Tolerance Trumps Everything :: By Ernest Gregoire

I am insulted by being required to push 1 for English, but if I ever voice a complaint about it I will be immediately scorned as rude, or bigoted. I have been seeing a lot of this lately; heaping guilt and ridicule on the innocent or the victims.

According to the politically correct, (PC), we are supposed to remain silent no matter how egregious the offence!

If someone says anything about someone else’s doing wrong and reports it to the police or the authority in charge wherever you are at the moment, then scorn and ridicule is heaped on the one who reported the evil deed, and not on the evil doer.

I have experienced this personally and repeatedly. There seems to be a “Don’t rock the boat” attitude permeating America.

PC requires us to tolerate evil and remain silent or we risk branding as a homophobe, racist, or accused of simply being a complainer or just plain rude. How many times have you heard, “You are the only one who complained about this, no one else said anything about it!”

Somehow this maneuver to subvert justice has become the ‘New Normal” today!

By switching the focus from the offender to the offended, the person who is complaining is made out to the aggressor instead of the perpetrator!

In the “Old America” bad behavior was frowned upon, and scorn was heaped on the person who acted badly; no more!

Tolerance is the “new virtue” no matter what kind of offence might have been committed.

Tolerance of bad behavior is the “new normal” today!

Tolerance trumps everything; we must tolerate incompetence, criminal threats, bad behavior, theft, poor service, and above all, “We must do it politely and with a smile!” After all, we wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, now would we.

I have seen this in the workplace and in public venues. Management simply wants the problem to “go away” and if you are bringing the problem to them, then it is “You” who must “go away.”

How did things go so wrong?

How did we get here? Why have things turned out this way? The answer lies partially in the liberal mind set. Liberalism has been recognized as a disease. The rest of the answer is in the lateness of the hour; more on this later…

“Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded,” says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness. “Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.”

The liberal mindset is the result of self centered behavior and rebellion against God. It permeates all facets of society. Here is an example:

The names of liberal agenda bills in Congress are very carefully chosen to mislead the public. “Health Care” now who would be against that? After all, “anyone who speaks out against health care must be a terrible person!”

But this bill in not about health care. It’s about establishing a totalitarian, evil government in place of the freedom that was once the USA. It has nothing to do with health.

This brings us back to tolerance.

All of this speaks to the lateness of the hour.

The signs that Jesus gave us of his Second Advent are all around us.

The next time you are reminded by someone that you are intolerant, “Look up, your redemption draws near.”