Monday, February 28, 2005

Intolerant Tolerance
Way to go Howard. You truly are the present and future of the Democrat Party (via Best of the Web): "'Moderate Republicans can't stand these people (conservatives), because they're intolerant. They don't think tolerance is a virtue,' Dean said, adding: 'I'm not going to have these right-wingers throw away our right to be tolerant.'"

Got that? Right wingers are awful people, and we're good people because we're tolerant. Um, Howard, tolerance means accepting that people who think differently than you are just as valid as you are. And for the readers out there who think I'm reading too much into this, he made it quite clear as he continued how tolerant of differing opinions he really is: "This is a struggle of good and evil. And we're the good."

I don't care if you dislike people you disagree with—that's fine. But then don't misrepresent your intentions as those of tolerance.

3 comments:

one-dimensional man said...

I dont think there is anything hypocritical about being tollerant of everything except intollerance.

Someone's right to freedom ends where the exercise of that freedom involves taking righs and liberty away from others.

AJK said...

"ACLU Defends Neo-Nazi Group's Right to Burn Down Its Headquarters"

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/
ftrials/conlaw/onion_acludefends.html

RFTR said...

Um, AJK, I don't get it...
What are you trying to say?