Howard Pearce wrote:
BH) Whatever happened to "Radical does not mean anti-incremental." (BH
HP) Whatever happened to "incremental does not mean anti-radical" ? (HP
The words I quoted to Susan are hers. The words you quoted to me are not mine. My position is that
- Ideological exclusivism is inconsistent with political incrementalism.
- Ideological ecumenicism is much more consistent with incrementalism than radicalism is.
- To advocate incrementalist radicalism is a bit like advocating that one get a little bit pregnant, or walk off the cliff instead of run.
- Radicals should instead favor big-tent ideological ecumenicism, and have a little confidence that when anarchists and minarchists associate in the LP on a level playing field, beliefs will spread in the appropriate direction -- and that the closer minarchists get to the anarchist cliff, the more inviting the leap will look.