John Cleese vs Extremism
John Cleese vs Extremism

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John Cleese shows the pathology of extremism


Plato Smith : Those damn, bloody moderates!

Daniel S : im sick and tired of everyone going like "he was ahead of his time" this shit was going on for millennia

Galaick : Extremists are my enemy! Theyre everything that's wrong with the world!

Zeemod155 : Can like this be mandatory for every human being to have to watch please? That'd be great.

Roger Levy : Oh, no no no. This is all wrong. Quite off the mark, really. Everyone can't be a mix of both good AND bad. Then we'd actually have to TALK to each other and sort things out! I just want to be left alone with the peace of mind in the fact that I'm right and we're all on a 1-dimensional continuum. Much simpler that way.

Connor Spencer : Rung true then, rings true now.

E. Camilo : He just described the american government, didn't he?

AwoudeX : Is someone opposing all the enemies mentioned (left and right) an extreme extremist? :O

Mazaroth : It is sad that this is the human condition.

Dustyolbones : "There is (almost) no such thing as a bad tactics - only bad TARGETS" -Bob 'I lived in my parent's basement till I was 30 Moviebob' Chipman

Maleific : Just when I thought I couldn't have any more respect for John...

BigMobe : Extreme moderate FTW.

artman40 : I know cases where authoritarian left-wingers call libertarian left-wingers right-wingers.

Tim Randall : Well that explains just about everything!

Alexis Audoin : If my enemies are extremists, does that make me an extremist to some degree? (and of course a colossal hypocrite)

BearlyMHere : I send people from Twitter to here every day. Thank you.

Robert Phillips : Too true. Thanks TB made my day.

tjbrinjak : "keep your man focused on the war....not so much his ailing mother....." - C.S. Lewis "The Screwtape Letters"

Madame Ant : BANG ON MATE!!! Every last word! :-D

Stu Mackenzie : 1:36 Is that Jeremy Corbyn?

Mustafa Kulle : I stand in the Weirdo category. Lol. XD

A Gorilla : I feel I am the good kind of extremist. I'm on the right side of things, therefore I am exempt to all of these points he's making. I'm thoroughly pleased that John Cleese made a hilarious mockery of those other, less desirable extremists. You are a great ally, Mr. Cleese.

Robin Hansen : This is brilliant!

chris : ron hubbard was a master at selling extremism

anjetto1 : I can't think of any cool, moderate chants. What do we want? Some more of this and less of that! When do we want it? In a reasonably timed fashion.

Rod Prynne : incredibly relevant to today in spite of the piece looking old. Pity about the poor picture - the content is excellent and of course very funny!

Marc Aquino : Does anyone know what this was from?

Branislav Hanakovic : This thing never stops being relevant

A : The people calling out a specific group don't get the point of this video.

rvdrvd1000 : Now 22, I didn't dislike the video, just the people that use the word "our".

afaultytoaster : communism is cool as hell

Super Abound : You think Dave Chappelle is evil?

nvsbl2 : "Extremism" is in the eye of the beholder. ;)

Draconisrex1 : My god, this is brilliant. And is as relevant today as the day it was made.

theMstanglover : So are you telling me the people I hate are humans? Are you mad??!? Of course I'm good, and anyone who thinks otherwise is evil. John is silly man.

MURPHYCHACHO : The problems of the world in a nutshell: hating things is fun.

Mitchell K : truth


h0stI13 : here's UKIP's list of enemies : Romanians, Bulgarians, the EU

undeadpresident : And what about people who are EXTREMELY moderate? hmmm? Come on now, they feel good in always trying to find a middle ground between opposing points of view just for the sake of being "moderate," even if one argument is complete nonsense and another is based in reality. Simple being atheist is considered extremism in some parts of the world.

baldie80 : There are moderates and then there are Moderates. Small "m" moderates take a middle position on any issue(s) and are happy to leave the agruing to others. Capital "M" Moderates are militantly moderate, strongly pushing a moderate agenda, and love to disguise their intense campaigning under a banner of "hey, we're the voice of reason & moderation here" but are actually using the very same "bully-boy" tactics as the extremist they claim to oppose. John's moderates are always good/neutral/victims.

davitdavit87 : and of course what? I couldn't understand, help me

gha23ify : John's a treasure.

VkyleV : The solution is to have no opinions. However this thought is also an extremist opinion. See this is why I want to be a rock.

Glenn Matthews : 25 people are extremists

maggot1111666 : "When defending liberty, extremism is not a vice,"~Berry Goldwater.

Slim Ady : How can someone not love British humour?! :)

NessaWyvern : Oh look we have an extremist, (Hard Right version) over here! :D

NessaWyvern : This vid explains SO MUCH.