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Dave Rubin: So, You Think You’re Tolerant?

   DailyWire.com

In the latest video from Prager University, “The Rubin Report” host Dave Rubin shines a spotlight on the hypocrisy of the Left, who claim to be tolerant of anyone no matter their race, ethnic identity, or sexual orientation, but often show their own bigotry towards people who disagree with them.

“Tolerance. It’s a word we hear a lot these days. So, let’s define it,” says Rubin (video below). “Tolerance is ‘the ability to live with people whose opinions and behavior you don’t agree with.’ That’s essentially how Oxford defines it, how Merriam-Webster defines it, and how we, as a society, have always defined it.”

“America itself was built on a foundation of tolerance,” he says. “The Declaration of Independence guarantees us life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But there’s an implicit contract there: To have your life, your liberty, and your pursuit of happiness, you have to be tolerant of somebody else’s life, their liberty, and their pursuit of happiness. This contract, though, seems to be breaking down.”

He continues: “If you listen to the mainstream media, only one side is living up to this deal: the Left. The Right, according to the media, is intolerant of everyone … except those darned white, heterosexual, Christian males. There’s only one problem. It’s just not true. Incredibly, the Left isn’t even tolerant of the very people they say they’re tolerant of! If you’re gay, or black, or an immigrant, and you’re not in lockstep with current leftist orthodoxy, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

“If you believe we should judge people on the content of their character and not the color of their skin, the Left calls you ‘racist,'” says Rubin. “If you believe that America is a nation of immigrants, but that our country should also protect its borders, the Left calls you a ‘xenophobe.’ If you believe that men and women are equal but fundamentally different, the Left calls you ‘sexist.’ Here’s the thing: those who only tolerate people they agree with or like … aren’t actually tolerant.”

Watch the video below: