Does it make me intolerant that I don't want to live near or associate with right-wingers?
I am a progressive Democrat and do not feel comfortable living in an area that votes Republican. I don't want my kids exposed to people who detest people of color, immigrants, and gays. These groups of people consist of several law-abiding citizens that continue to get demonized by the right. I want my children to value diversity and love and be well-traveled and well-read, which are ideals from which the Right has deviated.
In summary, right-wingers (particularly Trump supporters) have proven their disdain for Americans who aren't white or straight. I want my children to be smart, not love guns as much as sex toys or be taught creationsim over science. It's just dumb.
I live in Madison, Wisconsin.
Where do you live, Moon Shot? That way, I can make sure I don't live near that "sh!thole".
- Anonymous10 months agoFavourite answer
You are being extremely prejudiced. You are assuming all right wingers and trump supporters hate all those people. You are very wrong. It sounds like you are trying to do the right thing, but unfortunately have been manipulated by the Democrat leaders into believing that people who vote differently are evil.
We're not 'libs and cons', we're all people. Let's stop the tribalism.
I have known many people who are Trump supporters and republicans, and they were almost all very against racism and hurting people, they mostly were just sick of exactly what you show here: Prejudice, assumptions, tribalism, and the way some people who identifies as democrat seem to believe they are heroes and anyone who believes differently than them are villains.
Yes, some people who are Republican may believe different things are best for what to about immigration, and some may believe that being gay is a sin and that gay marriage should be illegal, but that doesn't equal hatred. It often just means they are trying to do what's right. (no pun intended.)
They may be wrong in the way they go about, maybe they're wrong. But they are trying to do what's right most of the time. Just like you and me. They are not evil incarnate and raging 'homophobes' and racists and what not.
And you are not better than them just cause you vote democrat.
- JosephLv 610 months ago
Yes you are intonerant, if you can not peacefully allow someone to have a different opinion, you are the very definition of intolerance.
- 10 months ago
Whoever said we had to tolerate everything and everyone? There are a lot of things we should not tolerate. We're Americans after all.
- NathanLv 610 months ago
Yes it does. Everybody is free to have an opinion. How would you like it if I said I don’t want to live near socialists? Or associate with them?
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- 10 months ago
No clue what that means
- canadacraigLv 710 months ago
SIMPLY REVERSE THE QUESTION to find your answer. Would it mean that a 'right-winger' was 'intolerant' if they didn't want to live near YOU?
- car253Lv 710 months ago
The right don't think they are being racists. They think they have the right to discriminate based on religion. Problem is slavery was based on the same idea. We no longer allow slavery based on religion. And, the right think that its ok to discriminate against gays. That is not ok either. It is good to listen to other people's ideas. There is good and bad in both parties. But it is NEVER ok to discriminate for any reason, especially based on religion.
- 10 months ago
No, but maybe ignorant yes... If you hate their support of Christian right values, don't talk about it to them & say to them you don't like to hear it from them. If you think all who support it are stupid, you are not smart either. It differs from one person to another. Even if all make mistake in it, you can't still be sure you are right, too. Because you are impatient, Not intolerant exactly, you can be in mistake not them. Or they can be in mistake Now in this condition. They may see what you don't see. Anyways, mere political views should not be splitting people. Unless it is more...
- atomic fireballLv 610 months ago
No, it doesn’t make you intolerant. Just sane and non-masochistic. You want a peaceful existence. How could that be considered unreasonable? Life ‘in the marketplace’ is hard enough without being forced to commingle with those who make one uncomfortable when one returns to the sanctuary of one’s home. “A man’s home is his castle.” Most castles came equipped with moats and drawbridges to keep out undesirables...
- 10 months ago
Jump off a cliff please *****. Stop ******* brainwashing your kids and allow them to form their own opinions. **** you piece of ****
- Anonymous10 months ago
Damn another Einstein!