Seems that by preaching against intolerance, I have been accused of being intolerant myself. That may be a catch 22 situation that I'll just have to admit. It is a bit unnerving. A recent commenter (whom I respect highly), hinted that I am intolerant toward White Supremecy cults and should just let them have their freedom of speech.
Of course, the commenter is mistaken about one tiny little thing. I have no intention of taking peoples freedom of speech away. I want the looneys to spout their hate. That way we know exactly who to criticize. The commenter seems to be equating criticism with the denial of free speech. However, by being told that I can not criticize a hate group, my right to free speech is coming into question.
Well, I admit that in some cases I am intolerant. I am intolerant of intolerance. I am intolerant of hate directed at people of different skin colors or bloodlines. I am intolerant of hate speech directed at those whose personal lifestyle doesn't agree with a dusty old holy book. I am intolerant of hate speech and purposeful ignorance about those who believe differently. I am intolerant of policies designed to force others to abide by someone elses religious ideals. I am intolerant of violence and things that hurt others. That's what I am intolerant of. I guess, not all intolerance is bad.