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The term “tolerance” is just one example of how “political correctness” ignores compassion (something real and tangible) and replaces it with pure theory and speculation. Someone may be outraged by an atrocity and speak passionately against it—a real example of humanity at its raw, honest best. But if the words which come out are “intolerant” (whether by intention or bad word usage) the “politically correct” crowd moves in on them and starts the name calling: “racist”, “bigot”, “hater”, “moron,” etc., ignoring A. his intention, B. his honest emotional reaction and C. his right as a human being to express how he thinks and fees as one.
Originally posted by InfoKartel
reply to post by LoneCloudHopper
Bold text added by myself.
YOU need to brush up on your history. Besides, you should research where the argument against tolerance comes from.
Tolerance has been around for thousands of years, if you just heard about it through the television or a politician, then that is your fault for not doing any proper reading beforehand, and just sucking up what the tv or politics has to say. Intolerance has also been around for many years
And if you do ever educate yourself by reading history, would you care to tell us when and where there wasn't tolerance for others before? Erm, Roman invasion, Hitler towards Jews, African warfare amongst themselves and many more]Also tell us what happened when there wasn't tolerance. Then come back again and rant and rave about shrimp statues while it has no bearing(ie a terrible analogy if ever) on real life. But then again, being sheltered only does so much for you...EY.
This power, to both make the accusation and demolish the framework by which the accused can conduct a defense, is a power that blacks arguably have over whites in the context of academic discourse.
What I am almost shocked about is that after explaining his/her opinion very well, there are always those that just skim through and shout RACIST [you can shout racist even if you don't use the word. In the same way that you can be racist without calling names].
However the OP is right and spot on with their view as you have proven beautifully with your reply. It should be used as an example of ignorance to what the OP is trying to say.
What the OP was going on about is that we are not even allowed to discuss anything and that the law at the moment is getting skewed by trying to make everyone not to offend any other person.
And if they do they are not just 'tasteless' or 'mean' but they become something they often are not, such as 'racists' or 'bigots'.
However that is not the way forward, we are humans, not machines, each one of us has a differing opinion and considering the human mindset, we are actually quite polite, tolerant and accepting
You can't force anyone to believe what you deem to be best [not only because your believe may actually be wrong] but if you force people to be quiet about their true feelings by threatening jail or calling them derogative names [i.e racist] all you do is suppress their true feelings and pretend.
What the OP wants is the right to an opinion without threat from governments. Is that really so hard to understand?
I quote again this, which relates to racism but can also be used for any other government folly
Originally posted by InfoKartel
Don't make me laugh. The OP is a pitiful excuse for a free mind. It's an egoistic, self-defeatist mindset that works its way into the victim position without ever having looked beyond borders! Or others! The incapability to understand that things are as they are and you have to make the best of it whichever way you can is apparently a lesson lost on you guys. Yet the insistence to keep whining and crying about culture when I bet not ONE of you can give a proper example of what culture really is. And I double-bet that not one of you can put matters into historical context, hence the incessant crying about the shrimp statue.