We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The pathetic part is that these folks don't see how they are beclowning themselves, and if they know what black holes are, it doesn't show. They are looking for black hos. Black hos, if they are seeking them, are easy to find on 11th Avenue in the 30s and 40s after 9 pm, along with the white and hispanic and even asian hos. It's as multicultural as a White House Cabinet.
Black holes are a trickier business.
The issue, of course, is not stupidity. Stupidity comes in all colors, as does beclownment. The issue is using real or feigned ignorance, or real or feigned paranoia, or real or feigned offense, to score points by bullying innocents. That is immoral.
I seem to recall the Russian researchers coined the term "collapsar" because the term "black hole" translated to something pretty rude in Russian - but the researchers continued to use the English term when talking with their English-speaking colleagues, so I guess it couldn't have been that bad.
Maybe Soviet-era Russian astrophysicists are less concerned about state control of language than the current crop of race-baiters?