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Pathetic: New York Times writer justifies Mozilla's ouster of Brendan Eich
American Thinker ^ | 04/07/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 04/07/2014 7:04:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The self-absorption of some on the left prevents them from even the most elementary shoe-on-the-other-foot perspective on the intolerance at Mozilla. Writing in a New York Times blog, Farhad Manjooo thinks it is fine to cater to the intolerance of those who see opposition to gay marriage as deserving loss of livelihood. This case is in his thinking different from, for example, the 1950s, when racism and sexism were rampant, and the Hollywood blacklisting of communists (long held up by the left as a national trauma that must never be forgotten).

 Mozilla is not a normal company. It is an activist organization. Mozilla’s primary mission isn’t to make money but to spread open-source code across the globe in the eventual hope ofpromoting “the development of the Internet as a public resource.”

As such, Mozilla operates according to a different calculus from most of the rest of corporate America.

Like all software companies, Mozilla competes in two markets. First, obviously, it wants people to use its products instead of its rivals’ stuff. But its second market is arguably more challenging — the tight labor pool of engineers, designers, and other tech workers who make software.

When you consider the importance of that market, Mr. Eich’s position on gay marriage wasn’t some outré personal stance unrelated to his job; it was a potentially hazardous bit of negative branding in the labor pool, one that was making life difficult for current employees and plausibly reducing Mozilla’s draw to prospective workers.

Let’s apply this logic to the 1950s when many racists would not do business with or work in a company that hired blacks. By Manjoo’s logic, they should not have been compelled to do so.  Catering to bigots can make business sense.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: brendaneich; california; eich; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; mozilla; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; proposition8

1 posted on 04/07/2014 7:04:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Would he have agreed with the Nazi’s when they were coming after the jews?


2 posted on 04/07/2014 7:05:43 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: SeekAndFind

All well and good, until they come after him........


3 posted on 04/07/2014 7:07:24 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, it seems liberals have redefined ‘tolerance’ to mean, ‘think like us or we’ll get you fired’. Is the next step in ‘tolerance’, ‘If you don’t think like us, we’ll shoot you’?


4 posted on 04/07/2014 7:08:34 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: SeekAndFind

You know, there will come the day when the worm will turn, and to use another old hackneyed phrase, the shoe will be on the other foot. It is on that day that I hope all of these jerk liberal article writers with neanderthal brains will be fired for no good reason at all. I believe in do unto others that which they would do unto you. That day won’t come soon enough. And to use one last hackneyed phrase, I want to fight fire with fire.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 7:08:57 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: SeekAndFind
He certainly Looks Happy:
6 posted on 04/07/2014 7:09:28 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

Farhad Manchew? Really?


7 posted on 04/07/2014 7:10:16 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The debate, ANY DEBATE, is NEVER OVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind

LGBTQ is NOT an ancestry.

It is a CHOICE.

People can DO whatever they want, but they must not force me into participating in it or “celebrating” it.

I will resist attempts that force me to comply with somebody’s worldview.

My worldview happens to identify LGBTQ behavior as SIN, and an ABOMINATION to God.

No such admonitions can be found in the Bible based on skin color. In fact, God punished Moses’ sister for her backbiting about Moses’ Ethiopian wife.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 7:11:24 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Paladin2

$3 bill.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 7:11:46 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Paladin2
He certainly Looks Happy:

And pretty and witty and GAY.

10 posted on 04/07/2014 7:13:40 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Paladin2
They must be related....


11 posted on 04/07/2014 7:13:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: ronnie raygun

Would he have agreed with the Nazi’s when they were coming after the jews?

If the Jews supported the ‘wrong’ party, yes.


12 posted on 04/07/2014 7:18:02 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: ronnie raygun

“Where they burn books,someday they will burn people” This era will not end well!


13 posted on 04/07/2014 7:20:42 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: logic101.net

Ich bin ein Eich!


14 posted on 04/07/2014 7:21:29 AM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: logic101.net

Shouldn’t his last name be “Mench”, especially as he works for the NYT.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 7:23:29 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Westbrook

RE: LGBTQ is NOT an ancestry.

