Why “tolerance” is a terrible thing?

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The early 21st century was a fascinating era in history to be a writer. Language is always evolving and changing but something very bizarre began to happen in Western culture during this time period. In the late 20th century, the term “politically correct” came into fashion. The definition of this term basically means “censoring one’s own language due to a fear of offending minuscule percentages of the population who misguidedly believe they possess the authority to dictate which words, figures of speech, or slang others are permitted to speak.”

All writers are fascinated with the etymology of words. One of the terrible words often used by those who try to enforce “politically correct” language is the word “tolerance”. Politically correct people think tolerance is a good thing. They speak of it as though it should be encouraged. The context in which the word is used is typically in regard to controversial sociological conflicts. Opposing views on gender or sexuality or religion or heritage are often commanded they need to be met with tolerance.

I’ve always hated the word “tolerance”. You will too, once I explain why. Tolerance is horrible.

By definition, tolerance means “to allow something that is bad or unpleasant to exist, happen, or be done”. Being tolerant means something bothers you, but you’re going to keep your mouth shut and endure it. You will tolerate it. Your roommate keeps leaving the cap off the toothpaste or dirty dishes in the sink. Instead of asking them to stop, and confronting the issue, you’ll allow it to continue. You won’t say anything. You’ll tolerate having to clean up after them. What kind of sissifed way to live is that? Tolerance means ignoring your own ideology, even if others are going against your values. There is nothing noble or good about “tolerating” things you disagree with. By it’s definition, tolerance is kind of sleazy, because it means betraying yourself and lying to others.

Tolerance is awful. If you and your friends have a disagreement, do you want them to sympathize with your viewpoint or do you want them to tolerate it? Tolerance is placating passive-aggressive bullshit. Unfortunately our culture has long been devolving into a passive-aggressive society. Everyone is Prozac-ed and Ritalin-ed and Percocet-ed and Vicodin-ed into conformist zombies. Hey man, everybody join the dopehead party. Just be tolerant.

Tolerance is complacency at it’s worst. Tolerance is saying, “I don’t like what you’re doing and I will never find it acceptable, but I’m just going to keep that to myself and I won’t tell you I disapprove of your actions.”

Tolerance is not good. Tolerance does not lead to peace and harmony. Tolerance is phony. Tolerance is a mask. Wearing a fake smile when you are gritting your teeth inside. Tolerate it. Tolerance is simply suppressing the anger, ignoring the pain, pushing your feelings aside and sucking it up. When someone encourages you to practice tolerance, what they are really telling you is, “We don’t care if you disagree. Keep your mouth shut.”

From time to time you may certainly encounter people who are so monumentally ignorant and vapid they won’t be able to debate your grievances with any semblance of reason or maturity. When someone perceives themselves to be Einstein but actually possesses the intelligence of a flatworm, don’t waste your breath trying to argue with them. Some of those people will likely comment on this video, and watch, I won’t respond to them. Unfortunately, when we encounter people who are so uneducated and inarticulate that deductive reasoning is beyond their capacity, we must concede to tolerate them. But, ideally, concordance is always preferable to tolerance.

People mistakenly think tolerance will lead to some sort of Utopian society where everybody gets along. This is a lie. In truth, tolerance leads to a society of repressed emotions. A world where rage and hatred exist just as much as always, only nobody ever talks about it. Nobody ever admits it. Because instead of rationally discussing things out in the open and learning to empathize with others, we have closed all the dialogs and buried that which we find offensive. A tolerant society is nothing but a timebomb waiting to unleash decades of suppressed animosity.

Tolerance is a nightmare and those who encourage it seek to undermine and destroy the camaraderie of mankind.

If people truly want to build genuine rapport between their fellow human beings they need to develop empathy. Understanding. Even compassion. Kinship will only exist when we begin nurturing a culture where people are sincerely accepting of others beliefs, not merely tolerating them.

Empathy is a hug. Tolerance is folded arms.

