Hopefully, Brendan Eich is now seeking the advice of counsel and weighing his prospects of winning an employment discrimination lawsuit against his erstwhile employer. And based on California employment law, his prospects of successfully suing Mozilla are quite good.
Having been hounded from his new position of CEO at this non-profit web organization best known for its Firefox browser, Mr. Eich has been demonized as the global poster boy of hate. The political and cultural extermination of anyone (other than Muslims, of course) who fail to embrace homosexuality and its claim of normality, is hiding behind the happy smiley face of Tolerance. But the Tolerance that is being touted here is cleverly defined as acceptance and this special brand of Tolerance flows in just one direction—and we all know which direction that is. Interestingly, the last time I checked, Tolerance had nothing to do with the carte blanche acceptance of other people, situations, or opinions. Tolerance is about putting up with other people, situations, or opinions that we might find strange, annoying, or even downright disgusting. Conversion is not part of the definition.
The Collective is on the move and ever ready to obliterate any human creature who fails to figuratively fondle the political genitals of Gay Incorporated. You can hear a smug sense of mission accomplished in the comments of that 3rd rate actor, George Takei, who declared on hearing of Eich’s resignation: “Mozilla is now a hate-free zone”. Yes, Mr. Eich has been literally expurgated from the corporate coven. So rejoice, all ye faithful! Mozilla’s workplace has been cleansed and the skulking contaminate of a traditional marriage virus-carrier has been identified, isolated, and neutralized. Of course, our psychological insecurity and obsessive self-doubts have nothing to do with this pathological need to viciously search and destroy ‘unrepentant’ heterosexuals. Right, of course not.
But back to reality….Along with the myriad categories of protected classes covered by California employment law, it is also illegal in California for employers to discriminate based on political activities or affiliations. From my seat here in the peanut gallery, it seems that Mozilla’s leadership team and some of their employees made public declarations about Eich’s previous political activities and either urged him to resign or clamored for Mozilla to fire him. We can whinge on and on about an employee’s right to free speech, but it’s California’s employment discrimination law that has the final say. Eich’s political activities are protected under California law and any workplace pressure, harassment, or constructive discharge based on his political affiliations or activities would be illegal.
Let’s be clear here, Eich didn’t come under fire because of actions in the workplace. He wasn’t accused of harassment, discrimination, or creating a hostile environment against gays and lesbians. Instead, he was the victim of such treatment. The argument that an employee’s opinions, thoughts, or personal political activities concerning gay marriage, or any other issue, are tantamount to creating a hostile hateful workplace is intellectually and legally ludicrous. Under such a dictum, no worker would be safe from such charges and everyone’s job would technically be in jeopardy for daring to express a political viewpoint contrary to his/her colleagues.. There would be no end to the workplace purges and witch hunts.
Until we push back and push back hard, this form of political oppression will continue. Until someone has the cahonies to challenge this form of discrimination in court, employers will continue to truckle to the Gay Gestapo and their progressive hoards—those trendy self-important little sheep who have latched onto the gay fad phenomenon because it’s IN (for now).
A brief cruise around the Internet offered several interesting as well as a few lame articles on the Mozilla nonsense. What I found most intriguing was the support for Brendan Eich from many liberal quarters. Here’s a few pro and con opinion pieces. And don’t forget to check out the comment sections—from what I read, the assimilation process has a long way to go:
Why Mozilla’s CEO Had to Resign (New York Times). Written by some jerk named Farhad Manjoo. Mister Manjoo gets thoroughly cuffed in the comment section of this Lefty rag.
Mozilla’s Gay Marriage Litmus Test (The Atlantic). Authored by Conor Friedersdorf.
The New Torquemadas (National Review). Written by Charles C.W. Cooke.
If You’re Against Gay Marriage, You’re a Bad CEO (Slate). Authored by Will Oremus. Where do they get these guys? But even here at Slate, the liberals are having a hard time buying into the repressive methods of their progressive cousins.
And as an after thought, here’s a couple of small little steps you can take to partially break free from The Collective:
Don’t Use the Firefox Browser. Or if you just can’t do without it, don’t use any of the default Search Engines that come with it. Mozilla gets 90% of its revenue from its contract with Google. So every time you do a search from a Firefox browser using Google, you help to keep Mozilla in business.
Dump Google. Use StartPage as Your Search Engine. StartPage interfaces with Google so you don’t have to. This means you get Google search results without Google tracking you. Check out StartPage–no tracking, no data collection, full commitment to privacy.
Dump Comcast. I understand that for many folks this is almost unthinkable. But maybe it’s time to rethink the unthinkable. Remember, Comcast owns NBC Universal (NBC and MSNBC) and is in bed with the Democrat Party and the Obama Administration. Comcast is the epitome of crony capitalism. Find an alternative.