Donald Sterling and the rise of thought-crime

What triggered America's response to Donald Sterling's remarks? American society now considers expression of thought to be significantly more important than action...This is the thought police at work. Feelings matter more than action. Words matter more than harming others. That sets a radically dangerous precedent for freedom of thought and speech, particularly for those whose thought and speech we hate. Freedom of speech and thought matters especially when it is speech and thought with which we disagree. The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thought-crime becomes a reality. [Source]