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The Limits of Liberal "Tolerance"

wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:17 PM
Happy Jake, I knew we would finally get to this point in the conversation. While I would agree with you that the left has a heightened responsibility to tolerance by virtue of the fact that they publicly claim fidelity to it, the right is just as indignant in their stance that the left as unreasonably portrayed them as intolerant. So they would have just as much responsibility to prove those public claims true. That being said, this reminds me of the "double-standard" regarding Republican politicians embroiled in sex scandals as contrasted with Democrats. The right often claims that Democrats are left alone while family-values Republicans are eviscerated. Don't Republicans have a greater responsibility in that area?

Hey, it was A-OK for the National Endowment for the Arts to fund the infamous Andres Serrano "Piss Christ."  Submerging a representation of the Messiah in a jar of excrement and then taking a picture of it is "art," and museums have an obligation to "challenge the public," you see.

But don't dare even think about placing a representation of the Obamessiah in a jar of beer, calling to mind that famous piece of "art" -- because then guys like Michael Moore will get all "wee wee'd up" (in the President's memorable formulation in another context).  Avert your eyes,...