In a climate of fear it becomes harder to question the actions of another. Do not sacrifice your liberty for security. This country’s freedoms must be preserved and protected and sometimes that means exposing people for their ignorance and politicians/executives for their crimes.
There is no excuse for ignorance about global politics and international affairs. If you don’t know any history, anything about current and prospective affairs, you don’t want to know — and as a result, you contribute negatively to global affairs.