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Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter

Posted on 04/06/2014 5:39:50 AM PDT by Kaslin

Mozilla, the company that makes the web browser Firefox, committed the only unforgivable sin progressives have – it hired someone who didn’t toe the progressive line to be its CEO. Uniformity of thought is the new black, and a straying from that plantation lands you on the new blacklist. That’s where Brendan Eich finds himself now for daring to stray from the progressives’ plantation on gay marriage.

How did Eich stray? Did he take to the streets, shout from the mountaintop, or even take an active role in a campaign? No, he wrote a check, for all of $1,000, to support the campaign in favor of California’s Proposition 8 – the gay marriage ban which was supported overwhelmingly by voters. Not to have gays rounded up and killed or put in camps (those are progressive traits), or even to have homosexuality outlawed, but simply to not change the definition of marriage to fit the political flavor of the moment.

Eich had no intention of changing Mozilla’s corporate policy toward gays, but that didn’t matter. Tolerance isn’t enough. As Erick Erickson put it, "You will be made to care."

After weeks of badgering, and only weeks in his new job, the pressure on Mozilla become too much and Eich resigned. Another scalp claimed for thinking "wrongly" according to the tolerance crowd.

How did this even become an issue when the vote on Prop 8 took place in 2008? How did a man most people have never heard of become the focus of a nationwide campaign to deny him his job for thinking differently? A dating website.

The website OkCupid posted a letter that appeared only when users accessed the site using Firefox as its browser that said, "Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid."

It continues with a lie about Eich wanting to make gay relationships "illegal," because why let the truth stand in the way of an agenda? And it concludes, "OkCupid is for creating love. Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure."

It reads pretty much the same in its original German.

Mozilla has a history of supporting "equality," and Eich pledged as much just two weeks ago, and explained himself and his donation two years prior. But none of that mattered. Nor did it matter that his personal beliefs, which were shared by President Obama until political expedience demanded he change, would have no impact on how he ran the company. The fascist mob wanted a scalp.

Normally how a company conducts itself is none of my concern, especially a website I’d never visited. But this isn’t a story about one company having an issue with another company; this is a story of how the new strain of fascism is spreading across the United States like a cold on a plane.

Eich’s donation in support of Prop 8 was confidential, by law. The only reason it is known, why any of the donations are known, is the Internal Revenue Service illegally leaked the donor list to a gay rights group who posted it online. Someone in government broke the law and gave what amounts to a “hit list” to progressive foot soldiers who have been targeting donors for their personal beliefs.

In this case it was gay groups, but these tactics are a favorite of progressives. Under communism people who didn’t embrace their agenda were purged, under fascism the nonconformists were sent to re-education/work camps, or killed. Progressives can’t simply murder or imprison people who flee their thought plantation, though they’d like to, so they try to ruin them in the meantime.

Fascists are always going to be around. They are the core of the progressive heart. But it’s a new and disturbing development when agents in our own government are aiding progressives in their thought jihad.

The president doesn’t give care – if anyone on his staff bothered to tell him. He’s called all scandals related to the IRS targeting Americans for their beliefs (as long as they disagree with him) as “phony.” Democrats have fallen in line, obstructing ongoing investigations into any and all Obama administration scandals.

This disinterest from Democrats is ironic since such groups are allowed to keep their donors’ names secret because of actions by Democrats in the 1950s. Alabama, then a racist Democratic stronghold, wanted the member list of the NAACP for reasons one easily can imagine. The NAACP, fully aware Democrats and Jim Crow were one in the same, sought to protect its members from targeting and refused. The case went to the Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously groups could keep their members secret.

The case, NAACP vs. Alabama, was important because it protected people from being targeted because of their views and allowed them to work for their objectives anonymously if they wished. No longer – at least if you’re not a progressive.

The Eich case was summed up perfectly by Andrew Sullivan when he wrote, “Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society.”

The plight of a wealthy CEO may not inspire sympathy, but what it represents should worry everyone, regardless of politics. This week it’s gay marriage. Next week it will be something else. But it always will be something. More and more, hearing “celebrate diversity” means listening to like-minded drones, albeit of different colors. Those who think outside their prescribed, accepted thoughts have no place in progressive America.

