taking down the extremists - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Extreme ideologies can only be taken down by someone perceived as "one of their own." Only women can take down misandry, only men can take down misogyny. Ethnic groups can best tackle racisms within their ethnic group toward others. So it'll always be a team effort. It takes empathic listening to another group regarding complaints about "your group" - followed by you taking on the extremists spouting paranoias, exaggerations and mistruths. At this stage, the out-group needs to give them some time to have these conversations in a calm and emotionally deep manner and see what enlightenment returns. The process can then be repeated until peace and unity is found in a positive culture of trust and respect. And for this to really work - you need hold fast to love as the radical root of who you are. Only love can lead the way in our philosophies.
When we "take on our own," when instead of "us vs them" it becomes "us vs us" the human psychology leaps from "war mode" to "peace mode" as it is an evolutionary drive for survival to seek peace in our own "tribe."