Bigotry, Ignorance & Disinformation

fantasy You know when you meet someone who tells you something that is not true, or when you read a view that is historically untrue, but of which a horde of people somehow seems to subscribe to?

I don’t get it. Each time such a thing happens I wonder: all these people, how come they haven’t questioned or commented about a blatantly untrue statement? All these people, how come none of them has pointed out the error? Surely, there must be someone better informed in this crowd who has noticed? Is it possible that all these people do not know the truth? That they do not care? Could it be that they know what’s going on, but they don’t care because they have an agenda? An agenda that depends on the continuation of  the lie?

Whichever way, a few days ago, I read such a viewpoint, and accompanying it were many people who seemed either too lost in their own myopic views to the point they tolerated the fallacious viewpoint, or for whatever reason, they didn’t attempt to question the writer of the viewpoint (who in my view is either ignorant, a liar or both). This ignorant person said that Caucasians arrived in Southern Africa at about the same time that Negroids did, so they were equally an indigenous people of Southern Africa as any Negroid??

I’ve never heard so much bullshit in my entire life. It speaks of bigotry, ignorance and disinformation in the same sentence. I mean, you don’t need to be an expert to know the elementary points of human origins on certain continents. Go to your library and read any book on the matter, and it will tell you even before you finish it.

This guy was either stoned out of his arse, or drunker than a skunk.

And of course you can guess what type of person he was.

Now I’m not an expert in anthropology, and I don’t like that N — term (which anthropologists are entirely comfortable with). Only because of the associated term that is derived from it, and which is derogatory, but ladies and Gentlemen, when we go out into the blogosphere, or cyberspace as it were, let’s be honest with ourselves, please.

It’s a virtue.

Failing that, lets at least not try to mislead when we have nothing better to say. If you can’t do those two things, I don’t expect you to have an ounce of sympathy for those who poverty and history has robbed of peace, equality, resources and prosperity. In fact if you can’t do those two tiny things, you are a part of the problem.

Minimally, shut the hell up.

Hugs ladies & gentlemen, hugs.

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