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I don’t want to hear anything from ____

by Greg Krehbiel on 31 October 2017

In the bad old days, before SJWs and such, wasn’t it a sign of education and liberalism (in the old sense) to be able to evaluate something on its merits, independent of who said it? My memory isn’t what it used to be, but I seem to recall that.

Now I see acceptance …. No, acceptance is the wrong word and goes in the wrong direction. I see insistence that we reject comments from certain people. E.g., that person is evil, nobody should ever listen to anything he ever said, period, end of discussion, and P.S., I hate you if you disagree.

I have some sympathy for the sentiment. If someone starts posting brilliant quotes from Hitler, people might get the wrong idea.

But … nobody is pure evil, and sometimes even evil, monstrous people have good ideas. Even that pile of snow-covered dung named Martin Luther, for example.

It seems the modern attitude is “I am so wounded and hurt by the evil that person has said / done that I am exempt from anything that reminds me of him and should never be subjected to a quote, an image, or any mention of his name that isn’t in the context of a curse.”

2017-10-31  »  Greg Krehbiel


  1. pentamom
    1 November 2017 @ 12:47 pm

    You haven’t lived until you’ve have an extended family member do this, and extend it to no longer attending family gatherings so as not to be subjected to the unapproved person.

    And this is purely about political/philosophical differences, not a situation where one person has actually hurt, insulted, or in any way really affected the other at all.