I know that I am becoming intolerant of intolerance and it is starting to make my public edges fray.
We live in a world of growing divisions and we listen to people exercising their rights to speak what they think. And we call this freedom of speech. And some of us call it hate speech. And others are just confused as to how this could all have gone so wrong.
And Marcus has it just right. I am a left-liberal leaning kind of guy. These days I find that I am uncomfortable around the newly-blossomed right of the everyday classes. They preen themselves through opinions garnered from their right-wing media and entrenched hatreds that have had to be concealed for previous decades. Suddenly, everything is up for grabs. Suddenly, nothing is off the table. Whatever you wish to think, say it!
This is making me down.
I find that the people that I work with, educators for God’s sake, are liberally spraying the office with previously out-of-bounds opinions. I find that being in contact with such beings makes me feel physically sick. Perhaps I need empathy. Perhaps I need to drop my standards. Or perhaps I need not to judge.
But why does it have to be happening now?