Monday, April 07, 2014

The Story That Made Beck Say ‘We Are Becoming a Thugocracy’ - By Erica Ritz

Glenn Beck
Beck said Mozilla should have released a statement that said: “We support the constitutional rights of all of our employees to express themselves politically without the fear of retribution. This is America and the first principle of this nation is the right of expression. While we disagree with Mr. Eich’s stand, we support his right to be true to the dictates of his conscience, and we support the rights of everyone in the homosexual community to vehemently disagree with Mr. Eich … We will not, however, cave in to the un-American attempt to squash free political thought, expression and political viewpoints, no matter who’s behind the effort.

Beck said what happened was not loving, inclusive or diverse, but rather “an American nightmare.
There was an excellent segment on The Kelly File several days ago where Megyn Kelly and Ben Shapiro have discussion about the intolerance of the gay activists that forced Brendan Eich to resign as the CEO of Mozilla. While Ben believes it was despicable what OKCupid did, then what is fair for them to do, is only fair for him to do.

And Patrik Jonsson, staff writer for the Christian Science Monitor, notices that it isn't just those on the Right that are stunned by the pressures on Mozilla to force Eich to resign from the job that he earned:
It has also forced some long-time gay rights activists to question tactics that punish people over their beliefs rather than engage them in debate.

That’s particularly irksome to those who suggest that those who say they support diversity have failed to respect diversity of thoughts on a complex moral and legal question.

If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us,” laments blogger Andrew Sullivan (who is gay), in a widely circulated blog post.
Oh, but wait. Mozilla offered this statement as their way of explaining how they are putting their focus back on protecting the web "in a way that will make you proud to support Mozilla." Here is a snippet from the statement:
Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.
Yes, Mozilla, it CAN be hard when your statement doesn't make any sense!   Just sayin'...

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‘An American Nightmare’: The Story That Made Beck Say ‘We Are Becoming a Thugocracy’
By Erica Ritz

Apr. 4, 2014 3:35pm


Glenn Beck said Friday that the United States of America is truly becoming a “thugocracy” where no differences of opinion are tolerated, and a “system of brutality” is being built.

If you don’t think so, ask the CEO of Mozilla,” Beck said on his radio program.

Brendan Eich was pressured to resign as CEO of Mozilla Thursday after it was revealed that he donated $1,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8 — a measure to ban gay marriage — six years ago.

After being eviscerated on social media and even by private companies, Eich and Mozilla both issued apologies.

Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves,” Mozilla said in a statement.

Beck said on the radio: “So wait a minute, let me understand this. Being true to yourselves involves firing people who took advantage of the Constitution? Being true to yourselves involves digging up a man’s private political activity six years ago and taking away his livelihood as a result?

The uproar over Eich’s donation even reached the dating site OkCupid, which asked users not to use the web browser Firefox, created by Mozilla, and said those who “deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration” are their “enemies.”

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