Thursday, August 21, 2014



Leftists talk tolerance but advocate censorship

We often hear those on the right branded as “intolerant.” We’re all a bunch of extremists who just want to shut down the other side, right? We’re unlike those on the left, who welcome debate and want to give all viewpoints a respectful hearing.

Or so we’re told. We might even start to believe it — until we encounter the oh-so-tolerant voices of our loyal opposition. Voices such as:

Josh Barro: This New York Times reporter has said of viewpoints that he calls “anti-LGBT” (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender): “We need to stamp them out, ruthlessly.” So he has little patience with Heritage Foundation expert Ryan Anderson, an expert on marriage issues well-known as an informed and courteous debater.

In a recent Twitter exchange with Mr. Barro, Mr. Anderson told him: “We may disagree, but [there is] no need to be uncivil,” adding, “Even in the midst of disagreement, we should treat all people with respect.” Mr. Barro disagreed: “Some policy views render people unworthy of respect.”

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Intolerant of tolerance! I hate and disagree with everything the KKK says, but i will defend their right to say it.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:31 Yeah, sure you will!

Anonymous said...

"The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves Democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office."

-philosopher Ludwig Von Mises

Anonymous said...

Censorship: the reaction of the ignorant to freedom.

Anonymous said...

There are none so intolerant as those who demand tolerance of others.

Bird of Paradise said...

Typical narrow minded leftists with the walnut sized brains too stupid to know their stupid

Anonymous said...

"Some policy views render people unworthy of respect."

Isn't this what the Nazi's thought about the Jews?

Isn't this what Stalin thought about the Kulaks?

Isn't this what ISIL thinks about Christians and non-Sunni Muslims?

Go Away Bird said...

Both the nazis and the commies were alike Liberals very very liberal

Anonymous said...

@ 3:28 AM - That is why the left embraces Islam over Christianity and Judaism. My enemies enemy is my friend.

Stan B said...

When thought is driven underground, "stamped out," "disrespected," it can fester and grow in ways never dreamed of. Better the free exchange of ideas in the intellectual marketplace than the subjugation of all thought to the opinions of the "elites," whoever they happen to be working for.

Anonymous said...

Religion wrecks everything.

Anonymous said...

Religion is a mental virus that takes over the host's brain and compels it to spread the meme parasite to other brains by proselytizing, the level of which can be mild or fanatical, depending on the degree of infection and the weakness of the host's brain.

stinky said...

Uh oh, Troll needs attention again. Other kids wouldn't play w/it, I guess. Yawn.


Flu-Bird said...

Annon 1:56 Atheisim wrecks verything

Anonymous said...

Stinky is the biggest troll on this site with his pointless and boorish remarks!

Anonymous said...

Flu-Bird - What a clever and witty reply you made to 1:56 (despite the poor spelling!). However did you come up with such originality?