And Then Again, Maybe Ignorance Was Bliss In 1876
As the world whirls and we struggle daily just to stay upright in the onslaught information thrown at us via the television, newspapers, internet, cell phones, text messages, twitter, etc. etc., I found the following almost refreshing…and that’s saying a lot considering how I feel about stamping out ignorance in this country!
According to the Chief’s May 11, 1876, edition, two men from Erath County passed through Comanche with what they believed to be information on a current event…the “assignation” of President Grant!
Of course, the news rocked the people of Comanche until they figured out that the men must have just heard of the “assignation” of Lincoln (notice the date above) and knowing by some means that Grant was the President, they assumed that he was the one who was killed.
Every now and then I backslide into thinking that truly ignorance is BLISS!!