Once upon a time, some SJW types decided we should avoid using stupid and crazy and their synonyms in our discourse, because of splash damage to those with cognitive and mental disabilities. This idea prevailed only in a few narrow places, never on FtB. Gradually, it has faded altogether. It doesn’t help that in the last few years the worst elements of society have been pushing ignorance and irrationality to virtually unprecedented depths. The tumblr types I follow have actively rebuked this voluntary policing of our own language. So should I enforce this in my own language and in my comments section?
Yeah, I’m going to keep doing it. I’m going to respond to the arguments in my last post’s comment section here, paraphrasing for simplicity. Might be that nobody said exactly any one of these – they are amalgamations and distillations. I’m trying to boil this down to reduce redundancy, without leaving any one argument completely unaddressed. Indeed, some of my commenters did less arguing than merely posing questions, and I don’t want the way I’ve set this up to make them think I think this is what they were saying… Whatever. Here I go: