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Old August 11th, 2009 #10
Nick Apleece
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Nick Apleece

Originally Posted by Alex Linder View Post
I am going to write an essay on the mistaken concept of 'gateways' at some point. A lot of people are hung up on that point. It's a version of the cock crows before the sunrise, therefore his crowing causes the sunrise. Fallacy.
I look forward to reading that. "Gateway" is the typical justification for milquetoast organizations and philosophies, e.g. Stormfront and Amren. In the past I've rationalized so-called gateways as a step in the right direction. However, in reality these things are more often a diversion or pressure relief valve.