Friday, December 12, 2014

You Don’t Have To Tolerate Anti-Southern Bigots: The Simple Problem With Tolerance Is That You Get What You Tolerate

I tend to think you should tolerate someone who disagrees with your point of view if they are decent enough to tolerate you. If it weren’t for gentlemanly differences of opinion, America wouldn’t have a horseracing industry. What you don’t have to put up with is someone who is openly bigoted against you. If they hate you, you are under no obligation to tolerate them at all.

The Slate Star Codex Blog is an acquired taste. This is a polite way of saying that I’ve acquired it, but would understand it if others didn’t. However, I’ll say without equivocation that they’ve taken home the award for All-Time Great TL/DR Blog post with the entry “I Can Tolerate Anything Except The Outgroup” by Scott Alexander. In fact, I’d argue it takes that award home in a brown paper bag like a bottle of Scotch from the ABC. In it he explains why tolerance should be selectively applied to only those who disagree with us in a decent and respectful fashion.

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  1. I have no tolerance for the deep throat tactics; it is against my principals.. Check
    this info out. Did I mention liberal Asheville. Twenty yrs. ago, no way.

    Dear Colleagues,

    The UNC Asheville Center for Diversity Education is sponsoring this work shop with noted anti-racist educator, Dr. Frances Kendall. As Dr. Kendall writes in Understanding White Privilege, "One of my greatest lessons during that time [college] is that those of us who are white and, by definition, have white privilege, must engage in sustained self-examination about how our race effects our lives". This is an especially important conversation to continue to address given the recent events in Missouri, New York, and Ohio and the responses across the country.

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    Thursday, January 8, 9am - 12pm

    1. Blithering idiot. Hope he receives what all Useful Fools do at the end of their usefulness.