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    Default Online, liberals far less tolerant than normal people

    http://news.investors.com/article/60...ine-habits.htm

    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.

    The proportion jumps even higher when someone on a social site disagrees with a liberal's post.

    Only 1% of moderates would block or shut out someone who dared to disagree with them, compared to 11% of liberals, whose rate was nearly three times that of conservatives.

    The same 11% of liberals would block or unfriend people who offended them by daring to argue about political issues, vs 6% and 7% for other political views.

    Liberals (14%) even blocked or shut out those they deemed posted too frequently on politics, vs 8% and 9% for moderates and conservatives, respectively.

    Of those who dropped or shunned someone over political disagreements, Pew asked a follow-up question:

    -- 21% of them blocked, unfriended or hid a coworker,

    -- 31% blocked, unfriended or hid a (formerly) close personal friend,

    -- and 18% blocked, unfriended or hid an actual family member.

    Bottomline, this study is obviously racist.
    Lol @ the closing line, and also referring to non-liberals as "normal people" in the title.

    Anyway, I've found this to be perfectly true throughout the course of my own interactions. Briefly, this is because people drawn to a liberal worldview tend to operate predominantly on emotion--and a natural emotionally-driven response to something that challenges one's worldview is not to consider or analyze the information presented, but rather to shut it out, to run away, and thereby alleviate the dissonance caused by the intrusion of unwelcome facts.

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    I am not surprised at all. Liberals are the most intolerant people I know of. Every experience I've had with Liberals online has resulted in them chimping out on me. They're not right up there you know...

    Some gems from my experiences;

    "Congratulations you are an SS officer." (now I see that as a compliment)

    "go fuck yourself."

    "(insert name here) is right, you are Hitler."

    "insert Hebrew gibberish here, some references to rape, necrophilia, Hitler and I am supposedly gay."

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    They are all slogans and no sense.

    All smoke and no roast meat.

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    I always say, liberals think with their own heart, but with someone else's wallet.

    And yes the article is correct. With them it's, if you disagree with me you're racist, homophobic, a strain on society, unprogressive, the reason why problems exist in the world, etc.

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    Who hasn't met half a million of these online already? Really, they all think the sun shines out of their backside.

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    So I'm a lefty and I do not think the sun shines out of my ass.

    I'm not really a fan of extremism, be it right OR left.

    I don't have a problem with people disagreeing with me. In fact, our disagreements is what makes life interesting. I do not expect everyone to view the world the same way as I do.

    I do think that the right can be (as Clementina says) unprogessive. Unfortunately time does not stand still and the world changes. One cannot expect things to be as they were 50 or 100 years ago. To compare today's world to years ago is somewhat unrealistic. But one can also not say that because time has moved on we must forget everything of the past and relegate it to the history books.

    History happened and one cannot deny a fact. But history is written by the victors and I do view it with some skepticism. Depending on what government is in control, history gets edited and adjusted to suit the reigning ideology.

    On the topic of online liberals being less tolerant, I will give an example what happened to me not too long ago. I was friends with a black guy during college. We didn't belong to the same group of friends but we were in the same class and once we qualified we were friends on Facebook. His political views were always quite extreme along the lines of "Black Power". As of late I have noticed that his wall posts have become less and less tolerant of other people. Not only that all white people should be exterminated, but also that all black people who have more "conservative" views should be exterminated too because they are siding with white people and therefore betraying their own culture.

    In South Africa many black people are tired of all this far-left "save the black man" bullshit and they just want to carry on with their lives. Apartheid is over. Live with it. Whatever happened happened and nothing we can do now is going to change that. Besides, the greatest number of these "Black Power" people were born after Apartheid came to an end and have therefore never experienced a day of it in their lives, just like my black friend. The greatest activists are getting active over something they have never experienced. And the older black people who DID experience it are so glad that it's all over and done with and they just carry on living and aren't a nuisance to anyone.

    So after that particularly nasty comment about whites and "black traitors" having to be exterminated I hit the "unfriend" button. And after that I hit the "block" button too.

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    Surfing Youtube, this seems about right.

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    This *liberal* is willing to have a civil conversation with anyone on this forum....regardless of their political views. I would take that one further and say I'd be up for a cup of coffee in person with pretty much everyone

    Not all Liberals are cut from the same cloth

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhiannon View Post
    This *liberal* is willing to have a civil conversation with anyone on this forum....regardless of their political views
    Even Civis Batavi? Why you two are practically like two peas in a pod...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertas View Post
    They are all slogans and no sense.

    All smoke and no roast meat.
    It's true. One way to surely piss off a liberal is to point out how their responses are always one sort of another parroting cliches, slogans, and catch phrases.
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