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Offline Adami

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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #105 on: June 11, 2021, 01:17:09 PM »
Without getting too far astray, I don't think "I can't understand why..." is the crux of the issue.  I don't need to understand why you think differently than I do on X issue in order to simply recognize that you do think differently, and to recognize that, despite that, you are still a human being that is entitled to the same dignity and respect that I am, not matter what your thinking on any issue.  And I think the latter is far more important than understanding "why."

This something that I has always bothered me.  A human is a human and should be treated as an equal.

Exactly. Except the French.
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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #106 on: June 11, 2021, 01:24:52 PM »
Croissants are a gift from the French.  They get a pass.
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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #107 on: June 11, 2021, 01:33:49 PM »
Croissants are a gift from the French.  They get a pass.

Never!
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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #108 on: Today at 12:30:21 PM »
Without getting too far astray, I don't think "I can't understand why..." is the crux of the issue.  I don't need to understand why you think differently than I do on X issue in order to simply recognize that you do think differently, and to recognize that, despite that, you are still a human being that is entitled to the same dignity and respect that I am, no matter what your thinking on any issue.  And I think the latter is far more important than understanding "why."

I actually won't argue that.   I'm cool with jumping right to that sort of "tolerance".  I just figured that "understanding" was a requisite for some people, since most of the latest identity politics thrust is well past just "tolerance" and firmly entrenched in "acceptance".   I'm just looking for the same attitudes towards those that we don't agree with as we give to the special interests du jour.  (That's a cynical way of looking at it, but I'm making a point.)