Extremism in America: Updates

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by 2cents, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Arnie

    Arnie

    The problem with your line of thinking is WHO decides what is extreme? It's easy to point to groups like those in your link. Any sane person would agree they are kooks. But what about someone that wants to burn the flag? Is he an "extremist"? Who decides what is "extreme"? I think one of the great strengths of our country is that ANYONE has the right to free speech, not just the ones you or I agree with.
     
  2. very noble of you... to me, at that level, it shows a serious breakdown in shared values, goals etc... things getting out of hand...
     
  3. Lol, yeah man, let's all listen to the ADL, they've got our best interests at heart. Christ some people are such dupes.
     
  4. How about we let the Swiss decide what is extreme.

    Have we ever seen extremism come from the Swiss?

    Extremely rich chocolate doesn't count...

     
  5. so because this happened to be an ADL resource, your enlightened conclusion is that extremism in america is a non-issue??

    well lets try with different sources then... i normally focus on content, not race etc... what do u think of:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazis,_Communists,_Klansmen,_and_Others_on_the_Fringe
    http://www.nyupress.org/books/Extremism_in_America-products_id-308.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extremism_in_America
    http://www.counterpunch.org/wazwaz1010.html
    http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/bin/site/wrappers/extremism_inamerica.html
     
  6. Z10;
    "How about we let the Swiss decide what is extreme.

    Have we ever seen extremism come from the Swiss?

    Extremely rich chocolate doesn't count..."


    The swiss? Those yodelling nazi's?
    :eek: