A few days ago a Las Vegas Raiders player made NFL history by becoming the first to “come out” while an active NFL player.
At first, he was celebrated. Media and corporations are falling all over themselves to show how tolerant they are this month, and plenty of individuals have joined the Tolerazzi (in your face and unrelenting with their “tolerance” much like the paparazzi are in your face and unrelenting with their cameras) too.
So, what else would they do but celebrate this?
But the congratulations and celebrations were short lived. The story gone almost as soon as it appeared. Because somebody did some digging and found out the player is a registered Republican voter.
This did not sit well with the Tolerazzi.
This treatment is a surprise to absolutely nobody paying any attention. The conservative pundits who are acting surprised by it are just putting on a show. They know the double standards. They’ve seen how the game works. They aren’t surprised.
It’s almost as if the Tolerazzi is only interested in “tolerance” when it helps them gain or expand their power. If you fit their alleged categories but won’t enable their political ambitions, you quickly become expendable.
Come to think of it, that’s true of many political groups. And another reason protecting the liberty of the individual is important.