That’s probably true, but being intolerant of ideas is not the same as being intolerant of other cultures. The first is probably a defense to idiotic thought. The second has been used to justify mass murder via genocide, time and time again all around the globe. The Hitler stuff is not a fearful overreaction, it’s practically science at this point. Certain conditions cause certain reactions, and nothing pits one group against another with murderous rage, like economic strife. Just countless examples of this in history. Always some charismatic leader comes in to stir that pot, profit from it, grab power for themselves from it. Always the same type.
And furthermore, I’d suggest that the ideas that the democrats take issue with are illogical and irrational ones, which really everyone should take issue with those sorts of ideas. 2+2 does not equal 29 or any other arbitrary number.
Republicans have introduced a tsunami of illogical, irrational, erroneous, irregular, irresponsible and destructive information into human thought systems, viruses, essentially. Its as if, and Vanity Fair wrote about this four years back, there is an attempt to destroy the ability of people to think critically- and it is working.
What the democratic push back to this seems to have been is to create more extreme and progressive versions of liberal ideas, and to create a vocabulary around those ideas that only extremists understand. (Because I don’t understand half of what a lot of people who identify with democratic progressive movements are even talking about.) And so democrats are becoming increasingly irrational as well. Neither side talks to the other. They don’t even speak the same language.
The extremes on both sides are breaking down critical and basic things that a society needs in order to function, language, logic, reason, a larger emotional spectrum than fear and anger.