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Wild how many white men (and yes I am seeing this today specifically from white men) would prioritize "what if we can just learn to get along with each other" when the people they want folks to "get along with" are actively driving people out of the community.

Put your energy on THOSE people, not on the people who have a problem with those people.

'"But we wouldn't have X without [horribly toxic person]"

True, but you cannot even FATHOM all the ideas/products/processes/community leadership you've lost out on from the people you've driven out.

You're focusing on a couple constellations at the expense of the Milky Way

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Boost this if you want to be part of an explicitly anticapitalist technology liberation movement.

Domain block 

toots.alirezahayati.com

Single-user instance run by a chud defending the FSF's paedophilia apologist in chief, shrieking about "cancel culture" and suggesting that the age of consent be lowered. :blobcoffeeunamused2:

So, apparently #RMS is coming back to FSF and there's an open letter against that.

rms-open-letter.github.io/

I've read the thing and they make perfectly valid points – but the thing I absolutely can't agree on is this implicit assumption that we as a community *need* "leaders".

We don't. And in fact it is this very assumption that enables these fucked up personal cults to emerge in the first place.

“Richard M. Stallman, frequently known as #RMS, has been a dangerous force in the free software community for a long time. He has shown himself to be misogynist, ableist, and transphobic, among other serious accusations of impropriety. We, the undersigned, ask for the entire Board of the #FSF to step down and for RMS to be removed from all leadership positions.”

rms-open-letter.github.io/

This is honestly horrifying.

This tells us that @fsf KNEW that announcing #RMS's return would cause a chunk of the LibrePlanet speakers & sponsors to leave.

So they waited until the end to announce it.

This is what Microsoft did to Mixer.

What Google did to Stadia Games.

Why should we trust their leadership again?

RMS 

Something great about #Emacs: because it is #FOSS, it actually is separable from it's creator. Me choosing to use it doesn't give a single penny to #RMS. Thanks FOSS :themoreyouknow:

@xinayder I read it, it was sent to me a lot this afternoon: I try to read various sources of info to keep rational opinion.

Still, I think if it was only misinterpretations; it would have been easy for him to fix it, clarify, adjust and post disambiguation when it was time. I see that very often on communication issues on other Floss project...

But even when he came back; it was made without clarification, disambiguation: just imposed out of the blue.

Definitely, not my cup of tea... 🍵

@davidrevoy @eliasr Might I recommend not reading a text about an event that happened less than two years ago and instead remember it.

Remember the stories of undergrad women who had to hide behind plants. Not about the people *in* the movement, but instead the people who were kept out of the movement. About the people RMS hurt, not just those who he didn't.

Do you think that a person defending their hero is the same as hundreds of identical stories?
@davidrevoy @eliasr This is textbook hero apologia and doesn't get across any solid point. It is actually possible to separate RMS's work and personality by celebrating his past contributions and at the same time not giving him any symbolic prominence like at the FSF anymore.

covid vaccins, mRNA, women in science 

abc.net.au/news/2021-03-08/the

> From paving the way for mRNA vaccines to be used, to overseeing large-scale clinical trials, much of the critical work in bringing COVID-19 immunisations to the world has been done by women.

> Karikó, now 66, has spent more than 40 years of her life researching mRNA, but was repeatedly overlooked for funding.

RMS and the FSF 

There is an open letter if you are against the return of RMS at the FSF rms-open-letter.github.io/

Guys be flunking uni, skipping class and behind on all their assignments but manage to produce a 10,000 word dissertation playing devils advocate whenever they see a woman post sexual assault statistics.

Amerikkkans who are proud of their military are not decent human beings. With all the crimes the military has committed, you can't be proud of it. It's pathetic.

millenials are killing a lot of things

why don't we also kill colonialism too? kill the american way and come to something more true to life

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