July 09, 2018

(WATCH) Dave Rubin: So, You Think You're Tolerant?

Rebel Staff

Are you tolerant? You probably think so. But who is tolerant in America today? 

Is it those on the left, or those on the right? In this Prager U video, Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report analyzes this question and shares his experience.

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commented 2018-07-10 07:58:51 -0400
I am not tolerant of free loaders illegally entering this country.
commented 2018-07-09 23:55:08 -0400
Thanks for that timely message, Dave. Truer words were never spoken. The very concept of the word tolerance contains within it the notion of disagreement. In 1907, a book by Evelyn Beatrice Hall called Friends of Voltaire hit the market. Her book contained one sentence that’s the perfect definition of tolerance: “I may not approve with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. With that one sentence, she nailed it! That is precisely the definition of tolerance. Where there is no disagreement, tolerance is irrelevant and therefore nonexistent. Believing and stating that another person’s beliefs are false is not intolerant. In fact disagreement is absolutely essential for an atmosphere of tolerance to exist. Without it tolerance is a non-issue. True tolerance allows for differing views to have equal right to exist without fear of condemnation, or the threat of violence. Therefore, one can be truly tolerant without accepting another person’s beliefs as being true. That also highlights the blatant intolerance of the left.