2 definitions by Don Emmanuel

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AN EXTREMIST IS SOMEONE WHO SUPPORTS AN IDEA, CAUSE, OR SET OF VALUES SO ADAMANTLY AND WITHOUT COMPROMISE THAT SAID PERSON WILL USE THEIR IDEAS TO JUSTIFY ANYTHING THEY DO. This term can be applied to ANYONE regardless of factors as universal as;ETHNICITY(African, Caucasian, Hispanic, Arabic, Southeast Asian etc)GENDER/ORIENTATION(Male, Female, transgendered, homosexual, heterosexual,bisexual,)RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION(or lack thereof)(Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism etc)OCCUPATION!!!(Teacher, politician, musician, clergman/woman, soldier etc)...Or as regional (BECAUSE SOME OF US DON"T PRESCRIBE TO THIS) as;POLITICAL PARTY MEMBERSHIP(Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Conservative, etc)POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY(Communism, Socialism, Anarchism, Nationalism, etc)SELF-PRESCRIBED CULTURAL IDENTITY(Punk, Gangsta, Hippie, Goth, etc)all because extremism does not discriminate, although its practitioners do. Also, please note that few extreme individuals who possess a thorough understanding of the term and its implications actually CHOOSE to describe themselves as "extremists". The truth of the matter is that EXTREMISTS ARE BY DEFINITION ALMOST ENTIRELY IMMERSED IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND/OR SHARED SENSE OF SUPERIORITY. THEREFORE THEY TYPICALLY CONVINCE THEMSELVES THAT THEIR PARTICULAR STRAIN OF EXTREMISM IS NOT "EXTREME". IN THE WARPED MIND OF THE EXTREMIST, EXTREMISM IS THE ONLY RATIONAL COURSE!
Although these examples are commonly known, I have included them because their connotations with extremism are obvious:
Adolf Hitler
( because in his mind any act that furthered his plans for world domination was justified)
Osama Bin Laden
( because in his minds any act that aids the cause of Islam is justified)
George W. Bush
( because in his mind any act that aids the advancement of his political agenda is justified)
Listing ALL extremists is impossible, so I had better desist from doing so, lest I die of starvation at my keyboard for being EXTREMELY stubborn.

Catch my drift?
by Don Emmanuel January 31, 2008

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Clinging futilly...desperately... PARASITICALLY to economic life on the border of "scenic" Sullivan County NY (AKA Dante Allegeri's missing Tenth Hell {look up Dante's Inferno}), Woodridge (or Da Wood) is an eerie, happy-go-undead little hovel of a few hundred people. At a happier, more prosperous point in time its inhabitants saw fit to classify their collective dwellings/buisinessess (such as they are/were) as an " incorporated village". The label stuck and was justified for a time(so I'm told), untill the local economy crashed (for reasons I won't discuss) before I was born. Not that it was a perfect place, but it had a few friendly, home-run buisinesses, visitors abound come Summertime, as well as an abundance of vision and job opportunity and a halfway decent school system. There was in my childhood (and still IS/ARE) now only THREE year-round privately owned and operated buisinesses in town (down from 7 or 8 and not including my father's), so little communal activity that when you walk down the street you think you're the only living person within a hundred miles... and good luck finding a steady job in woodridge, or (God help you) starting your own buisiness in anyththing other than cadavers/poisonous herbs/other basic components of Necromantic spells. Good. Fuckin'. Luck. Fucking cesspool.
Wangsta'- "It's hardcore up in da Wood (Woodridge) y'all!"
Me- "HAHAHAHA no."

Passerby-"Can I have the time?'
Random Woodridgian- "In exchange for ur immortal SOUL MWAHAHAHAHA!"
by Don Emmanuel February 01, 2008

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