Remember how this works, men and women aren’t equal since men can do things that women can’t do, and women can definitely do something that men can’t do. That doesn’t get altered once you change the wrapper, since what’s inside is still pretty much the same. Plus, when it comes to the freedom of speech, a lot of people don’t want you to have free speech unless it’s to agree with them and their ideals, but once you disagree with them they’ll suddenly remember that freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequences…except for them. See how that doesn’t work? The whole ‘rules for thee but not for me’ is kind of a terrible model to follow, especially when the rules tend to shift whenever those make them feel that they’re about to be subjected to their own policies.
There’s no doubt that tolerance is hard to find on both sides of the line as the capitol riot would indicate. But if you’re tolerant then you should have no trouble admitting that the BLM and Antifa riots, sorry, ‘peaceful protests’ (don’t worry, I’m laughing too), were just as wrong and weren’t as provoked as people like to imagine. People die? People are killed by people? People are killed by cops? Cops are killed by people? Such issues need to be taken on a case by case basis, not lumped together to create the overriding narrative that has come to divide the country. Tolerance is learning when to deal with one or many issues as they come along, not bothering to over-generalize and make things worse by stating that they’re all the same. It’s true, the riots of the past four years were not the capitol riot, as they were different instances and are said to have been for different reasons. But tolerance in this case is finding a way to punish those who are guilty, and not take it out on those that have done no wrong.
Of course not, right? Because they are used to the capitalist system, they are used to being paid, and are used to paying into it. The same system so many condemn is the one they rely so heavily on, and cannot imagine walking away from. Getting paid as much as everyone else for doing the same or more work is a part of the personal vocabulary and rhetoric. But deep down, their adherence to a capitalist system in which some of them might have pulled themselves up by the boostraps, is why their words are as empty as their ideas.
Ayanna Pressley@AyannaPressley · Jan 12The second I realized our “safe room” from the violent white supremacist mob included treasonous, white supremacist, anti masker Members of Congress who incited the mob in the first place, I exited. Furious that more of my colleagues by the day are testing positive.
This one, huh boy. One has to wonder what the words ‘white supremacist’ and ‘treasonous’ even mean any longer, since folks such as Ayanna and many others appear ready and willing to twist any word to their liking.