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This is a blog I started in order to force myself to look at and educate myself about the extremist and downright wrong acts perpetrated in the name of an otherwise worthy cause; from actual violence, to threatened violence, to overt abuse of systems, to covert abuse of systems.

For others, I hope it shows both the importance of not disregarding a cause simply because some of its followers are horrible people (as if we did that for everything else, including feminism, we would have disregarded it long ago), and the importance of being mindful of the harm that can be caused in the name of something we believe in.

Just as Christians need to be both mindful of, and play a key part in healing, the damage caused by the Westboro Baptists, progressives need to be both mindful of, and play a key part in healing, the damage caused by the extreme elements of their own groups.

Note: As it turns out, that may not actually be a quote of Gandhi’s.

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