The vast majority of Americans, even those who vote for Democrats or call themselves progressives, are not in tune with the radical fascistic activist fringe that is steering their ship. Decent human beings have limits – and the idea of people being targeted and destroyed because they disagree with those in power is abhorrent. Unfortunately, none of those decent human beings seem to be working for OkCupid, this administration, or in Congress as Democrats right now.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: eich; firefox; mozilla

1 posted on 04/06/2014 5:39:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Whether Obama meant it or not, 6 years ago, officially Obama supported Traditional Marriage Only as well so Obama needs to resign.


2 posted on 04/06/2014 5:47:59 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Kaslin

Listen to the pigs squeal when they are required to suffer the consequences of their intolerance. Queerdom is, after all, a demonic force of cowards.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 5:49:22 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Kaslin
... it hired someone who didn’t toe the progressive line to be its CEO.

He was way more than that to Mozilla ... Brandon Eich is a tech genius: Aside from co-founding Mozilla and creating Firefox, he also invented JavaScript.

"Apparently, the disgusting homophobic hatey-hatey-hateful belief that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman is not incompatible with knowing your way around a computer."

4 posted on 04/06/2014 5:54:17 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Stroking the Queer culture is more important than profit.

Profit is a sin for queer, moonbat anti capitalists.


5 posted on 04/06/2014 5:58:09 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Louis Foxwell

No more hits from me. I uninstalled my Firefox software yesterday.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 6:03:04 AM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate tha America that now IS!)
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To: Kaslin

Chris Muir, who does the Day By Day comic, has today highlighted a very interesting comment on the Vox Populi blog.

http://voxday.blogspot.com/

“This is for the benefit of all the logical slowpokes. It is logic so basic that even those who are intellectually limited to the rhetorical level should be able to follow it:

-If you have the right to demand that I bake you a cake, then I have the right to force you to attend church, mosque, or synagogue.

-If you have the right to fire me because you don’t like my political position on the legality of homogamy, I have the right to fire you because I don’t like your political position on the legality of homosexuality.

-If you have the right to deny me access to the news media because I don’t believe in climate change, I have the right to deny you access to the media because you don’t believe in God.

If atheists truly want a power struggle for the right to be intolerant, Christians will eventually engage and win. Because we will die before we will give up our beliefs and you will not. We invented the Crusade and the Inquisition, two institutions so historically intimidating that atheists still shiver and tell each other scary stories about them centuries after the event.

We will revive them before we will abandon our faith. And while we would prefer to live with both Christian and traditional Constitutional values, if we are forced to choose between the two, we will choose the former without even thinking twice.”


7 posted on 04/06/2014 6:24:16 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Kaslin

Just revised my OKC profile to call them on the table for being intolerant and enganging in a conspiracy to injure the rights of others... ended it, “see you all on farmersonly”


8 posted on 04/06/2014 6:45:20 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Kaslin
Guiness and Sam Adams also caved into these facists.

Any company that caves needs to suffer for their cowardice.

9 posted on 04/06/2014 6:53:05 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: BeadCounter
6 years ago, officially Obama supported Traditional Marriage

But every single person with an IQ above that of Lime Jello knew he was lying...

10 posted on 04/06/2014 6:54:33 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: BeadCounter
officially Obama supported Traditional Marriage Only

Traditional Marriage has been illegal in the United States since 1969. Louisiana attempted to permit (not to require) couples to choose Traditional Marriage, and their law was ruled unconstitutional.

Traditional marriage is a very, very poor choice of words to describe at-will coupling that begins with a pretty dress for opposite-sex couples.

Traditional marriage is 1) Permanent, 2) Sexually exclusive, and 3) Involves a man and at least one woman.

Advocates for what they call "traditional marriage" don't support any of the three.

11 posted on 04/06/2014 6:58:59 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Jim Noble
But every single person with an IQ above that of Lime Jello knew he was lying...

Doesn't matter, that was his official stance.

12 posted on 04/06/2014 7:16:51 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Kaslin




see also:




13 posted on 04/06/2014 7:19:02 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Jim Noble

We all know what Traditional Marriage means, try the National Organization of Marriage.

https://www.nationformarriage.org/

http://www.nomblog.com/

Sorry, Marriage is ordained by God as being between 1 man and 1 woman.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 7:19:17 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: MeshugeMikey

They aren’t even a top 10 dating site.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26830383

“Ok Cupid is owned by media conglomerate IAC/InterActive Corp, which owns 50 brands across 40 countries.

