Friday, April 28, 2006

Ignorance is bliss only in your dreams

The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.
- Thomas Jefferson, third US president, architect and author (1743-1826)

Will those leaders create fear amongst their people such that they want to make war on the "others" they perceive as their enemies?

Will they tell their people that one religion alone will embrace them, care for them, teach them beliefs that will ensure their eternal life?

Will they lure ignorant people to invest their life savings into ventures that promise huge returns but go bankrupt, while their creators retire with fortunes?

Jefferson warned his people--all people--200 years ago. Yet those people continue to wrap themselves in their own ignorance and convince themselves that their leaders know what they are doing and will work in their best interests.

Their leaders know what they are doing all right.

TIA will prevent these disgraces by preventing children from becoming ignorant adults. But it won't work alone. We need your help to tell others. Tell your friends to begin at our web site.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to teach the world that ignorance may be easy, but not in their best interests.
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