After a few decades, you can get quite used to your opinions being perpetually categorised as "extremist". You watch what you say to work colleagues and certain family members, you express yourself anonymously or pseudonymously, you seek refuge with like-branded individuals and mentally set yourself apart from society as a whole.
So well said that I am EXTREMELY in agreement, fanatically in cahoots, and RADICALLY in support of everything you mention!!
I took the liberty of translating this article into Spanish:
Conformists are quite ignorantly the extremists. The modern day Hitler youth and compliant Brown Shiirts. Call me stupid but I never thought my family would want me dead for trying to protect them from psychopaths and then from themselves.
Hear, hear! I heartily agree. At the end of the day, we are for common sense!
I wonder if the term ¨common sense¨ can be traced back to class consciousness... Then word ¨common¨ reminds me of ¨commoner¨.
If you want to have a laugh about how the Powers that Shouldnt Be are making anarchists in Canada out to extremists, see the recent CBC hit piece called When Anarchists Attack: https://www.cbc.ca/newsinteractives/features/when-anarchists-attack
Fucking hilarious. You get the feeling that the reporters knew that they were writing a pro-Gargomel, anti-smurf piece.
Ah well, fuck them, the smurfs always win in the end. Fuck Gargomel.
Seeing the abbreviated subject line in your email, "Who are the real 'extre...?" I thought you were gonna say "Who are the real extraterrestrials?" Infinitely more suggestive than extremists who depending on who's talking pop up on all sides of the spectrum. I suggest you write another essay asking who are the real extraterrestrials -- or I will!