No Conservatives, No Right-Wingers, No Dogs

The shocking intolerance of the left. “Tolerance” is, supposedly, one of the supreme virtues of modern society. But what does it mean, exactly? Oxford defines “tolerance” as “the willingness to accept or tolerate someone or something, especially opinions or behavior that you may not agree with, or people who are not like you”. Merriam-Webster, the …

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The Unbearable Assholes of Rainbow Bullying

I recently had a representative of the “rainbow” brigade ruffle its feathers at me and petulantly hiss that “us alphabet people are very welcoming of all kinds of people…we are seen as a place of acceptance, equality and diversity”. Whereupon I suggested that perhaps La Rainbow might want to broaden its horizons somewhat beyond the …

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Of Curmudgeonly Interest This Week – 6 February 2017

What's Lushy been reading this week? 6 February 2017 Riots and Rejection of Free Speech at UC Berkeley Once again, Some Black Guy nails it: 2o17, the year that you're a fuckin' Nazi if you just dislike illegal immigration, y'know, if you just dislike people breaking the law, if you just have a differing opinion …

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A Parliament of Cry-Bullies

The campaign against the promised same-sex marriage plebiscite is anti-democratic and infantilises its opponents. It's also sadly symptomatic of what gay-rights activist Andrew Sullivan calls "the obvious and ugly intolerance of parts of the gay movement".

The bizarrely anti-democratic idea that the possible hurt feelings of one segment of the polity should override the democratic process is the authoritarianism of the offended.