Monday, August 26, 2013


Just A Bunch of Extremists

"In U.S. history,there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples."
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute -  EAOC Student Guide; D. 1. First Bullet (page 43 of the pdf file - Equal Opportunity Advisor Course)

The document cited was obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request.

So, the Founding Fathers were just a bunch of extremists along the lines of the other examples given in the material, like the Neo-Confederates, Black Separatists, the KKK, Neo-Nazis, Skinheads, and White Nationalists.


Keep the Founding Father analogy in mind as you read these definitions from the training material:

Extremism: A term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups who take a political idea to its limits, regardless of unfortunate repercussions, and show intolerance toward all views other than their own.

Extremist: A person who advocates the use of force or violence; advocates supremacist causes based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or national origin; or otherwise engages to illegally deprive individuals or groups of their civil rights


What kind of message does this send? 

On a Lighter Note

Extremists should be pretty easy to recognize, what with the powdered wigs, cravats, spatterdashes and easily identifiable extremist literature like Common Sense, The Right's of the Colonists, and What Think Ye of Congress Now? 

Story here

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