OK, Liberals, it is time for some tough love. I am a liberal, meaning I believe in liberty, and more generally that diversity is positive. Are you a Person of Color? LGBTQ? A non-mainstream culture or religion? Great! I am very happy that you have found space to explore and express yourself.
Many Liberals, however, have lost their way, and are becoming more and more intolerant. There is a trend toward name calling and negativity, toward anyone who disagrees.
A prime example that bothers me a lot is the label "Karen." This is a clearly harmful and racist stereotype, and yet it is used in mainstream media headlines and TV news, like it is justice.
Just think about it. The term "Karen" comes from a racial and gender based stereotype, that "white women" behave a certain way. Sure, some do, but stereotyping is wrong and hurtful. What would you say if you saw a headline about toxic "Tyrones", referring to aggressive "black males". You'd rightly call it out as racist and harmful to reduce black males to a stereotypical name and assumed behavior.
The "Karen" phenomenon is mainstreaming racism, sexism, and intolerance. Women have been physically attacked by angry aggressors, yelling at them to stop being a Karen.
This is one of the most toxic and obviously harmful examples, but it is part of a broader trend among self-proclaimed Liberals to marginalize anyone who disagrees with them. Disagreeing is not stupid. Having different beliefs or culture is not "anti-science" or "hate." Being Christian, or owning a gun should not make someone your enemy, any more than being gay or Jewish makes you mine.
And yes, I'm calling out Liberals specifically. The media says that conservatives and right wing people are intolerant, but that has not been my experience. Have you ever been to a Trump rally or a libertarian convention? Have you been to a barbecue with your Christian neighbor? Did they volunteer any negativity, at all?
Note, I'm not asking if they would have something negative to say if you throw a disagreement in their face, like challenging them on abortion. But they don't want negative interactions, and almost never initiate them. It seems like Liberals do. It seems like Liberals want to challenge everyone, and bully everyone into a common belief system. It is downright illiberal.
If being gay is OK, so should being Christian. If you want to get vaccinated, that is fine with me. My doctor had a bad reaction himself, and told me not to since I have natural immunity from a previous COVID infection. Respect me, and my choices. Respect diversity. Be a real liberal, and embrace diversity, especially when you disagree.
I catch flak from liberals regarding two things: 1. being a Christian and 2. refusing to take the jab. The latter doesn't bother me because I obtain discernment from the former.