So if someone calls themselves a name which you reply back, is different from if you call them a name they had not used to describe themselves.
I also have a view that if someone is offended then they need to become more tolerant because otherwise you can cause a downward spiral. To illustrate from a century ago using a "neutral" term which was not decades ago:
- gypsies are thieves
- do not let gypsies near, they will steal
- gypsies unemployed so some of them have to steal
- gypsies therefore steal
- so gypsies are thieves
Replace "gypsies" with some ethnic group and replace "thief" with some other thing of a negative dimension.
20th Century riddled with these negative feedback loops.
Fortunately, with Anker technology, we are traveling wider and faster and stirring the gene pool and slowly eroding 19th and 20th Century not very nice views.
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