Are Liberals More Intolerant than Conservatives Now?
Humiliation, hostility, exclusion, even physical attacks – the whole nation would be shocked if any minority were treated like conservatives – and especially Donald Trump supporters – are treated today.
Until recently we thought society reached a higher level regarding it’s sensibility to hatred and slur in everyday life – at least compared to it’s level in the time of segregation. But when we turn on TV we get the impression, that now the left-wingers are thinking, it would be natural to exclude and insult those who are having different opinions.
Conservatives learned their lessons over the last decades. A permanent process of being confronted with – thoroughly justified – reproaches of racism forced them to reconsider their attitudes and their behave. But meanwhile, since the 1960s, when the hippie movement broke through some – granted essential – social issues, the left remained in a state of smug complacency. While conservatives get loose of racism (not utterly but for the most part) left-wingers just learned that blaming the others, preaching tolerance and ideological self-idealization is enough. They don’t see their faults and do not realize that they lag far behind the standards that are set to a modern civil man.
Now – after decades without character progression – it’s up to the left side to learn how to respect others, show a little more tolerance to divergent opinions and to renounce hatred and violent acts.