At root of intolerance is anger. The medicine for anger is awareness of anger: "Anger doesn't like to be reminded of fits," said poet Jack Kerouac. If we make a practice of noticing our thoughts, to "catch yourself thinking" (as the phrase goes in idiomatic Amercanese), we have a better chance of making our own irritations & fits of anger more transparent, airing out the "hot air" of emotion -- as Tibetan Buddhist Lamas say, that dissolves 80 percent of the anger.
If all mankind can't practice this kind of meditation -- sitting, standing or lying down -- at least the elite & the "leaders," Premiers, Presidents, Dictators, and Senators can do so -- I do as best I can.
As ever, Allen Ginsberg
“On Hearing the Muezzin Cry Allah Akbar While Visiting the Pythian Oracle at Didyma Toward the End of the Second Millenium At sunset Apollo's columns echo with the bawl of the One God.”
— American Sentences