The Lunatic Fringe was created in November 2003, at a time when rational people truly seemed to be living on the fringe of American society. Since then, the Great Moderate Majority of Americans has swung back toward rationality, and it no longer seems outrageous or unpopular to point out the obvious logical fallacies in most conservative ideas. Still, conservative and neocon thought continues to flourish and often requires well-placed jolts of sound reasoning. That's why we're still here.
This community was created to expose and discuss the fallacies of political conservatives. Despite its name, it is not a place to speculate about unsubstantiated conspiracy theories or consider bizarre notions that are not based on reality and sound logic. Hopefully, posts and comments by members will follow these guidelines; otherwise, the moderators will delete.
The community is co-moderated by seamusd and joiseyguy. Membership is currently by permission of the mods only. Only members may comment to posts.
Members are invited to post links, articles, photographs, cartoons, or original material that expose the weaknesses, hypocrisies, and fallacies of conservative points of view. As a general rule, try not to cross post material that can be found in other liberal communities; ljlunaticfringe should offer a deeper discussion than what is available elsewhere.
Unlike most of the Media and the country, this community has a liberal bias. This community was created not as a place to debate or persuade, but as a place to express our ideas among ourselves.
For long posts or large picture files, please use the LJ-Cut. For non-original articles and material, please cite your sources, preferably with a hyperlink.
The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property. —THE FLAG CODE, Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10, § 176 (a). As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress, approved July 7, 1976.
I am posting this on my LiveJournal in opposition to The Patriot Act, which represents an extreme danger to the life, property and liberty of all persons living in the United States.