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  •  I went through this today on Quora (12+ / 0-)

    Somebody asked why liberals are intolerant.

    Couldn't resist, so I put it out there:

    Racism, bigotry and theocracy are always wrong.  Never OK.

    There are no reasons to tolerate it, nor enable it.

    So we liberals just don't.

    And of course, out they came.  A few so far, "INTOLERANT!!!"

    To which, I easily replied, "Yes, of course."  But you have to be TOLERANT.

    To which, "No I don't, and we are right about it too."  No reason at all to tolerate those things, no enabling them either.

    Of course, this was all over the Mozilla CEO.

    FREE SPEECH, FREE SPEECH, WE ALL GET TO BELIEVE WHAT WE WANT!

    YOU ARE A LIBERAL, IT IS HYPOCRITICAL!

    To which, "Free speech is not a shield"

    YOU ARE FORCING THINGS ON US!!

    To which, "No, you remain completely free to be and support bigotry"

    BUT I FEEL BAD ABOUT IT!

    "As you should"

    THAT INFRINGES ON MY FREE SPEECH!

    "What part of not a shield do you not understand?

    And so on.

    In the end, it drove them nuts!  I simply said, I don't have to, have no reason to, and won't tolerate that shit at all from anybody.

    Do you have a reason to support racism, bigotry and theocracy?

    Heads explode!!

    Then it became about me.  I became the ONE LIBERAL, who can't possibly speak for LIBERALS!!!

    Hilarious.

    I highly recommend that one.  Racism, bigotry and theocracy are always wrong.  Never OK.

    The only reason for tolerating it is simple ignorance, and we use education to fix that.

    Otherwise, call 'em out.  And when they bitch, continue.  When they make it about you, continue.  When their heads explode and they go bat shit nuts, continue the entire time asking them, "Just give me one reason to tolerate racism, bigotry and theocracy" and it's great!

    Mix in a little bit of, "The left is right about this.  Completely."

    :)

    ***Be Excellent To One Another***
    The ACA is all about getting started toward great health care. No turning back. The way forward is through. Every Democrat is married to this law and we all need to work together to make it awesome.

    by potatohead on Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 10:45:41 PM PDT

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    •  When they say free speech, (5+ / 0-)

      it's always good to also point out that the first amendment only applies to the government.  Calling a bigot an asshole does not violate their first amendment rights.

      •  Yep. Free Speech is not a shield. (0+ / 0-)

        ***Be Excellent To One Another***
        The ACA is all about getting started toward great health care. No turning back. The way forward is through. Every Democrat is married to this law and we all need to work together to make it awesome.

        by potatohead on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 08:22:55 AM PDT

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