I'm currently reading a highly debated swedish book about extremists, written by an extremist-hunting man that claims that the leftists and the nazis are very much alike. So you can easily see it's a book filled with bullshit. Time and time again he explains how the autonomous left, anti fascist groups, comunists and anarchists are a bigger threat to todays society then what the nazis are. He has gotten expert help in his writing from a woman that's been working a lot with reasearch on nazis, and therefor with some strange logic is supposed to be some kind of an expert on the left side movements. According to her there are differnt reasons to why different people become extremists. Now according to her and the writer's idea of what an extremist is we all definately are, since that to them means having more extreme oppinions then the mainstream politicians. These reasons why different people become extermists are what i find most wacky in this book. Nazis become such because they have bad or absent fatherfigures. This mostly goes for the male nazis. The female nazis become such because they fall in love with boys with extreme right political ideas and then they can't do nothing but join. The extremists on the left side are teenage boys from middle class or upper middle class very functional and loving families, with a need to revolt against their families. This is a phase that in most cases will soon pass. The girls join these groups for the same reasons that they might join the nazis; boyfriends and no mind of their own. In some cases the extreme leftists don't pass through their phases, some stay in these groups up in their 20s. These often are very influencial on the younger recruites. Then there are the really dangerous ones, that are still convinced of these extreme ideas close up to their 30s. So i couldn't help but, laughing a bit to myself, wonder how many here that are spoiled middle class boys and mindless girls I for one, even though i'm a woman, have never had an anarchist boyfriend but, believe it or not, developed my ideas on my own! From a working class family, not spoiled. I am also getting close to that very dangerous group... I had no idea i was so dangerous!