Dear Lefty Hater,
I cannot wrap my brain around your definition of tolerance. In real life, tolerance means this:
- ?tä-l?-r?n(t)s, ?täl-r?n(t)s
2 a: sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own b: the act of allowing something :toleration
3: the allowable deviation from a standard ; especially : the range of variation permitted in maintaining a specified dimension in machining a piece
This means allowing for deviation from YOUR standard, too. Quite honestly, though, I’m not entirely sure what your standards are. According to your non-discriminatory, politically correct rhetoric, anything goes. After all, we wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Feelings are more important than logic and reason, right? We must do everything we can to avoid stepping on toes.
By my interpretation, your definition of “tolerance” extends to anyone who is not rich, white, Christian, or male. And Lord help you if you all in to all of the above. What happens when the oppressors become the oppressed? Who is there to defend those rights?
Rich people are targeted with higher taxes and demonized for their wealth. Do you not see the hypocrisy in the fact that 7/10 of the wealthiest senators are democrats? In the fact that Obama outspent McCain nearly 10-1? In the fact that among your most vocal supporters are Hollywood millionaires and billionaires, a la Oprah, Streisand, etc.?
I discussed yesterday how Christians are consistently demonized. I won’t rehash that, yet that still stands. It seems that your tolerance extends to non-Christians, gay people, minorities, and poor people. You act as a loud, obnoxious advocates, and generally pander to these groups until they completely submit – you own them, and you know it. After all, once a young, struggling, single mom has become dependent on WIC, how could she vote for someone who would take that away and risk her child’s welfare? After someone has been on welfare their whole life, how can we expect them to put someone in office who will remove their security blanket? The answer is simple – they won’t.
Start giving people the respect they deserve. Teach them that they are valuable, and then SHOW them you believe in them by setting the bar high. Stop providing easy ways out, and people will manage. People should be tested sometimes – how else will they know what they’re made of? Stop blaming rich, white men for your problems – many of you fall into the same category.Take responsibility. The world is not out to get you – you can choose not to hate.
A broke but self-sufficient Christian white girl.