> ignorance I've actually been thinking about "ignorance" a lot lately. Originally because there are a few things I used to wish I was ignorant about = because they're affecting me as a person one way or the other. =20 But then, that took me onto the global ignorance which really is so = apparent all over the world. I mean, it was almost made too obvious that CNN = was a rolling propaganda machine when the attack on the Twin Towers and the subsequent assault on Afghanistan were made, but people completely shut = this out. I think it is quite possible to make a link between ignorance and patriotism, and then, through my own experience, link to removal of ignorance to fear and craving of a material world. Because it is pretty scary pulling the visor away and seeing everything = for how it actually is, rather than how you want it to be... With me, it = ranges from not wanting to check my balance in a cash machine to other, huge = things which will affect me forever. Seeing it as how it is just takes your = legs away. I've been thinking like this for months and months, now, growing = steadily dissatisfied with everything given to me excuses wise about how = everything is right now. Everything's broken, from our healthcare (there is a drug that cures = 9/10 women with breast cancer but if you're on the NHS you can't have it as = it costs =A315,000 per year per patient. Wow, that's so handy, you're = born here so you die here) to our transport systems to our abusive right-wing government with their fascist foreign policies. People who defend this and say it is all okay really frustrate me = beyond words.