I know that this guy has mental illness, but could anyone explain how his illness made him racist and generally asshole ? Is there any explanation ?
know that this guy has mental illness, but could anyone explain how his illness made him racist and generally asshole ? Is there any explanation ?
Some mental illnesses make you terrified all the time. It didn’t make him racist but it sure breeds a mental space where racism has roots to grow. He’s still a racist asshole, and could choose not to be, but I’d imagine it’s harder to do so.
“I think all serious programmers look down on scripting languages” — that’s about all you have to know about this video.
that’s about all you have to know about this video.
It’s really not. This person made something. They did something ambitious and while they make off color comments (largely due to mental illness, I’d add) and they’re willing to share it which should command at least a few minutes of our attention.
I should note that I had no idea about his illness, so I only took what I saw at face value. I’d probably be less harsh otherwise, and I apologies for harshness.
Still, making something doesn’t absolve a maker from responsibility for bad behaviour. Cf., Linus Torvalds who made Linux but at the same time insist on serving as a really bad role model for open source maintainers and participants.
His condition doesn’t make a whit of difference to whether your comment was contributing anything to the conversation or not. (It wasn’t and it wouldn’t have even if he the author was just a prick)
Don’t make excuses, don’t argue – just find something more useful to do next time you get an urge to do something like that.