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Who Are You Calling 'Extreme'?

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 9:34 AM
There has been a concerted campaign to marginalize & demonize the principles & doctrines traditionally followed in civil American society. There's been the corresponding push to assert perverse & effete values of the Left & the totalitarian statists as normative & desirable. The pop media goes right along. Those who defend the former are attacked scurrilously, marginalized, boycotted, given the Alinsky treatment, even assaulted. Those asserting the latter views are praised, rewarded, treated like they rep the mainstream. Personal freedom (except freedom to kill babies & the elderly), free enterprise, private property, monogamous heterosexuality, traditional religious faith, limited government...even freedom of speech now are passe.
magnetar Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 1:21 PM
without sounding like a nut job...., everything you wrote in the last paragraph makes it seem as lucipher is reigning on earth. there is only but one way out of it.
pragmaticapitalist Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 5:57 PM
lucifer is reigning on this earth and always has since he was cast out of heaven. God's word proves this out in many passages. he will continue to reign until Christ Himself returns and claims the deed.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 9:34 AM
Totalitarian nanny-statism (except arbitrary anomalies like "right" to commit preborn infanticide), government confiscation & redistribution to manipulate the people according to the interests of the ruling class, same-sex "marriage", commodities like energy to be rationed on a variety of pretexts, one-worldism, preoccupation with political correctness & thin-skinned offendability, victimology & imposed "diversity" quotas, pervasive casual surveillance, control of speech & media on various pretexts, official atheism or "politically correct" faiths & marginalization of faiths that condemn sin (exc. Islam? for now).

This is to be the "new normal", the brave new world.

Don't you find it odd that the word extremism seems to apply only to conservative Republicans? Terminology often drives political discourse and those who control the terms often determine the outcome.

Establishment Republicans have too often been uncomfortable in their own skin. When they win elections, they sometimes seem unsure of what to do next. Democrats never seem to have this problem. They operate according to their core convictions and are never considered extreme. Instead, they are moderate, even normal. When Republicans stick to their convictions, they are branded with a scarlet "E."

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush raised the extremist...