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Posted on 04/08/2014 7:40:23 AM PDT by SJackson
In 31 years of broadcasting, and 40 years of writing, I have never advocated a boycott of a product.
Quite the opposite, in fact.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, when the left attempted to destroy Chick-Fil-A for its owners views on same-sex marriage, I suggested on my radio show that the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, stand in front of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant while enjoying some Ben and Jerrys ice cream. In that way, I argued, he could show one of the great moral differences between the right and the left. Though Ben and Jerry are leftists, we conservatives do not believe that company owners views should matter to consumers. We believe that products should speak for themselves. If the ice cream is good, despite whatever repugnance we might feel regarding the views of the makers of that ice cream, we will still purchase it.
The left does not see things that way. The left is out to crush individuals and companies with whom it differs. This is especially so today on the issue of same-sex marriage.
Perhaps the most dramatic example of this took place last week. The governing board of the widely used browser, Firefox, forced the companys CEO, Brendan Eich, to resign. The Firefox board had learned that in 2008, Eich donated $1,000 to the Proposition 8 campaign in California. Proposition 8 amended the California Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In classic Communist fashion, gay rights organizations demanded that Eich publicly recant. When Eich did not, gay rights and other leftist organizations called for a boycott of Firefox. Firefox immediately forced Eich out.
All these years, the left, after coining the term McCarthyism in order to disparage the right, had fooled most people into believing that it is the right that suppresses liberty. The truth, of course, has been the opposite. Worldwide, with the exception of Nazi Germany (which was a uniquely race-based totalitarianism, neither left nor right while it rejected Marxist class-based struggle, it supported socialism (Nazism was short for National Socialism), every genocidal totalitarian regime of the 20th century was leftist. And domestically, too, the left has much less interest in liberty than in forcing people to act in accord with its values. A totalitarian streak is part of the lefts DNA. How you think matters and what you do away outside of work matters: More than 20 states prohibit judges from being leaders in the Boy Scouts because the left deems the Boy Scouts homophobic.
During the McCarthy era, the left (and not only the left) screamed when people were falsely charged with supporting Stalin and Communism, one of the greatest evils in human history. But the left also screamed when people who really did aid and abet Stalin were dismissed from their jobs. In other words, for those on the left who celebrate Eichs ouster, it was evil to deprive a man who supported Stalin of a job, but it is right to fire a man who supports the man-woman definition of marriage. Such is the lefts moral compass.
It is important to further note that gay employees at Firefox acknowledge that Eich never discriminated against gays, whether in employment, benefits or any other way. But that doesnt matter to the left because a totalitarian streak is part of the lefts DNA.
As Princeton Professor of Jurisprudence Robert George warned on my radio show, today the left fires employees for opposition to same-sex marriage. Tomorrow it will fire employees who are pro-life (anti-woman). And next it will be employees who support Israel (an apartheid state).
The reason to boycott Firefox is not that it is run by leftists. Nor is the reason to support the man-woman definition of marriage. It is solely in order to preserve liberty in the land of liberty. If Firefox doesnt recant and rehire Eich as CEO, McCarthyism will have returned far more pervasively and perniciously than in its first incarnation. The message the gay left (such as the Orwellian-named Human Rights Campaign) and the left in general wish to send is that Americans who are in positions of power at any company should be forced to resign if they hold a position that the left strongly opposes.
And right now that position is opposition to same-sex marriage.
Think about that. In the United States of America today, the belief that marriage should remain defined as the union of a man and woman is portrayed as so vile by the left that anyone who holds it is unfit for employment.
A handful of those on the gay (and straight) left have spoken out against the forced resignation of Eich. If their words are to mean anything, they must join in the call to boycott Firefox. Otherwise, their protestations are meaningless, made solely to preserve their moral credibility.
The battle over Firefox is the most important battle in America at this particular moment. If you use Firefox, uninstall it. Instead use Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, Safari, or try Pale Moon for Windows, which is based on the Firefox engine and will import all of your bookmarks. For mobile devices, you can try Puffin.
America can have liberty or it can have Firefox. Right now, it cannot have both.
No to Firefox.
So I should use Internet Explorer? Rock and hard place, /S
” If the ice cream is good, despite whatever repugnance we might feel regarding the views of the makers of that ice cream, we will still purchase it.”
Bernard, it is people this freaking brain dead...yourself for example, that result in the left having the money to attack American values to begin with.
So where is Google on the FR “50 Shades of Gay” scale?
Maybe I'll take up homing pigeons.
I'm too old to give THAT much of a shit anymore.
