Intolerance in America
In the last few years I have become complacent and comfortable and haven't felt like I had a voice or an opinion. But, now that the extreme right has taken control of the country I feel that I might be getting back on my soap box.
One of the things that really bothers me about the Right and especially Trump is the growing intolerance in this country about anything "different" or that is contrary to the right wing's own beliefs.
Let's start with the definition of intolerance:
lack of toleration; unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect contrary opinions or beliefs, persons of different races or backgrounds, etc.The way I see the Right Wing's train of thought is this:
- Keep the poor impoverished because it must be their fault they are the way they are.
- Let's keep out all the Muslims because they are all radical and want to harm the US
- Build that wall because those Mexicans want to steal our jobs.
- Women's rights? They have rights what are they complaining about.
- Race discrimination? That doesn't happen in the good ol' USA
- Climate change, the planet is fine let's keep pushing fossil fuels.
- Protect the upper 1% because they are generous and will help the middle class.