Words that make me think …. Ignorance and oppression!!


~~July 9, 2014~~ 

Ignorance is a state of being uninformed (lack of knowledge).The word ignorant is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware and is often used as an insult to describe individuals who deliberately ignore or disregard important information or facts. Ignoramus is commonly used in the US, the UK, and Ireland as a term for someone who is willfully ignorant.

Ignorance is distinguished from stupidity, although both can lead to “unwise” acts.

Writer Thomas Pynchon articulated about the scope and structure of one’s ignorance: “Ignorance is not just a blank space on a person’s mental map. It has contours and coherence, and for all I know rules of operation as well. So as a corollary to [the advice of] writing about what we know, maybe we should add getting familiar with our ignorance, and the possibilities therein for writing a good story.”

Oppression is the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. It can also be defined as an act or instance of oppressing, the state of being oppressed, and the feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically, by troubles, adverse conditions or people, and anxiety.

The systematic, socially supported mistreatment and exploitation of a group, category, or team of people or individual.

Institutional Oppression occurs when established laws, customs, and practices systematically reflect and produce inequities based on one’s membership in targeted social identity groups. If oppressive consequences accrue to institutional laws, customs, or practices, the institution is oppressive whether or not the individuals maintaining those practices have oppressive intentions.”

~~Government oppression through the use of force~~

~~Published on Jun 12, 2013~~

Stillness is the key to defeating all forms of ignorance, for in truth without movement IT is actually doomed.

~~SOURCE~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignorance

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oppression

We ALL fight the FIGHT!! 

Martin

We ALL are ONE!! 

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Get informed, get educated and stand up!! 

5 thoughts on “Words that make me think …. Ignorance and oppression!!

  1. Many countries are oppressed and by slowly controlling the populous, people don’t know they are controlled. May I ask who or what this blog is aimed at? If anything or anybody… I see America as very oppressed. But so is half the World. The Worlds biggest democracy 16% of the planet, India is oppressed in a way. But still it’s classed as the worlds biggest democracy. To define the Word democracy is to understand oppression Doc.

    Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or indirectly through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, religious, cultural, ethnic and racial equality, justice, and liberty[according to whom?][citation needed]. The term originates from the Greek δημοκρατία (dēmokratía) “rule of the people”,

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    Police and law themselves are seen as oppression. The term oppression in such instances to refer to the subordination of a given group or social category by unjust use of force, authority, or societal norms in order to achieve indoctrination. When institutionalized, formally or informally, it may achieve the dimension of systematic oppression. Oppression is customarily experienced as a consequence of, and expressed in, the form of a prevailing, if unconscious, assumption that the given target is in some way inferior. Oppression is rarely limited solely to formal government action: an individual may be the particular focus of oppression or persecution and in such circumstances have no group membership in which to share, and thus maybe mitigate, the burden of ostracism.
    In psychology, racism, sexism and other prejudices are often studied as individual beliefs which, although not necessarily oppressive in themselves, can lead to oppression if they are codified in law or become parts of a culture. By comparison, in sociology, these prejudices are often studied as being institutionalized systems of oppression in some societies. In sociology, the tools of oppression include a progression of denigration, dehumanization, and demonization; which often generate scapegoating, which is used to justify aggression against targeted groups and individuals.
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the concept of “human rights” in general were designed to limit oppression by giving a clear articulation of what fundamental freedoms any system should allow to all of the people over whom it has power.
    When oppression is systematized through coercion, threats of violence, or violence by government agencies or non-government paramilitaries with a political motive, it is often called political repression. More subtle forms of political oppression/repression can be produced by blacklisting or individualized investigations such as happened during McCarthyism in the United States.
    Transnational systems of governance that can often be oppressive include colonialism, dictatorship, imperialism, absolute monarchy and totalitarianism, and can generate a resistance movement to challenge the oppressive status quo.

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    To be democratic is to have total freedom.
    To be oppressed is to have an illusion of freedom.

    I studied all this at School when I was 12/13 Just as I was going to High school and it never meant a thing to me then. Now I see it all the time. People thinking they are free. Because they had a good day or a good week, or have a nice life. But are ignorant of the less fortunate in their own country.

    You read that and assumed I was talking about America…
    I wasn’t….America is a small 5% of Earth…To the World the USA is nothing but a Fascist state filled with people who don’t understand the meanings between democratic freedom and oppressed freedom.

    I see in life you get a better view looking out.
    Here in the UK the people are oppressed. This is why Scotland want’s out. The polls look good an on the 19th September 2014 me and my people can kiss the rest of the World goodbye and live a truly free world…But the guilt I will feel knowing the gullible and oppressed think they are free, well that will hurt.

    How can you make a dog make a cake?
    How can you ask a 2 year old baby to write about Science?
    How can we ask the moon to not leave us slowly?

    We can’t…yet we can try.
    Just because we can try doesn’t mean we can.

    This world is one big irony filled with people who love and people who hate.
    People who know friendship, people who abandon friendship through ignorance.
    But how do we stop people being stupid when all along they were raised to be so?

    Chew on that Doc…
    I have been for many years…
    And I will never get an answer..

    I used to get a hard time for not visiting people’s blogs…
    When I do… I get nothing back with a few people now..

    Do I care?

    NO 😀
    But I am love, and I can’t change the truth of love.
    I am neither ignorant nor stupid. I am just human.
    And many times when I say these words, the first people to claim they are aimed at them are American people. Why do you think that is? Because you are paranoid people? Because you think the World hates you? Well the World doesn’t hate you…it pity’s you. Badly, because you don’t know you are oppressed and the bastard is, no matte what proof I could show you that Obama is a bastard and a liar and a Muslim and will help Muslims before you, you will blindly follow a man the media tell you good things about.
    Mr Obamocrat is the perfect example. A man with a huge chip on his shoulder.
    I see Americans HATE Obame…and I see some Love him.
    Anyone that supports that guy is stupid, ignorant, oppressed, rich and out the reality loop, or just human and blind and won’t say different out of fear of being looked upon as wrong.

    Good blog Doc.
    Made me think A LOT about a lot of things..
    With the peadophile case in Westminster and the Catholic Church, Europe stands on the brink of ruin. So America for me is an irrelevance. I love you all, but the 95% of the World who ain’t American got their own shit to worry about. The email I got this morning proves just how fucking stupid American people (I guess a minority?) can be

    http://shaunynews.com/2014/07/09/just-got-an-email-from-a-brave-person-stop-blogging-about-scotland/

    Why does America think it knows it all, and demands a respect the World doesn’t care to give. Every word I type these days Americans jump on me and say “No we are not” and I have to reply “WOW, That is some self doubt you have there” As I wasn’t even talking about the USA…
    America is gone Doc. But don’t Worry, The middle east and northern Africa are gone already, Australia isn’t far behind, China and Russia don’t care and Europe is probably the most real place on earth because we have the most history…

    Sorry for the long reply…As I said, your blog here got me thinking about a few things.

    x

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    • Dear Shaun …. always appreciate your comments. This post made me think; so did your answer … there are so many things to think about! A blogger friend says she lives in Hopeland. Guess that my option at this time.
      Hope all is well. Hugs …..

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      • To answer your initial question I would say that this post is directed at everyone … there’s always some sort of oppression; some places more than others.

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