Anyone can be blinded by their own beliefs, there’s plenty of people on both sides gulty of that.[/quote]
Yeah I agree with Erik. As a conservative myself, I can recognize that there is plenty of this to go around.
And where does one’s opinions, values and ideologies stop and intolerant close mindedness begin?
borrek says things all the time that I fundamentally disagree with. I may pose a debate on the topic and make my case. Most of the time borrek comes back and makes the liberal side of the argument. At this point I don’t say to myself, “That damn borrek! He doesn’t agree with me so he is intolerant and close minded!” I just accept that that is his opinion and that’s that.
So where does one stop and the other begin?
It just seems like right now we happen to have a lot of examples of what you are talking about because we have a liberal democrat in the White House. But the same thing was going on when we had a conservative Republican in office, just roles were reversed.
And OP, my point isn’t to suggest that you are wrong. There are a lot of intolerant, close minded liberals…and they make me want to pull my hair out. But conservatives can be quite close minded when they want to be…