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BernardGoldberg.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Dennis Prager

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 owner’s 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 Jerry’s 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 company’s 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 left’s 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 Eich’s 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 left’s 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 doesn’t matter to the left because a totalitarian streak is part of the left’s 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 doesn’t 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.


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1 posted on 04/08/2014 7:40:23 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

No to Firefox.


2 posted on 04/08/2014 7:41:59 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: SJackson

So I should use Internet Explorer? Rock and hard place, /S


3 posted on 04/08/2014 7:43:39 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SJackson

” 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.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 7:44:00 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Chrome


5 posted on 04/08/2014 7:44:09 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

So where is Google on the FR “50 Shades of Gay” scale?


6 posted on 04/08/2014 7:45:34 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation
Perhaps they all suck in one way or another.

Maybe I'll take up homing pigeons.

I'm too old to give THAT much of a shit anymore.

7 posted on 04/08/2014 7:47:08 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

We need Ben and Jerry’s to purchase Firefox and everything will be OK.


8 posted on 04/08/2014 7:47:16 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Copying and pasting from a similar thread:

Pale Moon. Almost identical to Firefox.
http://www.palemoon.org/download-ng.shtml
I had it installed, running with all of my bookmarks in less than five minutes. Not a single hiccup.

Also:

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.”
https://www.facebook.com/PaleMoonBrowser

Pale Moon also accepts donations. Let Mozilla see the revenue that they’re standing to lose due to their decisions.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 7:47:26 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: SJackson
In 31 years of broadcasting, and 40 years of writing, I have never advocated a boycott of a product.

Maybe that's your/our problem, Dennis.

10 posted on 04/08/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SJackson
Already posted
11 posted on 04/08/2014 7:48:20 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: nascarnation

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.


12 posted on 04/08/2014 7:48:23 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: knarf; RandallFlagg

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.


13 posted on 04/08/2014 7:48:43 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: knarf

Chrome = Google = NSA


14 posted on 04/08/2014 7:49:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Browsers have historically been a leading gateway for PC infections, and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had one of the worst reputations. The latest versions of IE — 10 and 11 — are much more secure than their predecessors, but neither runs on XP. IE 8 was the last version of an MS browser to run on XP. So one of the first steps for hardening an XP system? Don’t use IE as your default browser. (You will, however, need to keep it installed and updated.)
15 posted on 04/08/2014 7:49:23 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: SJackson

Pale Moon and Waterfox. Both are virtually identical to Firefox.


16 posted on 04/08/2014 7:49:59 AM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Sounds like a brand of beer (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but let me know if it’s good.
Thanks!


17 posted on 04/08/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

It’s a lesser evil ;)


18 posted on 04/08/2014 7:50:38 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: SJackson

Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome - are fine by me. I don’t worry about the NSA.


19 posted on 04/08/2014 7:51:35 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: nascarnation

So far so good. As people already said, practically identical. I switch back and forth and no issues so far.


20 posted on 04/08/2014 7:51:54 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: SJackson

I uninstalled Firefox on my computer, now running Chrome as my default browser.


21 posted on 04/08/2014 7:51:55 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: McGruff

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?


22 posted on 04/08/2014 7:53:02 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bboop

Oh I don’t either. They will get whatever they want regardless. I just have an aversion to helping them screw us.


23 posted on 04/08/2014 7:53:21 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Yeah ... I know.

So they're watchin' you 'cause they're watchin' me.

24 posted on 04/08/2014 7:53:59 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
I’m looking at Pale Moon. Seems to be good. If Mozilla doesn’t back down pretty quick I’m switching.

Probably will find out that the PM folks are equally adamant about supporting LGTB causes. Then what?

25 posted on 04/08/2014 7:54:47 AM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
So I should use Internet Explorer? Rock and hard place, /S

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.

26 posted on 04/08/2014 7:55:25 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: SJackson

I was afraid the anger would subside too soon, but if the results of yesterdays polling at

https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/

are any indication, the righteous indignation is still going.


27 posted on 04/08/2014 7:56:02 AM PDT by Nacho Bidnith (The Govt's war on drugs was the setup for war on the American People)
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To: SJackson

And in 2008, The 0ne did not believe in homosexual marriage, either.


28 posted on 04/08/2014 7:58:11 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Give Opera a try - http://www.opera.com/


29 posted on 04/08/2014 7:58:48 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

Opera... I have tried it, although not in a few years. It’s definitely one of the non-Mozilla stream browsers that works well.


30 posted on 04/08/2014 7:59:36 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SJackson

Switched over to Pale Moon and Comodo Dragon a few weeks ago. Both are doing everything I want.


31 posted on 04/08/2014 8:00:00 AM PDT by yadent
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To: SJackson

Using Torch to read this thread. I have downloaded Opera but have not tried it yet.


32 posted on 04/08/2014 8:00:13 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ShadowAce

Is Linux an operating system or a browser?


33 posted on 04/08/2014 8:00:59 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Nacho Bidnith

Any good alternative to Thunderbird for email that is as easy to use and move info to?


34 posted on 04/08/2014 8:02:00 AM PDT by conservaDave
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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 I’m at a google website there should be no data going to google.

In other words, look before you leap.


35 posted on 04/08/2014 8:02:30 AM PDT by Ray76 (Take over the GOP? You still beg! Forget them. Second Party Now.)
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To: conservaDave

I am now using Pale Moon


36 posted on 04/08/2014 8:02:54 AM PDT by conservaDave
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To: CedarDave

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.


37 posted on 04/08/2014 8:04:23 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: RandallFlagg

Thanks for the link. I hate Chrome. I’ll try palemoon.


38 posted on 04/08/2014 8:04:42 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SJackson

If I did that I’d be stuck with internet explorer; not an option.


39 posted on 04/08/2014 8:05:14 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
So I should use Internet Explorer? Rock and hard place, /S

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.

40 posted on 04/08/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: RandallFlagg

Let us know when there is a Pale Moon for Mac.


41 posted on 04/08/2014 8:06:48 AM PDT by null and void (Politics: Voting for the monkeys that are better at flinging poo at their opponents...)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Seems to be working fine for me. My only real requirement was that it support the Roboform plugin and it does.


42 posted on 04/08/2014 8:07:20 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: conservaDave

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


43 posted on 04/08/2014 8:07:47 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: SJackson

bfl


44 posted on 04/08/2014 8:08:13 AM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: Resolute Conservative
I have downloaded Opera but have not tried it yet.

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.

45 posted on 04/08/2014 8:10:36 AM PDT by null and void (Politics: Voting for the monkeys that are better at flinging poo at their opponents...)
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To: RightGeek
Give Opera a try

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.

46 posted on 04/08/2014 8:11:01 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: McGruff

Thanks.


47 posted on 04/08/2014 8:12:29 AM PDT by conservaDave
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To: null and void

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.


48 posted on 04/08/2014 8:12:34 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SJackson
Wow, I thought the Mozilla feedback page was getting slammed last Friday. Look at it now... https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/
49 posted on 04/08/2014 8:16:34 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: SJackson

So Firefox is somehow worse than Bill Gates and his foundation?

No wait, Firefox is worse than the liberals at Apple?

eh.


50 posted on 04/08/2014 8:16:44 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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