10.19.20

Reversal of Narratives by Internet Trolls (Spinning Reaction to Their Trolling as ‘Abuse’)

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software at 8:57 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Internet mobs (rudeness) are regarded as absolutely acceptable if their agenda protects corporate hegemony/orthodoxy

On feeding of Internet trolls

Summary: Organisations that engage in demonisation of people (typically those who expose the abuses of such organisations) somehow evade the standards of Codes of Conduct, as if Codes of Conduct are covertly designed not to protect individuals but to empower those who already have all the powers (or front for powerful people/corporations)

Monday, 19 October 2020: donations to organizations that violate the
Code of Conduct

Red Hat is listed on the top donors page[1] of the FSFE

When I look at various documents published by FSFE, including minutes
of their annual meeting from 2019, I feel they actively violate the
Fedora Code of Conduct

One volunteer breaking the Code of Conduct could be a mistake or
somebody having a bad day. A group of people getting together and
voting to deliberately violate the Code of Conduct is far more hideous.

If individual Fedora volunteers want to participate in outside groups
that is their choice but for Fedora's parent company, Red Hat, to
actively donate to a group that violates the Code of Conduct is a clear
leadership failing. How can anybody expect individual volunteers to
demonstrate excellence when the leaders of organizations can use their
positions for harassment against community representatives past 
and present?

It is worth reading things like the FSFE minutes alongside documents
such as der Untermensch[2] (the Sub-Human), produced in Berlin in 1942
to see that this idea of demoting and shaming an individual volunteer
or minority is not only a Code of Conduct violation, it is the road to 
evil.

I feel that cutting financial support to groups like this is far more
important than the proposed communications policy and would appreciate
Fedora Council's feedback on this.

Regards,

Daniel

1. https://fsfe.org/donate/thankgnus.en.html
2. http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/holoprelude/deruntermensch.html

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