I’m assuming that chanting “USA! USA! USA!” is just a very effective way to block out all rational thought.

Tolerance vs. Acceptance…

In light of what’s been happening lately with the Sikh temple murders and Chick-Fil-A controversy, I’ve been hearing the word “tolerance” thrown around a lot. At first, I wholeheartedly agreed that there’s not enough of it in this world, but is that all we should strive for? We should challenge ourselves to move beyond “tolerance” and learn how to actually accept that people are (and can/should be) different?

Maybe it’s just the way that I define “tolerance”, but when I hear that word I think of something along the lines of, “Sure…they have different __________ than me. I guess I can tolerate it, but they’re still completely wrong.”

Think about it, we all have a certain tolerance for things — slow drivers on the freeway, people who chew with their mouths open, crappy music on the radio — but rooted within that is still a sense of frustration. It’s something we learn to live with, but never actually embrace.

I’m all about Peace & Love, but I’m also grounded in reality and not this falsely created Utopian mindset where we’re all holding hands and swaying together singing Kumbaya. There’s a lot of craziness in this world and there will always be different points of view. Tolerance is a decent start, but shouldn’t we hold a higher standard for ourselves and work towards Acceptance instead?

Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?

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Word.

Word.

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Iraqi woman beaten in Calif. dies; threat note left at scene
EL CAJON, Calif. — A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying “go back to your country” died on Saturday.
Shaima Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday morning in the dining room of the house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.
Hanif Mohebi, the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he met with Alawadi’s family members Saturday morning and was told the mother of five was taken off life support around 3 p.m.Shaima Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday morning in the dining room of the house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.
“The family is in shock at the moment. They’re still trying to deal with what happened,” Mohebi said.
The daughter told KUSI-TV that her mother had been beaten on the head repeatedly with a tire iron.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Iraqi woman beaten in Calif. dies; threat note left at scene

A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying “go back to your country” died on Saturday.

Shaima Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday morning in the dining room of the house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.

Hanif Mohebi, the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he met with Alawadi’s family members Saturday morning and was told the mother of five was taken off life support around 3 p.m.Shaima Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday morning in the dining room of the house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.

“The family is in shock at the moment. They’re still trying to deal with what happened,” Mohebi said.

The daughter told KUSI-TV that her mother had been beaten on the head repeatedly with a tire iron.

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custerdiedforyoursins:

fuckyeahgenderstudies:

youarenotyou:

hinduthug:

punkistani:

A white woman launches on a huge racist tirade on the London Underground, telling the rest of the carriage (many of whom are of colour) to ‘fuck off back to their own country’ and that you can’t be black and be ‘british’. When told to curb her language by a black woman, the racism increases. An example of how alive, apparent and current the issue of racism in the UK still is. 

Oh my goodness.

what the fuck she’s lucky she had that fucking kid in her lap protecting her from getting knocked the fuck out

She’s been arrested now

How disgusting! That is the definition of trash.

So…”racism is dead” huh (and just b/c it’s overseas doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist here in the U.S.)? As much as this lady’s ranting pisses me off, the one I feel the most sorry for is her child. That kid’s world is gonna be filled with so much hate and bitterness, let’s hope he can somehow rise above the ignorance of his mom.

Your car is German. Your vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Colombian.Your tea is Tamil. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers Arabic, your letters Latin. And you complain that your neighbor is an immigrant? Pull yourself together. — I’m pissed about Arizona’s bill SB1611 (via bookandbolo)

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