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What Mozilla Has Taught Us
American Thinker ^ | 4/7/2014 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 04/07/2014 2:37:04 AM PDT by markomalley

“Opposing gay marriage in America today is not akin to opposing tax hikes or even the war in Afghanistan,” wrote Will Oremus, Slate’s senior tech writer in an altogether typical op-ed applauding the sacking of the “bigoted” Brendan Eich for his support of traditional marriage.  “It’s more akin to opposing interracial marriage: It bespeaks a conviction that some people do not deserve the same basic rights as others.”

Last week, Eich could not grovel quite enough to keep his job as CEO of Mozilla, a software enterprise best known for producing the Firefox web browser.  He resigned under pressure after “marriage equality” activists revealed that Eich had donated $1,000 to the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign in California.  Proposition 8, which passed with more than 52 percent of the vote, amended the California constitution to read, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

Distressingly few editorialists came to Eich’s defense.  Like too many others, Oremus made the case that Eich’s forced departure was somehow anomalous: the tech community, being “socially liberal,” has higher standards than the rest of America.  Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker made the same point to justify the sack.  “Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard,” said Baker, “and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it.”

Both Oremus and Mitchell seemed to making the case that yielding to the tech mob’s desire for the head of the “bigot”  – Oremus’s word – somehow elevated the move or at least justified it.  This may be a “different standard” from what we are used to, but there is nothing historically unusual here at all.  Fascist mobs routinely reduce the most decent of opponents to cruel stereotypes and demand their exclusion from polite society.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: California
KEYWORDS: brendaneich; california; homofascism; homosexualagenda; mozilla; proposition8

1 posted on 04/07/2014 2:37:05 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Mozilla has taught us that if you express an unpopular opinion, you can lose your job.

Or worse.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 2:49:06 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook
It taught us what most of us already know.
The inmates (FAGS) are running the show.
3 posted on 04/07/2014 2:52:18 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Deodorant and Common sense. The ones who need it most don't use it. . . . .)
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To: Westbrook

The militancy of the Fascist Left must be met by a militant response. An object lesson must be made of Mozilla. Either they rehire Eich or they must be destroyed. Boycott their products, urge their employees to leave, shun their managers, and anything else to punish their behavior.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 2:54:32 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: markomalley
I've been trying to find out where Mozilla makes it's money. Came across this.

As Mozilla notes in its report, about 85 percent of its royalty revenue in 2011 came from its contract with Google. While Mozilla has similar deals with other search engines, including Microsoft’s Bing, it’s clear that the majority of Firefox users still prefer to use Google. “The receivable from this search engine provider [Google] represented 77 percent and 64 percent of the December 31, 2011 and 2010 outstanding receivables, respectively.”

http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/15/mozilla-releases-annual-report-for-2011-revenue-up-33-to-163m-majority-from-google/

So it looks like if you use their google toolbar they make money from that.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 2:55:16 AM PDT by McGruff (Want to hurt Mozilla? Don't use Firefox's search bar. That is their money maker.)
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To: markomalley

Eich has been blackballed for life for a $1000 donation to the wrong political position.

This time it was the homosexual agenda, next time will it be because the opposing candidate was Morman, Catholic, or just simply conservative?

Consider for a moment if your political contributions were used as a weapon against your livelihood. Back in 2008 I worked for a small franchise everyone there was 0bama-googly eyed. I requested a day off...I never asked for days off...and was asked what I needed it for. I replied I was going to the rally for McCain/Palin. I was unemployed from them within 3 months. They would rather lose their best salesperson, hardest worker, and most knowledgeable associate than put up with an unmasked conservative.

Do not think for one second that your conservative causes won’t get you fired or driven off your job. It happens more often than you think.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 3:01:37 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: McGruff

All the easier to take it away. Do like me and switch to Blue Moon. I tried Opera but their inability to let me import my bookmarks toolbar (I use it like an engineering library with lots of folders and subfolders, etc.)

Blue moon looks and in almost all respects acts like Firefox so dump them and they lose a large portion of their revenue. So in this case, we can make a huge impact by exercising our “free exercise thereof” in response to their free exercise thereof.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 3:05:17 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: markomalley
So we have the mirror image of the context for Arthur Miller's, The Crucible, written in 1953 in opposition to the alleged excesses of McCarthyism. In the process, Miller distorted the history of the Salem witch trials and equally distorted current events but his stage play has emerged as a praiseworthy metaphor in opposition to McCarthy.

Now we see the roles reversed, those calling for scalps of the alleged homophobes are the McCarthyites-or at least what McCarthyites were alleged to have been-and the victims, many of hold were in fact guilty of communist sympathies and even treachery, are now the innocent.

We will wait in vain for the great literary revolt against this new "McCarthyism."


8 posted on 04/07/2014 3:07:42 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: markomalley
OKCupid, a company whose purpose is to hook up people for meaningless regret-filled sex, dictates who can be CEO of a high tech company based on confidential information leaked by the IRS.

Real glad I'm out of the workforce -- I'd last about 5 minutes.

9 posted on 04/07/2014 3:12:25 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: markomalley

This gay fascism simply reflects the anger and pathology of homos. Mostly abused in one way or another as children, grown up homos lash out and this fascist activism is their channel.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 3:15:06 AM PDT by anton
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To: markomalley

Nobody’s put it together yet, but expect to see more and more attacks against anyone who is even slightly against the “gay agenda”. People outside the gay culture are completely unaware of the real craziness just under the surface - and the pervasive interconnectivity. Gay males are not focused on monogamy; they are for the most part obsessed with the next sexual connection over and over. Gays are distributed throughout every sphere and they are aware of each other within organizations and their loyalties are to each other first over everything else.

