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Wow....now here I was thinking that a guy who is a Muslim, travels around the Middle East, reads ISIS crap on the web and shoots up US Marines and Navy personnel might just be a freaking Jihadi. Boy was I wrong !!! Our govt has determined he was just a "violent extremist". Now I can sleep easy tonite. http://www.usatoday....emist/30513541/
 

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"Violent extremist" makes it very convenient to classify all bad actors into one big group without the need for further adjectives. It is the pinnacle of Political Correctness.
 

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Too bad "extremist" isn't a word.
But if it were, I'd ask ..... " what is he an extremist of?"
Obviously, an extremist of violence, hence "violent extremist". We have reached the point that we are using terms that don't mean anything, but sound like they do. Makes it easy for "double-think" to work on the masses.

Doublethink is the ability to hold two contradictory opinions at the same time about the same question, remaining untroubled by the contradiction and expressing one opinion or the other as the convenience of the Party requires it. It is defined in Part II, Chapter IX of 1984, in the extract from "the Book" written supposedly by the Party heretic Goldstein. It enables Party members to constantly deceive themselves and others while at the same time remaining convinced that everything they say -- even when it is contradictory -- is the exact truth. For instance, the Party defies every principle that originally defined socialism, but still maintains that it upholds the only true socialism. Doublethink allows Party members to be fighting one enemy on Monday and another on Tuesday, but to believe and proclaim that their enemy of Tuesday has been their enemy not only on Monday but for all time -- and to switch back again on Wednesday without any qualms. It is an enormously flexible system of rearranging reality to avoid contradictions, its main weakness being the tendency it has to detach its practitioners from concrete reality. "The greater the understanding, the greater the delusion."
 

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No need to break out the tin foil hats but Keep this in mind. This website/ forum is comprised predominately of white males with an interest in firearms and who on occasion talk about politics. So you can pretty much guarantee that this administration classifies everyone here a right wing extremist and I'll bet has NASA monitoring everything written here.
 
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