An Application of Popper's Paradox of Tolerance

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by danshawen, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Please, define the Left and its perspectives. I'm asking an expert.
    I'm laughing, but not for the reason you might think.
     
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  3. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps you would prefer he flog himself?
     
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  5. danshawen Valued Senior Member

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    I'm tolerant of anything but intolerance.

    It's alright to joke about intolerance, but as far as I'm concerned, fear of a world that is tolerant to the point that you will not tolerate it is the very definition of an irrational fear. Same goes for political correctness / incorrectness.

    Political correctness is audience sensitive. It isn't done because you disrespect your audience, but because you understand that their values and concerns may be different from yours. Most audiences will appreciate such sensitivity to their values, will they not?

    Political incorrectness doesn't care. A politician not in the least concerned with political correctness will promote a fear of immigrants when he knows full well that the risk of a terrorist act from a home-grown terrorist actor is the greater risk. He will denigrate the Left, demonize them, or do whatever it takes to present them as something his cult following should fear.

    We've seen this before. It's something that need not be tolerated, even and espectially by those whose culture is one of tolerance overall.
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    And steal the job of a Russian hooker?
     
  8. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Would we prefer he wear a mask?

    Vote for someone more tolerant next time.
     
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  9. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    I win my bet.
    The reason doesn't matter - the perps don't get to laugh at their victims, for any reason, and claim decency.

    He's trying to expand Gitmo. He's doubled down on the cruise missiles - 90% innocents killed, at last survey. And he really is breaking stuff people need, here at home. What he and his Reps have done to health care and banking alone will kill more Americans than 9/11.

    Of course organized crime is ludicrous in its lack of judgment and taste commensurate with its power and wealth - all the rhinestones and velvet, living rooms that look like Vegas whorehouse lobbies, boob job wives and gold plated toilets and status symbol wristwatches - but government by these guys is grim business.
     
  10. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Okay... You are the winner. Congratulations.
     
  11. danshawen Valued Senior Member

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    Not always possible to do that (vote for someone more tolerant), unfortunately.

    But at least now we understand that any candidate who says they are opposed to "political correctness" is a clue that they may be intolerant, and also where that takes us.
     

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