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Tolerance part #3 – very much a value statement

2012-06-10 tolerance 3

I was not planning to write this third part, but a few days after I posted the first, Ezra quoted someone on his show. Bernie Farber “ Human rights advocate”  who does not like the word ‘ tolerance

“ I never really liked the word “tolerance.” It suggests the bare minimum. Simply tolerating each other is far from accepting or, better yet, celebrating each other. In the end “tolerance” is not much of a value statement.” Continue reading →

Good citizens vs good communists

2012-05-29good communists

When I used the following sentence:

They can show that they are good communists by donating the revenue to environmental causes
in my last blog, my editor objected. She was right, I changed it to read “good citizens”
Her point was that although it is meaningful to us, people who did not live the communist experience cannot possibly relate to it. I knew that I was over-reaching already when I was putting it down. If you have not lived in a communist country, you cannot relate to it. It is a loaded expression that I will now try to explain to you. Continue reading →