Monday, August 30, 2010

Who's intolerant now?

Isn't it odd that the same liberal leaders who are defending the mosque as freedom of religion didn't want Glenn Beck to hold a rally in DC? Aren't the freedom of speech and freedom of religion in the same amendment? Aaaah, hypocrisy. Without it liberalism has no foundation


Rhacodactylus said...

Just so we're clear, there is a difference between defending someones right to do something and thinking it is a good idea. I know many liberals who feel exactly the same about the mosque and about Glenn Beck, really bad ideas, but well within their rights to do. Plus, not wanting him to hold the speech on that date in that location is different from actually trying to stop him from doing it.

Milk River Madman said...

We don't know that they didn't try to stop it. Point is that I cannot be called intolerant by someone for my mosque view that didn't want Beck to speak. It's very much the same thing. Tolerance, as I understand it, would be to say "I don't agree with it, but he has every right." Al Sharpton, Oberman, Maddow etc never said that. Or even alluded to it. That's all.

Rhacodactylus said...

Wait wait wait, lol don't dumb Maddow in with that lot, Sharpton is a damn fool and while I find Keith sometimes funny he is sort of our equivalent of Bill O'reilly. Maddow actually has a lot of class and tends to at least be accurate even if she is liberally biased (I can admit it). But, my point was that I didn't see the kind of orchestrated effort to stop the speech as I do to stop the mosque. But that could totally be bias which is why conservative outlets serve a roll in the debate.