Fernandez: Eich

Much of the shock following the removal of Brendan Eich from the position of Mozilla CEO came from the realization that, in a manner of speaking, America was now at war. True it’s a culture war, not a physical conflict. But if you were waiting for the moment when the Cold Civil War actually begins, this might be it.

Not that anyone should have been taken aback. After all, Larry Summers was sacked as president of Harvard following his criticism of Cornell West’s rap album and as a result of a 2005 speech in which he suggested that the under-representation of women in science and engineering could be due to a “different availability of aptitude at the high end”.

Mark Steyn, National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute are being sued for defamation by Michael “Hockey Stick” Mann for criticizing the theory of Global Warming.  The Gannet newspapers declared open season on gun-owners by publishing a map showing the names and addresses of registered New York gun owners, as a kind of dinner bell for burglars. “Come and rob … me”.

In fact, the Wall Street Journal points out that a similar database was used to ferret out Eich. “Eich’s support for Proposition 8 became public knowledge because of a California law requiring disclosure of personal information–name, address, occupation and employer’s name — of anybody who gives $100 or more to a campaign for or against a ballot initiative. The secretary of state’s office is required to post this information online, and, as HotAir.com’s “AllahPundit” notes, the Los Angeles Times made it available on its site as an easily searchable database.”

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  • FredR

    People SHOULD be careful about what they wish for. In practice; however, activists are never satisfied with any gains but must keep pushing the goal posts in order to remain relevant, while the majority simply listens to the sound bites, shrugs their collective shoulders and hopes that it doesn’t affect them.

    I’m sure that was the attitude of most Germans in the early 1930’s, when progressives in the Weimar Republic were busily regulating speech and association in a vain attempt to legislate tolerance and prevent another war. Then came an opportunist who twisted these laws to his benefit via the Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State, and with the Enabling Act, solidified absolute power.

    The Weimar States under Obama are in the same position: the legislation has been passed, existing institutions have been weakened and new bureaucracies have been enabled that will allow full control over the population. All for their protection, of course. It will just take an equivilant Enabling Act to cement the deals.

    And no, these modern progressive twits don’t have a clue that they’ll be the first against the wall when the American Republic finally collapses under the weight of its contradictions.

  • beentheredonethat

    In the category of ‘be careful what you wish for’……..

    “This is for the benefit of all the logical slowpokes. It is logic so basic that even those who are intellectually limited to the rhetorical level should be able to follow it:”

    “If you have the right to fire me because you don’t like my political position on the legality of homogamy, I have the right to fire you because I don’t like your political position on the legality of homosexuality.”

    http://voxday.blogspot.ca/2014/04/spelling-it-out.html