So, You Think You’re Tolerant?

Here is another important video from Prager University:

Are you tolerant? You probably think so. But who is tolerant in America today? Is it those on the left, or those on the right? In this video, Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report analyzes this question and shares his experience.

From the transcript:


It’s a word we hear a lot these days. So, let’s define it.

Tolerance is “the ability to live with people whose opinions and behavior you don’t agree with.” That’s essentially how Oxford defines it, how Merriam-Webster defines it, and how we, as a society, have always defined it.

You might be for the death penalty, and your cousin might be against it. You might be against a $15 minimum wage, and your coworker might be for it. Your dad might have voted for Trump, your mom might have voted for Clinton, and your brother may not have voted at all.

Whatever differences we have, tolerating others’ opinions is a prerequisite to a functioning and free society.

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Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment here, but I still consider myself a liberal. And it’s my duty as a liberal to say what I think.

I would rather stand for what I believe and be hated than bow down and be loved.

The left, sadly, has become utterly intolerant of anyone with whom they disagree. Why? Because they believe that they know how you should live and how you should think. Any deviation, any non-conformity, is dangerous to that goal.

Believe it or not, the right, these days, actually welcomes diversity of thought.

I can tell you that in the last few years of my political evolution, I’ve consistently found conservatives to be tolerant and open-minded. Don’t take my word for it, though. Test it out for yourself. Go talk to some. They do exist, and they do things like watch movies, travel, and eat ethnic food—you know, regular people things.

You know what I found out?

The right, much more than the left, believes in the notion of “live and let live.” And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the true definition of tolerance.

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