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MugaSofer comments on Failed Utopia #4-2 - Less Wrong

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Comment author: MugaSofer 30 December 2012 12:06:50AM 0 points [-]

The latter, historically. However, focusing on the specific example is probably counterproductive, as it doesn't affect the point that certain verbal beliefs are dangerous; specifically those that stereotype, demonize and dehumanize particular groups. Obviously most who hold such beliefs will never attack anyone; but ... if they were restricted, there would be less hate crimes. This would cause irreparable damage to society in other ways, of course - that's rather the point.