unpopular opinion on mocking FOSS advocates Show more
Mocking FOSS advocates isn't funny. FOSS advocates are often victims of social exclusion and are also victims of injustice for arbitrary reasons. FOSS advocates spend a lot of time on the Internet because social exclusion is less violent on the Internet than in material interactivity.
The basic reason why FOSS advocates are so loud is because they believe that because they're talking about something important, they'll say important things. They won't talk about important things on purpose so people will have to listen to them; instead, they won't understand that people won't listen to them while they're talking about something important, especially since people can do their own research since they're so much more capable. FOSS advocates are victims of social exclusion because they're doing something wrong, right?
To see that a community that I respect will react more to a low-effort joke about FOSS advocates than to a post showing how these posts are violent towards victims of injustice in about every interaction will never cease to disappoint me.