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Homotextual: William Lloyd Garrison

Filed By Ed Team | December 02, 2007 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: inspirational, justice, LGBT civil rights, race relations, slavery

'I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or to speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; — but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD."

-- William Lloyd Garrison, writing on the subject of abolitionism and slavery in the inaugural edition of his newspaper, The Liberator (Hat tip to Masson's Blog for the great quote)


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ditto.. Exactly. Stop flipping out over four letter words and look into yourself to see why you think other people have to believe the same as you. Words are just that.
When i accidentally hit my thumb with a hammer. i shout F U C K. If someone doesn't like it, too bad. If i swear so what. Get over it. It is essentially only the middle class who shriek at the use of four letter words because the rich and the poor don't give a shit. Puritans.