I’m an intolerant person. I do not like tolerant ideologies, values or people who push tolerance as a virtue. I am not ashamed for being this way. I will not apologise for this. I believe if people were more intolerant, the world would be a better place for everyone. I believe tolerance is the root of all of the world’s most pressing problems right now. I’m explaining my position on this because Australians, and most people on this planet, are too tolerant. We’re too tolerant of having sacred traditions, such as ANZAC day today being tarnished with advertisements, political commentary about Afghanistan from generals and politicians talking about how it didn’t matter that we lost the battle of Gallipoli (missing the point that this is remembrance of the fallen, not celebrate victory day). When we tolerate violations to the sanctity of our nation, our families and of our selves, we invite corruption and degeneration. Also the ideas expressed in this piece relate a lot to the pieces on cultural marxism I’ll be putting up.
Intolerance versus Endurance
The first mistake people who believe tolerance is a virtue usually make is to the confuse the vice of tolerance with the virtue of endurance, also known as fortitude. These concepts are easily confused in conversation, but they are distinctly different in application. To illustrate this point I’m going to use an example of an unemployed man looking for a job.
At the moment this man is living on the dole and feels miserable because he sees himself as a drain on society because he isn’t doing anything productive and he would really like to have some money and dignity which a job can provide him with. So he looks and he finds an opening at a sawmill. When he arrives for his first day he notices several hazards: exposed blades, extremely loud noise and dangerous levels of fine dust. He also notices that the job has some annoying aspects: it is boring, with long hours and requires hard exertion.
First let us look at the hazards. The man talks to his boss about them and asks for guards to be placed on the blades, hearing protection and a dust mask. The boss replies, “stop being intolerant of the working conditions, and get back to work.” The man is now confronted with a choice: does he allow his life, safety and well-being to be endangered by taking this job or does he tolerate the risk of losing limbs, his hearing and dying of emphysema at age 40? Or is he intolerant of this situation and returns to the dole?
If he chooses to stay, I think it’s safe to call him a pathetic fool with no self-respect.
If he chooses to leave, I think it’s safe to call him a courageously dignified individual.
Next we have the annoying aspects of the job. In this scenario, the boss replied by handing the man a key to the safety equipment locker and ran through the safety procedures with him thoroughly. Now the man is confronted with the fact that his job is boring, with long hours and requires hard exertion. Here the man has another choice: does he walk away from his job knowing he’ll be a drain on society if he does? Or does he choose to endure these annoyances?
If he chooses to leave, I think it’s safe to call him a pathetic lazy whinger.
If he chooses to stay, I think it’s safe to call him a courageously strong individual.
The moral of this story: if you wilfully put yourself in danger and exploitation, you’re being too tolerant. If you can accept that life isn’t all puppies, rainbows and dancing then you’ve got the virtues of endurance and fortitude and I wish you the best of fortune for your efforts.
Both women and men struggle with these concepts. I have seen plenty of examples of men putting their lives in danger thinking they’re displaying fortitude, when they’re displaying a toxic level of tolerance. I have also seen plenty of women refuse to do work because it is boring, thus expressing the belief that boring work is for lesser people than themselves because their life is meant to be a fairy tale. Not all men and women are like the examples I gave, but clearly there is widespread confusion with the disctintion between tolerance and fortitude. One is to be mocked, the other admired.
Tolerance is a Virtue, If You’re a Slave
Slave owners from ancient Rome and medieval lords to plantation owners and religious leaders all understand the value in having tolerant slaves. A tolerant slave can be exploited, whipped, humiliated and sacrificed all without complaint because the tolerant slave will blame themselves for their inability to tolerate being abused. It is no surprise that enormous efforts have been undertaken by ruling elites to remind their slaves that tolerance is a virtue. Through public hangings, stocks, gibbets, chain gangs, public schooling, advertisements and multicultural diversity programs we’re all taught that if you’re complaining, you’re obviously not tolerant enough and that’s the only real problem here.
If you’re tolerating people treating you as less than an equal, the odds are, you’re a slave. Now, in a business there is a hierarchy, and you’re expected to obey your superiors, that’s because you traded some of your autonomy in exchange for money during set hours. However, you did not agree to be treated like rubbish in this exchange. Being tolerant of people who blur these lines is a sure sign that you’re a whimp, a loser and/or a slave. Being intolerant of being treated like this speaks of character, dignity and self-respect.
