Skip to comments.Political Correctness: Intolerance Masquerading as Tolerance
Posted on 04/11/2013 8:50:45 AM PDT by Aspenhuskerette
Last month, world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and up-from-nothing African-American idol Ben Carson expressed his contrarian opinion that marriage is between a man and a woman and that no group could change this millennia-old social institution. Appalled medical students at Johns Hopkins University, allegedly a place of intellectual inquiry and diversity and a forum for the free expression of ideas, circulated a petition to remove Carson as commencement speaker.
Having gained widespread media attention for his recent National Prayer Breakfast speech in which he critiqued political correctness, Carson apologized for his off-the-cuff, maladroit and incorrect political critique of same-sex marriage, reiterating his belief that gays must be assured equal civil and legal rights without changing the definition of marriage.
Were Johns Hopkins students more sage, they'd Think Again before dissing this distinguished man of character, accomplishment and philanthropy for sharing Bill and Hillary Clinton's marriage definition until evolving last month though not their political dexterity. Before exiting the ivory tower, students could learn from Jimi Hendrix, who believed, Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens, and Benjamin Franklin, who taught, If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.
Apparently they don't think much at Johns Hopkins, where the Student Government Association denied the pro-life group Voices for Life recognition as an approved organization. Without alternative voices on campus, how does the university assure the diversity it champions? Might ardent though free-thinking supporters of women's reproductive rights want to know that a representative of Planned Parenthood (half of whose budget is taxpayer-funded) recently testified before the Florida Legislature that the decision of what to do with a baby who survives a failed abortion be left up to the patient and her doctor, begging the question: Who's the patient?
(Excerpt) Read more at aspentimes.com ...
I hear you. Now it’s “Group Think” masquerading as intellectual enlightenment.
I’ve really come to despise the word “tolerance”, as most of those who use it don’t understand it. First, they think it means “acceptance”, which it doesn’t. Second, they believe that tolerance in itself is a virtue, which it isn’t. In fact, there are many intolerable things in this world, which should remain intolerable. People who tolerate everything aren’t tolerant, they are apathetic.
It’s the, “It takes a village” types. Somehow they’re considered open-minded and progressive while eliminating any opposing voice.
Now this is really weird coming out of Ass-pen kolorado, playground of the rich and liberal like moochelle antoinette. This person better watch their 6. The horror of speaking positively about someone who took advantage of his opportunities instead of someone like moochie who just takes advantage AT every opportunity.
Always liked the Bill Bennett quote that""Some people are so open-minded that their brains fall out."
Diversity does not mean diversity of thought.
The left does one thing efficiently: destroying good people.
sure it’;s under assault- hell- the secodn amendment is under assault too- We are well on our way toweard becoming another N Korea- China- Iran- That is how dictatorships begin- assault the rights to own guns, then assault the free press and first amendment, makign it a rime to speak ill of the govenrment (REMEMBER that our ‘dear leader’ requested peopel to report to the hwitehouse website any ‘suspicious talk’ that they encountered on the internet? And when he called on peopel to spy on neighbors to report anythigtn ‘suspiscious?’ We are becommign hte soviet union- hell- we even have an 800 page document written up by the EU that we use to determien land use here in OUR coutnry for crying out loud!
And Carson caved today. The left’s intolerance has worked again.
A hallmark of the left is “tolerance for me but not for thee”.
Thanks for posting this.
Youth of the nation, including those at Johns Hopkins, have, perhaps, been influenced in their so-called "political correctness" demands of what might be called "progressive purity" of expression by Executive policies and actions over the period of their stay at Johns Hopkins.
David Barton, on his Wallbuilders.com web site, posted an editorial documenting some actions by the President and current Administration which could possibly influence young minds not trained to be vigilant about their religious liberty and freedom of expression.
Readers might benefit from other editorials in the Issues and Articles Section of Barton's "Wallbuilder" site.
On that site, Wallbuilders provides reprints of original writings and speeches from the founding period which document the intention of the Founders and Framers of our Constitution that, in accord with the scriptural quotation on the Liberty Bell, their actions were to "Proclaim liberty throughout the land." Their Declaration of Independence from a government which, like today's, seems intent on imposing its coercive will on "We, the People," and the Constitution which became the Supreme Law of the Land, were intended to protect "the People" from the government, not to impose a politically-correct limit on freedom of expression or religious belief and practice.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.