A fine analysis of one (or some mabe,) of the problems that afflict the developed world. A like that resonated in my minds was:
Is it not ironic that a group whose members shout down and threaten those with opposing views refers to themselves as an anti-fascist organization?
I have made the same point myself many times, referring not to the USA’s Antifa, but usually to Britains Unite Against Fascism (UAF) or Anti — Nazi League (ANL), two groups that are so far left they are to the right of Genghis Khan. France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and others all have their militant left groups who think shouting down or threatening the families of those who disagree with them are legitimate debating tacts.
I too remember a time we could debate with passion, with raised voices and string words even, and later have a drink together and talk about football or music. It is regrettable that political beliefs have taken on the mantle of fanaticism shed not many decades ago by mainstream religion. Perhaps schools, instead of teaching from the politically correct agenda should introduce pupils to the existentialist philosophers of the enlightenment era, after all as many of them said in different ways although I’m borrowing words from David Hume here, there are no universal answers to the great questions, each person has their own perceptions. Granting a hearing to those whose perceptions differ from our own, and (SHOCK,HORROR!) maybe even learning from them are what tolerance and diversity are all about.