The Sin of America is Ignorance

“But if we really want to solve the problem, if our society really wanted to solve the problem, we could. It’s just it would require everybody saying this is important, this is significant, and that we don’t just pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns and we don’t just pay attention when a young man gets shot or has his spine snapped. We’re paying attention all the time because we consider those kids our kids and we think they’re important and they shouldn’t be living in poverty and violence.”

Barack Obama


For America to maintain its place at the head of Nations, we need an educated citizenry.

Most of the issues in America stem from ignorance.

Ignorance of possibilities is a great issue in America.

When the people are completely ignorant of the possibilities with which they are confronted, they are not educated.

When Citizens are bereft of hope due to a lack of knowledge of the infinite possibilities which life has to afford them, they have no hope.

America is beset on all sides by propaganda. The Left besieges minorities with the language of ignorance and victimhood.

The Right acts similarly but from a different angle.

Trailer Parks and Ghettos in America are full of throngs of people who lack the basic understanding and knowledge to do anything but take advantage of a system that is rife with corruption.

And let us face facts.

Many people are simply unintelligent.

Any who believes that the State is here to serve them is a fool bereft of even basic understanding of life and opportunity.

Any fool who desires dependence on the State is no better than an animal in a zoo…and less intelligent.

America is supposed to be the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. I do not see this as the current state of affairs.

We have people who still believe that the Police are here to “protect and serve” when this has never been the case. Police have always been agents of the State.

We have people who believe that the Government gives them “free stuff.” This has never been the case. Any thing that a government gives you was taken from someone. Taken not freely but via coercion and threat of violence.

America is the Land of the Dependent and the Home of the Wage Slave.

This is by law. Law that should be representative of the will of the people but is not. Our laws are the will of the Corporate Elite and the Banks.

Law in this age is designed to create dependency, instill fear and divide the people one against another.

Until these things change, justice is impossible.

Until these things change, we are all in poverty.

In America, poverty is a crime. It is a crime against the people. It is a crime against oneself.

I have seen poverty in America. Having volunteered to work with homeless and the poor, I’ve seen it. I’ve seen the evil it wreaks upon the population. I’ve seen the inhumanity of poverty in America.

It is a stain on our Republic.

To ignore it is to be guilty of its inhumanity.

To sit in poverty and do nothing but demand help from others while doing nothing for oneself is to be guilty of inhumanity.

To bring children into that life is to be guilty of a heinous criminality deserving of that fabled Christian hell.

Poverty in America is a crime for which every American is guilty.


That said, my greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the acts, but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the U.S. to third-world dictatorships like China and others, plunged tens of millions of good hard-working Americans into economic devastation, and then followed that action around the nation by diminishing every American’s civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state.

The innocent working families of all backgrounds whose lives and dreams have been cut short by excessive violence, surveillance, and other abuses of the Bill of Rights by government pay the true price, an ultimate price, and one that far exceeds the importance of any kids’ game played tonight, or ever, at Camden Yards. We need to keep in mind people are suffering and dying around the U.S., and while we are thankful no one was injured at Camden Yards, there is a far bigger picture for poor Americans in Baltimore and everywhere who don’t have jobs and are losing economic civil and legal rights, and this makes inconvenience at a ball game irrelevant in light of the needless suffering government is inflicting upon ordinary Americans.”

Peter Angelos


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