Whether you ridicule a person, an organization or a breed, your action says more about you than about the object of your derision.
I have never understood why it is that when someone is fighting for a cause, they think the easiest way to win is to dismiss the opposition as misguided or stupid or even dishonest or evil.
Good ways to make the opposition fight harder, and take more satisfaction in crushing you. And then where are the ideals for which you were standing?
A smart warrior respects the foe. An old warrior is one who has respected and even praised his opponents. If you plan to become an old warrior, be careful demonizing the other side.