“At fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
You are right—Blissful, postmodern ignorance has a price.
People want to accept every culture and religion, saying live and let live, but then they are shocked when this happens. What we believe matters. What we do matters. What direction we are headed in matters. Whether or not we try to intervene in the world makes a difference. Sitting in blissful postmodern ignorance while being burnt by acid, abused, raped is accepted, or at least common, in other countries is unacceptable. End rant.