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Response to cheapdate (Reply #33)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:48 PM

40. Do we agree about reality?

the reality, is that this thread, bragging about
1. the tolerance of liberals
and yet at the same time
2. their intolerance of people who disagree with them (who they get to label as intolerant)

this thread has 75 recs.

The fact of the matter is, that many in this group, perhaps some of the same people who are reccing this thread,
are quite happy to throw hatred at other people http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=228358

Because people have blind spots, when they read "there is NEVER an excuse or justification for hatred or abuse". People read that to mean "there is never and excuse or justification for the hatred and abuse that rightwingers engage in". It is read as "there is never an excuse for THEM".

I mean, because it is not abusive to say "you really don't understand English". Because our hatred really isn't hatred or abuse, rather it is just "calling THEM out" for THEIR hatred, which is NEVER justified.

I still claim that "I do not have to tolerate your intolerance" is very easily going to translate into hatred of and abuse of those who are labelled as intolerant. Because OUR hatred is justified. It is righteous. Having been on this board for 8 years there have been many times I have sadly quote "One Tin Soldier" as I have been almost the lone objector to a hateful thread collecting scores of recs.

"go ahead and hate your neighbor ...
do it in the name of Heaven
justify it in the end"

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