We need Ben and Jerry’s to purchase Firefox and everything will be OK.
Copying and pasting from a similar thread:
Pale Moon. Almost identical to Firefox.
I had it installed, running with all of my bookmarks in less than five minutes. Not a single hiccup.
From the Pale Moon Facebook page:
Since several people have been asking about this: Pale Moon is in no way associated or affiliated with the Mozilla Corporation.
Pale Moon also accepts donations. Let Mozilla see the revenue that theyre standing to lose due to their decisions.
Maybe that's your/our problem, Dennis.
An open line to the NSA.
I’m looking at Pale Moon. Seems to be good. If Mozilla doesn’t back down pretty quick I’m switching.
The Mozilla code is largely open source at this point. On my Debian Linux box I’m using “Iceweasel”, but it’s really a Mozilla derivative.
Chrome = Google = NSA
Pale Moon and Waterfox. Both are virtually identical to Firefox.
Sounds like a brand of beer (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but let me know if it’s good.
It’s a lesser evil ;)
Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome - are fine by me. I don’t worry about the NSA.
So far so good. As people already said, practically identical. I switch back and forth and no issues so far.
I uninstalled Firefox on my computer, now running Chrome as my default browser.
I don’t use IE—I find the interface odd, among other things. And, you’re right about it’s bad reputation for security.
On the other hand, some have recommended Chrome. Google isn’t “pure” in PC matters either.
I’m not usually a big fan of boycotts, although the firing of Eich was despicable, and a lot of noise should be made. These gays are intolerant A-holes (reference intended), aren’t they?
Oh I don’t either. They will get whatever they want regardless. I just have an aversion to helping them screw us.
So they're watchin' you 'cause they're watchin' me.
Probably will find out that the PM folks are equally adamant about supporting LGTB causes. Then what?
I just transferred all my home computers to Pale Moon. It uses the open source Firefox underpinnings, looks and operates identical to FF and you can use most of the add-ons from FF.
There is a tool on the Pale Moon web site that will transfer all FF Profiles over to Pale Moon. I did this and didn't even have to re-log on to web sites like FR and others.
I was afraid the anger would subside too soon, but if the results of yesterdays polling at
are any indication, the righteous indignation is still going.
And in 2008, The 0ne did not believe in homosexual marriage, either.
Give Opera a try - http://www.opera.com/
Opera... I have tried it, although not in a few years. It’s definitely one of the non-Mozilla stream browsers that works well.
Switched over to Pale Moon and Comodo Dragon a few weeks ago. Both are doing everything I want.
Using Torch to read this thread. I have downloaded Opera but have not tried it yet.
Is Linux an operating system or a browser?
Any good alternative to Thunderbird for email that is as easy to use and move info to?
There are quite a number of situations in which Chrome sends data to Google: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/privacy/
Some features can be disabled: http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/privacy/whitepaper.html
Unless Im at a google website there should be no data going to google.
In other words, look before you leap.
I am now using Pale Moon
Plenty of other browsers to try before I worry about it. In fact, My life has gotten better since I ditched a lot of overtly liberal companies from my buy/use preferences.
So one more won’t hurt. But if you want to help support libs when you don’t have to, that’s up to you.
Thanks for the link. I hate Chrome. I’ll try palemoon.
If I did that I’d be stuck with internet explorer; not an option.
Personally, I use Internet Explorer, but don't care whether others do or not.
But one thing to consider... of all the other browsers to use in place of Firefox, using Internet Explorer instead would piss off the Mozilla people the most. Therefore, I'm using IE.
Let us know when there is a Pale Moon for Mac.
Seems to be working fine for me. My only real requirement was that it support the Roboform plugin and it does.
I can’t speak for this but found it on Pale Moons Facebook page.
If you are looking for an optimized #Thunderbird then try Fossamail! 32-bit and 64-bit available
I have downloaded it as well. Run it a little tiny bit, haven't figured out how to bookmark anything to a bookmark menu and would need a several foot long bookmark bar to hold my current Firefox bookmarks.
I won't use Opera. They are the company that used the EUSSR to force Microsoft to include their browser as an option in Windows. If they can't get people to download and install their browser based on its merits, I don't think it deserves my time. Typical move of the euro-socialists.
Torch imported my bookmark when I installed it. Opera calls their bookmarks a “Stash” and did not import them. It annoys me people/companies have to try and rename similar functions/features just to be different, so that is one strike against Opera.
So Firefox is somehow worse than Bill Gates and his foundation?
No wait, Firefox is worse than the liberals at Apple?
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