You have lost me. I have no idea what nationality you are nor where you live, so that makes things somewhat confusing. I did not mean to lecture, I just feel sad for any loss of life irrespective of race, nationality or religion. Especially when it happens in my country, yes my country, the DR, even though I am British.Thanks Matilda for this lecture.
Now please tell where did you know me before, suggesting I am not tolerant or understanding for other people?
Tolerance can be good but has a negative aspect, tolerance is not acceptance.
What moral virtue does tolerance have in our countries when you know those who tolerate you have a reason to need to tolerate you (I.e. they have a reason to dislike you but pretend not to)?
The necessity to tolerate each other in order to function only proves what’s truly in the heart and just how small hearts can be.
For instance, there are hundreds of examples in Europe nowadays where "refugees" from Syrië have tolerated the liberal way of life of northen Europe. Young women, short skirts, top-less bathing, gays walking hand in hand...why? Because of fear. Fear for the law. Now when there were not enough police on the 31 of december in 2015 in Cologne what happened? Don't have to tell you do I?
So it was clear that the so called refugees did not accept our standards and culture. No problem but stay there.
The way you write about tolerance shows an "air d'arrogance" . We are wiser, richer, more sofisticated and we have the mental power to tolerate you poor refugees. A lack of respect in fact.
I accept the fact that there are different cultures, I have to because they are there. Nevertheless I don not tolerate islam standards in my surrounding and as long as a moslim doesnt ACCEPT me and our liberal way of life I cannot call him paisano.
I am Dutch but live in the DR with a happy dominican wife and daughter.
By No means I wanted to show lack of respect for this young man, why should I, I didn't know him. I am in Holland and Belgium every five to six weeks and being there I see the constant problems our countries have with people who believe the islam is the only true religion and everybody should be as they are.
That is the problem...they tolerate us untill they get the power, at that moment they will show they didn't accept us as we are.
I hope, hope the best for Canada but also fear.
I was about to write the same thing. This is not Off Topic. Nobody should be arguing intolerance in this thread. It is disrespectful to the subject.And none of that has any place in this thread. Not DR related in any way, shape or form. Take your comments to the appropriate thread in Off Topic.