Complicit silence means to remain silent and complicit of a questionable act.
Complicit means involved in some wrongdoing.
Willful ignorance means refusing to be informed in bad faith otherwise known as ignoring the facts.
This amounts to a perfect sin, the sinner is perfectly lazy in not making effort to check facts, rethink their beliefs and opinions, being afraid of being wrong and knowing on some level they are actually wrong or actually getting involved in knowing truth in any significant way and staying close minded and blindly following along as if nothing is wrong.
These sinners are witness to domestic violence, child abuse, animal cruelty, bullying, turning away instead of helping, cheering wrongdoing because they are too passive to be a fighter and a sundry of crimes against our fellow-man.
Complicit silence and willful ignorance are mutual pals, can’t have one without the other. Both are incredibly harmful.
If you feel you can’t get involved and are a witness to an injustice then say a prayer to your favorite deity for a positive outcome.
Send good wishes and pure feeling to the offended party.
And…………. you can call the appropriate authorities anonymously, talk to a mental health professional for advice, take an active part in getting involved to help save someone’s life by getting informed. If the offended is a child talk to their teacher. It’s OK to be courageous even if you are scared.
None of this is easy, but to remain in complicit silence and willful ignorance is so very harmful to all involved.
If you are a recipient of complicit silence and willful ignorance don’t remain quiet, fight back, find a way to get out of there, don’t give up. You are worth the effort. And you deserve the best life.