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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Is Stallman nuts?

From: Aaron Wolf
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Is Stallman nuts?
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:23:29 -0700

I hesitate to weigh in here, but I have a perspective to share that I'm
not seeing anyone else bring up.

There are really quite distinct issues:

A) political concerns about patriarchy / sexism etc

B) social problems with call-out culture

C) practical decisions for the movement

These have **no** correlation. Someone can be on any place along the
spectrum for A while being anywhere in their acceptance or criticism of
B. C is a tactical matter that has no specific reliance on the others
aside from acknowledging the facts of them.

I happen to be on the more feminist / progressive / left-wing side for
A, but I'm a charitable reader of RMS and still believe him to *share*
my views on these things overall.

I happen to be extremely concerned about B. I have mixed feelings about
C, and I can see it possibly being a practical positive for RMS to
resign (he's been problematic for a long time, but it's the same
personality issues that also lead him to be a visionary), so again
definitely mixed feelings.

On B specifically, I think everyone needs to learn more about
**Restorative Justice** and **Transformative Justice**
(here's a link:
). We do *not* need to do this public mob justice thing which leaves any
movement extremely vulnerable to manipulation and to misunderstandings
destroying solidarity. I'm incidentally giving a related talk at SeaGL
in November in Seattle.

Thanks to everyone who has worked to maintain respectful discourse here,
trying to really listen to one another.

In harmony,
Aaron Wolf

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