- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
If this guy was indeed fired for liking that page, he does indeed have a case and I fully support him. However, I will say that as a general rule; if people don't want their personal lives looked into, they shouldn't post them on the internet. I realize that we all have a right to privacy, but social networking has led to this kind of activity. Don't be surprised if people have information about you that you'd rather keep private if you post them so carelessly online.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the implication here seems to that homosexuals should keep their lives in the dark from everyone else which strikes me as a dangerous concept. It implies there is something fundamentally wrong with it and will only serve to make it worse should it be discovered (or wrongly assumed about someone else).
It's certainly true that in some social environments (including the work place), all sorts of characteristics, opinions of actions can be a source of conflict but it's impossible to keep all such things private. An individual can choose to keep aspects of their life private if they wish but there shouldn't be any expectation to do so and any bullying or mistreatment as a result should be stamped on promptly and firmly.
Sorry, but that is ridiculous.
If this person was being harrassed for liking that page, and I have doubts because I haven't seen all the sides yet, this boss is one giant A-Hole and should be fired for the harrassment.
I have seen stories about bosses harrassing gays end up the boss was really harrassing the person and I have seen them end up the employee is just an idiot playing the gay card. It works both ways, but either way a person should not have to keep things so private just because they are gay whereas people that are straight don't have to.