Since this time in our society has so many people preaching about tolerance, I just wanted to offer you a slightly different perspective to think about. Maybe we should be striving to care about each other instead of tolerating each other. Maybe tolerance is a disgusting idea. Maybe people should stop being tolerant. Maybe people should learn to speak their minds again. Maybe people should stop being afraid to disagree with each other. Maybe it’s okay to not like everybody or be accepting of everything. Maybe it’s okay for people to not like you. Maybe disagreeing with the way other people live doesn’t make you a bad person. Maybe you should be allowed to think other people are wrong. Maybe you don’t have to tolerate anybody. Maybe disapproving of people doesn’t mean you hate them. Maybe those who plead to be tolerated never need to be.

Keep & Bear Arms in California Constitution

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As all true Americans are aware, the Bill of Rights is not a list of rights that were granted to citizens by the government. In truth, the Bill of Rights is a list of commands We the People have ordered upon our government, warning them, if they try to infringe upon these rights, We the People shall overthrow their seats of power and institute a new government, as outlined in the Declaration of Independence. It bears repeating that all human beings are born with eternal and intrinsic liberties which can never be revoked by anyone under any circumstances.

As treasonous courts and corrupt lawmakers in California institute more and more unethical edicts that disregard and violate the United States Constitution which judges have sworn to uphold (while noble citizens are forced to become outlaws just to enforce their rights) it has been said that there is no protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the convoluted and sesquipedalian California State Constitution… Like that? That was a good word, wasn’t it? You’re going to have to look that one up, I know. Grab a dictionary. Sesquipedalian.

However, to say the right to keep and bears arms is not reinforced in the California Constitution is simply not true. The original 1849 Constitution of the State of California clearly does reinforce the Federal Constitution regarding our inviolable right to keep and bear arms. In fact, it does so three times in the very first sentence.

“All men are by nature free and independent and have certain inalienable rights among those of which are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.”

Let’s look at those three firearms phrases more carefully:
“defending life and liberty…”
“protecting property…”
“obtaining safety…”

Being written in 1849, what do you suppose those phrases were intended to mean? How would any man defend life and liberty in 1849? Harsh words? A stern glare? Or a shotgun blast? And what about protecting property? They weren’t talking about building a fence around your yard or sticking a scarecrow in the cornfields. Protecting property in 1849 was done with a sidearm, just like today. And when you were living in the Old West, back when the California Constitution was drafted, how do you think people “obtained safety” on the frontier? They weren’t making 911 calls to the sheriff. They were grabbing their Colt Peacemaker or Henry Rifle.

Acknowledging the right to keep and bear arms is most definitely present in the California Constitution. No courts or judges need to consecrate this fact, nor do any of them possess the authority to refute it. You just need to understand the plain English it was written in and the historical context in which it was composed and suddenly the implication of firearms becomes unequivocally clear. The current phrasing is very similar:

“All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.”

In the 21st century, California lawmakers are among the most unethical and evil in the union. You may think “evil” is a harsh condemnation but, undermining your fundamental human right to defend yourself and your family can only be construed as unadulterated evil. Keep in mind, San Francisco Democratic Senator Leland Yee was one of the most outspoken California politicians against firearms and in March of 2014 he was arrested on charges related to public corruption and gun trafficking; specifically, buying automatic weapons and shoulder-launched missiles from an Islamic terrorist group located in the southern Philippines and attempting to sell those weapons to an undercover FBI agent. He plead guilty to the charges in 2015 and was sentenced to prison in 2016.

He’s not even an American! Leland Yee was born in communist China! How did this traitor become a Senator!?

Incidentally, the second draft of the California Constitution, written in 1880, specifically indicated that Chinamen were not allowed to hold political office in California. Guess the founders of California might have known communist Chinese traitors would show up and start to ruin our country.

The original Article 19 of the California Constitution said:
No Chinese shall be employed on any State, county, municipal, or other public work, except in punishment for crime. The presence of foreigners ineligible to become citizens of the United States is declared to be dangerous to the well-being of the State, and the legislature shall discourage their immigration by all the means within its power.

