"...the ...[eccentric] is motivated by personal taste, whereas the latter is moved to action by some intellectual doctrine... The extremist either is part of a larger organisation... or, like the Unabomber, he sees himself as acting in the service of a cause, even a movement, larger than himself."
- The Age of Extremism, James Gardner.
Well, that says what I've been trying to articulate for some time; more accurately, what I've been thinking without words for some time.
It also says that I'm not an eccentric. I'm merely an extremist in an organisation of one.