Tolerance is a virtue for a slave, because the intolerant slave got hung in the gallows for all the other slaves to see. Personally, I think those slaves who rebelled and got hung were heroic martyrs to the cause of freedom. But to the other slaves, these people were idiots who didn’t realise it was they who had the problem if they could not stomach licking other people’s boots clean for nothing.
Interestingly, this practice of killing intolerant slaves must have led to an unofficial selective breeding campaign where they selected for the most docile, obedient and pathetic slaves. If it didn’t mess them up genetically, it certainly would have culturally because only the slaves who embraced the culture of tolerance would have survived to pass on this culture. Just think of wild bison and compare them to the pathetic animals we slaughter for food these days. That’s what selective breeding of tolerant animals for domestication does. That’s why women don’t like nice guys, they’re at the bottom of the food chain and deep down in their genes women know this.
Logic Can Not Disprove Logic
The best thing about being intolerant for me is the ease with which it is to prove that I’m right. It is a similar situation as that when trying to disprove logic by using logic. If you develop a logical argument for why logic is invalid, then the explanation for why logic is invalid is automatically invalidated. Which means, you can’t beat logic using logic. Tolerant people can never beat intolerant people without being intolerant themselves. You can’t beat intolerance with intolerance, you only prove its validity.
When I mock, tease or laugh at tolerant people they are faced with a choice: they can tolerate me doing this, which proves me right because I’m now walking all over them, thus dominating them and hence showing that my position is the better stronger position to be in. Otherwise, they can be intolerant of me doing this which makes them a hypocrite and proves me right also because their actions agree with my philosophy even if their words don’t and remember: don’t listen to what people say, just watch what they do.
How Tolerance Is Destructive
By now I would hope you’re starting to get the picture. If you tolerate people walking over your boundaries, walking off with your money and your property, then you really don’t deserve to have your money and your property. Call it the rule of the jungle, I call it common sense. Dignity and self-respect is about avoiding turning into a domesticated animal for somebody else’s leisure and asserting your personal interests for your survival.
When you tolerate bullies, you’re encouraging them to keep bullying you. When you tolerate politicians taking billions of dollars of your money and giving it to the banks, you’re tolerating someone walking into your house and stealing half your things. When you tolerate affirmative action problems you’re making life harder for yourself and your own children and family. When you tolerate politicians sending your countrymen to fight endless pointless wars for corporate profiteering, you’re letting them rob you of your money, your dignity and even your life. When you tolerate your spouse expecting new wedding rings every year or so, you’re denying yourself the freedom to live your own life and find your own happiness. When you tolerate violent and abusive people, you’re letting criminals live the good life at your own expense. When you tolerate people walking all over your culture, you’re endangering the survival of your identity as a person and a nation. When you tolerate corporations buying your votes through bribes and political parties, you’re tolerating being reduced to a slave.
If you tolerate other people walking across your borders/fence and making a home in your country/house, then like a fool and his money, you are easily parted from your land, culture and dignity. Frankly, you don’t deserve to keep your land, culture and dignity if you’re that tolerant.
In fact, I could go on for pages and pages listing all the things people tolerate and how harmful they are to their personal interests. But I hope by now you’ve understood what I’m getting at. You’re hopefully beginning to understand the virtue in getting up, going to your window and screaming, “I’m as mad as Hell, and I’m not going to tolerate this anymore!”
The Benefits of Being Intolerant
The intolerant person meanwhile has many advantages. They don’t tolerate criminals, thieves, liars, gold-diggers, bullies, idiots and traitors. They create a space around them free of these parasites where they feel comfortable and can truly relax enough to enjoy life. They don’t tolerate being self-pitying, nor being a victim. Intolerant people have clean houses, good diets, they don’t accept their excess fat, they work it off. They don’t let their bosses push them around, they teach their children to be strong and self-reliant. When challenged they have an air of dignity and only make sacrifices that benefit themselves, their families and their nations. They don’t tolerate lying greedy weak-willed politicians but demand strong honourable self-respecting statesmen. Another term to describe a person high in tolerance is a person with low standards.
To conclude, whenever you hear people preaching tolerance. Mock them. Eventually they’ll realise if they want to be taken seriously, they need to start taking themselves seriously. Also, don’t waste your life bitching about things not being the way you wish they were, don’t tolerate that mediocrity from yourself and others. Get off your arse and be an active participant in the world. The solution to the world’s problems doesn’t come from giving governments more power, but allowing individuals to seize more power over their lives, and that includes you.