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An insult, when morally deployed, serves the valid purpose of marginalizing that which ought to be marginalized. Which is why rules 1 and 2 are so fundamental to a morally appropriate use of insults. And we need to marginalize the reprehensible–those performing acts or possessing character traits that are harmful to society, things that could be corrected or avoided by them or others, and will be, the more they are despised or evoke shame. And it is through insulting and ridiculing the reprehensible that it comes to be recognized and internalized as despised and shameful. But when someone seeks to accomplish this purpose (to marginalize some behavior or attribute, by causing it to be recognized and internalized as despised and shameful) against things that aren’t reprehensible, that aren’t harmful to society, then they are resorting to slurs. And these are not the product of compassion or moral concern, but of the personally mean and hateful. They aim to hurt the innocent. Or do so whether aiming to or not.
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