Stop blaming on JavaScript when all you want is to talk about Front End
Diego ZoracKy

The article you reference was parody with a bit a truth thrown in. All of these front end frameworks are written in Javascript. You need to write Javascript in order to use them. This is the situation you encounter if you are diving into learning Javascript for front end web development. Dozens upon dozens of libraries and modules for transpiling, task running, module building, routing, managing state, rendering, etc.

A responsible developer needs to research why and how each of these parts works and whether it suits their needs. Then they need to learn how to use each of these tools. It can seem a bit daunting to a newbie or even a veteran looking to modernize their skills.