Re: Extremism, was Re: CULTURE OF GAck! Thpthpthpthpthttt!

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sat Jan 06 2001 - 15:47:07 MST

Joe Dees wrote:

<Some valuable and thoughtful commentary elided>

>The best way to know when an extremist is about to attack is to listen to them get indignantly
>defensive, which typically happens whenever someone does not absolutely agree with them
>concerning their pet issue; some sort of physical intimidation or verbal flame is sure to

Yes, _very_ true. And, contrariwise, attacks are not the only sign of
extremism, any more than workplace shootings are the only sign of an
utterly unhappy worker. But not all extremists, it seems to me, attack
directly. Some attack indirectly.

That was the source of my question about Morris. Since you've mentioned
he is a relative, I'd sincerely like to know more about him from you
some time.

What's he like? How often do you and he come into contact?


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