Tolerance Is So Important To Us, We’ll Even Tolerate Intolerance*

If there is one thing Europe has learned from its bloody history, it is the supreme value of tolerance. Centuries of near-constant warfare, fed by religion, ethnicity, politics, and competition finally grew so destructive that we have been forced to reassess our traditional biases, and rearrange our priorities. Tolerance is now our highest value as a civilization. It is so central to our ethos and identity, in fact, that we exhibit tolerance even to the violently intolerant. What better way to promote tolerance?

  • Alain

    This isn’t new. There was a lot of tolerance for the extermination of Jews when it was going on. I find it really hasn’t changed. Now the victims of intolerance are no longer just the Jews, but as long as the targets remain those deemed undesirable by the “elite”/Left it remains much the same.

  • Millie_Woods

    It’s not ‘tolerating intolerance’. It’s a fear of confronting intolerant newcomers. As Mark Steyn noted, multiculturalism is that period between your old culture and your new one. We’re just starting to get a glimpse of what our new culture will be like.

  • Shebel

    The good thing about our new progressive Society is that I just love intolerance.
    I love the People that despise me almost as I love the people that hate me.

  • El Martyachi