We have now seen a 180-degree turn from the “tolerance” movement in our country. First, they ordered us to be tolerant of those on the other side of the moral, political or sexual divide from us.
Now, the tolerance seekers are themselves increasingly intolerant. As Roger Kimball said recently, “The old idea … was summed up as ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’ The new dispensation is: ‘I disapprove of what you say, therefore you may not say it.’”
Case in point: Greenpeace with Google’s assistance recently deleted Dr. Patrick Moore, from its list of founders. He disappeared just like ‘The Commissar Vanishes’ in Soviet Russia. Mr. Moore’s misdeed? He appeared on Fox News expressing skepticism of some recent climatology and was praised by President Trump.
Like in Stalinist Russia, history is being “upgraded.”