Respect is over-rated, don't you think, assuming thinking might still have some limited value?
Respect is, and always was, very close to fear, and fear still impels us to behave with (or as if with), respect towards groups and individuals who often do, or support the doing of, really very, very bad things.
So-called political correctness is much entangled with issues of respect. What use is misplaced "correctness"? Or misplaced "respect"?
"Respect where it's due" is a concept with which we'd surely do well to become familiar. Again.
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