Date: 2016-06-12 11:03 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
> ...the slow drip of reports coming in sure seem to describe a tech community that a) isn't healthy, b) isn't functioning very well, and c) is made up of participants who are scared as hell of getting burned.
> If a single bad actor can sink the entire community into a Chaumian whirlpool of paranoia, it's time to stop using the pronoun "we" because it no longer holds any meaning.

1) The "single bad actor" might not be the source of the fear and dysfunction.

2) It's important to remember that tabloid journalism is alive and healthier than ever.

Fear and anxiety drives clicks.

Anyway.

Just as we should be constantly aware that our heroes are flawed humans -just like the rest of us- we should also be aware that folks who are sufficiently inconvenient to powerful people can find them on the wrong end of all sorts of nasty things.

In short, work hard to be blinded neither by fame nor by hatred.
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