LOL, Your beliefs are way to sensitive my friend, I am sure you would rather make better use of your eyes and your time.
Caleb, this however, is a perfect display of motivated ignorance. The case you provided was a clear example of willful blindness (pun is intended) for those whose insensitive beliefs actually cause others, as well as themselves, unnecessary harm.
Remarkably, what drives these insensitive beliefs and thus cognitive illusions is the emotionality that comes with it, in particular the emotions triggered by resentment turned outward, and only outward. If it were turned inward (directed at oneself) then there would be some remorse or regret after understanding the fate of insensitive beliefs. This would incur a totally different behavioral result that would involve introspection, but it oftentimes doesn’t because they are stricken with deficient affect.
Those who cling to these belief systems become stupefied with a disposition of being callously stupid.
Cipolla’s second law.
“A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.”
Our legislated laws are insufficient in tempering such antisocial behavior. People assume that the behaviors we see — like in Charlottesville, Virginia or even the booing heard during the anthem while players are expressing their equal rights under the 1st amendment in peaceful protest — in terms of legality — as disorderly conduct. I assure you it is not.
Conversely, they are protesting the Conduct disorder displayed by fellow Americans angered by their peaceful protest of civil rights violations. Fellow Americans who are inconsiderate and willfully ignorant of their equal rights to protest injustice under the First Amendment. The same Americans whom like the President or are influenced by him are confusing it with disorderly conduct.
Objectively this protest is considerably a respectful deference to the military (taking a knee) rather than pledging allegiance to a flag that falsely symbolizes being indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all. Since this pledge reflects poorly and inaccurately a picture of model America, then it should behoove everyone…on both sides…to start working on correcting the disposition of the current model so that it reflects more accurately.
It goes beyond just pointing out flaws, we need to address them. Unfortunately, the weekly display of conduct disorder under this administration leaves little hope for fixing the model.
And so the protests will continue unabated.