Lyberta wrote:suicidal mode
If you are honestly feeling suicidal, then with all the love I can muster, I encourage you to please find a face-to-face support system to help you through it. I can't tell you how to do it, that's up to you. Online help might be beneficial too, but it can't compare to having a friend or therapist who is there for you in real physical meat space.
I know we've been at odds on this thread, but if you need somebody to talk to and don't have anybody in person, please send me a private message.
I actually have a lot of ideological overlap with you. I've been a free software fanatic for nearly fifteen years, I contribute financially to GPL projects, and I'm on this forum because I want to share in the joy of making music with tools that give people freedom. I'm appalled at companies that hoard very personal data about people, I value my privacy and my freedom, and I tell people that I prefer to use an operating system that doesn't make me beholden to some soulless corporation. Despite all of that, I don't think I would be helping win any battles, let alone a war, by publicly shaming some guy in front of his friends because he didn't share a chowder recipe with me.
To be honest, I'm feeling kind of disappointed that we have much potential to be allies, and I could even be convinced on some of our differences, but instead of building on common ground we have ended up so divided because we aren't a 100% ideological match.