Terrorist sympathizers and collaborators are the type of vile and inhuman monsters who are the lawmakers of California. Loathsome, perfidious filth eradicating our liberty and freedom. Unjust laws must never be enforced, respected or obeyed. Especially when they are authored by foreign invaders; enemies of our country and our highest ideals, weaseling into political office, toiling to eliminate our human right to defend our nation, while secretly engaging in illegal gun trafficking with our enemies.

Other treasonous politicians want to hold gun manufacturers responsible when a person is killed with a firearm. That is an insane idea. We don’t hold knife manufacturers responsible when someone is stabbed. We don’t hold breweries responsible when someone is killed by a drunk driver. We don’t hold auto manufacturers responsible when someone smashes their car onto a sidewalk and plows over a dozen people. We don’t hold pillow makers responsible when a crazed husband smothers his wife. It doesn’t matter if a victim is killed with a lead pipe in the billiard room or a candlestick in the library, there isn’t one single tool used to commit murder where the public is stupid enough to blame the tool for the crime. Unless it’s a firearm. Then, people become completely ignorant and unreasonable. Blaming the gun is delusional. Just as it would be ludicrous to prosecute a knife manufacturer over the death of a stabbing victim, there is not one single shred of reason or logic in holding gun manufacturers responsible for someone being shot.

As patriots, you and I are obligated to uphold our most fundamental laws, and by extension, disobey all edicts which infringe upon them. Time and again, we have pledged allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands. As president Abraham Lincoln said:
“Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others. As the patriots of ’76 did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children’s liberty.”

With that in mind, I compel my fellow Americans to defy injustice, defend our rights against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and never obey anyone who attempts to undermine our freedom. Remember no officer or judge of any court in the land has any power or authority to enact or enforce laws which ignore our Constitution, and the moment they attempt to do so, they are committing treason, for which the penalty has never changed.

California is not a friendly State for a patriot. California is the heart of the Beast, filled with countless subversive politicians who hate our freedom. Never let any court or their cronies claim the state Constitution doesn’t include the right to keep and bear firearms. The first sentence undeniably reiterates that right three times over.

As a novelist, these issues are of vital importance to me, because I respect and admire the noble men and women who founded this great nation and as I cherish the poignant eloquence of beautifully crafted verse, I see it as my mission to reiterate the meaning of the freedoms they promised. I am boundlessly grateful for the liberty I have been afforded in my life due to our founders vision and sacrifice. The longer I live, the more I come to realize that in recompense for my lifetime of freedom, I am obligated to speak out in support of their righteous ideals and publicly condemn those who would seek to destroy them. Having reaped the benefits of individual sovereignty my entire life, it is my duty to maintain those rights for myself and for future generations of my fellow Americans in whatever manner Fate deems me to heed. For now, words are my weapons and I must endeavor to use them for attacks of grace and finesse.

In closing, I leave you with this thought boys and girls; the United States of America was not founded by submissive and law-abiding citizens. America was forged by gunslinging rebels and outlaws. Brave men and women who fought against the dictatorship of the English crown. People who were willing to kill and die for what they believed in. A country born from a lofty quintessential definition of freedom and self-governance that no other country in the history of the world has ever even attempted to achieve or define with the equivalent audacity and eloquence our Founders did. Preserving that freedom is what it meant to be an American patriot in 1776 and what it still means today. The American Revolution has never ended. Our struggle to maintain our sovereignty is a torch all citizens must bear forever. We may have defeated the Redcoats, but new combatants spring up in their place all the time. Not only are the enemies at the gate, but they are inside our walls. The wolves aren’t at the door. They’re in our livingrooms. They’re circling the crib. To maintain the centuries of autonomy that We the People have enjoyed, every true citizen of this great nation must continue to be willing to don the mantle of bandit and desperado, prepared to defend the Bill of Rights from all enemies foreign and domestic, and to eradicate tyranny in any form.

