We have been in France for three months now and have got rather out of touch with things in the old country. We watch the French media and understand the bare bones of it but not the nuance. So, naturally, we are ignorant of a lot of what is going on in the world.
This morning we listened to a morning news programme from the BBC in Britain. Boy was our ignorance shattered.
We were dragged right back to the world we left three months ago. People being thrown out of work, long-held institutions like the National Health Service being attacked, rich people getting ever richer and feeling aggrieved when anybody dares to question their greed. The constant bickering between people with opposing points of view.
We turned off the radio and listened to some music instead. Ignorance can be bliss.