The Moderate

The future belongs not to the moderate. The moderate is a coward with no true beliefs. The same “centrists” who are disgusted with Trump and believe him to be racist would have believed in White racial superiority had they lived in the 19th century. This is because the moderate simply chooses the path of least resistance. His political beliefs are based on social acceptance, not on any sense of justice or deeply held conviction. This is all apparent if one simply asks him why he holds his beliefs. The moderate cannot give you a straight answer. He argues using purely negative reasoning. The reason he is “in the center,” he will tell you, is that he fears the extremes. That is, he fears real ideas. Having convictions is probably morally wrong, he says, and, at the very least, the implications are frightening.