Ignorance and Conscientious Stupidity

I’ve been receiving flack from some individuals around the Internet based off a Facebook event I created to tune out the Trump inauguration, which can be found here. In following the legendary Civil Rights leader, John Lewis, I created an event where individuals can state that they will not tune in to watch the inauguration. People have two options to respond to these types of events: either accept the event or ignore it. 

What I’ve come to find is that some of those arguing against me creating this event are thinking too literally in asking how this event could possibly bring about any change, frustrated that nothing will happen immediately because of it. I now understand where their frustrations lie: we live in a society where instantaneous response to something is the norm. If something takes time then it is a waste of time. And I’ve got news for some of you: we’ve got a long road ahead so you better buckle your seat belts and get ready for a bumpy ride. 

For making this simple event I’ve been called:

  1. A retard
  2. A “libtard”
  3. “Butt-hurt”
  4. Foolish
  5. A coaxer

And the list goes on. 

For those of you who expect those who are unhappy not just with the election but the road our country is headed down, I say this: we face a moral crisis unlike anything we’ve seen in generations. 

You have two choices: stand on the right side of history and show the world that we are a compassionate, caring, and loving people; or allow those at the top to walk over those who need help the most and ignore their cries -including yours – as the rich get richer, the poorer get poorer, and the ignorant become more vocal as this blatant attack on facts becomes the norm. 

I for one know where I stand, and I know the destruction these two dangerous ideologies can bring about, but don’t listen to me. Listen to the man whose life we celebrate today:

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Now where will you stand?

– RA

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