Twitter may be more poison than nutrition, but every so often a gem appears there:
If you’re unfamiliar with Marxist theorist Herbert Marcuse’s concept of “Repressive Tolerance,” you could:
- Read his 1965 essay;
- Use the “capsule” formulation above;
- Simply shrug and say “I don’t care what Marxist theorists say or think.”
My usual inclination is to go for #3, but in this case the matter is far too important. It’s the Left’s rationale for its entire program of today. Please read the “capsule” presented above, save it, and keep it handy for when some other good-hearted soul needs an explanation for what’s happening to us. The bottom line:
They are not misinformed fellow citizens. They are not well-meaning but deluded “idealists.” They are after absolute and total power, and until we internalize that fact and act on it as it demands to be acted on, they will continue to victimize us.