Friday, October 31, 2008

Ignorance and Arrogance

Ignorance results primarily from two sources: poverty and privilege. Either denied an education or entitled to power, this isolation that enables ignorance breeds arrogance, and our society suffers from both.

In an interview on American News Project, Joe Bageant talks about ignorance and insight among America's working class in rural Virginia.

In an article on Daily Kos, some thoughtful people describe how even San Francisco's politically correct can be led astray by allowing their intelligence to be overshadowed by their emotions. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom discusses this human rights tragedy in his city.

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