Robert Reich Has It Half Right

In his blog item titled “The Anatomy Of Intolerance” he expresses it half correctly when he attributes intolerant social behavior to fear, but it is not fear alone in bad economic times that causes intolerance to manifest itself in an ugly and socially unacceptable manner.

It is fear and ignorance.

Fear and ignorance are what extreme ideologues use to sow the seeds of anarchy, and fear and ignorance are what political manipulators and ruthless plutocrats rely upon to insure the general public are docile consumers.  We need to better educate ourselves and our children so that fear cannot be fueled by ignorance.

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One Response to Robert Reich Has It Half Right

  1. Stanley says:

    I would add one more element. Religion. Oh, you already said ignorance didn’t you? Never mind! ;-D>

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