The Tyranny of the ‘Tolerant’

They’ll tear you down if you use the wrong word, have a flawed past, fail to salute the fashionable woke flag.

Wonder Land: The collapse of liberal elites under a leftist offensive has been in the making since the 'Summer of Love.' Images: Getty Images Composite: Mark Kelly

The tyranny of tolerance—a fetching phrase but a contradiction, perhaps, even an oxymoron? How can the tolerant be tyrannous, when tolerance, by its very nature, is supposed to be benign and above all understanding and forgiving? Yet in the current day, who is more intolerant, more close-minded and unforgiving, more malicious than those who officially pride themselves on their tolerance for sexual difference, minority mores, protest in all its forms—namely, those who march under the banners of the woke, the politically correct, the progressive?

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