Homophoby, racism Show more
Raymond is also known for claiming that “Gays experimented with unfettered promiscuity in the 1970s and got AIDS as a consequence” and that “Police who react to a random black male behaving suspiciously who might be in the critical age range as though he is an near-imminent lethal threat, are being rational, not racist.”
@xiroux wow it goes deep
@xiroux he's fucking gross
@ckeen my god... don't have the courage to read this today...
@xiroux There is an interesting piece about his relationship to Richard Stallman, but unfortunately can't find it atm
@xiroux Oh yeah. He’s always been like that - The Cathedral and the Bazaar is basically an attempt to take the altruism out of free software.
esr, total racist, quotes from said racist Show more
Well, here he is on racial matters:
“On the other hand, the average black American has an IQ about 85 and that is pretty much a disqualifier right there. Only the cohort of their bell curve above 3 STDs from median has much hope of matching the capability of the average white programmer.” Source
He pretty much despises anyone who isn’t a white nationalist pro-American libertarian bigot. See his “Anti-Idiotarian Manifesto”:
“WE FURTHER AFFIRM that the ‘root cause’ of Islamo-fascist terrorism lies in the animating politico-religious ideas of fundamentalist Islam and not in any signfiicant respect elsewhere, and that a central aim of the war against terror must be to displace and discredit those animating ideas.
WE REJECT the idiotarianism of the Left — the moral blindness that refuses to recognize that free markets, individual liberty, and experimental science have made the West a fundamentally better place than any culture in which jihad, ‘honor killings’, and female genital mutilation are daily practices approved by a stultifying religion.” Source
In short, he’s a titanic bigot.
@xiroux He've always seen a piece of shit. But he wrote good stuff also. Not only bullshit.
I think he's a lost mind. Just that.
(Richard Stallman is also kinda lost in my opinion).
ESR is *too intelligent* to be questioned by anyone else, and when you start with that bias... you can reach really weird assumptions.
BTW: The other day I found a package that was maintained by him... I don't remember which one, but it was big IIRC
@ekaitz_zarraga If you're racist and homophobe you're not intelligent. At all. Change my mind.
1) You can be intelligent and be wrong
2) I said: *too intelligent*. I meant he thinks he is more intelligent than he really is. He thinks he is above anyone else. He thinks he's special. It's a common thought in people like him. It's also common in intelligent people. The ego...
I know it because it happened to me. A lot.
I've been a piece of shit. For survival, but a piece of shit after all.
1. Of course!
2. Didn't understand that, sorry! I agree with you, then.
All of us have been stupid before (some of us are even now!), but I'm sure you're not a piece of shit anymore *hugs*
I think the point 2 is that make us often not understand this kind of weird people like RMS or ESR. We have to *be them*.
Once you have been there you can understand. Most of them are just poor guys that lost the perspective in certain areas because they use the wrong inputs or solve complex problems in an easy way.
PS: I still am, but try to improve everyday.