Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Posting someone else's thoughts to seem insightful

Sometimes there is no other side - a very good post from a very good blog.

I won't elaborate because the post makes the point very well, and belabouring it would be me talking for the sake of hearing my own voice. A slightly related point, though, is that I really don't like the idea of promoting tolerance. The fact that an individual has to struggle in daily life for people to put up with them is a tragic affair, and law- and policy-makers shouldn't have "barely putting up with someone" as an end goal. You can't force acceptance on people, but in, say, a workplace, if there's a policy in place that says you have to, then the onus is on bigoted people to hide their unpleasant selves, rather than on the target to make themselves bearable for not being The Norm.