Monday, March 14, 2011

Extremists

So I've got a facebook friend who recently posted that he's a "PROUD RIGT-WING EXTREMIST" and then went on to "PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!!" I, for one, abhor all forms of extremism. I don't care if it's Black, White, Muslim, Christian, Left wing, Right Wing, extremism is bad, period! When someone comes out and proclaims they are an extremist of any kind, I automatically get the shivers. You're basically telling me no matter what I say, you're closed to my words and will only believe what you already believe. I think of groups like the KKK, the Nazis, Muslim Jihadists, Christian extremists, McCarthyists. All groups of like-minded people that hate another group for one reason or another. You're telling me you're ignorant. You're telling me you're bigoted. You're telling me you're the type of person I hate...and you're proud of it. I won't stop being your friend simply because you're provincial, but I won't respect your point of view because I know you haven't developed it. It is based off 1 perspective and you will automatically denounce anything that contradicts that perspective. By being an Extremist, you are disallowing discussion. You are saying you won't listen to reason, or facts. You are telling me not to respect your point of view. It's unfortunate that there are those out there who believe they know the truth and the rest of us are in the dark. One is always learning. The day you know everything is the day you cease to exist. To assume you transcend this is asinine. Get over yourself for the good of everyone else, please.

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