The Advantages of Extremism


John Cleese, comedy legend of Monty Python fame, made this satirical video in 1987 explaining the benefits of extremism:

Here's a portion of the transcript: 

We've heard a lot about extremism recently, a nastier harsher atmosphere everywhere, more abuse and bovver boy behaviour, less friendliness and tolerance and respect for opponents.
Alright, but what we never hear about extremism is its advantages. The biggest advantage of extremism is that it makes you feel good because it provides you with enemies. Let me explain. 
The great thing about having enemies is that you can pretend that all the badness in the whole world is in your enemies and all the goodness in the whole world is in you. Attractive, isn’t it?

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