Comment 2V6V Conservative views?


Opensource game rejected from Debian for authors' social beliefs


Conservative views? (Score: 4, Insightful)

by on 2014-11-23 13:19 (#2V6V)

It's hard for me to see how these views could be described as "conservative," unless you predefine that term to mean "sexist and/or generally distasteful." In any case, it seems clear to me that he was banned not for his views, but his socially poisonous rhetoric. There's a pretty clear line between "feminism is ultimately a bad thing" and "I hate you all, your group is terrible, and women are worthless scum, and by the way you're all also probably whores." The first might be described as a "conservative view"; the second is poisonous to all useful discourse (not to mention bad and wrong, but that's opinion). If this nastiness affected his code, then as someone who could reasonably be described as "conservative" on some issues, I have no problem with it being excluded. Maybe a cleansed fork would be possible.


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-11-24 21:14 Insightful +1
2014-12-07 10:32 Insightful +1
2014-11-24 16:57 Interesting +1

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