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The Liberal Left?

Jim Hoft has the latest example of liberal tolerance on campus. Liberals are supposedly open minded and tolerant of differing points of view. The reality though, is that those least tolerant of differing opinions in the public arena today are those on the left. They are open to different points of view as long as they aren't conservative. They are open to different cultures unless that culture comes from the American South. They are open to the free expression of religion unless it is evangelical Christianity. They are open to people exercising their freedoms unless those people want to smoke. Or drive SUVs. Or make a profit. Or [you fill in the blank]. Those on the left have used the word "nazi" and "fascist" to describe conservatives for the past few decades, but they are the ones who have more closely embraced the mentality. Especially on the college campus. No wonder so many of those on the left don't like being called liberals. They really aren't very liberal at all.


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At least no one threw food ... (Below threshold)

At least no one threw food at her.

Although I guess the increased food costs might be the reason for that...

Are there any examples of c... (Below threshold)

Are there any examples of comparable behavior on the part of conservative activists? For example, do conservatives ever mount foul-mouthed, disruptive, marginally violent protests in response to an upcoming appearance by Jimmy Carter or Michael Moore? I must confess that I don't know of any -- and I hope most ardently and sincerely that there are none and never will be.

As for the "liberal" left, their intention is all too clearly to force conservatism back into the closet. It takes resolve and courage of one's convictions to resist the impulse to quietism in the face of such scurrilities.

I seldom see signs of lib t... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

I seldom see signs of lib tolerance. I regularly see signs of their intolerance. Sure, they claim tolerance as a birthright, anyone really see regular evidence of it?

Lets see, "hundreds" turn t... (Below threshold)
epador:

Lets see, "hundreds" turn their backs in a crowd of 14,000.

According to your math, a small minority of foolish integrity and intellectually challenged pseudo-adults suddenly represent a an entire movement?

Lets get real here folks. All liberals can't be so shallow and hypocritical. I hope.


"All liberals can't be so s... (Below threshold)
GarandFan Author Profile Page:

"All liberals can't be so shallow and hypocritical."

No, but a suprising majority are. Want to see "liberalism" at it's best? Try the Berkeley City Council of Brownshirts.

I like Phyllis Schlafly. I ... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

I like Phyllis Schlafly. I think Phyllis Schlafly would question her own relevance if an audience of college kids only yawned on this occasion. So it's a non-story.

Now, could someone get a paper bag for Jim Hoft to breath in?




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