Givin’ me shivers

I’ve been reading some posts at Greta Christina’s blog, most notably Atheists and Anger, and all I can say is yes.

I’ve bounced around to a few different links from her posts and came across this quote:

“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, inaugural editorial in the anti-slavery journal The Liberator, 1 January 1831

Yes.

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