I am an intolerant man.
Ask anyone who has ever exchanged anything beyond social pleasantries with me, and they’ll confirm it.
I am an intolerant man, and this is my manifesto.
Once, caught up in the “liberal at 20” portion of the well-known (wrongly attributed) quote about the impact of aging on one’s political ideology, I would have agreed with the generally-accepted opinion which painted intolerance as a bad thing. All you have to do is to Google “quotes about intolerance” and you can see what I mean.
“Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” – Mahatma Ghandi
“When you discriminate against anyone, you discriminate against everyone. It’s a display of terrible intolerance.” – Alan Dershowitz
“Intolerance is evidence of impotence.” – Alistair Crowley
Intolerance is violence.
Intolerance is discrimination.
Intolerance is impotence.
One would have to assume then that if intolerance means all of those things, then the opposite of intolerance must mean… well, the exact opposite, and that a world totally devoid of intolerance would be a world where peace, inclusiveness and potency abounded.
I am here to tell you right now that intolerance is the only hope for our survival as a nation, and most importantly, as a civilization.
The late Austrian-British philosopher Karl Raimund Popper addressed the idea and possible effects of a world governed by boundless tolerance in his 1954 masterpiece “The Open Society and it’s Enemies”.
Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.
Today, we’re so Hell-bent on being politically correct that we force ourselves to suppress the mind’s natural inclination toward intolerance.
You see, people are naturally intolerant so tolerance is an unnatural state to live in, and it causes conflict in a person’s mind. Yet we embrace tolerance in the name of social coexistence at every level of social unit that we are a part of, from family, to neighborhood, to community, to work, to nation and beyond.
We constantly see things that we would not naturally tolerate, but we suppress that intolerance by reminding ourselves (sometime consciously, other times unconsciously) that everyone has a right to their own opinion, and that not everything is our business.
All that hold ups until something like this comes along.
From the Farsi Christian News Network.
A Syrian nun revealed to the Vatican radio that extremist Islamists in Syria crucified Christians for refusing to convert to Islam or pay a ransom.
Nun Raghed was managing the Catholic Patriarchate School in Damascus and is currently living in France. According to her, the armed groups, jihadists and radical Islamic organizations, which occupied the cities or villages, asked the Christians to convert to Islam or die, and sometimes they asked them to pay a ransom.
“As it is impossible to abandon their faith, they became Martyrs in a atrocious and violent way,” the nun stressed.She also noted that two men were crucified in Maloula because they refused to convert to Islam, and the jihadists shouted: “Convert to Islam, or you will be crucified like your master (Jesus).”
One more Karl Popper quote to mull over as that story sinks in.
Not only do I hate violence, but I firmly believe that the fight against it is not hopeless. I realize that the task is difficult. I realize that, only too often in the course of history, it has happened that what appeared at first to be a great success in the fight against violence was followed by a defeat. I do not overlook the fact that the new age of violence which was opened by the two World wars is by no means at an end. Nazism and Fascism are thoroughly beaten, but I must admit that their defeat does not mean that barbarism and brutality have been defeated.
Barbarism and brutality are on the march in our world, and tolerance is their ally.
That is certainly the fact in Europe, and even as Europe tries to turn back the tide of Islam, the U.S. encourages more tolerance from the European government:
From McClatchy DC
WASHINGTON — From pork rinds sprinkled on Muslim graves in France to a Christian pastor’s death sentence for apostasy in Iran, religious minorities were targeted across the globe in 2011, according to a U.S. government report Monday on the state of religious freedom.
The State Department’s annual compilation highlighted a few narrow openings in unlikely places – transitional Libya and closed-off Myanmar, for example – but it also criticized some traditional U.S. allies for backsliding when it came to protecting the freedom to worship.
Europe in particular was chided for failing to keep pace with its growing ethnic and religious diversity, with the report saying that the demographic change is sometimes accompanied by “growing xenophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim sentiment, and intolerance toward people considered ‘the other.’”
Belgium and France passed laws restricting dress that “adversely affected Muslims,” while Hungary introduced changes making it so difficult to register religious organizations that the number of recognized religious groups plummeted from more than 300 to fewer than 32.
“Members of faith communities that have long been under pressure report that the pressure is rising,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in Washington. “Even some countries that are making progress on expanding political freedom are frozen in place when it comes to religious freedom. So when it comes to this human right, this key feature of stable, secure, peaceful societies, the world is sliding backwards.”
There is no room in the United States for Islam, and while many people will point to the tolerant attitude toward religious freedom embedded in our Constitution, I will argue that permitting Islam to thrive on our soil will mean the end of all religious freedom, as Islam is as much a declaration of war on all religions outside of itself as much as it is a religion. The freedom of religion enshrined in our Bill of Rights will be the weapon used by Islamists to establish Islam in the United States, and with it the end of all religious freedom.
Muslims in the United States will abide by Islam no matter what just as they do now in Islamic nations where Islamofascism rains horrors down. Muslims in those nations whether out of fear or lack of interest, rarely (if ever) challenge or condemn the actions of fanatics, lunatics and jihadists, and they will do the same here.
Muslims will advance every aspect of their religion in as many places as possible on our soil. Specially in our universities, where the “liberal at 20” group is so busy trying to show the world the wonders of coexistence and tolerance by engaging in intolerance.
From The Blaze:
The administration at the University of California, Los Angeles is taking no sides regarding recent moves by its campus branch of Students for Justice in Palestine to try to exclude students who have taken trips to Israel sponsored by certain Jewish-affiliated groups from voting in the undergraduate student government.
Jewish organizations this week decried the effort to thwart travel to Israel on trips organized by pro-Israel groups – while giving a pass to pro-Palestinian, mosque- or church-sponsored travel – as “McCarthyism” and “repugnant.”
UCLA is taking a “neutral” stance on the issue?
This cannot be tolerated, not here.
There is no “neutral” stance on this issue. Neutrality is submisison.
Muslims in America support terrorism via their passive-aggressive stance on what Islam is doing in our world. They try and argue that the people doing the bombings and the beheading and the crucifixions are not true representatives of Islam, but the problem is then that the “true” representatives are NOT stopping them. For whatever reason, they tolerate them.
They will tolerate them here as well.
Peace and clarity of mind come when one stops suppressing the mind’s natural instincts to be intolerant in the face of dangerous intolerance.
We need to all be intolerant men and women and stand ready to defend our tolerant society from the onslaught of Islamic intolerance, and their tolerance-pushing enablers.
We must clear our minds from the artificially-imposed clouds of politically correct tolerance obstructing our thinking.
When we do, there will be nothing but eternal sunshine and a clear path on how to sustain our tolerant society.
I am an intolerant man, and this is my manifesto.
And that’s the last wire for Sunday, May 18th 2014.
What was news before this moment, is now history.