The terrifying irony of calling people "vile bigots" because they have an account on a specific instance (in this case, fosstodon)


I'd like to add to this: I was surprised by this person's message because fosstodon is so apolitically oriented, there's no bigotry here as long as I have been here. This instance is, as far as I have experienced it, a haven and refuge for all, especially those who are tech-inclined. If all instances were nurturing communities like fosstodon does, the fediverse would be a much nicer place.

@yarmo In RL I work and frequent in DIY venues and other designated 'safe spaces' so feel comfortable here. Hope it all stays this way.

@yarmo i only follow cool people on fosstodon, but sometimes there are some weird techbros doing techbro things (the usual mansplaining and neoliberal thinking come to mind). it's sad that some.big instances get a bad name because of a couple idiots here and there though.

@yarmo people who demand that every single place be a sounding board for their political or religious cause kinda freak me out. Im not against either of those things. Its just.... sometimes you're just there to ask about BSD build flags 😕

@Spaceface16518 @artyr3 @yarmo @tychi okay pardon my French but how the HELL is a random tech instance... far right? Or even on a political spectrum? lmao

Have those dingos even -SEEN- what gets spammed in Local every other day? I swear there’s always some left-leaning post about Infosec, “Company X is bad cuz Y”, or then we get into actual USPOL and other stuff.

Granted that’s -fine-. I don’t mind. But if anything I’d characterize this instance as having a fairly vocal left leaning group.

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