Ideas do not hinge on the people who hold them. Einstein was a sex addict who didn’t treat his wives very nicely. Speaking of being a shithead to women, do I have to talk about Jefferson? Gandhi had some terrible things to say about Africans. I’m pretty sure entire books could be written about shitty people who had good ideas, mediocre people who had great ideas, and magnificent people who had absolutely terrible and dangerous ideas.
So, if someone proposes a new way of doing something, and you decide that instead of picking at the idea itself, you want to bury the idea by picking at the person instead, I don’t have time for you.
It feels cheap to me. It feels like you don’t care if the idea is good or not, you just don’t like it, and you’ll take the quickest road to kill it. It feels like you don’t care about making things better, you just want to get your way.