Re: Extremism

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sun Jan 07 2001 - 00:39:05 MST

Jerry Mitchell wrote:
> I was just raising a red flag as I clearly stated when I said "My point
> being etc...."
> 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.

YES, people definitely do seem to use the word "extremism" as:

1) a deprecation of a belief
2) a deprecation of a person
3) a justification for use of government power
4) feelings of self righteousness
5) posturing for political gain

...among other things.

OK, very useful point. Thanks for adding it, sorry I missed it the first

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