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How dare you express your opposing political view in my presence!

By November 2, 2004politics

I’m not saying who I’m voting for, at least not here. Those who know me well know who I’m voting for (I am, generally, not inclined to express my personal political views on the Internet). However, the thing that I would like to express is that I think we have gotten too intolerant of opposing political views.

I found this article about the novelist Tom Wolfe intriguing, not because he seems to support Bush, but because of his observations about the reaction he gets from people when he says anything pro-Bush. For example, at a dinner party he said: “If all else fails, you can vote for Bush.” Then, according to Wolfe

“People looked at me as if I had just said: ‘Oh, I forgot to tell you, I am a child molester.’ I would vote for Bush if for no other reason than to be at the airport waving off all the people who say they are going to London if he wins again. Someone has got to stay behind.”

I’m going to stay behind too. However, if someone has a spare ticket and a place for me to stay, I’d like to go London too. But not for political reasons. I just want to see London, if that’s okay with everyone.


P.S. If you appreciate my observations, you might want to join my inner circle.
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