The freedom to be stupid and ignorant

Q&O describes a case of Selective (and Safe) Outrage that illustrates just how intellectually vapid some can be.

In a quiet but angry voice that did not project well, he indicated that he could no longer play in a country whose military wants to control the whole world.

This was at the same time one news headline was describing the Iraqi’s regaining control of Baghdad as the US troops left. It was from an artist who should have have direct and personal acquaintance with the Iron Curtain.

And, of course, the primary reason he’s free to travel and insult this country is because our military stood in opposition to the USSR along the Iron Curtain for decades and faced down his real oppressor.

The very sad thing about this is that there are so many so blind – they cannot name a country where the US has taken and held control; they are also completely blind to what has happened to those countries where the imperial powers of the 19th century returned control to native populations. When you cannot or will not see and recognize actual oppression and suppression you will not be able to prevent it – no matter your histrionics.

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