The New Old Lie: Tolerance

I’m a person who stands between two worlds, the old world from which I come from, and the new world in which I grew up. In the old world, personal views don’t exist. If you don’t conform to the ideals, morals, views, and opinions of theirs, then you’re a demonic being, because in their pristine existence, alternate point of views don’t exist.  In the new world however, they’ll admit you get your own opinions, they’ll still judge you for them, but at least they’ll admit that you get to have them. The difference between those two worlds is tolerance.  They’ll call my old world “intolerant”, and their new world “tolerant”.

I personally think tolerance is evil. Sure, tolerance is a lot better for people like me with alternative point of views on the nature of life. I’ve always felt more comfortable in the new world than in the old. But the problem still exists, people still think they are absolutely right. Which pisses me off even more, because if you believe someone is wrong, and you “tolerate” it, then you’re as wrong as he is. Tolerance just gave the self-righteous a haven, a safer high ground if you may, for them on which to stand and preach like they always do.

Don’t tolerate my opinions, and even worse, don’t tolerate my right to have such opinions, instead embrace my right, and go ahead, tell me I’m wrong. Just understand that no matter how different we are, we are both equal as humans, and don’t let my opinions dehumanise me, because that’s the first step towards your tyranny against me. If you still can’t do that though, keep the tolerance though, it’s a lesser evil.

Note: This is still in first draft, I ran out of rant-juice midway, but I think there is still more to say.

Author: Tarakiyee

I am a Jordanian Computer Engineer with a passion for the aesthetic and the awesome.

3 thoughts on “The New Old Lie: Tolerance”

  1. Great beginning! Love this line: “Tolerance just gave the self-righteous a haven, a safer high ground if you may, for them on which to stand and preach like they always do.”

    This post can be applied to so many different kinds of worldviews and mind-sets.

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