On 2009-07-22, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 22 Jul 2009 19:47:07 GMT, TomB wrote:
>> On 2009-07-22, the following emerged from the brain of Erik Funkenbusch:
>>> On Wed, 22 Jul 2009 08:09:33 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> Why are people attacking RMS?
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>>>>| I don't think Stallman's remarks are particularly tasteful, especially in an
>>>>| era of political correctness such as the one we live in. However, to accuse
>>>>| him of sexism, when he has clearly explained what he meant to convey, is a
>>>>| bit of a stretch.
>>> Certainly RMS lacks a certain level of skill in recognizing and
>>> dealing with accepted social mores, and for the most part that's
>>> perefectly accepatble. (for those I need to explain that statement
>>> to, I'm saying that RMS, by his own admission, suffers from a high
>>> level form of autism and autism is known for it's inability to
>>> recognize even the most casual social customs in many cases).
>>> The problem is not so much what he's done, but the fact that he
>>> continues to do it, even after being educated on how his actions are
>>> offensive. What's worse, he defends his actions, despite them being
>>> clearly indefensible.
>> Nothing wrong with offensive. The world needs offensive once in a
>> while. I hope he just continues doing his thing, so that some more of
>> those politically correct assholes get irritated.
> It's one thing for someone like Chris Rock or George Carlin to be offensive
> in the name of comedy. It's what's expected of them. RMS, however, is a
> "respected" figure and a "role model" of sorts. What he's really saying to
Nope. RMS plays the same role in computing that George Carlin did in
general. He is there specificially to poke the establishment in the eye
with a stick.
> those that look up to him is "it's ok to force women to do the things we
> want them to do, and it's our moral obligation to do so".
> Many of you like to point out how Microsoft has to live by different rules
> because it's a monopoly... well so too do prospective role models. This is
> why Barry Bonds taking steroids is far worse than the guy at the local gym.
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