He said: "People are not only afraid to offend, but afraid to offend a vocal and aggressive group of people. There is a segment of the Islamic community that is very vocal about this. I think the notion that these cultural norms should be carried out within a broader society that not only doesn't share them but that is free and open is a very serious problem."Yessir, Bigot Krauss. Ever look in a fucking mirror, asshole? Yessir, Bigot Krauss, we are "free and open", THEREFORE we don't allow non-atheists to practice their religion.
Eventually his request was met and the event continued but some members of the audience were upset with him. One even shouted "intolerant" as he left, which he found "remarkable".Yessir, Bigot Krauss. It's remarkable that a mere lowly Untouchable Non-atheist has the guts to call an Officially Approved Aristocratic Bigot "intolerant". Ultimate irony: Bigot Krauss didn't even need to participate in the debate. His life is complete proof that God does not exist. All he had to do is show up and breathe. QED: Satan is totally in charge. Though doublethink was described by Orwell, this species of doublethink is rather new among tyrants and bigots. In earlier times, murderous genocidal tyrants and bigots understood and stated their own purposes honestly and openly. They didn't see their own "vocal and aggressive" lethality as sweet tolerance.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.