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Crossing the Aisle Shouldn't Require Bravery, and That It Does Is Indicative of a Real Sickness

BIG3 Basketball League founder Ice Cube, center, applauds during Game 1 of the league's debut, Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Bipartisanship is a great thing. Whether or not you agree with the ideas your opponent has, the times when you can come together to get something accomplished is worth celebrating.

The problem is that in our divided times, we can’t even look kindly on the other without receiving a deluge of hate and being canceled. This, of course, applies more to those on the left than it does on the right.

The “tolerant” left is far more intolerant than it has been in generations. While intolerance is something of a historic characteristic of the left, it’s never been so damaging to one’s life to be seen being friendly with the left’s ideological opposites.

Earlier today, I wrote of Matthew McConaughey’s time on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. It was there that McConaughey got onto the subject of Christians in Hollywood who are too scared to speak out due to fears that exhibiting their faith would lead them to be blacklisted.

(READ: Matthew McConaughey Slams the “Illiberal Left,” Cancel Culture, and Anti-Christian Bigotry In Hollywood)

Right now, rapper Ice Cube is under for working with President Donald Trump to help black communities. According to the Daily Wire, Ice Cube made it clear that this isn’t about politics and he’s working with anyone willing to help him with his project. Regardless, he’s being targeted by leftist wokescolds:

In response to leftists that have criticized him for teaming with the White House to implement his “Contract with Black America,” the rapper told “Fox News Sunday” that he is “not playing politics with this.”

“I told everybody that, you know, I’m not playing politics with this. I’m willing to meet with anybody who could bring this to life and make it a reality,” he said, as reported by Fox News.

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly met with the rapper for three hours to discuss the plan.

“They listened, heard what I had to say … and pumped up their plan and presented it to the people on September, I believe, 24,” he said.

Ice Cube sparked leftist ire earlier this month when he scolded the Democrats for kicking his plan aside until after the election while Republicans jumped at the opportunity.

“Facts: I put out the [Contract with Black America],” he tweeted. “Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.”

Even recently, California Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein showed some kindness and comradery with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. It was a small gesture, but it was enough to cause the left to lose it and call for her resignation and complete cancelation.

This is open intolerance and bigotry all in the name of goodness and propriety. They make themselves seem like fighters of all that is right and just like some sort of holy paladin on a quest.

The real label would be “zealot.”

The level of hatred currently circulating around on the left doesn’t come from a good place. It’s not righteous anger. It’s a kind of bigotry and hatred that was taught to them by bigots and haters who have become so saturated with ideology from so much time spent in leftist bubbles that they can hardly identify reality from fiction any longer.

They have convinced themselves that the only right thing to do in this political landscape is to give no quarter, no time, and no ear. Even listening to something someone has to say from the right is borderline sinful.

This isn’t just political opposition in a heated election. There is something seriously wrong with the left and we need to start looking into what it is that causes meltdowns like the kind we’ve seen as of late, and not just from everyday American leftists, but from politicians as well.

These people need help. They certainly don’t need to be invited to take power. Not only will that hurt us all, it will only exacerbate the problem for the left.