Tag Archives: Zork (the) Hun

Celebrating un-civility

2012-06-17 uncivility

After the shootings happened in the Eaton centre two weeks ago, I was wondering how long will it take for someone to come up with yet another bright idea to control guns, while I was still fuming over the Bernie Farber civility argument. I could ignore the bad writing, the self-contradictions, the shallow, mushy touchy-feely banalities, but I cannot get over the fundamental stupidity of the suggestion that all people and all ideas and opinions should be treated as equal, regardless of the merits of the person or the opinion.

I was ready to talk about the stupidity of gun control and to explain what I mean saying that I want to be a gun parasite. I was also genuinely surprised to see that it took more than a week before the shtuff, in the person of Adam Vaughan in this case, hit the fan. Continue reading →

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 →