Can we afford to tolerate intolerance?
Should we allow intolerant, absolutist, fascistic groups the same rights as normal civilised parties?
In my earlier days, I would have said that everyone is entitled to express their point of view, but lately I’m inclined to think not.
Lately, I’m inclined to think that people who spread hatred do not have the same legitimacy as the rest of society. It seems to me that those who would exclude any human being from the normal benefits of civilised society are no longer entitled to our indulgence.
I’m inclined to think that these people deserve no respect whatever.
Because they appeal to the basest, most ignorant and savage instincts within us. These people thrive on fear and insecurity, and they mobilise the worst strata of society, as we saw with their forebears in 1930’s Germany.
Therefore I agree with the people out there shouting down Nick Griffin and pelting him with eggs.
Two words: Nie Wieder!
Young, Nazi and Proud: