To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"
Keep in mind Eich made a choice we all face given enough time: recant and keep your job, or stand by your principles and risk losing it. Eich vigorously chose the latter, and now he's out of a job. That being said, I'd say his offense was so minor he could have chosen a third way that wouldn't have compromised his job or his beliefs, but let's face it: that's just not the kind of guy Eich is.
Homosexuals are not on a mission to get people to tolerate their presence, they mean to make people declare a love for homosexuality. This tactic was seen in communist reeducation camps, where prisoners where forced to denounce their allies, where priests were forced to denounce God, etc. This is meant to humiliate the prisoner, break his spirit.
No one has pointed to anything that Eich did on the job, Mozilla already has a policy of granting benefits to homosexual couples. The issue was that Eich didn't love homosexuals, didn't sing their praises. It was his personal beliefs that were the problem.
And this is exactly what a few of us are saying here. I have a dream.. I have a dream that one day conservatives, and right-libertarians unite under a single banner and start to fight back with the same tactics the left uses on us. I have a dream that one day we wake up and realize that we far outnumber the vocal and well funded left, and we begin using that advantage to our own best interests. I have a dream that corporations, and businesses realize that their customer base is essentially made up of people that work for a living, pay taxes and contribute to society, and that of those we are the super majority. I have a dream that businesses aren't as stupid as Mozilla and as short sighted as them setting this [recedent, and I have a dream that one day the militant gay left will realize that these tactics, and their rhetoric will eventually catch up them, and they won't like the outcome.
It's just a dream, but I have it all the time.
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
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