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[–] lemon11 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

We are naturally divided by things such as the desires to extinguish self-defense and the desire to defend ourselves. What these terms do is divide politics in a different way and provide a linguistic handle on the divide to control it.

Labels aren't the problem, but using over-worn labels which are just weapons for the enemy may be a big problem. It's useful to reason about our own ideas in abstractions.