[Paleopsych] polarity

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Fri Mar 25 01:41:53 UTC 2005

What I am thinking is that if the FEC cracks
down on the bloggers they will be more mad
at the FEC than they will at each other...

Steve Hovland

-----Original Message-----
From:	Michael Christopher [SMTP:anonymous_animus at yahoo.com]
Sent:	Thursday, March 24, 2005 11:31 AM
To:	paleopsych at paleopsych.org
Subject:	[Paleopsych] polarity

>>This may radicalize a whole new group on
both sides.  Sounds like a good move to me.<<

--Inevitably, if two sides become totally opposed and
make decisions based on ideology and partisan
posturing, some group in the middle will eventually
reject the polarization. In the US, we are not all
isolated into ideologically opposed groups. Those who
are are not in the mainstream, they live in a world
where everyone around them reinforces their views, an
echo chamber. But most of us have friends and/or
family on both sides. A real dialogue emerges,
overriding the bumpersticker mentality of the isolated
extremes. It takes a little time (simplistic
ideologies have the advantage of certainty at every
step, which is also a disadvantage in the long term)
but at some point, those in the middle will speak up
and renounce the extremes. 


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