Grassroots Commentary

When Ignorance Is No Longer Bliss 

By Sharon Sebastian · Nov. 15, 2012

The saying, “ignorance is bliss,” is what is known as an idiom. It refers to the refusal to acknowledge the reality of a situation. Some people hide in that “ignorance” because the truth is unpleasant or too overwhelming or they just do not want to worry about it. They prefer someone else take the burden of dealing with whatever the issue is, in other words, that someone else stands-in for them as the adult. Being an adult means you recognize and deal with circumstances as they exist; that you do not ignore the truth of those circumstances.

Adults know that government handouts are not truly free. Being adult means that you know that the fictitious “free” ride eventually ends, that the money eventually runs out if half the people take without contributing, that if you do not have a strong military freedom is eventually taken from you and that if you have a press that is aligned with the government, ignorance is the result.

Ignorance is not necessarily a reflection of lack of intellect. Consider all of the Think Tanks, ivy-league graduates and media analysts who either choose to ignore or cannot see the internal and global assault upon our great nation. Other Americans do not perceive the threat because lower educational standards have dulled their analytical processes. Such is the infertile ground that has allowed the perpetrators to rush forward towards America’s demise as they pursue their quest to bring down a republic of free people and repress speech that is counter to their own.  History records that their well-worn ideology, the religion of socialism that drives their actions, has torn nations asunder or rendered them defenseless. The alarm bells to warn a free and self-sufficient nation of Americans have long been sounding. Many have chosen to ignore the reality at hand.

What has kept the American people in the dark – which is a metaphor of things to come – is lack of knowledge. What is coming quickly is a change that the people, their families, their neighbors, their employers and their clergy are ill-prepared for or they simply choose to ignore. Those who remain cowered behind “ignorance is bliss” will have a rude awakening. The thought of the coming hardships, regardless of political differences, that will be imposed on all Americans is deeply distressing. There is a great grouping of citizens in the middle of extremist ideologies that firmly believe we are all one people and that even those who are remiss, incapable or faulty in their duty to their country and their fellow Americans, that they must also remain protected by the very freedoms and rights upon which this nation was founded.

Millions of Americans cast their vote to receive from the government largesse. What that vote delivers is a temporary micro impact with macro consequences. Promises for free contraception to life-long welfare to cross-dressing in the workplace distracted voters from the bigger picture. An already in-play strategy involves, in due course, sacrificing their money, their health, their rights and their freedoms to a force at work beyond their limited view. They have become willing targets. For those of us who care about all of them and their freedoms and rights as much as we do our own, they must understand that there is no safe haven outside our shores.

America’s future cannot be entrusted to those who someday will wake up and wonder what happened to their freedoms. Whether it is their rights under the Constitution to exercise freedom of speech and freedom to worship to more implicit freedoms not to pay international taxes, freedom to have a say in your child’s education, freedom to vote out zealous regulators of your personal life, energy usage, childbearing or even current access to the Internet, the following YouTube link provides some insight into what is already happening and what is to come. If you have tuned-in to this YouTube, listen again as a fresh reminder, then pass it along to others regardless of their political stance. Everyone deserves to know the truth. There is a current time stamp on how long hapless ignorance can remain bliss. That clock is ticking.

Sharon Sebastian ( is an author, writer, and contributor to various forms of media including cultural and political broadcasts, print, and online websites. In addition to the heated global debate on creation vs. evolution, her second book, Darwin’s Racists - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, highlights the impact of Social Darwinism’s Marxist/Socialist underpinnings on the culture, the faith and current policy out of Washington.


Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska said:

"Ignorance is bliss." King Solomon expressed the antithesis: "For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow." Nevertheless, our response should be the same as Patrick Henry's: In his famous Give Me Liberty speech, he said the following: “We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts [but] for my part, whatever anguish of the spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and provide for it.”

Listen to a 3 1/2 minute audio message at regarding our need to do as Patrick Henry declared--that is, if we ever hope to save America from the precipice upon which she teeters.

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Robert in Texas said:


Hebrews 9:
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment

Jeremiah 8:
7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of יהוה (YAH.)

Job 34:4: Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

Micah 3:1: And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?

I Thessalonians 4:
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

Lamentations 3:
18 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:
19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

Hebrews 6:19: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

I Thessalonians 4:13:
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

Proverbs 4:
23 ¶Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

James 1:8: A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Proverbs 1:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of יהוה (YAH)

Proverbs 1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 3:
13 ¶Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Isaiah 55:
8 ¶For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Yah.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

John 12:
46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Isaiah 5:20:
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

New immigrating Russian-Americans have a saying;"Citizens deserve the people and policies that they voted for!"And, by the way Patriots, the Russian immigrants register Conservative Party---90%, Republican-5%. They know that the smelly rat party is the ENEMY of LIBERTY and FREE MARKET CAPITALISM!!! {Nazdahrowviah} Best of Health!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 6:02 AM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

Thankyou Robert, for scripture on line. Also Proverbs 26:11---"The wise learn from their mistakes, but fools return to their folly, like a dog to its vomit!" Who knew that America had so many fools, and blind sheep, leading up to THIS? The spider web of SOCIALISM is being spun around the nations. When monetary units fail, you will need the mark of the Beast(computer chip) to buy and sell ANYTHING. Revelation to Saint John---scarry stuff Brothers/Sisters, in Christ.

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 6:08 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA replied:

Tod, Off the subject but how are things in your area since Sandy hit? Are you and your's alright? Your famlly and all of those affected by the storm are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Chris in Wisconsin said:

Ignorance is bliss, but it leads to destruction.

The truth ? Most, including the vast majority of so called "Christians", hate the truth. If you want to make someone angry, tell them a lie. However, if you want to make them livid with rage, tell them the .............. .

Because they do not have a love of the truth, God has sent them a strong delusion, so that they will believe what is false in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in lawlessness. 2 Thessalonians 2: 10 - 12.

"Everyone deserves to know the truth. There is a current time stamp on how long hapless ignorance can remain bliss. That clock is ticking."

That's correct, but don't forget the admonition above regarding the love of truth, which includes ALL truth, not just the ones you ( and "Maggie") agree with. Yeah, I've listened to "Maggie" before.

How much love of truth do you and "Maggie" really have ?

How much do you love this truth: 1 Timothy 2: 11 - 15; 1 Peter 3: 4 - 6; 1 Corinthians 14: 34 - 35 (Note: The "churches" and "church" referred to in 34 & 35 is Christ's Civil Body Politic.) ?

The only way to save this nation is we turn back to Him, His Perfect Moral Laws, Statutes and Judgments, i.e., His Kingdom/Will On Earth.

Clock ticking ?? You bet it is. Look around, the judgments are happening before our eyes.

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Chris in Wisconsin replied:

What's the matter Sharon, cat got your tongue ?

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Andrea in Milano said:

"Ignorance is not necessarily a reflection of lack of intellect."

Yes it is. How is it not?

You need intellect to build on intelligence. Without intellect, the knowledge gained is useless knowledge. Hence ignorance.

Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 9:55 AM