Ignorance is not bliss

Dear Editor:

Ignorance about the science of wearing masks to protect our fellow man.

Ignorance about how white privilege puts a knee on necks of Black people.

Ignorance of how racism has permeated nearly all aspects of our government, institutions and communities.

Ignorance of how Trump and Barr are dismantling rule of law in the United States.

Ignorance of this administration’s corruption and termination of all federal employees who speak truth to power.

Ignorance of voter suppression in the United States to keep corrupt individuals in power.

Ignorance of how inadequate education, health care, housing and economic opportunities has kept Blacks from succeeding as whites can.

Ignorance of climate change and its impact on our planet.

Ignorance of Sen. McConnell’s commitment to obstruction and our own Sen. Collins’ role in that.

Ignorance is killing Americans, destroying our standing in the world, dividing us, making us small and insignificant people, dismantling our republic by stripping the intent of our Constitution and making democracy appear the least desirable form of government in the world.

The only way we can counter ignorance is to pay attention and vote accordingly.

Patsy Shankle


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