Posted on | August 15, 2012 | 19 Comments
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has objected to a variety of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) ranging from .porn and .sexy to .wine and .bar and .bible, according to records of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Can you imagine the barrage of shrill, tedious lectures on the need for tolerance if, say, Dan Cathy had had the mindless, medieval morality to express an opinion less than fully supportive of a gTLD for the LBGT crew? Instead, we won’t hear peep #1 from that ‘victim’ category.
F. Scott Fitzgerald famously noted:
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
It’s one thing to note that two ideas are in tension, e.g. the individual vs. society, and resolve the friction in a mature way. It’s quite another to dive into the Postmodern cesspool, reject Truth, and be reduced to a hedonistic Lefty animal, for example, an #Occupy loser. Where is the nobility in childishly screaming for pleasure, unless silenced by some bully threatening violence?
For my part, I’m weighing in around libertarian on this one: I don’t care what others are doing. Though I hope what they do edifies.