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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Giving props to the rowdy town hall screamers on the right, setting up a tent city in Pittsburgh for the G-20, and campaigning to end war, and bring attention to women and children who are refugees because of war:

    Code Pink gives props to rowdy town hallers - Patrick Gavin - POLITICO.com
    The Associated Press: Protesters hope to highlight issues at G-20 summit

    And other stuff:

    code pink - Google News


    But, that begs the question, are Code Pink activitists extremists, or just obnoxious? Do they hold beliefs that are 'extreme'? If so, what are they?
    So are you saying that the Code Pink whacks are serving a usefull purpose such as certain bacteria is usefull ? Just asking !!
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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    I don't think it's coincidence that this rise in extremism follows the growth of the internet, a lot of people choose "news" sources and opinions that only bolster their own views.

    Imagine if some of the big stories of past decades happened today, 1929, Pearl Harbor, the Vietnam war, JFK, RFK, and MLK assasinations, etc. Lots of people would be forming all sorts of conspiracy theories.

    But it's not all bad, for people who get a variety of new and views and frequent forums like this one, where extreme nutiness gets vetted by all, those people are more well-informed than ever before.

    ...it's just too bad that the idiots tend to breed more.
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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    So are you saying that the Code Pink whacks are serving a usefull purpose such as certain bacteria is usefull ? Just asking !!

    Nope. However, I am not aware of extremist views that they hold. If they are being characterized as extremists, I'd like to know what views they hold that are extreme? So far as I'm aware, they advocate for getting out war, avoiding future wars, and caring for refugees created by war.

    I am not a Code Pink fan, they are obnoxious. But, if they're being characterized as extremists, I'd like to know their extremist views.

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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    I don't think it's coincidence that this rise in extremism follows the growth of the internet, a lot of people choose "news" sources and opinions that only bolster their own views.

    Imagine if some of the big stories of past decades happened today, 1929, Pearl Harbor, the Vietnam war, JFK, RFK, and MLK assasinations, etc. Lots of people would be forming all sorts of conspiracy theories.

    But it's not all bad, for people who get a variety of new and views and frequent forums like this one, where extreme nutiness gets vetted by all, those people are more well-informed than ever before.

    ...it's just too bad that the idiots tend to breed more.


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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    I don't think it's coincidence that this rise in extremism follows the growth of the internet, a lot of people choose "news" sources and opinions that only bolster their own views.

    Imagine if some of the big stories of past decades happened today, 1929, Pearl Harbor, the Vietnam war, JFK, RFK, and MLK assasinations, etc. Lots of people would be forming all sorts of conspiracy theories.

    But it's not all bad, for people who get a variety of new and views and frequent forums like this one, where extreme nutiness gets vetted by all, those people are more well-informed than ever before.

    ...it's just too bad that the idiots tend to breed more.
    The "They " formed all kinds of conspiracy theories and conspiracy beliefs back then even witout the Internets.net

    The 1929 SM crash was blamed on the proverbial Jewish bankers
    The JKF assasination was blamed on LBJ, the Birchers, KKK, Cuban BAY OF PIGS veterans, MAFIA, The SOPRANOS, and we all know it was the Communists...

    RFK was blamed on LBJ, KKK, KFC, the Hoffa Crime family

    The MLK demise was blamed on the CIA, FBI, KFC, and the ROTARY Club...
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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Nope. However, I am not aware of extremist views that they hold. If they are being characterized as extremists, I'd like to know what views they hold that are extreme? So far as I'm aware, they advocate for getting out war, avoiding future wars, and caring for refugees created by war.

    I am not a Code Pink fan, they are obnoxious. But, if they're being characterized as extremists, I'd like to know their extremist views.
    That is a fair question indeed !! I view them more as being extreme in their methods more so than in their view (reletively speaking ). The behavior of trying to avoid war for a good reason can be admirable. Yet to be against all war when certain ones are unavoidable or necesssary is no virtue and yest extreme.
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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    That is a fair question indeed !! I view them more as being extreme in their methods more so than in their view (reletively speaking ). The behavior of trying to avoid war for a good reason can be admirable. Yet to be against all war when certain ones are unavoidable or necesssary is no virtue and yest extreme.

    Yes, I agree being against all war when certain ones are necessary is not a virtue, and is extreme. I don't know, maybe they are against all wars, at all times. If so, then IA, they're extremists. The only things that I know about their views is they are against the Iraq war, and now are for getting out of Afghanistan too, and are for caring for women and children made refugees from war. But, I haven't paid close attention to them b/c I do not approve of their tactics.

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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    When something becomes "mainstream," it is no longer by definition, "extreme." So the question presents a self-contradictory premise.
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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    If Extremism is Mainstream, what are the NEW extremists going to stand for?
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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    I don't think it's coincidence that this rise in extremism follows the growth of the internet, a lot of people choose "news" sources and opinions that only bolster their own views.

    Imagine if some of the big stories of past decades happened today, 1929, Pearl Harbor, the Vietnam war, JFK, RFK, and MLK assasinations, etc. Lots of people would be forming all sorts of conspiracy theories.

    But it's not all bad, for people who get a variety of new and views and frequent forums like this one, where extreme nutiness gets vetted by all, those people are more well-informed than ever before.

    ...it's just too bad that the idiots tend to breed more.
    Or maybe the increase is in the use of the term "extremist" to slander one's opponents?
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