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Erik Helmerson: Warning – drugs can make you a political extremist

the Idea is brilliant. Under the heading of ”Crossing divides”, about ”Bridging the crack”, the british BBC bring together people on opposite sides of politics, most mined front lines.

”We tackle one of our greatest challenges, polarization and fragmentation”, write on the website. The objective is that in public services, the name to contribute to a more cohesive society.

or to do it, is a black and a white taxi driver in Coventry, and a christian and a muslim former child soldier on each side of the conflict in Indonesia.

the Same thought is repeated in the current SvD series ” The polarised debate”, where the playwright Stina Oscarson interviewing people who are perceived as particularly controversial. First up: the Chang Frick behind the site News today.

Recently also got poddaren Navid Modiri devastating criticism after he in order to ”understand” interviewed Förintelseförnekaren Ingrid Carlquist. The program was laid out without sharp questions – in addition, on Holocaust remembrance day.

in some circles criticized the interviews with the Swedish ICE-terrorists in the same context. The difference is that they have been met with hard questions, and rather shrunk than glänst in the media spotlight.

As a liberal and friend of the freedom of expression you have to believe in the idea as a principle. If not understanding between people is enhanced by an open call, then we might as well put down both the old and the new media.

I take the course, as well as Jack Werner in the DN, that the whole world can not get a place in the public sphere and not all that hate each other can come together in romantic backlight of a call. But I prefer a dialogförsök too much in front of one for a bit.

Both are powerful pårökta – the only thing they can agree on is that marijuana, as soon as must be legalised.

The trust may, however, turn for the worse when you look at the latest put out on the ”Crossing divides”: a discussion between AMERICA's extreme right and its vänstermotpol. Rob Cantrall belong to the extreme right-wing group of Two Boys, Luis Enrique Marquez has his hemmahörighet in the so-called antifarörelsen far out to the left. It is needless to tell you that they really, really hate each other.

it is not the interviewer's fault that the call informationsmätare tremble near the zero mark. It is intervjuobjektens. Both are powerful pårökta – the only thing they can agree on is that marijuana, as soon as must be legalised. Cantrall missing several teeth and bullerskrattar to their own jokes, Marquez stares at the floor and sluddrar.

No one seems to really hear or take in what the other says. It is like watching a Cheech & Chong movie where all the humour has been cut off of Welfare.

from this section of the ”Crossing divides” as follows: Warning – persistently troubled can make you våldsbejakande extremist.

Or so we forget to simply remove it, and waiting like journalism, but with saner respondent. To remain silent to death and try to hide away from uncomfortable opinions works just as bad as acting megaphone, and let the various extremists unfold their theories unchallenged.

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