Tolerance - a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from
one's own; freedom from bigotry.
Source - Dictionary.com
Have you ever wondered why all the groups of people that demand tolerance appear to be so intolerant of those who disagree with them?
For example, remember how supporters of gay marriage did everything they could to besmirch the character of the young, beautiful pagent contestant who
simply stated her opinion when asked whether she supported gay marriage. They took her innocent and apparently truthful (to her) answer and tried
their best to make her look evil for having those thoughts. The truth is that they were the one calling her names and trying to destroy her in front
of the world. They were the ones being intolerant and abusive. The very things they accused her of being.
Or, look at how people like Jesse Jackson or the Rev. Al Sharpton use tolerance as a means to blackmail large corporations into giving them money in
order for them not to get their followers to start calling that company intolerant.
Or, look at the Hate Crimes Bill, which seeks to create a special protected class of citizenry simply under the guise of tolerance.
I believe the tolerance movement is just a way for ANY minority group to make themselves out to be the victims in our victim-loving society. This way
they can use guilt to make people accept their points of view, while at the same time denegrating those groups that oppose them. I guess the old
saying would apply, they want to have their cake and eat it to.
How is this a conspriracy? Well think of how much power and support you can gain if you can convince the majority of people that they should tolerate
your behavior, and that anyone who disagrees, regardless of how valid the reason is, is evil, stupid, or unenlightened. Then take that a step further
and use it as a way to legislate out those who disagree with you. That is pretty powerful if you can pull it off.
Now I am not saying the idea of being more tolerant is wrong, so much as I am saying that it is being abused by certain groups in order to make money
or push through their agenda.
So next time someone tells you that you need to tolerate their lifestyle choices you should stop and really think is their valid reasons to not accept
their behavior. Maybe there is.
I say tolerate what you want to, but do not tolerate things just because some else says you are wrong for not tolerating them. Make up your own mind,
instead of them forcing you into the behavior they desire.
[edit on 13-8-2009 by HotDogNoBun]