My point in that paragraph was to say that if someone makes a comment you dislike or disagree with, than you should respond in proactive manner as opposed to a reactive manner. Truth is, say what you will about the right (and I am vehemently critical of many segments of the political ,social and cultural right) they are very effective in employing proactive tactics in an effort to promote their often untoward agenda. They understand the importance of going on the offense and controlling the narrative. . The left, in my opinion, spends too much time going on the defensive, enlisting purity tests and taking the bait from the right. This has to change.

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