Being intolerant of intolerance, and other philosophical dilemmas

“The liberal idea of tolerance is more and more a kind of intolerance. What it means is ‘Leave me alone; don’t harass me; I’m intolerant towards your over-proximity.”
~ Slavoj Žižek


It says a lot about our society that it’s acceptable to be as a slut, but not acceptable to not accept the slutty behaviour.

Especially when we look beyond the proud nudes in front of us to the other, more serious, bad behaviours that are gaining acceptance and even admiration: Antisemitism, racism, militant nationalism, religious intolerance, hate speech, violence…

It appears as long as you can label yourself some kind of ‘victim’, you can get away with murder – with public approval.


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