Is there a way to speak out against the McCarthyist condemnations of RMS without defending RMS?
There's a very good case that he's a poor fit for any representative position.
There's a very poor case that he's a despicable human being.
If you can only oppose people if you can make yourself believe they are monsters, then you refuse to acknowledge that the status quo is perpetuated by perfectly likeable, decent human beings.
I believe tho that painting outrage over actions with the broad brush of the flattening of a person to a moral position is a terrible way to represent the whole of the criticism that is being levied right now.
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