- May 1, 2016
- AFL Club
... which is the other side effect of the modern centrism fad; that people who are a long way 'out there' ideologically are not worth listening to, or that they aren't there for a reason.I understand what you mean. The far right and the far left do tend to be more stubborn in their shift though, wouldnt you agree? Identifying as more of a left, right or centrist means you are more capable of moving both ways, you can practice compromise. I've seen both far left and far right people who acknowledge that's what they are and flat out refuse to even consider sliding out of their happy nest of idelogoly.
The idea is, you need to be able to hear from them just as much as you need to hear from Joe Blow who is genuinely a swing voter. These people - regardless of how anarchist/racist/whatever they are (as an anarchist myself, I'm pretty far out there anyway, albeit in a weird direction) - are potentially more important, as they represent a part of society driven to the edge of civility, and they are the people you need to bring back in.
I know what you are saying, but this is a hill I am willing to die on. And I won't be standing on the centre of it when it happens.