He’s always right.

Sam
66M

Does that include his skepticism about voluntary ped- ok ok ok I’ll stop.

lol I was waiting for that

I think I’m out of the loop of whatever your referring to.

Sam
26M

RMS said some… sketchy shit to say the least.

That’s super vague. So are your talking about him saying Jeffery Epstein victims are willing participants? Yeah that’s pretty fucked up. Did not know and that.

Sam
26M

The full text from what I was quoting originally from RMS’ website,

“I am skeptical of the claim that voluntarily pedophilia harms children. The arguments that it causes harm seem to be based on cases which aren’t voluntary, which are then stretched by parents who are horrified by the idea that their little baby is maturing.”

@smart_jackal
creator
06M

He opined something on the Epstein case which turned out to be too controversial and politically incorrect for the cancel culture lobby. So, they cancelled him entirely on just about everything instead of cancelling his opinion. He lost his job and fellowship at MIT as his staffers were also concerned about the lobby’s opinion, and all people have to say about the founder of GNU and free software movement today is about that one single opinion. That’s the pea-sized brain today’s generation has been reduced to.

@schwartz
46M

Big surprise, when you put yourself in a position where people care about what you say, they care about what you say. Maybe you don’t like that people are held accountable for their words, but by the time RMS got cancelled, it shoudn’t have been a surprise to anybody that this would happen, let alone him. Stallman, of all people, should have assumed that anything he says in emails to the team will get leaked, and kept work emails focused on work. Why would he possibly comment about pedophilia in that context?

his staffers were also concerned about the lobby’s opinion, and all people have to say about the founder of GNU and free software movement today is about that one single opinion

THAT is the reason he had to be removed. Because having someone like him at the helm taints the movement. I’m grateful for RMS’s contribution, but putting someone in charge of the FSF who isn’t so… problematic and letting the movement continue is the right move.

@smart_jackal
creator
26M

Its all about political correctness. Elon Musk literally said the p*** word for someone and everyone took it jokingly (even the local court judge!). RMS, on the other hand, just shares his controversial opinion and everyone is suddenly pitchforks.

@schwartz
46M

I don’t think everybody took it as a joke. Elon Musk is a shit human, the scion of a wealthy Apartheid family who left SA pretty much as soon as Apartheid ended. He is filth, but he’s rich filth, and a lot neoliberals make excuses for him.

Sam
06M

Uh huh. You do see how those two examples are different though, right?

And I’m clearly making a joke. Quit bringing political correctness into everything.

@smart_jackal
creator
26M

I want to understand how Musk calling someone a pedo (on record) is any better on an ethical scale than RMS stating his controversial opinion about a case? You can’t give an absolute clean chit to one guy and just cancel out the other.

To be specific here, RMS was more of a victim of cancel culture than political correctness, so you’re right. Any attempts to absolve or defend Musk while trying to trash RMS can only come from the corporate IT world which directly benefits from RMS getting trashed.

@karl
36M

Ironic that this blog is hosted by Google… :P

@schwartz
36M

Stallman is such a pickle. Great ideas about free software, garbage takes on most other things.

yeah

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