Modern liberalism demands complete devotion and uniformity of thought. Using the term “tolerance,” the left has, ironically, become remarkably intolerant of any slight variation of opinion as they praise their supposed support for diversity.
Their formula for indoctrination and bullying people into complete submission is quite simple, really. They frame every issue as an absolute moral imperative. It’s a moral imperative that we agree with their definition of marriage. It’s an absolute moral “must” that we see eye-to-eye on gun control, welfare, transgender issues, feminism, race relations, “climate change” and virtually every other issue for which they crusade.
Think about it: when was the last time a liberal issue was furthered by an appeal to reason and debate? Instead, the issues almost always come down to a simple premise: “This is a moral imperative and if you don’t agree with me on it, you are racist/sexist/homophobic, etc., etc.”
This mindset is what prompted ESPN to fire former sports commentator Curt Schilling. After Schilling announced that he does not support allowing men to share bathrooms with women and vice-versa, ESPN promptly gave him the boot… you know, to show how “tolerant” they are of different people and ideas.
Since then, Schilling has not been shy about telling people that he was fired due to this perverse premise of political correctness.
Amidst rising criticism of ESPN, the company’s president defended the decision to fire Schilling and confirmed what conservatives have been saying about the company by explaining that they “have no tolerance” for people who they, themselves, have labeled as “intolerant.”
“No. We have no tolerance for points of view that aren’t inclusive,” ESPN President John Skipper said at a press conference.
“We have a diverse culture. We are very focused on making sure everybody can exist comfortably and succeed in that culture,” he added. “That’s what we have no tolerance for and I don’t care of what the politics of a person who has such an attitude are.”
If Mr. Skipper would read the transcript of his comments, he would see that he’s really just proving the validity of the criticism…
For those that don’t speak hypocrite, I’ll translate:
“We don’t mind employing a diverse range of people with diverse ideas… as long as they all believe the same things that we do. But we’re totally dedicated to diversity… just the kind of diversity where everybody is in complete ideological agreement.”
Thankfully, Skipper was willing to remove any doubt about his thorough willingness to craft a corporate culture of intolerance.