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Thread #161296 Message #3833482
Posted By: Backwoodsman
18-Jan-17 - 11:08 PM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
"I often wonder why tolerance is so often a one way street ?"
easy... the good guys are tolerant..
the bad guys aren't.....
left or right, religious or non believer..
ranters and zealots [and the sneaky silent noxious colluders..] are life force sucking socially dysfunctional arseholes..
Sounds to me like you just described perfectly the people who attacked the blacked-up Morris-Dancers, PFR. In a civilised society, nobody should be attacking and abusing anyone.
'Tolerance' is accepting the dancers' explanation of the reasons for, and meaning of, blacking-up.
'Intolerance' is attacking and abusing them, despite their honest assurances that blacking-up is in no way intended to mock or offend dark-skinned people but, rather, is a reference to disguising oneself in order to avoid accusations of begging.
Sometimes, it could be argued, 'offence' and 'intolerance' are precisely the same emotion.
IMHO, of course. YMMV.