Forum:Why the alt-right shouldn't be complaining about "leftist intolerance"
I know the usual answer is "I'm intolerant of intolerance", but I think there's a better answer. Basically: tolerance isn't netted out unconditionally. If you are intolerant towards other groups, then those groups have a right to withdraw their tolerance of you. In other words: tolerance is a two way street and if you don't play nice with others then don't act so shocked and indignant when others don't play nice with you. At least that's how I think of it. Anyone have thoughts about this? Ru1138 (talk) 20:38, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
- Tolerance is not a moral absolute, it is a peace treaty, or so said a recent article that put this question through its ethical paces. This is one of those cases where remembering why something is valued is important to maintaining that value. Responding to intolerance with tolerance yields very similar results to responding to violence with non-violence. It may make you a martyr and give you the moral high ground, but often grants immediate power to the people being immoral. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 20:58, 9 February 2017 (UTC)