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Yes, Brendan Eich Is Like Donald Sterling (Hes Even Scarier)[Yes, he's serious]
The Daily Beast ^ | May 5, 2014 | Arthur Chu

Posted on 05/06/2014 1:50:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Did Donald Sterling ever try to use the power of the state to annul the marriages of thousands of people he never met because he disapproved of them? Ex-Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich did.

We’ve heard a lot recently about what constitutes “going too far” when it comes to holding people accountable for their offensive beliefs—a lot of stuff about “freedom of speech,” a lot of stuff about “tolerance,” a lot of stuff about “political correctness run amok.”

Predictably relatively little of this has been said about Donald Sterling, of the Los Angeles Clippers. Sterling bears the dubious honor of being The Bigot Everyone Can Agree On; the very few, halfhearted defenses of Sterling out there, like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s, are mainly asking whether our unseemly joy over finding someone we can all hate together serves as a dangerous distraction from problems with racism that’s more subtle than a crazy old white dude outright telling his mistress not to “associate with black people.”

Coming hot on the heels of another high-profile-instance of a bigot being called out on bigotry, Sterling’s situation has prompted a lot of soul-searching from people who stepped up to defend Brendan Eich and lots of long-winded columns carefully explaining why defending Sterling is not at all like defending Eich.

And I can understand this. At first blush Sterling and Eich couldn’t be two more different people. Eich was a true pioneer in the tech world, the creator of JavaScript in his Netscape days without which the Web as we know it wouldn’t work—go on, try disabling it in your browser and seeing how ugly this page looks—and a co-founder of the Mozilla Foundation, which brought open-source design to the masses. Most of his employees, including LGBT employees, have called him a great boss who never openly discriminated against anyone...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: brendaneich; donaldsterling; eich; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; racism; samesexmarriage; sterling

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1 posted on 05/06/2014 1:50:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AHAHAHAAHA

And this man is writing for what passes for supposed political opinion journalism on the left.

Ridiculous.

I can write, too. Just because I write something doesn’t make it legitimate discourse.

“All gay marriage is false.” There, print that.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 1:53:04 PM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Back away from the buffet.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 2:02:21 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Arthur ... fat, drunk, 'gay' and stupid is no way to go through life son.
4 posted on 05/06/2014 2:05:13 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoa, this guy has problems.


5 posted on 05/06/2014 2:05:52 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

About the author>>
This hi IQ idiot was a big time Jeopardy winner>>>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Chu


6 posted on 05/06/2014 2:08:14 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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