Ignorance is Bliss

Every night I watch clips from the previous day’s broadcast of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. One of the features this week was about gay rights. I am inflamed with, ashamed of, and disappointed in human beings. The intolerance and the slander that is publicized across the airwaves sicken me.

This makes me nervous about returning to an English speaking country. If discrimination, ignorance, and hatred are propagated here in Japan, at least I am ignorant of it. Sometimes, this bubble that I live in has its advantages. Clearly this is one.

Being exposed to the prejudiced, sexist, homophobic, chauvinistic things that hill-billies say… might force me back on a plane to Japan.