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NYT Article Notes Noisy Extremists Don't Represent the Majority

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posted on Oct, 22 2020 @ 05:26 PM
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Thought it was interesting. Being a relatively non-political person is like being in an apartment where the people on either side of you are locked in some kind of deadly conflict between good and evil, shouting back and forth, namecalling, etc., when most of us just want them to shut up and let us watch the damn game.

Democratic extremists never touch on something like concern about the country's moral decay, when it consistently shows up high in the surveys. Extremist Republicans generally don't bring up the deficit or divisions between Democrats, which are both issues moderate Republicans are very concerned about.

The extremists just bury themselves in their own worlds, running their slanted, paranoid scenarios in their heads and heavily trolling both their "enemies" and themselves.

Hey, regular folks. I think we need to start ignoring these people. They're unlikely to change. So like family members with drug or gambling habits, maybe we just need to let them go, rather than get dragged down with them. You and me, we're okay. And we need to start separating ourselves from the extremists, lest we become contaminated ourselves.



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posted on Oct, 22 2020 @ 05:33 PM
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the political divide is real. And it's fed from the idiot box, social media, internet, radio, and in person. If you move past the talking points though, there is a stark difference, and it isn't easily admitted.



posted on Oct, 22 2020 @ 05:53 PM
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I’d love to, but I tend to become upset when something is burning outside and I see torches and pitchforks



posted on Oct, 22 2020 @ 10:43 PM
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'Hey, regular folks. I think we need to start ignoring these people. They're unlikely to change. So like family members with drug or gambling habits, maybe we just need to let them go, rather than get dragged down with them. You and me, we're okay. And we need to start separating ourselves from the extremists, lest we become contaminated ourselves. "



People ignored and thought Hitler/NAZI's were going to fail so why bother with all his people out there raising hell.

The same thing happened in Venezuela when the Marxists were burning flags, toppling statutes, and defunding and banning police. Now they are living the socialist/communist nightmare.

I think ignoring them and letting them think everyone is ok with it is the wrong approach. The average people need to be out there letting the 15% know we love our country, the constitution, and rule of law in this country we all agreed to live by.
Just IMHO!





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