This whole idea of the 99 percent and the 1 percent is just the latest example, and is so divisive that it's scary. How is the persecution of the 1 percent any different from the roots of racism in early America? How is dividing each and every American based on gender, ethnic and victim group, and then assigning special rights and privleges to certain favored groups a demonstration of equality and tolerance? It is in fact the very opposite of tolerance, it only serves to further divide us, and if left unchecked over the long term, will only result in what class warfare always results in, a lower quality of life for all involved.
Of course progressive intolerance is at it's worst when discussing any of the issues above. The disdain liberals have for conservatives is palpable, and always with an assumption that the conservative is somehow ill informed. I guess conservatives treat liberals similarly now, but most conservatives seem more willing to at least engage in discourse. This is plainly evidenced by conservative media outlets such as FOXNews or the Wall Street Journal, which routinely take pains to show both sides of the story, something that's verboten in liberal bastions such as MSNBC, Huffington Post, Politico, and of course The New York Times. I guess when you believe in something that can't hold up to basic questions of logic, you're not so interested in discourse.
Educated? Not so much. Ignorant, deceitful and intolerant? Yes, very much so. Let's not let this false narrative of the intellectual left continue.