Tolerance: A Lost Value

819 WordsFeb 4, 20183 Pages
“Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society. When an immoral society has blatantly and proudly violated all the commandments, it insists upon one last virtue, tolerance for its immorality. It will not tolerate condemnation of its perversions. It creates a whole new world in which only the intolerant critic of intolerable evil, is evil.” -Hutton Gibson. What is tolerance? In today’s society it is something that everyone seems to glorify, and worship as a seemingly powerful, helpful, and good moral. Quiet frankly, and much to the opposite of E. M. Forester’s essay, tolerance is what seems to be the world’s bane, and one of its most horrific and perverted lies. Throughout history, it can be argued that it was tolerance that messed up everything that became impure. Most importantly, tolerance can be proven to be the poison that is killing love. One familiar scene that nearly everyone on earth would recall to argue about tolerance, is WWII. Most sources would claim that it was the Germans who were intolerant, that they were hateful and cruel to the Jews, and though most of them were indeed monsters, it wasn’t their intolerance that was the problem. How many of them did nothing? How many of stood up against Hitler? How many of them surrendered and were tolerant of Hitler’s lies? Because the Germans were tolerant of evil, and immorality, and the absolution to no absolutes, six million Jews died. That is 6,000,000 if the letters didn’t do it for you. But to make matters
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