The Progressive Virtues
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Submitted by William Brown (United States), Mar 1, 2018 17:42
I have two grandchildren who will shortly reach the age of 21, who are honors students at a major university. It seems that they are being taught two progressive virtues: (1) Acceptance of deviations from what had previously been the norms of the culture, and (2) Intolerance for principles that were previously held as truths. For instance, they espouse the notion that sex is "assigned at birth" and thereby can (or even should) be changed to suit the desires of the individual. Anyone who disagrees with them in any way, even in the slightest, is considered hateful and not to be tolerated. It makes any discussion either difficult or impossible unless one falls into line with what they have been taught, either by the university or by their classmates.
They seem to believe that they can tolerate anything that is different, but they cannot tolerate "intolerance," such as beliefs in bourgeois values or Christianity. Even scientific evidence is intolerable unless it aligns with their ideology.
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