on America’s culture of racism and gun violence, but it’s time to realize that such phenomena are directly tied to the nation’s culture of ignorance.
This essay in Psychology Today by David Niose is a must-read. There’s no refuting anything he said. There is just each of us, individually, not being quite so passive. Say no, correct others, walk the walk. Oh, and read something and have a discussion about it.