Sunday, 28 April 2019

Liberal Tolerance

Thursday was ANZAC Day in Australia, the day we remember our war dead. I went to the Dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. The Premier of the state told the 25,000 strong crowd that they had died for our values, which he said included diversity, tolerance and inclusion.

Tolerance, that virtue that Liberalism use's endlessly. But what is Tolerance?

In my Heinemann Australian Dictionary from 1976 it gives three definitions, the second is the one we want:

"the quality or practice of accepting or being fair towards beliefs, customs, etc. which are different from one's own."

Sometimes the Liberal definition includes the meaning for Tolerate:

"to allow or bear the existence or practice of without opposition."

In other words, you put up with things you don't really like. When Liberals speak they want you to believe that that is all that they want from you, merely to accept something that you don't like. However in reality Liberalism has two other additions to it's definition of Tolerance.

For example if you said "I don't like homosexuals but I would never do anything to hurt them!" that is the classic definition of Tolerance, but if you said that to a Liberal they would call you Homophobic. It's not enough to put up with something you don't like, you must embrace it, you must refuse to see it's flaws. If you were truly Tolerant, then you would be unable to voice any discomfit, because you would have none.

To be Tolerant in a Liberal society means that you must not have your own views, experiences or opinions, only those that they approve of. You see, under Liberal there is no Tolerance for anything except Liberalism. Liberalism does not Tolerate dissent from Liberalism, it is very firm on this point. All outside views are beyond the pale.

To give an example from President Trump and the Unit the Right Rally in Charlottesville in August 2017:

"And you had people - and I'm not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally - but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly."

See here that those who are not Liberals are "condemned totally", Christians who refuse to submit are also condemned totally, everyone who refuses to submit in fact. Liberalism and Liberals have no Tolerance for any view except their own.

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