@Background Pony #8AE7
I know it's super hard to understand, yes, but softening the edge of hateful rhetoric, believe it or not, makes it more palatable for people.
That's why modern confederate advocates argue tooth and nail to claim that their ancestor's slavery war was just "about states rights." It's just to make it seem like their mindset is legitimate.
In other words, the closer people come to saying or even believing things that are acceptable to the general public but not to your refined sensibilities, the more vehemently, aggressively, and thoroughly they must be silenced for their hateful, violent, and completely unacceptable rhetoric?
"People who disagree with me on <important issue> are bad, but people who sound convincing are much worse, so I have to make sure no one hears what they say or they might start to agree!"
Yeah, it's time for you to go back and re-read the original Paradox of Tolerance.
(Before you mention that <important issue> is important, every
excuse made for censorship is important. The Great Firewall of China is there to protect against kiddy porn and dangerous terrorists, after all, and imprisoning anti-war protestors in WWI was done because otherwise the country might lose the war!)