"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group." - FDR
this is a great quote because it explains how much media can change our perceptions and have us believe something that we normally wouldnt.. i think it is important to try to get your news from as many different sources so that have a higher variety of view points and opinions. this can help you form your own view points an opinions as opposed to just believing in one..
BEING against these things DOES NOT make someone a extremist...it does make them a person with compassion, empathy, common sense and integrity. NOT being against these things DOES make someone a extremist...extremely willfully ignorant. Willful ignorance is the cause of most of our problems and it is prevalent throughout our society...the cure is education...and the desire and will to learn.