So remember, my compatriots, the Second Amendment and even the California state Constitution legally reiterates an inalienable human right that you are free to keep and bear firearms wherever and whenever you please. As Tony Stark once said, “That’s how America does it. And it’s worked out pretty well so far.”

Thought Police in American Universities are Criminalizing Free Speech

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There is a policy on many social media websites against the use of “hate speech”. Those who seek to undermine our freedoms will go so far as to ban a user for life, if they ever engage in the amorphous practice of which one can be accused, but no one can explain.

Naturally, as is always the case with these draconian policies, no one can define what the term “hate speech” means. In principal, “hate speech” is supposed to mean words which encourage direct, plausible and immediate threats of physical harm to a person or group of people. In practice, “hate speech” is typically defined as words which feel hurtful or offensive to an overly-sensitive group of spineless pansies.

America was founded on the ideal of different races and religions and creeds uniting to live in peace and harmony. Most important of all, our great nation was forged upon the idea that we can have open dialogs and the irrevocable freedom to speak our minds; and most important of all, to debate and disagree. For it is within the turmoil of opposing viewpoints that we most rapidly educate and improve ourselves and advance as human beings. We need conflict. We need dissent. That is what helps us to excel. A culture devoid of opposing ideologies is a nation which stagnates and dies. Conformity and obedience are the death knell of prosperity. We are a country of pioneers and rebels. It’s high time we start acting like it again.

Hate speech should never be encouraged or condoned, but it must always be permitted. Morally, hate speech can never be criminalized and any organization with policies against hate speech is in direct violation of the Bill of Rights. For what society deems dissent today could be construed as hate tomorrow.

Don’t believe me? Think I’m exaggerating? New York City is doing it right now. Corrupt government officials are bragging about it on government websites.

In New York City, they have violated freedom of speech in the most fascist way you can imagine. Violations of the New York City Human Rights Law could result in civil penalties of up to $125,000 for violations, and up to $250,000 for violations that are the result of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct. One of those violations is intentionally failing to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title. For example, repeatedly calling a transgender woman “him” or “Mr.” when she has made it clear that she prefers female pronouns and a female title.

Have you ever seen these lists of so-called “gender pronouns”? Zir. Xem. I can’t even pronounce half this shit. You know why I can’t pronounce it? BECAUSE THEY AREN’T FUCKING WORDS! Based upon this new law, in New York City, if some lunatic gets mad at you because you neglected to address them by some unpronounceable fictional pronoun they invented that morning, you could face a quarter-of-a-million-dollar fine!? What kind of bizarre alternate universe did I wake up in? You can’t just make up new vocabulary words and sue people for not using them! Are these legislators grown adults, or are they 5 years old.

That’s right. If a mentally ill person, afflicted with gender dysphoria, gets mad because you keep calling Bruce Jenner a man, you could be arrested and fined $250,000. These New York lawmakers are guilty of treason for violating The Bill of Rights. They are telling you what to say. How to speak. What is permitted. What is not. Stealing your freedom one layer at a time. Controlling behavior. Controlling speech. Controlling thought. Just like every tyrant and dictator in history. When will the same laws come to your city? When will your friends and family start to get hauled off to jail because someone didn’t like what they had to say?

I have gay friends who are terrified of these laws because they are smart enough to see that homosexuals are just being used as pawns in a much larger game that will eventually silence everyone.

Personally, I would never seek to censor anyone simply because I disagree with them. Have you ever heard of Laci Green, Franchesca Ramsey, or Anita Sarkeesian? They are women who preach racist and misandrist messages on YouTube and MTV while giving horribly divisive advice to young kids about sexuality and ethnicity. Most of what these women preach is misguided at best and hatefully immoral at worst. Although I disagree with these ladies vehemently on nearly every opinion they express, I would be furious, and jump to their defense immediately, if anyone ever tried to silence or censor them. Although I have no respect for their viewpoints, I deeply respect their freedom to express those views. Silencing such people, hateful as they are, would never be justified. Their disciples, having no reverence for the First Amendment, would never reciprocate my attitude. Disagree with them, and their minions want to silence you.

