“Why are you so EXTREME?”

The Roper Report

I use the radical flank effect, I’m purposefully publicly IRL as extreme as I can be legally in my media interviews, protests, rallies, et. al., so that I can create elbow room to my left for others to say nearly the same thing in a much more palatable, by comparison, manner. Compared to me, they sound reasonable, and are much more likely to fall rightwards into the vacuum I create by dragging the Hegelian dialectic behind me and throwing bricks through the Overton Window. And you know what? It’s working, fam…

The left understands the radical flank effect. – The Roper Report

Sep 12, 2017 – When will the right? Radical flank effect. The radical flank effect refers to radicals’ effect on moderates within a social struggle. Many moderates warn that radicals discredit moderate groups. The political scientist Herbert H. Haines has argued that radicals often strengthen moderates…

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