Indiscriminate Tolerance

The BBC has had a policy for some time not to use the word “terrorist” except when quoting someone.  Briefly in the aftermath of the bombings in London a year ago, the BBC did use the word but now they've reverted to calling those who perpetrated the attacks on London more neutrally as “bombers.” 

Now this is an example of the modern sense of tolerance:  unwilling to say anything is wrong and ascribe a value to something.  But really, not calling something as it is is reflecting a value the value of relativism, that nothing is really wrong. 

That is indiscriminate tolerance.

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Melinda Penner

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