History tells us that unchecked power will destroy those without the means to defend themselves. The weak become convenient political scapegoats against the horrific self-serving policies of a corrupt ruling class. The obsession with "fitness" and "superiority", common talking points of conservatives, reveals conservatives as true cowards. Conservatives are unable to challenge the absurd notion of their own superiority (an ironic weakness, for sure). Nothing scares them more than the simple falsehood of their delusion. And they will stop at nothing to protect their perceived entitlements, no matter how undeserved. Today, real-life extremists are roaming the halls of Congress, lending a false dignity to the twisted visions driving our legislative priorities. We need to be vigilant and on guard against the radical views of supremacy. There is nothing more dangerous than a nation ruled by cowardly, delusional extremists. So what are the attributes of extremists? Easy. They'll be the ones promoting abstract benefits that come from giving up environmental protections, civil liberties and human rights. - We have to solve the problems of global warming by drilling for more oil. - We have to increase levels of poverty before we can eliminate poverty. - We have to torture people until we have peace. - We have to cut taxes on the wealthy to increase wages for the poor. - We have to eliminate marriage rights to protect marriage rights. - We have to eliminate safe and legal abortion to protect women's health. - We have to spy on your family to protect them. - We must not prosecute Wall Street banks so they can help families crushed by their fraud. - We have to outsource millions of jobs to Asia so that the money saved can create jobs in the US. - The free market should determine who should be allowed regular access to health care - We have to cut pay and benefits of teachers in the most impoverished school districts to ensure student test scores match those districts with the wealthiest families. And India. - We have to slaughter thousands of innocent people with drones and bombs because there may be a terrorist among them. The common recurring theme from the extremists is the notion that that you must exploit and punish the majority in order to preserve the power of a corrupt, self-serving minority. And these days, when you hear conservative extremists lash out at the notion of a "populist" movement, they are simply afraid that the power of the corrupt, self-serving minority is being challenged. From the tea baggers to 3rd way corporate shills - it isn't a matter of lesser evil. It is the same basic evil wrapped up in abstract notions of patriotism on the one hand, and a "free market" on the other.