In my church we welcome misfits, Heathens, freaks and geeks, the ungodly and blaspheners, heretics and sinners. Thank heavens. They used to call me a lefty for that. Not so much these days.
I'm sad to see Richards neuro divergent geek friendly safe space invaded by fashionable popular people demanding he thinks like they think.
Saw enough of that soft of thing at school.
Grown ups eh?
@pre Are you talking about Richard Stallman? He doesn't claim to have Aspergers/autism, has never been diagnosed with it, and it wouldn't compel him to say sexist things if he did have it. https://dev.to/baweaver/the-myth-of-the-autistic-jerk-3kjl
@TheoEsc Yeah. He's far to old to have been diagnosed at school but there are many other types of neurodivergence anyway.
Not generally in favour of woke mobs hounding people out of their job for being freaky creepy misfit blasphemous sinners wherever they stand on the ASD spectrum.
I always did like and identify with the freaky weirdos though. Wonder how long till I'm too freaky and weird and socially awkward for the mob to stand me being employed.
@pre But it's not that he's socially awkward, it's that he constantly says sexist things and refuses to stop. https://geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman
To me, we already did this split once. If people want the corporate family-friendly pre-watershed suit-wearing prime-time version of an organisation for free software that doesn't keep banging on about unpopular things then there is an Open Source organisation for them.
But no, instead it's more self-righteous virtue-signalling bullying. Status-games and power-grabbing. It looks pretty obvious to me who is the victim here and who is the bully.
All this kind of mob action does is encourage the right in their belief that the left don't believe in free speech and that there's a cancel culture coming for them to get them sacked. I worry that the Right is right on that.
One day they will come to cancel me too because I believe in free speech. That people should be allowed to say controversial unpopular things. Apparently many people think this means I'm not a lefty any more. I'm sad about that too. I dunno how you build an inclusive social movement while also hounding and bullying anyone with a different view or who tells an off colour joke.
If they force him out of the FSF presumably his supporters will stop contributing to the FSF and instead donate to him personally or his new organisation. That's what everyone in /r/stallmanwasright is saying they'll do.
Can't imagine him getting a Patreon though, so dunno what that'll be.
I never did more than drop a coin in a bucket at a free FSF RMS event myself. Maybe I will do more if they force him out to start afresh.
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