This weeks visit to Diversity Lane

Tolerance – the power or capacity of an organization or society to put up with that which the majority considers an unfavorable condition or behavior.  Used in a sentence:  The guests graciously tolerated the undisciplined behavior of their host’s child.

When it is a two way street, it works.  When tolerance is enforced one way it, it becomes tyranny – a tyranny of the minority in this case.

Historic note, “Gay” is a meme specifically chosen to achieve an outcome not available with the then existing vocabulary for the behavior.


  1. On the left hand side of the comic, could that be the artist crying out his secret desires?

  2. It’s interesting that if you Google “Sonoran Alliance,” the first subtopic you get a link to is “Homosexuality.”

    You think about gay people more than any dozen gay people I know combined.

    You might want to read yesterday’s excellent front-page story by Carla Marinucci in The San Francisco Chronicle. The article, entitled “Is Meghan McCain the New Face of the GOP?”, looks at how Republicans can appeal to Millennial voters. From the article:

    The 24-year-old daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential candidate, is a regular political blogger and most certainly not her mother Cindy’s serene, St. John-suit-wearing stereotype of a Republican woman.

    In brash blog posts on the Daily Beast – “The GOP doesn’t understand sex” – and outpouring of posts on Twitter, she has described herself as a pro-sex, “pro-life, pro-gay-marriage Republican,” one who experts say may be at the forefront of a new GOP breed: the “Meghan McCain Republican.”

  3. Veritas Vincit says

    Richard, its San Francisco what do you expect? That’s just the world view in the city. Ever lived there?

  4. Veritas Vincit says

    Richard, I just listened to a caller on the Monica Crowley radio show who made the best point on the whole “gay marriage” issue. This guy was gay and has been in a long term relationship for several years now. I’m hoping I can find that segment from the program to post – I couldn’t agree more with the caller.

    and I lived and worked in the City for many years; great place and, yes Veritas very much enjoyed the diversity of the place. Just not when its shouted in your face.

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