I tried to return my season ticket, but they wouldn't give me my money back. They said THEY wanted it.
As with everything in life a Simpsons quote captures the heart of the issue. AT&T will say that they *can't* give you your money back, but in reality it just boils down to the fact that they want to have your money more than they want you to have it.
Wasn't it ment to have been launched in 2016?
Wasn't it supposed to be spelled meant?
Do you see what I did there? Did this add anything to the discourse?
I tolerate them to the extent that I don't want to murder them, but I don't tolerate what they are saying without challenging it.
I don't think any ideology deserves this amount of tolerance. We should be challenging any idea we think is wrong, whether it be Christianity, socialism, capitalism, fascism, violent video games, hip hop music, whatever.
That's what the alt-right wants when it talks about tolerance, they want people to stop criticising and embarrassing them.
That's what lots of groups want when they talk about tolerance. The alt-right is not special in this regard. Most people in general don't really understand freedom of speech, or why it is beneficial. I hear lots of people talking about how being banned from twitter is a violation of their free speech, or how freedom of speech comes with responsibilities (i.e. only popular speech should be allowed, because unpopular speech is "irresponsible"). And this happens on all sides of all spectra.
And this did not used to be the case, but it seems like it is now, that currently the left is actually the bigger threat to free speech. It's not everyone on the left, and a lot of the fiercest criticism of the anti-free speech left, is coming from the pro-free speech left. This election seems to be somewhat of a repudiation of the anti-free speech left (among many other things), it's just too bad that we also end up with a vindictive idiot child with no respect for intellectual honesty or truth at all as our president.
I find it hard to be tolerant of people who consider me a second class human being because of my race.
I don't. I know people exist who think they are racially superior to me. I don't have any desire to track them down and kill them or banish them, etc. I literally tolerate them and their existence.
The difference is that Nazis think they are better than everyone else. It's not about tolerance, it's about equality.
I view one of the costs of a free society is that there will be some people who have thoughts that I find repulsive, and the freedom to express them.
BTW I don't actually think progressives are actually intolerant, in the sense that they literally tolerate views opposed to their own (e.g. in a way that Assad doesn't tolerate rebel groups), but I do think many of them are intolerant according to their own definition of tolerance.
Just about every computer on the market today runs Unix, except the Mac (and nobody cares about it). -- Bill Joy 6/21/85