Dear Jeffrey Goldberg,
Welcome to the Internet.This is known as concern trolling:
radical type of intolerance, and they are linked in very deep ways. The
left, generally speaking, doesn’t want to acknowledge Muslim
intolerance, and the right, generally speaking, doesn’t want to
acknowledge white, Christian intolerance. But they both exist, and they
should both be acknowledged.
First of all, not going batshit crazy does not equal refusing to acknowledge intolerance. It’s liberal groups like Amnesty International, after all, who’ve been on about human rights violations in totalitarian regimes for years, but I suppose that just means Teh Left is full of pussies. If we REALLY acknowledged Muslim intolerance we’d get behind blowing some Muslims up, instead of writing letters and making phone calls and trying to actually improve conditions for the desperate and impoverished. After all, Iraq is a monument to tolerance today, thanks to our glorious intervention. Jesus bugfuck Elvis CHRIST.
Second, I so hate this fucking nonsense, you guys. Like you can’t look at the Tiller murder and the Arkansas murders and the Washington murder and conclude, “Basically the world is burning down, which, WTF? and shut up, Hannity.” and leave it at that. In Goldberg’s world, I guess you have to Sister Souljah somebody before you earn your street cred, but out here we just talk about the stuff we care about without worrying that it doesn’t rack up Conservative Points that we can redeem for a little plastic frog at the skeeball ticket counter.
Third, the right is perfectly happy to acknowledge Christian intolerance. They call it their base.