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Wed Jun 2, 2021, 04:22 PM

"Extreme conservative discourse is taken as neutral in the absence of a progressive alternative,

but it is anything but neutral. It is dangerous, and it hides truths that are crucial to human well-being, not only in America but throughout the world."

"The effects of extreme conservative public discourse over decades, but especially within the past decade, is right now having disastrous effects."

"In short, it shows up in legislation that takes away human rights and dignity."

"Extreme conservatism inflicts its damage in multiple venues: it chips away at democracy and the Public; it poisons the human spirit; and in the world community, it contributes to human agony and damages both America's standing in the world and America's friendships with other nations.

Extreme conservatism thus is not merely about abortion, the size of government, or gun control.

Extreme conservatism is an all-encompassing world-view, and its adherents want to bring into its compass the lives of every citizen."

-George Lakoff and Elisabeth Wehling, The Little Blue Book, 2012

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