Hypocrisy Through Willful Ignorance

I was just thinking about how many times I have been dismissed by ignorant people who called me a ‘conspiracy theorist.’ Many of them will then turn around and decry the evil of Socialism, and rightfully so. But there is a common thread here. They embrace the truth that Socialism is evil because — even if it is just listening to talking heads repeating other peoples’ research — they have actually done some semblance of research into the issue. However, when you bring them evidence that some or much of what they think they know is based in lies, or you try to show them how they have been fooled and why, they will reject you. Why? Because they are ignorant. Now stupid, ignorant: they do not know what I know. Well, I do not fault them for their ignorance, but I certainly hold them in contempt for their stubborn refusal to research for themselves before they make a judgment on me or the information I have tried to share with them.

Proverbs 18:13

One who gives an answer before he hears,

It is foolishness and shame to him.

[I strongly suggest reading the entire Proverb]

I am aware that many who read my work are politically orientated, and of a ‘Conservative’ bent. I am also aware that many of those people have trouble with my ‘conspiracy theories.’ So, let me try to make my point this way:

One of the problems with those who support the lies of ‘Socialism’ is that they believe it is moral to take from one and give to another — where the ‘other’ is usually themselves. At it’s heart, the problem with Socialism is that it embraces a violation of Natural Law. First, you cannot reap a reward where you have not sewn effort, but this is exactly what the average supporter of Socialism seeks: gain without cost; reward without risk; money without work. It violates the universal constant commonly expressed as:

“There is no such thing as a free lunch.”

Most of those who read my work understand this, and usually, they understand it because they have done something to teach themselves that it is true. They have either studied it, seen it in practice, or researched it in history. However they have done it, they have gathered enough truth to draw the only rational conclusion. So, why do so many of these same people refuse to put in the effort necessary to prove or disprove to themselves the truth of what I try to share and explain? Well, sadly, the answer is simple: they are much like the Socialist who wants reward without effort. Only, in this case:

They want the comfort that comes with the certainty of their beliefs without the cost of having to test their beliefs.

As I see it, we are all guilty of doing this in some way, so, to some degree, we are all hypocrites. Most don’t seem to care about that, but I try — hard — to fight against it. It has made me much more humble as I have come to learn I actually don’t know or understand as much as I once thought I did. It has also made me much more gracious toward others. If I don’t have the time or desire to research something, why should I expect others to do so? But then, I am learning to keep my mouth shut when and where I realize I am ignorant. If only the majority of other hypocrites could or would do the same…

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