Skip to comments.Online, liberals far less tolerant than normal people
Posted on 03/13/2012 5:22:49 PM PDT by Kaslin
Not exactly shocking news for those exposed to them for years, but the respected Pew Research Center has determined that political liberals are far less tolerant of opposing views than regular Americans.
In a new study, the Pew Center for the Internet and American Life Project confirmed what most intelligent Americans had long sensed. That is, whenever they are challenged or confronted on the hollow falsity of their orthodoxy -- such as, say, uniting diverse Americans -- liberals tend to respond defensively with anger, even trying to shut off or silence critics. (i.e. photo above of President Obama reacting to Boston hecklers.)
The new research found that instead of engaging in civil discourse or debate, fully 16% of liberals admitted to blocking, unfriending or overtly hiding someone on a social networking site because that person expressed views they disagreed with. That's double the percentage of conservatives and more than twice the percentage of political moderates who behaved like that.
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A quick skip down any metropolitan newspaper online could have convinced anyone. Nothing nastier than a commie.
(1) Liberals will inject politics in discussions about anything
(2)When they reply to disagreements they will almost ALWAYS resort to name calling. Everyone they don't agree with is; too stupid to understand, inbred neocons, homophobes or, racists.
I have to admit that I’ve grown as intolerant of militant socialists as they are of me, maybe not as rude, but equally, if not more, intolerant.
“Bottomline, this study is obviously racist.” Legit poll reported gleefully tongue-in-cheek.
Well, yeh. “We’re open-minded, except when it comes to judging anyone with principles” is the liberal mantra.
It is tough to find liberals who are willing to rationally discuss any issue.
Why not post the Pew Center article?
It’s kind of annoying to read phrases like “the hollow falsity of their orthodoxy” in something purporting to the news. Skip the sermon and get to the facts.
Liberal “progressives” are the Mothers of all HATERS.
That's why they don't qualify as normal people.
A bugaboo of mine perhaps, but we misuse the word, "liberal.'
Hubert Humphrey may have been the last 'liberal' of note in this country. I disagreed with him on many issues, but I always respected him and trusted him. But he was the last of his kind in national politics.
Today, liberals are scarce indeed and there are none left in national power. The Democrat party has been taken over by radical hard core leftists who are the most intolerant people on earth.
The people we are fighting now are not 'liberals.' They are hard core leftists and pogroms, persecution and death camps are not beyond their imaginations. They are dangerous people.
It would be nice if we still had 'Liberals'. Sadly, we don't.
I have blocked two people on FB both Ron Paul supporters that became unhinged. They were sending me dozens of private messages a day as well as continually posting on my wall.
I asked them both to stop and the string of crap that came back was more than I needed.
So block block blocked.......bye bye
The liberals on my list, pull back if you ask.
I love lively discussion but I will delete your posts if you start name calling and out right lies rather than disagreements.
So I guess I am intolerant. Oh well.
i love the headline.
I agree with the distinction between “liberal” and “normal”. Yes, liberals are abnormal. Quite.
The liberals at work do the same thing. One of them called me a Nazi when we were discussing healthcare, and I just cheerfully replied that it was funny he called me that because the Nazis actually forced national healthcare in Germany, to which he made some remark about guns and I replied that they also took guns away from the people.
They’re not “liberals”...they’re Regressives.
Lefties are not normal humans.
We have some fine examples of this right here on FR.
A distinction should be made between “classic liberals” and “ideological liberals”.
“Classic liberals” are, like HHH, open to hearing all sides on any issue and will treat those with whom they disagree with respect.
“Ideological liberals”, on the other hand....need I say more?
I recently stumbled on a tactic for that situation that worked pretty well for me.
I had a conversation with a democrat I know and it was degenerating to the “Bush’s fault” point. I asked him, “So, are you the kind of democrat that believes America needs to be punished, or are you the kind that just supports those that do by voting with them?”
It put him between a rock and a hard place and he tried to change the subject and each time I asked the question again. I kept saying, “You have to be one of the two, don’t you? What else is there?” He was totally perplexed and I learned how powerful that question can be. When he wanted to talk about Bush I said,”Ahhh, so you want to punish us!”
He was completely lost and walked away saying that I just didn’t understand. That gave me the perfect close ...” I think you prove that I do understand ...all too well.” Then I raised my voice loud enough for him to hear and said, “SO, which kind are you?”
Because I know he heard me and because there was no reply, I plan to use that question for my opener the next time I see him.
I am proud to be a crude antimuslim anything, antiliberal and anticommunist. I do not even try to discuss and think anymore with such people. It’s always a trap whereby I get harassed into their way or else they get upset.
Thank goodness you read it in something purporting to be an editorial.
Yes, you're right.
Actually, the people who call themselves "liberal" any more are not really anything of the sort. Hubert Humphrey wouldn't like them much. They are instead the people who occasionally admit to being the folks who called themselves "Progressives" in the 1940's, which was a name from American political history (1900-1920) which was stolen by Stalin's followers in the CPUSA in the 1940's for use in their rump, breakaway "Democratic" group that nominated Henry Wallace (FDR's former VP) for president in 1948. Wallace was 100% Stalinist tool, and all the "Progs" back then were, too.
Liberals -- real ones -- have faded away, displaced by the cuckoo-egg monstrosities that the Progs have become, which is real-deal Communists without the name.
I’ll have to remember that; thanks!
I gave up trying.
99% of them are loaded to the gills with opinions and vitriol, but have absolutely no knowledge of any kind about anything. On any issue, just ask them a few questions of substance about it. They don't know a single thing!
Just one example, I've often heard them spew about the "Contract On America!" when Newt is mentioned. I've yet to meet a single liberal who can name one single item contained in that contract. They have no idea what it is - they just know they hate it and anybody who had anything to do with it should die because they hate them and they are racist and scumbags and they hate them because they hate them.