Sometimes people use equivocation to distract people from the true nature of a complaint. For example:
- When being called out for loading Marxism, a complaint about cutting off foreskins ensues.
- Or while being of Racism, Communists cover bigotry and civil rights to encounter text hacked beyond recognition.
We might see through this problem to realize that the problem really does exist and we can find out by trying to do the same thing ourselves (by defending a difficult person for example). Or, if we practice a faith or study a creed that seems racist to some, then how might we change it? We learn to accept our limitations and admit that the sentence we served was inadequate, needed revision, or simply wasn't true. Then, rather than complain about it, we revise the mangled version until our revision is accepted.
The truth works, so if in doubt, just ask. If we're attacked when using slander, libel or defamation (even as an example), then we have a right to ask for proof, but that can be very dangerous, so we let our friends speak for us. You can rely upon what we say about ourselves, but sometimes we need others to prove the merit of our claims by taking a similar position, or speaking for us.