Fascism has come to America. The degradation of true tolerance and equality in the United States have taken us down a path where the freedoms of all Americans are being trampled. The extreme intolerance of the far left have transformed them into the very group they originally despised and fought against as they have attempted to eradicate from our society the very equality and tolerance they claim to fight for and defend. The lefts intolerance of the viewpoints of anyone who disagree with their view of the world and how it should be will erode all the progress any of us have made in true acceptance and tolerance of others. The cry of tolerance and equality from the far left have nothing to do with either, for they neither tolerate those who disagree with them nor allow for equal treatment of anyone who disagrees.
The recent suspension of Phil Robertson for his personal opinion and belief regarding homosexuality is the prime example of this intolerance. Phil Robertson made a personal statement as to his own personal beliefs that drew ire from the far left, yet it is the far left who is showing the intolerance here. Society is expected to accept those who stand in support of the LGBT movement and allow them the ability to freely express their own opinons, yet they are trying to deny this same right of those who believe differently. This is fascism plain and simple. Do not fool yourselfs for it is a dangerous path we walk when we deny anyone the ability to agree or disagree with anothers opinion.
We experienced a similar scenario with that of Chic Fil A’s Dan Cathy’s personal comments regarding the same issue. Again, the far left immediately trounced demanding an apology and retraction. They wanted an apology for anyone having a different opinion than that of their own. This is neither tolerant nor equal, for when has the left ever been asked to apologize for their opinion on anything? nor should they need to!
Throughout our history, Americans have disagreed on many things and many outspoken voices have brought us at times closer to acceptance and tolerance of others. While many have disagreed, they have been given a voice to express that disagreement. The reprisal against anyone who thinks, believes, or speaks from differences of opinion will never bolster the oppositions argument. It will however destroy the freedoms of us all. We are walking a dangersously thin line when the intolerance on either side tramples on the right of others to believe differently.