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When did the definition of "tolerance" change?

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    LoliHeyposted 24 months ago

    When did the definition of "tolerance" change?

    Tolerance used to mean to respect others opinions even if you think they are wrong.  For example, if you are a Republican Conservative, you would most likely disagree with everything Obama or Hillary Clinton stand for.  Yet if you met them in real life, you'd be civil to them (at least I would). Now, tolerance seems to mean that all opinions must be equally valid.  In other words, one cannot profess they are right in fear of offending the one who disagrees.  You may be punished because disagreement may be construed as "hate."  Not talking about racial slurs and insults.

  2. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 24 months ago

    Tolerance as we knew it, died, when Political Correctness was created as a phrase. Political Correctness is the opposite of Freedom of Speech, and Truth.

    While tolerance, and PC are civil, they are not truthful. There are many times when we just need to know the unadulterated truth about things. Sure, there may need to be an appropriate time and place, and manner of delivery, but truth should be able to find the light. PC is the dark shadow that casts upon the truth.

    1. JG Hemlock profile image81
      JG Hemlockposted 24 months agoin reply to this


  3. tsadjatko profile image66
    tsadjatkoposted 24 months ago


    Just another liberal tactic. You are a racist if you disagree with policies any racial minority person advocates, you are a climate "denier" if you disagree with looney left environmentalists, you are intolerant and/or engaging in hate speech if you don't agree with any liberal's agenda on race, religion, sexual orientation or creed.

    It's all a crock, the real meanings of these words are no longer in the parlance of today's journalists or politicians on the left. Everything is looked at by the left as how they can make it into a weapon to attack their detractors, they could care less if anything they say is true or not. Why?

    For the benefit of their uninformed idiot followers and supporters who also don't care about the truth, they are just looking for a statement they can incorporate to support their misguided beliefs, looney myths (like republicans want to poison the water and push the elderly over a cliff) contrived by the left to smear the people actually doing the good. And the left makes sure they can find it in the media. That's why.

    1. ElvisaM profile image80
      ElvisaMposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      So mature

    2. tsadjatko profile image66
      tsadjatkoposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, it's the plain truth. Maturity is the one thing you'll never find on the left. It's all about how they feel, they believe "their good intentions" over ride bad outcomes.

  4. JG Hemlock profile image81
    JG Hemlockposted 24 months ago

    Their political correctness offends me. lol

  5. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 24 months ago

    Since 2000, definitely, such that "tolerance" means not only allowing contrary views and different groups to coexist peacefully even if you don't like each other, but an expectation of acceptance.
    Much more quickly since 2010 to mean "protected groups have a supposed right to not be offended or hear contrary views". And thus tolerance means not only tolerating what you don't agree with or like but a demand that you wholesale endorse THEIR views because anything less than complete agreement or silence is not good enough.
    It is fascism in the name of feelings.

    1. tsadjatko profile image66
      tsadjatkoposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Tamara, very mature! Keep telling it like it is!

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      LoliHeyposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      I always enjoy your answers because you are so right and wise!