They have amassed huge resources and top-level connections and they are using them mercilessly against anyone who opposes the self-destructive spread of their culture. They will not stop at attaining “normalcy” in the view of the rest of society - the fever pitch will grow until we are required to accept all parts of perverse world.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 3:19:54 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: markomalley

Now here: “Are you now, or have you ever been a supporter of traditional marriage?”


12 posted on 04/07/2014 3:33:47 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: markomalley

I am on chapter 5b of the amazing Pink Swastika. Read the brand new updated & revised chaps 1-3 at scottlively.net, then move to defendthefamily.com to read the remainder.

Warning: it is mind blowing life changing info that will give you a lay doctorate in homosexual facism. All of it has been hiding in plain sight, carefully ignored and overlooked for obvious reasons.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 3:39:04 AM PDT by Sally ("This is the only Administration I've ever been in where it's 100% politics 100% of the time.")
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To: EBH
Do not think for one second that your conservative causes won’t get you fired or driven off your job. It happens more often than you think.

I'm sure it does. The flip side is that I wouldn't work for an @sshole who would fire a productive employee for no other reason than his political views.

There's a day of reckoning ahead of us, folks, and more and more of us are going to be in a position where gainful employment working for someone else is not going to be a reality.

14 posted on 04/07/2014 3:40:40 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: McGruff
"..about 85 percent of its royalty revenue in 2011 came from its contract with Google. "

hmmmm, wonder if there was pressure from Google to push Brendan Eich out...

15 posted on 04/07/2014 3:43:33 AM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: markomalley

Oh look Scott Lively has a new commentary re: Mozilla titled Pink is the new Brown:

http://www.scottlively.net/2014/04/05/pink-is-the-new-brown-mozilla-homo-fascism-and-the-pink-swastika/

Am posting from tablet which is cumbersome, but someone should post the column...


16 posted on 04/07/2014 3:45:51 AM PDT by Sally ("This is the only Administration I've ever been in where it's 100% politics 100% of the time.")
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To: mazda77

Do you still use the Google search engine?

What about Google Earth?

We are in a situation akin to that faced by the early Christian church living in pagan cultures.

Do we eat meat sacrificed to idols?
Do we use products from homosexual companies or from totally spineless companies?

See First Corinthians, Chapters 8 & 10 for reference.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 3:55:34 AM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: McGruff
"So it looks like if you use their google toolbar they make money from that."

Probably not just the google toolbar. If you use firefox to google, they are probably getting a referral fee. They might make more if you use the google toolbar, but I bet they earn money toolbar or not any time you go to google.

But they probably have similar arrangements with other search engines. So shifting the search engine while continuing to use Firefox probably wouldn't work.

Switch to another browser and let that browser get the google revenues.

18 posted on 04/07/2014 3:57:49 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: markomalley

The “Day of Silence” that was celebrated in schools for years takes on a whole different meaning now. It was tolerated for years by school administrators as something kids could opt into; now it is imposed by the totalitarian left on the other side and I doubt any counter to it will be tolerated by the administrators.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 4:06:44 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: BwanaNdege

Geez, I didn’t know you were still starting your fires with flint and twigs!

I know the issues with Google and what did I say that in any way elicited your barrage of nebulous questions in regard to the topic of this thread. As for Google, it is a source of last resort to find what I need. As more and more of these homonazi issues appear, that takes just one more off the list that I will use for a primary resource. The fact that I refrain from the regular use of any such resource drops the bottom line until they either eventually change their worldview by beiing slapped with reality, or the biggest reality check of going out of business.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 4:10:47 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: markomalley

There is no freedom of speech in the USA. Was. Isn’t.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 4:27:34 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: McGruff

Thanks. I wondered too how Mozilla made their money. I rarely use Google and I’ve switched to the Blue Moon browser. The browser switch was easy.


22 posted on 04/07/2014 4:58:35 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: markomalley
Mozilla's feedback page has a steady stream of pissed-off people leaving their thoughts on the matter. Most of them are switching browsers. It has set multiple records for negative feedback for several days running.

https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/?selected=7d&date_start=2014-03-28

23 posted on 04/07/2014 5:03:03 AM PDT by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: Alberta's Child
There's a day of reckoning ahead of us, folks, and more and more of us are going to be in a position where gainful employment working for someone else is not going to be a reality.

And this is where it is imperative to be honing your skills and talents. There will be a time when we will NEED to each other's strength.

24 posted on 04/07/2014 5:07:08 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: Chainmail
the fever pitch will grow until we are required to accept all parts of perverse world.

Pretty soon parents will be thrown in jail in they merely dislike having old homos molest their kids. I'm not joking.

25 posted on 04/07/2014 5:15:30 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: markomalley
Swear allegiance to the flag
Whatever flag they offer
Never hint at what you really feel
Teach the children quietly
For some day sons and daughters
Will rise up and fight while we stood still

-Mike and the Mechanics: Silent Running.

26 posted on 04/07/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: markomalley

Set up my favorites in MSExplorer for now and deleted MFF from my computers.

Any suggestions for which browser to use where the advert dollars earned aren’t spent punishing non PC execs?


27 posted on 04/07/2014 6:45:06 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

A lot of people have been switching to Blue Moon Browser. It is identical to Firefox but they say FF doesn’t get a penny. I don’t know but I am using it for now.

http://www.palemoon.org/


28 posted on 04/07/2014 7:07:49 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: markomalley
In the totalitarian society of Orwell's book 1984 holding socially unacceptable thoughts was a crime...thoughtcrime. Eich is guilty of a PC thoughtcrime.
29 posted on 04/07/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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