It's of course not surprising but still disappointing that a small minority of people look at the title but don't seriously read or consider the ideas presented in this article These people instead launch invective-filled diatribes against it and attacks on me personally for even discussing the issue philosophically. These angry rants and personal attacks do at least serve to show another way that labels are weaponized--by erecting sacred cows that no one is allowed to question. Their definition of the label is correct and anyone who even wants to discuss it must be silenced. All speech is permissible except speech that attempts to silence others and that's what these hateful diatribes attempted to do.

Philosophy professor reaching out beyond the ivory tower. I also run and

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