Heart half-hung and feeling knocked
about and abandoned by the locked
lips and whispered words of shocked
belief at the audacity of my admonishment;
that tolerance is not a virtue.
You see, tolerance begs the subsumption
of ideas and beliefs and all the lower-
case-t's that we have embraced as
upper-case-T's to prevent the occasional
inescapable reality of offense. But...
this is a lower-case-truth.
Because the inherent inhumanity of relativism
is equaled by the inhumanity of any establishing
-ism that takes and breaks off and stakes out
some who burn and stake the always outside
other which is a mistaken claim of sake
We make and forge sabers' whose rattles
take lives and words that would could break
these brittle false nationalistic bonds that
we forged and create plows that could
have fed the herds but whose those
now unheard words...
because the stock prices seen by corporate
boards could increase if only the greedy
hordes would be whores for the rampant
marketing wars that perpetuate the idea
that the color and origin of foreign borns
defined by our straight white-collard
evangelical lords are equal;
in every way...
but the one that really fucking matters.
Because equality is not a cultural norm
or a truth discovered on our own foreign
shores but a way of existing without fear from
being seen as being anything outside of your
own ability, but equality of opportunity is a
dream when we exists in cultures and economic
conditions that define what and how and
where are the limits
of our own fucking dreams.
That we view each other differently for skin
color or the gender of our chosen lover or
the way we conform to the conventions of
culture and success as defined by the height
your portfolio grows to lift you into upscale
high rises and homes and we surmise that these
prizes are both earned and divinely granted cons
-ignments because dollars aren't racist or sexist
or phobic just tools used to repress those that
we don't want to own them.
And that is why tolerance to me is such a
bullshit phrase because it asked we be tolerant
of the world's inhuman aims; it asks us to respect
as a difference of opinion discrimination, repression,
and dysfunctional acculturation in the name of not
offending our friends and slave masters as Jim Crow
laws continue to be daily made and enacted and all
of us who are regularly impacted by these policies of
breaking the broken huddled masses to grind down
our communal bones with legal infractions while
ignoring the need for more progressive taxes
imprisoning those who heed any call for action
while waxing the morality or their immoral factions
who impose bastardized christian regulations,
ignoring the science that that should be forming
the basis of our decisions by defunding the agents
charged to protect those in vulnerable places
and turning this nation we see as an oasis into
a desert mirage of wealthy masturbatory
...or, simply, because oppression, injustice,
and inhumanity are capital truths; and there
is never -any- justification for their tolerance.