Thursday, December 23, 2004
"Tolerance" vs "Acceptance"
|The article listed below is a sad example of the difference between tolerance and acceptance. Because the small town of Guerneville is a very liberal place embedded in a very conservative countryside, there is a great deal of local friction. A microcosm, if you will, of what is happening in the country as a whole. The extreme reaction is caused by a party that has been tolerating the actions of the other because it must, not because they accept what is going on. Many feel they are cast in a liberal light when they vehemently disagree, and because the county in general is liberal, they feel voiceless. They want to heard.