Sadly this attitude of oppressing opinions is starting to fester across college campuses all over our country. Universities, once the very bastion and beacon of debates and the free flow of ideas have become prisons guarded by the fascism of thought police. They are ruled by the cultists of censorship and silencing those who fail to conform to the established agenda.

In 2013, Modesto Junior College in California campus police told student Robert Van Tuinen that he could not pass out copies of the United States Constitution outside the student center on Constitution Day, because he hadn’t been “approved” to do so. Since all police take an oath to uphold the Constitution, these police officers are all guilty of treason.

In 2014, Duke University began a campus program called “You Don’t Say” in an effort to suppress free speech by banning certain words deemed “offensive” or “disparaging” to specific categories of people.

In 2015, University of Missouri assistant professor Melissa Click, called for “muscle” to physically remove student reporter Mark Schierbecker for filming an encampment on school grounds, which was part of a protest that resulted in university president Tim Wolfe resigning over the handling of racial incidents on campus.

In 2016, a University of Texas at Austin police officer issued a citation against a preacher who was preaching off campus grounds because someone reported being offended by the preacher. When the preacher questioned the officer, explaining that his right to speak was protected by the First Amendment, the treasonous officer broke his oath to uphold the Constitution and thereby forfeit all of his authority when he replied, “It doesn’t matter, freedom of speech. Someone was offended, that’s against the law.”

Some of these tyrannical universities even have the audacity to designate so-called “Free Speech Zones” – tiny sections, cordoned off from the rest of the campus, where students may speak freely and exercise their First Amendment rights. Go look it up. I was astounded when I saw this. These aren’t schools in communist China or North Korea. These are American universities. It made me sick to my stomach. Every single square inch of our country has always been (and will always be) a Free Speech Zone! No one ever needs permits or authorization to speak their mind. Not on college campuses. Not on private property. Not anywhere. No citizen has the authority to revoke something in the Bill of Rights from another citizen. Despite what lies these braindead college administrators are teaching our kids, everything in the Bill of Rights applies in every square millimeter of this nation, including inside private homes, private businesses and private schools. That’s what the First Amendment means! Freedom of speech exists everywhere. Always. Yet American college students are being indoctrinated to believe that free speech must be sequestered to designated areas and the administration is acting as though they are doing the student body a favor. Any university in this country with a Free Speech Zone should have the entire administration brought up on criminal charges of treason.

The list goes on. Countless cases of schools and universities teaching the next generation to hate our freedom. Suppress thoughts. Silence speech. Bury opinions. Kids are being systematically brainwashed into thinking these oppressive practices are acceptable and even normal. Just like the Hitler Youth were conditioned to believe that Jews were not human beings, so too the crop of students in high school and college are being taught that our Constitution is outdated and illegitimate. They’re being taught socialism is a good idea, despite the fact that all socialist societies throughout history have crumbled over and over again, like the National Socialist German Workers Party and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Being too young to think for themselves and too weak to defy or question authority, these children blindly accept such lies, just like the Hitler Youth did in the 1930′s.

I’m not the only writer who feels threatened by this kind of censorship. J.K. Rowling, one of the most wealthy and widely-read authors of my generation, expressed the same sentiment, only a few days ago…

It is time to defy their rhetoric and stand up against those who seek the undermine the very foundations of our freedom. Voice your thoughts. Express your opinions. Never allow anyone to suppress your ideals. Speak out. Walk tall. Never forget that your viewpoints respecting ethical values and tradition and morality are the very foundation of what makes America the greatest nation in the history of all mankind. The enemy is no longer overseas. The enemy is now in our backyard. This is a war unlike any other we have fought before. This is a battle not to end tyranny or oppression, but to prevent it from taking hold. But when we win the day, we shall preserve the righteous character of liberty and freedom that will assure our fortitude for another 2 centuries, through truth, justice and the American Way.