An Obligation Toward Intolerance
Protesting intolerance is not an act of intolerance;
it is an act of courage and an obligation to civility.
So, as I discussed in this post back in March, I posted to my personal facebook page that I was going to try to convince any of my friends who support Trump to not support him through a dialogue of compassion and understanding. Fortunately, I don’t have many friends who support him, so it hasn’t been much of a challenge for me there. However, there have been a few brush ups here, at this site, with drive by Trump supporters who want to try to “debate” their “positions” with me. One of these drive bys happened just yesterday.
The compassion and understanding approach doesn’t work quite as well with those who are not my friends, it seems. So, consequently, the gloves are off.
Here is my view on all of this dangerous Trump nonsense…
Based upon the words that I have heard coming out of his mouth, I regard Trump as a violent, racist, sexist, xenophobe megalomaniacal opportunistic failure of a bigoted buffoon who will say whatever he has to say to promote and enhance his self and financial interests even and mostly at the expense of those whom he promotes his services to. He must be defeated in his quest to become the president of my country at all costs. If you support him, then by default you support his violent and hateful positions, which, in my view, makes you, at a minimum, an enabler for violence, hate, and intolerance.
I will not stand by silent when confronted with such intolerance. If you show your support here for such violence, hate, and intolerance, I will take all measures necessary to silence you short of censorship. However, I will not rule out censoring things I deem too offensive.
If you do not like what I have to say here at my site, my blog, then I invite you to unfollow me and ne’er return.
But, remember, if you do come here and challenge me, I will bring it.