Generally speaking, we think anyone with very different beliefs or practices, are extremists-why? Because they’re different from us. We get to restore our dealings with people we don’t like, because they’ve got “extremist’s views” on life, pie-in-the-sky platitudes plastered all over us with signs, posters, decals, etc. We have no idea what these things mean!
That’s just the point: extremism, the concept itself, can be stereotyped and stigmatized-essentially this means that their will most likely be a public animosity towards this particular situation and once these images goes meme* ing off into culture, there will be the first acknowledging by the populace that this certifiable, scientific, rational, mathematical, etc. circumstances may be observed & assessed as to genuineness, communicating with other parts of the network, and empowering those actors with transformative creativity.
If extremism is a genuine ism we can ascertain elements that may be found in all extremist groups.
Here’s a cursory overview of extremism; also please understand that I claim no title, such as being a de-programmer of people who’ve lived in cults; nor an expert on brainwashing, and torture techniques. It is with what’s said, and understanding the listener-this is of key importance.
Tendencies of Isms
To think of their group as possessing “the Truth.”
All others outside of the “ism” group are seen as the uninitiated, unknowing, ignorant and unexperienced. Depending on the type of group, they may use religions-communicating terms that sometimes their adherents don’t even understand
There is some major event about to happen that will either bring salvation or destruction to humanity
As believers enter the fold, they are taught by peers & administrative leaders; they are taught the personal pathway-and this isn’t for the non-committal, or people who are afraid of pain, getting hurt, or getting thrown in jail. The educational process continues as they receive into their consciousness through the learning modules (or whatever other terms may be used by the group).
Isms often teach (many don’t so they don’t fall into this category\a single-pointed enemy, in so many words, a scapegoat. They must be vigilant at all times, resolute to carry out the purpose of the attacks on it by enemies.
Isms, like all people & organizations go through stressful times; they deny taking any action could harm any life, but then ten years later an underground grave containing 3,020 people. They were gunned down, chopped up, knifed down by their enemies who witnessed the scene. Some corpses were mutilated, beheaded, women who had babies hacked out of them. They then had iron rods shoved up their rectums & vaginas. Sickening it was to see.
Isms, those that are violent & hate-based, use suicide bombers in some of their actions. A group like Isis doesn’t hesitate to urge people to take their own lives to win paradise; their worldview of life and its bloody consequences come back to bite everyone in the ass!