Skip to comments.Shameful victory for the intolerant stings
Posted on 08/18/2006 11:51:42 AM PDT by relictele
According to Goethe, a poet, thinker, statesman and scientist, and the most recognized icon of German culture, "to simply tolerate is an insult."
As a participant in the European Enlightenment movement, which clarified and defined how we understand human rights and provided the foundation on which much of the U.S Constitution is based, Goethe advocated that "tolerance should actually only be a transitional attitude, one which must lead to the acceptance of equality."
(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...
Conditioned after years of ivory tower residence, the author's first two paragraphs feature the sort of name-dropping, condescending references to European elites that sets the tone for the entire piece.
As usual, the speech codes (or whatever name GT chooses) are a flagrant violation of the 1st Amendment and were implmented largely because of what the hand-wringers imagined MIGHT happen.
The accompany 'news' story is at:
and it's chock full of alarmism and bogeymen right out of the gate.
The tantrums of the left are always amusing, especially when they have had their hats handed to them.
How do you expect we will ever have tolerance on college campuses if we can't expel every sumbitch who won't toe the line when it comes to being tolerant?
LOL. That's really what the essence of these sandbox-mentality rules are.
Exactly my point, however communication is critical to the march of technology, and many engineers graduate with minors in English, including me.
That being said, I read this pair of articles today in the AJC, the first being by the College Republicans and all the "tolerant" speech and emails they had endured over the course of the lawsuit.
GT's speech policy was like all the others, tolerant of everything except conservatism and Christianity. I'm glad it's gone.
Now get up against the wall with the others.
watch where you swing that nightstick
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