by Burt Prelutsky

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Tolerance has gone amok in America. We have been told so often by the media and others on the Left that we have to accept that illegal aliens have every right to be here; that convicted felons and inner-city blacks who are illiterate, on drugs and unemployed, should have the same right to vote as every other taxpayer even if they’ve never paid taxes; that women have a constitutional right to have abortions, and, moreover, to have them paid for by other people, that it takes more intestinal fortitude than many people can muster to hold the line.

Other lies that are promoted on a regular basis include those that claim homosexuals and transgenders should be allowed to serve in the military, even though nobody can honestly argue it doesn‘t have a negative effect on morale; that same-sex marriages don’t make a mockery of marriage; that Islam, with its call for Sharia Law and its contempt for non-believers, whom it labels infidels, is the equal of Christianity and Judaism; that all nations and cultures, including those cesspools that subjugate women, going so far as to encourage honor killings and cliterectomies, are the equal of our own.

I am not calling for a return to the bad old days when every black person was constantly reminded that no matter how decent and intelligent he was, he was condemned to a miserable existence spent on the lowest rung of society; when it was open season on effeminate boys; when women couldn’t drive, vote, drink , smoke or work in public: and Jews couldn’t find a job in certain industries, couldn’t buy a home in certain neighborhoods or be allowed to matriculate at certain colleges and universities, no matter their intellectual capacity.

But I don’t think it is a sign of a moral rebirth that half the children being born these days are being born to unwed mothers; that several states have decided it was a good idea to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana; that millions of people are destroying themselves and their children by relying on prescription drugs to get them through a day; or that 45,000 Americans are committing suicide every year, one or two while you’re reading this article, depending on how quickly you read.

During the Great Depression, surely not the best of times, when jobs were hard – often impossible — to come by, most men were ashamed to be on the dole, as welfare was called in the 1930s.

These days, at least during the liar-nObama administration, people were told they were suckers if they didn’t sign up for food stamps – told, by the way, by young people who were paid bonuses for exceeding their quotas.

We’ve still got able-bodied men collecting welfare, although just about anyone who wants a job can get one, and if they’re willing to put in the time to learn a trade, such as welding, they can write their own ticket and make upwards of $100,000-a-year in some places.

Or, if they’re totally hopeless, they can always get into politics and make even more.

⦿ After watching a few non-Fox news shows, I realize it is nearly as difficult to find honest, non-partisan reporting on TV as finding the good guys in a Middle East conflict, aside from the Israelis.

⦿ When I saw how quickly the anti-gun groups were able to mobilize public demonstrations and TV events in the wake of the Parkland massacre, I saw the fine hand of folks like Michael Bloomberg and scum-George Soros pulling the strings.

Which reminds me, when will we finally see a special prosecutor granted the authority to investigate Mr. scum-Soros, the demented billionaire, who has been financing just about every evil group that has sowed communism and discontent for the past umpteen years in America, including Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, Antifa and the Never-Trump resistance movement?

⦿ I must admit I thought my article “Sibling Rivalry,” in which I tried to explain why I’m not religious, might generate some ill-feelings. Perhaps I didn’t give my religious readers enough credit for seeing through my doubts to my sincere regard for Christians and Jews who don’t happen to share my skepticism.

A few of you let me know you, too, believed in God, but felt no need to attend services, which you compared to employing a middleman for no good reason, when it came to your personal relationship with the Almighty.

I did hear from a church-attending Catholic. He displayed no anger, but just wanted to say the following: “I must take issue with your description of Bible stories. They are not fables. Fables are folktales that involve personified animals and teach lessons or morals. I prefer the term parables, which is more accurate for stories that may not be literally true but teach faith. It is said that every myth has some basis in fact, and I believe that is true for the Bible. I DO, however, believe the Gospels of Christ. I am not a fanatic, thank God.”

I had no problem with his declaration of belief, and replied: “To me, it’s six of one, six of another. If I don’t share your faith, your parable is my fable.”

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