In light of the hullabaloo over Indiana’s RFRA law and the rise of the “Tolerance Police” at our nation’s universities, this post is (sadly) topical once again.
Not much has changed in the last coupla years, has it….?
When, exactly, did the mere act of not enthusiastically embracing an idea, thought, or ideology become synonymous with “Hate”?
- You don’t agree with Gay Marriage? You “hate” homosexuals.
- Are you not in favor of Obamacare? You “hate” the poor.
- You are against a policy put forth by this president? You “hate” him because he’s black.
- You don’t embrace new Amnesty provisions for illegal immigrants in America? You “hate” Hispanics.
Notice the utter lack of actual logical consistency here. The accusations are hurled as if inarguable facts, but they make no more sense than saying “If you don’t think Catcher In The Rye is a particularly well-written book, then you ‘hate’ literature”.