Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Tolerance

Hate is bad.

hate |hāt|

• feel intense or passionate dislike for (someone)

• have a strong aversion to (something)

Intolerance, worse.

intolerance |ˌinˈtäl(ə)rəns|

• unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one’s own

 

These are things which are drilled into our heads each and every day.  At least in Seattle.

What we’re not told, however, is that these things are accepted, encouraged, even celebrated, if the targets of hate and intolerance are approved by the Democratic Party of the United States.

In a city as learned as Seattle (we consistently rank in the Top 3 in the nation for most educated populace), it’s almost unthinkable that our people are every bit as hypocritical as their Southern Baptist adversaries.

When you think of the Salem Witch Hunts, the Pre-School Satanic Sex Abuse Scandal, and the countless other groupthink hysterias that have befallen the human animal since its very existence, you typically think of ignorant, backwoods bible-thumpers who may have graduated from basic education, but not much more.  Once upon a time, good collegiate educations were seen as a buffer against such things happening to a particular person or group.

That was then, however.

2017 finds us in a time where even our most educated, our mosts promising, our most intelligent, are completely blind to their own extreme hypocrisy.  Hypocrisy which frankly, exceeds all that which came before it.

Vote in a candidate that opposes gay marriage, then boycott poor blacks for having the same opinion, while decrying racism, while gentrifying minorities out of cities, while claiming to be for better quality of lives for the poor, while increasing their competition for unskilled labor, while criss-crossing the globe on jet fuel-guzzling aircrafts, while wagging their fingers at anyone who dare not believe in climate change … my God I could go on and on and on.  Never before have we seen such absolutely contradictory and frankly, deranged, thinking of our upper-classes.

Because no one in their insular, homogenous, completely non-diverse circles ever points these things out … they are incapable of seeing them.  And these are America’s most educated people.

As I type this, tens of thousands of women are in the streets protesting the supposed abolition of the status-quo.  You know, the one that supposedly oppresses them.  Yeah, that one.  Can you believe that they desperately, desperately don’t want to lose it after all?  The last 8 years have seen the wealth gap grow to its widest point ever, and right now, people are protesting in the street to keep the very group that made it happen.

Wanna guess which side of the gap the protestors were on?

Go ahead, I’ll give you three guesses but the first two don’t count.

The Democratic Party took a pool of 400 million people, and offered up Hillary Clinton as their very best alternative to Donald Trump.  Of everyone in this nation, they looked at Hillary Clinton and said “you know, there’s not one person better”. And who do people blame for Trump’s win?  Not themselves, that’s for sure.  It’s never themselves.  Ever.  EVER.

How the party that nominated Hilary Clinton can claim the moral high-ground, I will never know, but claim it they do nonetheless.

Dare I say the country is in trouble.

Or maybe not.

The most hardcore of the narcissistic hypocrites are not breeding, which means the upcoming generations will be made up more and more of those in the non-elitist classes.  Classes of people which don’t have their flaws swept under the rug by corporate media, and classes of people which will ostensibly be held accountable to hypocrisy by someone.  Newspaper articles are full of stories of poor criminals stealing this or that, but few and far between are the exposés of government corruption and corporate malfeasance.

So … maybe there’s hope.  I don’t know.

In the meantime, the good, tolerant, progressive, diverse people of Seattle would like you to know that Donald Trump is the nastiest skank bitch they ever met, and they would also like you to know that criticizing someone’s appearance is wrong, oh-so-wrong, unless that person holds incorrect views, in which case … criticize away.

As it turns out, things like hate, intolerance, body shaming, etc, are really just fine after all, it just all depends on who the target of said things are.  At least, that’s the way it is according to some white privileged woman named Caroline, who claims in an article “I’m not a hateful person”.

You can hold those kind of contradictory opinions if you’re an affluent white girl, because hey, who’s going to correct you?

Hundreds of people have seen the posters and shared them on social media, including some celebrities like Perez Hilton.

‘I keep seeing the same responses. People will say “This is brilliant” or that “I’m a genius” and will always ask “Who made this?”‘ 

In 2017, this is what passes for “genius”.  Ripping off a movie.  Genius.

And these are your intellectual superiors.  These are the arbiters and proponents of tolerance and diversity.

This is also the extent of what could pass for bravery among the chosen ones.  I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen, at least not recently, “progressives” march/protest/put themselves out there, in an area in which their views did not already enjoy overwhelming support.  This makes their little “protests” risk-free, which is just how they like it.  Parroting a message which everyone around you agrees with is very self-affirming, and is oh-so-hard to resist by those who have to this point, lived charmed lives.  Protesting in the bubble is all they will ever do.

I can’t say the same for their opponents.

Many a time I’ve caught the tolerant ones bullying the opposition en-masse, with no shame whatsoever, knowing full well that they would never, ever, take a stand by themselves in hostile territory.

It’s the delusion of the affluent, and it’s spectacular.

But much like tolerance, diversity, and so many other words which have been re-defined in the bubble … cowardice is bravery.

It’s good to be chosen.

Now you know.

 

2 comments to Tolerance

  • BOOSH!

    You know what I think is genius? Coining a term that so aptly describes a thought process that it is picked up by everyone a few years later………I don’t know if anyone in the country knows that the term “snowflake” started here, but they should. Keep up the great work REX, as a long-time reader I have always appreciated every photo and word you’ve posted.

  • Franky

    On the money Rex. After almost living my entire life in Seattle I took the leap and left. It isn’t the same place I grew up in or know anymore. It has truly turned into a progressive hell hole that does nothing or cares for avergage citizens like us.

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