Liberal authoritarianism in action
April 5, 2014
On Friday, the uber-liberal loudmouth, Bill Maher, said there is a gay mafia. It wrecks the careers and reputations of people who do not tote the gay agenda.
“I think there is a gay mafia. I think if you cross them, you do get whacked,” Maher said during an exchange on the step down of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, who committed the unpardonable sin of making a thousand dollar donation eight years ago to support a ballot initiative, supported by 52 percent of Californians, that would have outlawed same-sex marriage. Guest panelist Carrie Sheffield noted Obama was against gay marriage at the time.
So intense were the attacks, Eich took down his Twitter account and was forced to retreat from the medium he helped develop. “I will be less visible online, but still around,” he wrote in a blog post announcing his decision to step down.
Mozilla, a nonprofit company responsible for the Firefox browser, was obliged to pay homage to the gay agenda and submit to political correctness.
“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,” said Mozilla Chairwoman Mitchell Baker.
The establishment media, largely responsible for pushing the PC witch hunt, characterized Eich’s removal as “inevitable”:
— CNBC (@CNBC) April 3, 2014
Baker underscored what is going on in America today. Political correctness and the First Amendment are incompatible. Liberty will be sacrificed under the treads of the liberal juggernaut.
“Now that the bullies have Eich’s head as a trophy on their wall, they will put the heat on every other corporation and major employer,” warned Robert P. George, a Princeton University professor. “They will pressure them to refuse employment to those who decline to conform their views to the new orthodoxy.”
Nazism was a new orthodoxy in the 1930s. It swiftly removed Jews from all professional life in Germany. Its intolerance was ultimately responsible for mass murder.
Gay activists are not stoking ovens. But their mindset is a nearly indistinguishable form of authoritarianism.