In a strange coincidence, Mozilla Firefox CEO Brendan Eich has recently stepped down in order to ease the public’s opinion on the company he co-created. Seemingly thrust from his position for his personal beliefs, it appears the incident has sparked a fury in all our tolerant friends.
According to an article written by Slate’s William Saletan, “If we’re serious about enforcing the new standard, thousands of other employees who donated to the same anti-gay ballot measure must be punished.”
The lunacy continues as Saletan explains the the rather mild contribution given by Eich in comparison to other companies saying:
“The first thing you’ll notice, if you search for Eich, is that he’s the only Mozilla employee who gave to the campaign for Prop 8. His $1,000 was more than canceled out by three Mozilla employees who donated to the other side.
The next thing you’ll notice is that other companies, including other tech firms, substantially outscored Mozilla in pro-Prop 8 contributions attributed to their employees. That includes Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Yahoo, as well as Disney, DreamWorks, Gap, and Warner Bros.”
Further expressing his frustration, he writes, “Why do these bigots still have jobs? Let’s go get them.”
In an attempt to organize and idiotic movement centered around a direct violation of the First Amendment, he later conveys:
“To organize the next stage of the purge, I’ve compiled the financial data into three tables. Here’s the first table. It shows 37 companies whose names, in one form or another, appear next to a total of at least $10,000 (per company) in donations to Prop 8.”
He also adds a few more to the list of those beyond redemption:
“The last table, below, shows several other companies that didn’t hit the $10,000 threshold but did surpass Mozilla in money for Prop 8. Some of them might surprise you.”
Finishing his call to arms, Saletan concludes:
“If we’re serious about taking down corporate officers who supported Proposition 8, and boycotting employers who promote them, we’d better get cracking on the rest of the list. Otherwise, perhaps we should put down the pitchforks.”
It would seem that common sense would dictate that this would never become a reality, nor would major businesses allow a certain group with a specific mindset to dictate other’s personal feelings – this however wasn’t the case with Firefox and their CEO.
Let us know what you think of this nonsense and what the “tolerant” left can do with their pitchforks in a comment below.