Well, all the articles I’ve written about JS have tried to prove or infer exactly that. Whether they’re successful remains to be seen, but given that my mass psychosis article has just surpassed 85k views (and more than 42k in just the past 48 hours!), I’d say it has struck a nerve. The mass psychosis article is by far the most-read piece I’ve ever published. It’s literally going viral.
Other poor languages have been used to write a lot of software over the past half century…COBOL, PHP, C++ come to mind. Nobody would call them good languages.
I’ve never denied that JS is useful. I’ve tried to tell people that there are better, safer ways to write software.