Read the book: Author and pundit Greg Gutfeld in The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage, speaks of “artificial tolerance” and “repressive tolerance,” stating that most of the time extreme liberals use the mantle of tolerance to disguise their own intolerance.
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He attacks the double standards – a woman may be called any name imaginable, as long as she’s a Republican, a Christian may be widely harassed and ridiculed, but no one criticizes a woman, not to mention a homosexual. Let me add: – except for Milo Yiannopoulos, but he may be criticized only because he is a Conservative.
Gutfeld gives a number of examples, among them the strange phenomenon that anyone critical of Obamacare or illegal immigration, almost automatically is deemed to be racist. Not to mention feminists.
We have created a new frantic world of phony grievances and manufactured outrage, professing to be offended by other people’s opinions if these are contrary to your own. Tolerance has come to mean something completely different than its original definition: It is a way of slandering people to shut them up, attacking whoever disagrees with the liberal agenda.
By claiming that everyone should be met with “tolerance,” it becomes almost impossible to correct bad behavior. Gutfeld takes the example of gangs of youngsters who beat up adults in movie theatres and parking lots, harass girls the same age as theirs on social media and so on, and points to the fact that it becomes almost impossible even to address the issue – as one has to be “tolerant” towards these criminals, as “they have human rights too”.
One ends up with a society that respects criminal behavior on the same level as law-abiding citizens, as “everyone has human rights.” The law-abiding citizen becomes defenseless; the criminal walks free.