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Tolerance is expected unless you’re on the left

Acceptance. Diversity. Open-mindedness.  The left enjoys throwing out these touchy-feely buzz words around as much as Planned Parenthood delights in snuffing out the next generation, which is to say a whole lot. But the big one, the word they love, the word of words for the left is “tolerance.”

And really, why would anyone object to such a word? After all, why would there be a problem with a word Merriam – Webster defines as “sympathy or indulgence for beliefs of practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own?” It sounds benign enough, unlikely to cause anyone problems. Besides, “sympathy” and “indulgence” sound like other words the left is likely to fall in love with and regurgitate with annoying regularity, too. Unfortunately, the left is generally anything but tolerant.

Don’t believe me? Fine, but for a group of people who profess to be so open-minded, accepting and tolerant, they sure do label others with rather impressive speed. Xenophobic. Homophobic. Misogynistic. Transphobic. Sexist. And their all-time favorite, racist.

Try and have a debate with a committed lefty, adamantly disagree with them on an issue like immigration, taxing “the rich,” or their fervently held belief in the power of abortion and before you know it, you’ve had one or more of those ugly labels thrown your way. See, by branding themselves as the tolerant crowd they control the debate. After all, no one can disagree with a person who is “tolerant” and if they do, then there is obviously some mental or personality defect present causing the other party to act out in such a distasteful and displeasing manner.

And that brings up another very important point about our tolerant friends on the left who regularly throw out such charged terms as “sexist” and “racist.” They always, always, always attribute motive to a position. “Whoever thinks that way is driven by their extreme hatred of gays.” “Anybody who believes in this must loathe woman.” “They just enjoy seeing old people suffer.”  Real, simple, honest debate is not possible with an individual with this line of thinking.

Using such terms and attributing motive to those on the other side of the ideological aisle is intellectually lazy, but the left does it all the time. Take for instance, the recent health care vote in the House. The amount and sheer absurdity of the politically-charged rhetoric coming from those who disagreed with the vote was truly unbelievable.

It’s much easier to call someone a politically-charged name then it is to actually exercise thought and develop a coherent and well-rounded argument for a position.

The left characterizes their opponents using language, that if used against them, would cause them to retreat to their safe spaces and caterwaul about microaggressions.  It simply ends the debate. I mean, c’mon what is someone to say when their argument is completely invalidated because they are so obviously a racist or a xenophobe?

But you’ve gotta give credit where credit is due, shutting down debate by calling oneself tolerant, giving oneself the moral high ground in any and all debate is quite impressive. A tolerant lefty wins every debate because of their innate ability to tolerate any and all opposing viewpoints, while remaining completely respectful. Yeah, right.

Let’s be truly honest with ourselves, the only thing liberals won’t tolerate, the one thing that absolutely drives them mad is dissent. And that my friends, will not be tolerated.

-BZ

 

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UC, Berkeley: Not so free speech

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Free speech is a cornerstone, an invaluable component upon which our nation and our democracy are built. The First Amendment guarantees us this ability to express ourselves without fear of repercussion from the government. Without free speech and the ability to fully live out ones beliefs what do we really have?

Spoiler: Not much.

Instead, what we end up with is a government body deciding which opinions are valid, deserved to be heard and which ones must be silenced. Essentially, what we end up with is the University of California, Berkeley. The historically liberal institution refused to provide access to a room for conservative commentator and author, Ann Coulter to speak, despite the fact that she was invited by the school’s College Republican group.

Now, Ms. Coulter some may say she expresses extremely provocative and outrageous opinions at times. And those of you probably wouldn’t be wrong either. However, to attempt to silence someone simply because they hold a differing opinion on a given topic, or even hold a different worldview is absurd and to have it done by a government-funded institution, like the University of California, Berkeley, is downright chilling.

The school says their main concern was safety and any riots that may occur due to Ms. Coulter’s presence on campus. If her giving a speech on a college campus is threatening and harmful, then we’re in a rather sorry state. To think college students would be so ill-equipped and unable to mentally process an idea contradictory to their sheltered worldview is laughable beyond measure.

Quite frankly, such mentally inferior students should probably grow up and grow a pair. Instead of formulating a coherent rebuttal to an argument or an idea that challenges their preconceived worldview, they respond like this.

In the clip below, comedian Bill Maher holds nothing back on the situation.

And then there’s former Democratic National Chair and presidential candidate Howard Dean on the subject.

How is it that a comedian can grasp this concept and a former governor can’t? Even the ACLU gets it.

I wholeheartedly disagree with Bernie Sanders, but that crazy socialist, who apparently has never heard of the comb, has every right to spout his nonsense. Howard Dean wants to continue to showcase how ill-informed he is on the First Amendment? Fine, go for it, Howie. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren can pollute bookshelves with her literary works all she wants, I don’t care.

The big question remains: How free is free speech if we’re only willing to tolerate speech we agree with?

Spoiler: Not at all.

Weird science

In the Left’s seemingly endless list of scheduled marches, they marched for science this past weekend. Legions of people took to the streets all around the country in order to voice their opinions on the need for science and its proper funding.

Fine. Science is a good thing, it has led to many innovations that have made our world a better place.

Don’t believe me? Turn on your television, go to any channel and you’re bound to see a commercial for the newest drug, with the happiest people you’ve ever seen, that’ll solve cases of moderate to severe of whatever. If it wasn’t for science, everyone would be walking around with moderate to severe cases of plaque psoriasis, anxiety, arthritis, constipation, diarrhea, depression, irritable bowel disease, depression, asthma and everything else that a human being could come down with.

However, unlike science, the Left requires everyone be in total and complete agreement with everything they espouse.

Just check out this clip of beloved “scientist” Bill Nye the Science guy.

Disagreement\dissent of any kind on the Left will not tolerated. Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez made it clear that differing opinions on the topic of abortion will not be allowed.

And getting back to what the Left calls science, here’s the Left’s favorite scientist once again in not one, but two clips talking about uh…science?

Anyway, be warned before viewing either one of these videos, there may be way too much “science” for anyone.