Intolerance today can be masked by a wide variety of things. Being Anti-PC for example is one of the better ways to hide your intolerance.
"well nobody is willing to just plainly say the things that I'm thinking".
Yes Jim Bob, because those things you think, are racist and uneducated, among other things. I know that's all you have to work with, but this is why
we some people get to make decisions about the country and some don't.
But there aren't MORE intolerant people than there were.
The world is a much smaller place than it use to be 20 years ago, hell even 5 years ago. This means we hear about everything at an ever increasingly
amplified rate. Since humans seem to be predisposed to enjoying misery more than happiness, we hear about the bad much more than the good.
Although there's a good argument that all the bad we are exposed to is done on purpose. In fact it's probably the more likely of scenarios.
As for your friends, it doesn't sound like you chose them based on what you want. It's almost like you allow your friends to tolerate you. If you
are so afraid that they will abandon you for saying the wrong thing, or talking to the wrong people then they are not your friends.
They are just acquaintances and I have thousands of those, but just a few friends. If your'e the type of person that doesn't rely on labels for their
identity, then you need people in your life who are like that as well.
Liberal, conservative, gay or straight, these are all just details and are not actually in any way tied to morality, education, intellect or anything
else that actually matters within the context of one's personality.
edit on 5/20/2016 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)