This political season got me thinking about when I realized how far I really was out of the American mainstream. Yes, it became clear that I was indeed an "extremist" and a "whacko!" I watched Pat Buchanan's speech at the 1992 Republican Convention. Pat rocked the house! When it was over I was very fired up! It was the best political speech I'd ever heard. "Force rooted in justice backed by moral courage!" Then I watched the pundits rebuke Buchanan and his own party distance themselves from him. Huh?