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That individuals will prevaricate is to be expected; that a movement would take pride in spinning and Humpty-Dumptyism fills me to despair that compromise will ever be possible.
If your opponents on this point are loose with their definition, the proper response is not to respond with Humpty-Dumptyism of your own.
How do you deal with people for whom words only mean what is convenient for them to mean (”Humpty-Dumptyism”), and every posture is built upon an accusation about history, and your own role as a member of the “oppressor” class (”tu quoque” and other genitive fallacies)?