Re: virus: Extremist Memes

psypher (
Thu, 20 May 1999 21:05:06 -0400 (EDT)

...of course, a lot of the time, without the extremists, there would be no issue to begin with.


> In message <>,
> James Veverka <> writes

>>Robin.....You are absolutely correct in your accessment of my
>>caricature.  The point we all forget is that it IS the extremists

> that >usually define the platform, the reactions, then the policy
> initiatives. >The extremists end up defining whole groups, which is
> not fair of >course. The extremists then end up framing the
> arguments.The >legislation then proposed becomes not a piece of
> pragmatic, practical >legislation but reactionary The real
> arguments and wise choices get >lost in the scuffle.
> [snip]
> OK, I can go along with that.
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