What I run into is that tolerance trumps truth. That assures that all conversations are very shallow. People want credit for having any old opinion they picked up somewhere.
Today, for instance, Bush vetoed stem cell research on moral and ethical grounds. Hillary called that ideology, denying the quest for truth and asserting the subjective, instead.
The President vetoed the stem cell bill insuring that:
A) Three states — CA, MA, NY — will lock themselves in a battle for bio-tech by funding the hell out of research, stem cell and otherwise.
B)Potentially giving other countries reason to fund the research.
The end result is pretty much the same. Stem cell research will continue. Whatever benefits are to be discovered will be discovered, either in the U.S. or another country.
“What I run into is that tolerance trumps truth.”
Quite so. Our modern society has raised tolerance to be the highest of all virtues. If you can say someone is “intolerant” you are well on the way to winning any debate. Concepts like “truth”, “justice” and “common sense” get steamrolled by the tolerance shiboleth.
Great example. I noticed that too. She's the true ideologue, since her ideology is more important to her than reality. But few viewers possess the intellectual tools necessary for evaluating her statement.