Someone once said that the most important knowledge is knowledge of our own ignorance. Our schools are depriving millions of students of that kind of knowledge by promoting "self-esteem" and encouraging them to have opinions on things of which they are grossly ignorant, if not misinformed.
The question we must ask ourselves as a culture is whether we want to embrace the change that must come, or resist it. Are we so attached to the dietary fallacies with which we were raised, so afraid to counter the arbitrary laws of eating taught to us in childhood by our misinformed parents, that we cannot alter the course they set us on, even if it leads to our own ruin? Does the prospect of standing apart or encounttering ridicule scare us even from saving ourselves?
All I knew about Ireland before I went there was what I learned from watching soap commercials all my life. I was totally misinformed. I thought it was an Irish tradition where you don't even take a shower with your soap - you take your soap for a walk, you compliment the soap for a little while and then, suddenly, you just start hacking it up with a hunting knife.
Freedom in every sense but primarily political sense, a rise in repression that stems from a repression of sexuality. It's AIDS, it's herpes, it's this, it's that. Ask any saloon owner what's happened to social life in America and they'll tell you it's a different world and these people are strongly misinformed by the media, peer pressure.
The Christians who engaged in infamous persecutions and shameful inquisitions were not evil men but misguided men. The churchmen who felt they had an edict from God to withstand the progress of science, whether in the form of a Copernican revolution or a Darwinian theory of natural selection, were not mischievous men but misinformed men.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Fox opposes a Syria peace plan because its modus operandi is to foment dissent in the form of a relentless and irrational contrarianism to Barack Obama and all things Democratic, to advance its ultimate objective of creating a deliberately misinformed body politic whose fear, anger, mistrust, and discontent is the manna upon which it sustains its parasitic succubus-like existence.
May we do it again? She sounds remarkably bright and cheerful. 'And I didn't bleed. My mother said I would experience great agony.' 'Half an hour.' 'I beg your pardon? Your mumbling.' Eyes closed, I attempt to enunciate a little more clearly. 'In half an hour or so. Probably. And your mother was misinformed.' 'What am I suppose to do in the meantime?' 'Oh. Read a Sermon. Embroider something
We need an extreme movement because what is happening to animals is so extreme. Some misinformed people claim that animal rights activists are terrorists, but these people are simply ignorant of who the real terrorists are - the companies and industries that torture literally billions of animals each year.
The Christians who engaged in infamous persecutions and shameful inquisitions were not evil men but misguided men. The churchmen who felt they had an edict from God to withstand the progress of science, whether in the form of a Copernican revolution or a Darwinian theory of natural selection, were not mischievous men but misinformed men. And so Christ's words from the cross are written in sharp-edged terms across some of the most inexpressible tragedies of history: 'They know not what they do'.
Martin Luther King
The Conditioned Mind / shuts off magical vision and gnosis / gives up freedom, truth, real choices / loses sight of love, trust, and social coherence / loses touch with organic life, gives way to interference risks personal wellbeing, peace of heart, balance of mind / is tricked into believing we need power, money, lies / and people to lead us by the nose into violence and war / is hypnotised, drugged, poisoned, misinformed.
LL I EVER WANTED WAS SOMEBODY TO HEAR ME AND ALL I EVER WANTED WAS SOMEBODY TO FEEL ME AND EVERYBODY WANNA TELL ME THAT I'M OUT OF MY HEAD WHEN I'M ON THE MIC THAT'S FINE BUT THAT DON'T SCARE ME IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME BUT I'M BACK NOW RAP POW WELCOME TO THE RAP HOUSE RAP POW WILL LIVE TILL I PASS OUT BLACKOUT BLACKOUT EVERYBODY KEEP ON WONDERING IF I STILL RAP NOW ARE YOU SERIOUS? ANYBODY OUT THERE HEARING THIS? YO I CAME IN THE GAME AS A LYRICIST AND I'MMA LEAVE LIKE THAT. PERIOD YOU SNIFF LINES, I WRITE LINES, YOU'VE NOW ENTERED IN MY MIND AND YOU BETTER GET READY CAUSE YOU MIGHT FIND I'M FROM A DIFFERENT PLACE AND MY KIND IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN YOURS IS QUIT SNORING HIP-HOP ISN'T DEAD IT'S JUST BEEN IN MOURNING FROM THE MOMENT I QUIT RECORDING, QUICK RECORD THIS! LISTEN I'M WARMING UP AND YOU'RE MISINFORMED IF YOU THINK THAT I'M SLIPPING UP, THIS AIN'T SICK ENOUGH, THEN I'LL SKIP THE CHORUS I'VE BEEN HERE AIN'T NOBODY HEARD OF ME? YEAH I'MMA TURN THIS BEAT TO A MURDER SCENE I DON'T LIVE FOR THE WORLD I LIVE FOR THE KING, I LIVE FOR THE KING, FOCUS I WROTE THIS WITH EMOTION IT'S HARD TO GET A BREAK WHEN THE DOOR'S AIN'T OPEN IT'S HARD TO GET A SHOT WHEN THE GUN AIN'T LOADED AND IT'S HARD TO MAKE A LIVING WHEN NOBODY WANNA NOTICE. HOLD IT WHAT AM I INSANE MAYBE? PLAIN CRAZY YOU PUT ME IN A ROOM WITH A MIC YOU WILL NOT RESTRAIN ME YOU DO WHAT YOU WANTED BUT YOU CAN'T CONTAIN ME LAZY! IS NOT A CHARACTER TRAIT OF MINE. DON'T WAIT IN LINE THIS IS THE CURRENT CONDITION OF MINE. THE STATE OF MIND