It’s a mystery to me how name-calling went from something that happened on the playground to adults using it as a weapon. It is so commonplace that place that people seem to have forgotten how damaging it can be. Some people take words to heart and internalize them. That causes great damage.
If the goal is to erode someone’s self-esteem and make them feel worthless, then keep up with the degrading, insulting and name-calling. It will hurt them. It is doubtful that the perpetrator will get any true benefits from bad behavior. It may give them attention, but probably not the kind they need or were hoping for.
Politics has become nothing more than name-calling and mudslinging.
Gratitude for karma. It all comes out in the end.