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  •  The Westboro Cult is useful in this way: (1+ / 0-)
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    They drag hate out into the open and force us to look at it.

    We can't pretend it's not out there. We can't pretend it doesn't happen. We can't pretend it doesn't seep into our lives in milder forms all the time.

    Nobody said freedom of speech and freedom of assembly would be pretty - just that they're essential to an open society.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:04:47 AM PST

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