Extremism? Just because a thing is extreme doesn't make it right or wrong. A
system of extreme dishonestly and extreme honesty are not equal. I for one
will take extremely good health over extremely bad health. As for political
systems, I'm still trying to find a system that will not initiate force on
its members. Try to picture a system like that and you will certainly
develop what most people would call an "extreme" system, yet what could be
more moral then the banishment of force from human relations? My point being
is that 99 times out of 100 that you see the term extremism being used,
there will shortly be an argument by intimidation behind it and not an
argument of logic.
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Behalf Of Michael M. Butler
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 9:21 AM
Subject: Extremism, was Re: CULTURE OF GAck! Thpthpthpthpthttt!
Speaking of extremism: I hope you'll explain Morris there, sometime. I
still can't figure that guy out.
Joe Dees wrote:
> >Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 16:32:24 -0500
> >From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <email@example.com>
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: Re: CULTURE: Interesting Chicago Statistics
> >Reply-To: email@example.com
> >Wasn't Brian's original post using 1997 stats? Were these actually
> >murders or just homicides?
> >Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> >> >>Brian Williams writes:
> >> >> 1A) DuPage county has easy access to g**s and no murder/less
> >> >>crime
> >> Where do these statistics come from? Does anyone have sources?
> >> I finally got around to looking up murder statistics for Dupage
> >> County. There were 10 murders in 1998 and 13 murders in 1999. I
> >> can't find 2000 statistics, but it certainly is not zero because
> >> there are plenty of murders in the news.
> >> (http://www.dupageco.org/sheriff/Crime%20Stoppers.htm is the first
> >> example I found with a google search.)
> As Mike Lorrey said to me after I posted my short phenomenology of
extremism: This discussion belongs on EXI-Freedom, not here.
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