As I get older, I’m supposed to become less tolerant and more inflexible. Though this may be the case physically, I think that my political perspective is leaning left, as I see the gap between privilege and poverty widen, caused by decades of inept neo liberal social engineering.
However, I recognise that I continue to cultivate a stubborn loathing of ignorant Little Englanders, with their cowering and spiteful fear of change. I reserve my right to despise the ones who obsess about materialism, the race to be recognised as having ‘made it’, the vulgar fuckers with their Vuitton accessories and fetishistic obsession with luxury brands, their little four-cylinder, faux-by-four BMWs and Mercedes that they buy on credit. And the ones who think that Conservatism is a badge earned by being ‘self-made’. I will also reserve a right to loathe religious fundamentalists, with their warped reasoning and morality that causes suffering around the world. And I’ll continue to maintain that the wilfully ignorant probably need removal from the human gene-pool.
So maybe I’m not so tolerant after all.