Tolerance is the province of people, people you cannot stand

Bacon and Eggs on a plate
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No matter the nationality, there is seemingly nothing too petty and dickish for the far right. It’s always short-term bigotry in the name of long-term cultural war.

Following its significant gains in last month’s local elections, the French Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, swiftly announced that school cafeterias would no longer serve non-pork substitution meals to children living in towns won by FN candidates. Targeting Muslims for another ritual round of public humiliation, while also excluding Jewish children, Le Pen declared: “There is no reason for religion to enter the public sphere.”

Unless, of course, you are doing so…and incapable of identifying irony.

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