: Greetings everyone! Greetings to you, Frank! : There is nothing wrong with extremism, and the Republic of Texas : "movement" should be viewed in such a light. What just transpired over : the past week, however, has nothing much to do with extremism, either : of the left variety, or its' so-called "right-wing" counterpart -- since : violent acts occur regardless of political views or what end of the : political spectrum one wishes to call "home", for themselves. Nothing wrong with extremism. Jeez Frank, you sound just like Barry Goldwater. : As a product of the radical era of the 1960s, I recall various violent : acts perpetrated by the so-called extreme "left-wing", the Symbionese : Liberation Army, the Black Panthers, and other such groups that truly : did espouse violence as a means to achieving a political end. This was : the exception, however, for even most avowed "leftists" generally : oppose violence to achieve political or social goals. And although it : was an exception, I feel there was a far greater degree of violence : associated with the radical leftist groups than there is today with : such matters as just occured in west Texas. Nothing the radical left did in the `60's comes close to the mayhem perpetrated by The Order, the Phineas Priesthood, or McVeigh & Co. The Right has a much higher body count!! : Although many libertarians, including Harry Browne stated that the : Libertarian Party has achieved solidarity with mainstream America, there : is the realization that we are still a "fringe" party, or to put it : quite another way, an "extreme" party, with an extreme political : philosophy (at least by today's standards). Unrealistic...Yes! Extremist....No! : A comfortable factor with us "libertarians" is we do NOT believe in : initiating the use of force to achieve either social or political ends. : And, there is much in the middle here that I do not have the time to : really touch on at the moment, for example, many of us believe in legitimate use of force for : self-defense against aggression, and certainly there is a lot of that : imposed upon all Americans today by our own government. [135 lines left ... full text available at <url:http://www.reference.com/cgi-bin/pn/go?choice=message&table=05_1997&mid=2340087&hilit=CONSPIRACY+MEDIA> ] -------------------------------- Article-ID: 05_1997&2441179 Score: 80 Subject: The Oklahoma City bombing trial: an anti-Aryan conspiracy!!!