Tolerance, genuine tolerance that is, is not a negative thing. It is, rather, a positive thing that we all ought to practice. The Liberal version of tolerance, however, is not about true tolerance. Instead, it is about silencing those that embrace views that are not Liberal-Approved. It is also about a pursuit of absurd definitions of sensitivity, and equality, that rewards whiners and malcontents while stripping away individual freedom of expression. Keep this in mind as you read this story I found at Wintery Knight
From CTV News.
A Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia has been suspended for wearing a T-shirt publicizing his religious beliefs.
The South Shore Regional School Board suspended William Swinimer from Forest Heights Community School in Chester Basin for five days for wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words, “Life is wasted without Jesus.”
School board Supt. Nancy Pynch-Worthylake said the wording on the shirt is problematic because it is directed at the beliefs of others.
“If I have an expression that says ‘My life is enhanced with Jesus,’ then there’s no issue with that, everybody is able to quickly understand that that’s my opinion about my own belief,” she said.
“If the shirt were to say ‘Without Jesus, your life is a complete waste,’ then that’s clear that it is an opinion aimed at somebody else’s belief.”
Yes, I can see how that shirt could offend, perhaps it could be worded better, but that is not the point. The point is that, in life, some things you see, read, hear, and experience will, hold your breath now, offend you! The Liberal doctrine of tolerance seeks to create a human right, at least for those on the Left, to never be offended. There could be no more foolhardy or inane venture to undertake.
The cold, hard fact is that EVERYTHING offends someone. Face it, offense goes hand in hand with freedom of speech. Yes, stunning isn’t it? Anytime anyone expresses an opinion on any subject, from sports, to religion, to politics, they risk offending someone. To quote our vice-president big f@#*ing deal! I have been offended hundreds of times, so has everyone else, as I said earlier it is part of life.
The danger of pursuing the course the political correctors have charted for us all is this. Any effort to curb offensive things will automatically curb freedom of expression as well. That, in my view is the Left’s goal. They would love to over sensitive us all to a point where we are all afraid of speaking our minds. At that point, it would not matter if we had freedom of speech would it? Sure, we would have the freedom, but we would be too “tolerant” to ever use it.
We would too scared that we would be called a bigot, or racist, or insensitive, or whatever. And, folks, look around, that is the reality we are starting to see. Think of all the people who have lost jobs, or had their reputations, or political careers ruined over some “intolerant” remarks. The Left’s vision is creeping into our reality, that must stop.
Of course, there will be those that call me all kinds of names, simply because I defended the right to speak our minds. But, frankly, I could not care less about them or their backasswards view of the world. Yes, their views offend me to the very core, but so what? I will never seek to silence their views. I can take any offensive words, what I cannot take is losing my voice to the false prophets of tolerance!
And, if anything I wrote here offended anyone, then all I can say is TOUGH! Deal with it!