What is this Q all about? It used to be LGBT, now they added a Q?

Is Q a congenital thing as well?


16 posted on 04/07/2014 7:23:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, give in to whatever the Stink Of The Day is. Cowards.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 7:25:21 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

90% of Mozilla's revenue comes from Google

The ONLY thing that mattered was keeping gay-friendly Google happy, and the Mozilla uproar does not adversely affect Google.

18 posted on 04/07/2014 7:25:30 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Q = “Questioning”

Also, the activists have added an “I” for “Intersex”

So, the acronym is now LGBTQI.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 7:26:27 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think it’s Questioning. As long as you are not Questioning the “wrong thing” of course!


20 posted on 04/07/2014 7:26:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

21 posted on 04/07/2014 7:27:59 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: PapaBear3625

Well shoot. They almost might as well be an arm of Google.


22 posted on 04/07/2014 7:28:29 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Paladin2

Oh jes, with his “seven sisters” housing behind photo from SF. This entire commentary is explained by that alone— he’s a homosexual. And Manjoo is what derivation? Don’t think it’s hindi.... he’s moooslim. And they don’t have any homos, according to their leaders-— imagine that from the religion of peace that loves women so much they hate them.

The entire piece is a joke of self congratulation and falsehood, and textbook material of history repeating— the nazis were full of homos (even after the night of long knives)- it was a pagan boys queer club of violent insane cultist statists. No Christians(Protestant or not) or Jews, gypsies, Poles, Romanians etc. allowed.

What an ironic name for this dude, Man Joo. Farce if it wasn’t real.


23 posted on 04/07/2014 7:29:09 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: logic101.net

And the Jews and many others DID support the wrong party. The whole development in Germany and Soviet Russia a concoction of just such politics. Time for a re-read of “In the Garden of the Beasts”


24 posted on 04/07/2014 7:31:14 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: PapaBear3625

Sure enough. Anyone notice that mozilla launch page is advertising Mozilla for Android application. How long before Google acquires the client Mozilla. And then, thanks to previously unmapped data mining— the takeover of the US will be complete (partnered with similar tech-dicatators). It’s like Google is the Stasi of the coming New World Order. Key word— Order.


25 posted on 04/07/2014 7:34:23 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: John S Mosby

Noted. See #15.


26 posted on 04/07/2014 7:39:02 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve seen this movie before.........it doesn’t end well..................


27 posted on 04/07/2014 7:39:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Well shoot. They almost might as well be an arm of Google.

What do you mean "almost". When somebody accounts for more than 50% of your revenue, and they don't NEED you, they OWN you.

28 posted on 04/07/2014 7:44:22 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Army Air Corps
I thought Q was for Queer.

In their perverse universe a person could be Lesbian or Gay and still not Queer. And vice-verse.

BTW, the "queer" movement actually agrees in a way with social conservatives in that they believe gays shouldn't marry. They believe that no one should get married. I believe that when they speak out about this they tend to get shouted down by the gay mafia.

29 posted on 04/07/2014 8:08:20 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: SeekAndFind

Perfect.


30 posted on 04/07/2014 8:38:03 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: SeekAndFind

Mozilla should be perfectly free to dismiss their CEO if his or her views don’t fit the company’s image. Just like Hobby Lobby should be perfectly free to offer an insurance plan to their employees in line with the owner’s religious beliefs.

Let the market decide whether each of the companies did the right thing.


31 posted on 04/07/2014 8:40:15 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: SeekAndFind

32 posted on 04/07/2014 8:42:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

> What is this Q all about?

The Q is for queer.

Those are people who exhibit mannerisms of the opposite sex without engaging in homosexual relations.


33 posted on 04/07/2014 9:47:28 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

First look who he works for, the paper that would report where Ann Frank was hiding.

Second, the brown shirts WERE QUEERS. Look who put Hitler in power.


34 posted on 04/07/2014 10:05:08 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: PapaBear3625

To the extent I know I do not use Google. They are far too autocratic for me.


35 posted on 04/07/2014 3:47:16 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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