The problem with being politically correct in the first place it is a very hard and almost a Nazi or totalitarian point of view in it's rejecting (any other point of view out of hand). It leaves no room for anyone have any point of view. This is a far cry from the 1950s and 1960s when literally ANY point of view tended to be okay on college campuses. The one exception to this was Neo Nazi point of view because the damage done by Hitler to the world was very evident still to everyone who had talked to someone out of a concentration camp or who had relatives gassed and burnt up from babies to old people during Hitler's reign. But most other points of view could at least be spoken including people who were socialists or even communists. Now, if people are politically correct often they are as extreme about this point of view as violent Neo-Nazis or the most violent of totalitarian communists which is very strange to me because liberals used to be the tolerant ones and even conservatives believed in tolerance for the sake of taking in new information.
So, the intolerance of both Liberals and Conservatives Only means there is much more violence to come both here in the U.S. and abroad until more people learn their lessons. Because without tolerance the U.S. cannot continue to exist as a free nation where people actually have the right to free speech and we won't live in anything but a real police state for everyone then. Fake news cannot be tolerated but Tolerant Liberal and Tolerant Conservative thought must always be tolerated in order to have a truly free country with human rights for all.
But, our country cannot exist anymore if either Liberals or Conservative are silenced by ANY Group through threat of violence.
So, Any Group that threatens violence should not be tolerated in the first place. And any group that silences other points of view should not be tolerated either.
Otherwise our system of government is doomed and we likely are heading towards some kind of dictatorship which is now the danger Trump tends to bring from his own intolerance of anything or anyone that doesn't agree with him.
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Fareed Zakaria GPS, Sundays at 10am & 1pm ET
- Fareed Zakaria says freedom of speech is not just for ideas we find comfortable
- Zakaria: Conservative voices and views are being silenced
(CNN)Fareed Zakaria said Saturday that though many liberals think they are tolerant, often they aren't.
Zakaria noted that "at the height of commencement season," many new graduates across the country had made their political views apparent, from the Notre Dame students who walked out as Vice President Mike Pence gave his commencement address to the crowd members who booed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos during a speech at Bethune-Cookman University.
"American universities seem committed to every kind of diversity except intellectual diversity. Conservative voices and views are being silenced entirely," Zakaria said.
The CNN host said he found this attitude strange, especially given that these incidents occurred on college campuses that "promised to give their undergraduates a liberal education."
"The word liberal in this context has nothing to do with today's partisan language, but refers instead to the Latin root, pertaining to liberty. And at the heart of liberty in the Western world has been freedom of speech. From the beginning, people understood that this meant protecting and listening to speech with which you disagreed," Zakaria argued.
That means, he said, not drowning out "the ideas that we find offensive."
In addition, Zakaria noted what he called "an anti-intellectualism" on the left.
"It's an attitude of self-righteousness that says we are so pure, we're so morally superior, we cannot bear to hear an idea with which we disagree," he said.
"Liberals think they are tolerant but often they aren't," he added.
No one, he continued, "has a monopoly on right or virtue."
In fact, it is only by being open to hearing opposing views that people on both sides of the political spectrum can learn something, Zakaria said.
"By talking seriously and respectfully about agreements and disagreements, we can come together in a common conversation," he said.
"Recognizing that while we seem so far apart, we do actually have a common destiny."