Disney’s Agrabah bombing is linked to political ignorance
Dec 23, 2015 05:24 AM EST
A Public Policy Polling survey has previously asked Americans about the legalities regarding "bombing Agrabah", a fictional nation portrayed in the Disney movie Aladdin. Moreover, the survey indicated that 30 percent of Republicans and 19 percent of Democrats agree to bomb the fictional nation.
Americans are deeply divided over whether to bomb the kingdom of Agrabah (a fictional place), and noting that Republicans more likely to be in favor and Democrats tending to be opposed, reports Huffpost Politics. The figures truly indicated how political ignorance causes more than just misunderstandings because political ignorance can ignite war.
Offsetting Behavior defined political ignorance, as "Political ignorance then is ignorance about how the political system works in general rather than necessarily ignorance about any specific policy issue, and the literature has shown very conclusively that voters really don't know very much; and less certain about is whether it matters."
The survey also revealed how often times people would just respond better with surveys that features non-realistic queries rather than real ones. Also, when people are asked for legislations or political matters, it is surprising that there are a lot that are unaware of what is truly happening and thus political ignorance is rampant in societies. It is not just in the United States but it also occurs to other nations as well. Even though Agrabah was not real, the perception and mind of those that were surveyed carries reality to it.
According to a post published by The Washington Post, in the end, it doesn't really matter whether voters are supporting bombing fictional countries or passing fictional legislation because the truth is, it relies on their attitudes towards real public policy issues.
It doesn't really matter if the nation is true or fictional, but rather it lies on how people understands the importance of knowing what is ethical, and knowing how political ignorance is vital in the society.