A surprising voice is joining the list of Americans warning the nation about liberalism’s increasingly fascist tendencies.
In a radio interview with America’s Black Web, Don Lemon, a CNN host who is black, gay and liberal, criticized his own movement for its increasingly brutal oppression of dissent.
“Do you allow room in your space for those who disagree with you? Do you ever call coworkers or the person you hear on the radio or see on TV stupid because you disagree with them or because they don’t hold your same opinion about an issue? If so, then you might be too politically correct for your own good, for society’s good,” said Lemon.
“We have to stop looking for reasons to be offended. We have to allow people leeway to make mistakes in conversations without calling them racist, bigots, stupid, dumb, sell-outs and on and on,” Lemon continued.
“Not everyone is going to [agree with you]. In fact, it’s better when people don’t agree with you. That’s how we learn,” he said.
“After almost 25 years in the news business, you know who is the most easily offended and the least tolerant: Liberals and progressives, because many of them don’t really want to hear anyone else’s opinion but their own,” said Lemon. “Here’s a tip, if you only agree with people who hold your same political affiliation or who are of your particular race, gender or ethnicity, you are part of the political correctness run amok problem.
“You are actually thwarting progress instead of advancing,” he added.
Lemon’s remarks echo those of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who recently admitted he no longer performs on college campuses because today’s students come to his shows actively looking for things to be offended by, so they can shake him down for restitution.
“I do this joke about the way people need to justify their cell phone. I need to have it with me, because people are so important. They don’t seem very important the way you scroll through them like a gay French king,” Seinfeld told ESPN’s Colin Cowherd.
“Well, I did this line recently in front of an audience, and you can. Comedy is where you can kind of feel an opinion. They thought, ‘what do you mean gay? What are you talking about gay? What are you doing? What do you mean?’,” continued Seinfeld.
And I thought, are you kidding me? We can’t even? I could imagine a time when people would say that is offensive to suggest that a gay person moves their hands in a flourishing motion and you now need to apologize,” said Seinfeld.
“This is a creepy PC thing out there that really bothers me,” Seinfeld stated.
Even children are being brainwashed, Seinfeld warns.
Seinfeld recounted how his wife told his young daughter, “In the next couple of years, I think maybe you’re going to want to hang around the city more on the weekends so you can see boys.”
Their daughter called the comment “sexist.”
Seinfeld said, “They just want to use these words. ‘That’s racist, that’s sexist, that’s prejudice.’ They don’t even know what they’re talking about.”
Liberal media outlets are now attacking Seinfeld, demanding he apologize for accusing them of being too sensitive.