Herbert Marcuse invented an idea called Repressive Tolerance, which is a way for a movement to claim virtue by bullying, berating, beating up, and shouting down its preferred political scapegoats. And now, Cliff Galbraith, promoter of the East Coast Comicon, has turned Kevin Sorbo away from his convention because the Hercules star is too male, too white, too manly, and too Republican.

File under: When “Tolerance” means anything but; or Hercules Defeated by Herbert Marcuse.

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