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The purging of former Mozilla Corporation CEO Brendan Eich has taught us that campaign donor-shaming is not only an effective political weapon but a legitimate one. Therefore, should the campaign donors at President Obama’s three fundraisers this weekend be subject to similar donor-shaming for distracting our Commander-in-Chief from working on developing a strategy to confront […]

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To add something new to this imbroglio it now appears that under California law Mozilla has in all likelihood committed a crime by their actions in this affair. Under California law it is blatantly illegal to fire an employee because he has donated money to a political campaign.  This rule is clearly set forth in […]

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Gay Marriage Equal Signs As Displays Of Groupthink And Weakness

 

When Brandon Eich was forced out as Mozilla CEO because he refused to recant his position against same-sex marriage, responses were all over the map. A writer at Slate actually tried to justify the termination as a good thing. Libertarian Nick Gillespie said he was “ambivalent” about Eich’s removal but that Eich’s resignation simply “shows how businesses respond to market signals.” And even conservatives weren’t rallying behind Eich on the grounds that marriage is an institution designed around sexual complementarity so much as by saying that even if he’s wrong, conscience should be protected.

They’re all wrong, I argue in “The Rise Of The Same-Sex Marriage Dissidents.” I just wanted to share it here since Ricochet has been so formative in changing my views on this topic. “I’ve evolved,” is how you say that, I guess. And I don’t evolve on much, so that’s saying something.

The Unanticipated Effects of LGBT Utopia — Michael Stopa

 

Liberalism is, in its essence, Utopian. Every liberal policy, no matter how trivial, points to the bright horizon of a better day, like the vanishing points in a surreal de Chirico painting. That liberals can’t agree amongst themselves about the particulars of their earthly paradise — other than that it will be harmoniously rainbow-colored and that we will all eat locally grown produce — does not undermine their faith in it. The arrow of time is taking us to some final society that, whatever it contains, is bound to be just swell.

The fact that Utopia, as they conceive i,t would be mind-numbingly boring does not disturb liberal composure. They don’t, after all, have to live in it. They are driven to construct it — and driven to heights of grandiosity — by their profound incapacity to cope with their own mortality.

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This morning, inspired by the flap-doodle over Mozilla’s anti-same sex marriage ex-CEO Brendan Eich, I went poking through the lists of Proposition 8 campaign contributors (which per California and Federal laws are available to the public here).  After some trying Facebook debates on the subject with an old friend  who now works in the tech […]

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Here and here are links:   For those of you who missed the story, it was discovered that the recently promoted CEO Eich made a $1000 contribution in 2008 supporting a ballot measure to ban gay marriage.  There was a large ruckus on twitter and the internet.  Eich responded.  However, the damage was done.  He’s […]

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