Δεκέμβριος 15, 2008

Selective ignorance

Posted in Ελληναράδες, Κοινωνία στις 10:17 πμ από perissos

I was having dinner with some friends this Sat. I must admit I was amazed. People I appreciate and yet with so much ignorance. Selective ignorance.
They could talk for hours on the most luxurious myconean resort, winter skiing excursions, motorbikes, opportunities in the public sector. And yet so ignorant on how the other 80% of the population makes ends meet, who and why may have a reason to riot and loot, what is the actual financial situation of public pension funds, what is the legal status of immigrants in Greece, why everyone around us has so much anger.
I can understand this attitude. Noone likes to have a lot on his mind, we all want a carefree life. I might even be able to justify this apathy. It is not so much different than mine; only difference is I have time to kill in the metro writing this.
But the swamp is still here, it still emit gas and we are still swimming in it. If it ignites again (or better, WHEN it ignites again) it will not matter much who enjoyed swimming and who didn’t.

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