[Report Abuse]
[Login to Blog] timeontarget's Blog
Surfing The Web Of Tolerence

Take Me To Post Comment Form

The article is a recent publication of Personal Liberty Digest. Ben Crystal is but one of many writers who contribute to the Digest. I personally don't agree with some of Crystal's opinion, but I do agree with most of what he says and I've found him to be a good writer. I recommend we all read the following and consider what the man says. TOT

Surfing The Web Of Tolerance
April 8, 2014 by Ben Crystal

Surfing The Web Of Tolerance
THINKSTOCK

I pride myself on my tolerance.

I tolerate it when I’m stuck in line at the grocery store behind the guy who’s paying for his malt liquor with pocket change.

I tolerate it when my dogs decide to wake me up early on Sunday morning.

I tolerate the hammerhead in the Prius with the “Think Globally, Act Locally” sticker who thinks 64 mph in the passing lane is “2 Fast 2 Furious.”

In fact, I’m so tolerant that I even tolerate the existence of ideas other than mine.

Here at Personal Liberty, we share a rather obvious libertarian/conservative attitude.

But not everyone who writes for Personal Liberty shares identical opinions about everything.

Unlike your more homogenized liberal “news” outlets, we not only don’t censor dissent, but we encourage it.

There’s a whole section right below this article set aside just for you to hash out how much you loved this piece, or hated this piece, or think Bob Livingston should replace me with “Marmaduke.”

We sport a surprising diversity of opinion among the many fine writers who share their thoughts with you. For example, our newsroom and editorial staff are riddled with SEC fans.

I think Mr. Livingston himself roots for Auburn.

Yet I tolerate their woeful choice in sports fandom.

I’m pretty sure John Myers is either a Calgary Flames or Vancouver Canucks fan, and that’s the NHL version of pulling for one of those conferences that plays its bowl games in late November.

Quite a few people here don’t share my opinion that same-sex marriage should be legal.

Others don’t agree that marijuana should be legal.

And there is no shortage of you who have expressed less-than-convivial tones regarding my collection of firearms and my belief that the Bill of Rights ought to be the only license I need for it.

We disagree on some politics.

We disagree on some social issues.

We don’t all vote for the same people in national elections.

We don’t necessarily even support the same Presidential candidates — although I’m going to predict that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will find few followers here should he get a hand on the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

I know some of you dear visitors to our stop on the information superhighway have fairly high opinions of the work we do here.

I also know a few of you think our venture is several steps below the Web’s intellectual sub-basement.

As an aside, I often wonder why you torture yourselves so; but that’s a different rumination entirely.

And I know this about you, because you share it with us.

Moreover, we allow you to do so at your convenience. In fact, as I noted earlier, we ask for your input.

Unless your remarks are profane, libelous or involve a chance for us to make $10 million if we just allow you to borrow our bank accounts for a Nigerian wire transfer, chances are we’re going to let them into the fray.

Even if you think only gay marriage should be legal, even if you believe everyone should be required to inject themselves with heroin before leaving the house in the morning, and even if you think the guy down the street with the unmarked and windowless van should be allowed to recruit our children right off the playground for Obamacare, we’re probably going to allow you to say it.

All right, the serious-looking cats who handle the business end of our site might skim that last one off the top.

But we tolerate it. And if you’re still reading this, you do, too.

To be honest, I don’t think I would enjoy a world in which everyone thought the same things about everything that I think.

To me, that sounds like one of the lower levels of perdition, or the inner sanctum of one of those hate groups funded by George Soros.

Furthermore, in a world where both of us share identical thoughts on everything, you’re vestigial; and I would miss you.

All things being equal, I’m a reasonably tolerant dude working for an extraordinarily tolerant operation.

I’m nothing like the poor saps stuck toiling for the Mozilla Corporation, where even mild dissent on non-business-related political issues voiced six years ago can get you fired today.

–Ben Crystal



Filed Under: Conservative Politics, Hot Topics, Outside the Asylum



I hope you enjoyed the humor as well as the serious side of this. I thought it might be interesting on this beautiful spring weekend.


Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM


Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by timeontarget
Send timeontarget a Message
Report Abuse


Blog has been viewed (492) times.


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by timeontarget
 
Bakers ruined for refusing same sex couple.
May 04, 2015
SOCIETYNEWS Exclusive: Bakers Facing $135K Fine Over Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couple Speak Out Kelsey Harkness / @kelseyjharkness / April 27, 2015 / 601 comments 436 4.5k //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// It was the first time seeing her bakery since the new owners moved in. “This is really hard,” Melissa Klein said, tears ...
Read More »
 
BALTIMORE IS A DEMOCRAT PROBLEM,
April 29, 2015
BALTIMORE IS A DEMOCRAT PROBLEM, NOT AMERICA’S PROBLEM 10229 75 1415 AP PhotoThe Associated Press by JOHN NOLTE28 Apr 20151535 Contrary to the emotional blackmail some leftists are attempting to peddle, Baltimore is not America’s problem or shame. That failed city is solely and completely a Democrat problem. Like many ...
Read More »
 
‘Riots a Result of Liberal Policies’
April 29, 2015
Sheriff Clarke: ‘Riots a Result of Liberal Policies’ that have ‘Created Permanent Underclass’ BY KEITH FARRELL - Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. has spoken out against the riots in Baltimore. He lays the blame squarely at the feet of liberal policies which he says have created a powder keg ...
Read More »
 
County doesn't care how it spends taxpayer money
April 28, 2015
County doesn't care how it spends taxpayer money Letter to the editor UPDATED: April 28, 2015 6:00 a.m. County doesn't care how it spends taxpayer money Editor, Why would representatives of Liberty County have to go to St. Simons to hold a meeting when there are many places in Liberty ...
Read More »
 
Biblical Values — or Vegas Values?
April 28, 2015
Biblical Values — or Vegas Values? By Patrick J. Buchanan Tuesday - April 28, 2015 Almost all of the declared and undeclared Republican candidates for 2016 could be found this weekend at one of two events, or both. The first was organized by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, and ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 
Powered by
Morris Technology