I saw that quote and added it recently to my blog’s sidebar, where I added a comma and “liberals” to the end of it like this: “Ignorance is not an opinion, liberals.” I think that’s right, don’t you? And here is the perfect illustration I got from a girlfriend who I just hung up the phone with.
And here is the perfect illustration I got from a girlfriend who I just hung up the phone with.
“Z, you have been so right! I thought of you yesterday when the office manager at the office was talking about the election and I said ‘You’re voting for Hillary?’ She said yes, she was, and and all I said was ‘why?’, wondering what her reasoning was, what appealed to her.”
My friend told me this woman went ballistic on her, practically screaming immediately with “B, that’s why I hate to talk to you, you act so smug and superior!” My friend said “But I only asked you with curiosity about Hillary and what most appeals to you about her!” The woman told my friend “Look! Take that smug look off your face! I’m not talking politics with YOU. Why would you ask me that?..yadda yadda..”
In other words: NO ANSWER. NO INTELLIGENT RESPONSE. NOTHING.
Then, a GREAT thing happened! A woman in her office came up behind my friend “B” in the hallway and said “You can’t ask her any questions, especially about politics…you know liberals, they’ll never give you any basis for their thinking….just don’t ask her anything anymore, she was horrid to you but that’s nothing new…she’s a liberal.”
This woman in the hallway is a Black woman*. HURRAH!!! The other woman is an extremely wealthy Hispanic woman who is married to a really high power, wealthy L.A. attorney. When my friend shared with one of the doctors who shares her politics in that medical office what had happened, he said “you have to know where she’s coming from….her family is on assistance, her sister’s mentally ill and is also on a lot of state and fed assistance..” Aha, the reason to vote for a Democrat. ??
Pretty great about the Black gal, huh? And isn’t that story my friend called about the perfect illustration of IGNORANCE not being an opinion?
*You may have trouble believing this but I was just editing this post again and realized I’d put the Dr. MLK quote just above the fact that this woman was Black…I’d only copied the 3 images and stuck them in where the words applied the best. I love this kind of serendipitous happening and had to share it! She’s a woman who thinks outside the stereotype; I think Dr King would have liked that.