No worries. I have no idea of "attacks". Only debating over the net with strangers.
When you say "java was originally interpreted in the same way that Smalltalk was" I have to assume you mean some time before Java was actually launched onto the world by Sun. As far as I remember Java(tm) was compiled to byte codes by javac and run by a JVM since the beginning.
I am also using JS for services on servers that were originally written in C++. Turns out the JS versions are easier to maintain an enhance whilst execution speed is only a little less.
There is no going back to the complexity and restrictions of C++, C# and Java any more!