This is a well put together and thought-provoking piece. I am glad you found the time to share it. It seems as if your moral conscience prevailed reluctantly over the predetermined success you might have garnered as a stereotype in a trope inspired by motivated ignorance.
Insightful read. This exposition into arrogance here breaks down the complex relationship it has with self-confidence. Many people confuse and or confound the two by layering, such that it becomes arduous to dismantle the buildup and discernibly remove the caustic aspects of development.
It may not help to make most Americans aware, but the awareness itself accounts for something. It has helped me, and like you as well as many others who happen to come across our discussion can glean a sense of interdepency from it. It is our hope to spread that benefit of cognizance.