These include other major dating sites, like Match.com, as well as news website the Daily Beast and web properties like Dictionary.com.”

OKCupid probably acted unilaterrally, on their own. But it is still interesting to see that the parent company owns Daily Beast (that is Newsweek) and Match.com. Those two sites are fairly big.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 7:23:24 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.nomblog.com/

National Organization of Marriage are suggesting everyone remove FireFox from their computers.

Someone told me, I’m no computer geek, but that firefox was an “open code” meaning I guess, no royalties, etc. go to firefox if someone uses their format.


16 posted on 04/06/2014 7:26:35 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Kaslin

The present day behavior of queers illustrates why they were considered “an abomination” by G*d.

Moses got it right.

Yeah, I know. He had a “reliable source”.


17 posted on 04/06/2014 7:33:16 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: BeadCounter

even the smallest parasite can reek haivoc on the Body...politic..


18 posted on 04/06/2014 7:34:15 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Thank you, they have no idea what we believing Christians will do for our faith. I have thought for over 40 years of being a believing Christian that some day if the Lord were to tarry, I may have to be jailed or die for being a Christian. I do not believe in man made global warming, abortion or homosexual relations or marriage. I am a secular denier, yes!

I am ready, the unbelievers have no idea.

19 posted on 04/06/2014 7:34:22 AM PDT by thirst4truth (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I don’t know about George Soros owned in this case, but it sounds plausible you could have this organization see this and say,

Match.com telling firefox users to leave, no, too big of a risk, Daily Beast saying it? Still too big of a risk. The same owners of OKCupid own these two companies.

Then, they might say, maybe we’ll do it with OKCupid.

Maybe soon, we will get Brendan Eich’s perspective on this.

I have no idea if this is the real deal, Brendan Eich’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brendan.eich

I get absolutely NOTHING on this page except he did join in 2011.


20 posted on 04/06/2014 8:05:40 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: BeadCounter

Thanks. The OKSTUPID people ... a tiny sliver of a tiny portion of the internet sure have managed to be disproportionately disruptive.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 8:13:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: BeadCounter

I get nothing at facebook as I havent friended the guy

I did find this:

https://brendaneich.com/

for what it’s worth.


22 posted on 04/06/2014 8:17:09 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Time to shame and shun gays/gay sympathisers and their business

Be sure to tell them why they lost your business, starting with mozilla.

Be sure to ridicule their demands you approve of the gay lifestyle


23 posted on 04/06/2014 8:55:17 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Steven Tyler
Time to shame and shun gays/gay sympathisers and their business...Be sure to ridicule their demands you approve of the gay lifestyle

Start by refusing to use their "PC" propaganda terms:

Time to shame and shun faggots/rump ranger sympathizers and their business.

Be sure to ridicule their demands you approve of the gay lifestyle queer deathstyle.

24 posted on 04/06/2014 9:03:44 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: BeadCounter

In Obama’s case it is taqqiyah.


25 posted on 04/06/2014 10:04:30 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Rodamala

I closed my OKCupid profile, and I suspect that a rather promising woman I was interested in did the same for the same reason as well.


26 posted on 04/06/2014 10:07:24 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Mozilla is even worse. It pretty much raises a whole lot of questions as to what it takes to make a serious action, or get taken seriously. I mean, if some dude said I was a terrorist, what would you do in response, how would you test the validity?


27 posted on 04/06/2014 11:55:36 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Jim Noble

So they wanted to make it hard to divorce, and that got ruled unconstitutional?

Go figure.


28 posted on 04/06/2014 11:56:47 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Kaslin
I've just downloaded, installed an am using the Epic Privacy Browser. Works fine, and I think I'm going to like it. Epic blocks tracking, ip address and ads.

Firefox blew it by caving into the totalitarians. They think that's going to end the situation. As I wrote my now retiring GOP congressman Dave Camp in early 1995, when they caved into the propaganda about starving children by only increasing spending by 7% instead of 12%, that it's the start of more demagoguery. It works. The entire Democrat Party now relies on character assassination.

Firefox caved in, showing they can not be trusted. What's their next cave in? Who's next?

29 posted on 04/06/2014 1:21:11 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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