Uncommon Knowledge: Harvey Mansfield
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Posted: 09.29.10, 11:08 PM
"He's says liberals are intolerant of the intolerance of conservatives."
And this just proves Mansfield point about the intolerance of the left.
Mansfield actually says
"Liberals are intolerant of those that don't put tolerance FIRST"
Notice the FIRST. It does not imply anything of the intolerance of conservatives. Just that they don't put tolerance FIRST. They might put doing the right thing FIRST.
The other point, which of course you missed is Mansfield clearly talks about the fact that the left does not use tolerance as 'accepting another point of view'... they demand tolerance as agreeing.
A common example. It is not enough for a person to just let a Homosexual person be (you don't discriminate...). For the left, they must mandate that being homosexual is just as right as being heterosexual.
But of course... this kind of analysis would actually require listening to the speaker. Which is not in the left agenda which again goes to Mans field's point that the left believes any other view point, but their own is something that just needs to be corrected by proper education... so why listen to them. Why consider other points of view?
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