We were reading Ask Amy this morning and she was organizing some old columns into themes. Today’s theme was to be tolerant of opposing view. A writer was complaining that her friends were bashing the 44th president. The writer gives no examples. Amy then said that she had heard Glenn Beck refer to him as a socialist and call filmmaker Michael Moore a “fatty-fatty fatso. Then she goes on to say, “you may have been sheltered from this sort of passion during the Bush years” but she does recognize that there was shocking and disrespectful bashing of W.
Does Amy think this person was off-planet during W’s presidency? The examples that Amy gives are rather weak compared to Bushitler and so on. We should be tolerant of opposing views. We wish there were politic free zones but there aren’t and there shouldn’t be. We are stuck with free speech.