A profile on Fredrick Brennan, the founder of 8chan. This was written in the aftermath of the Christchurch shootings, and the article itself does highlight the whole “do we really need another puff piece on angry white boys?” angle. The thing about Brennan, though—for the, like, one of you who managed to miss his other media appearances recently—is that he both has a serious disability and a childhood in and out of foster care. Creating 8chan—as well as endorsing various far-right pro-eugenics views—was his way of dealing with the rage, frustration, and loneliness engendered by both his condition and his circumstances, and I think it is worth understanding both why he held those views and why he no longer does…