The resignation of Brendan Eich as CEO of Mozilla in response to a firestorm of protest promoted by gay activists over his donation six years ago to an organization advocating California Proposition 8 has now become the best example yet of the out of control fascism of the left. Any suggestion that these people have an ounce of intellectual honesty when it comes to tolerance of opposing views has been rendered totally groundless. In fact, their idea of tolerance amounts to complete intolerance, as in “if you disagree, you’re a bigot”. And this view is not limited to issues of gay advocacy, but extends to virtually every cultural issue on the left’s agenda.
If there is a bright spot in this episode, it is the response of journalist Andrew Sullivan, himself a gay man, who wrote this on Eich’s resignation: “Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? This whole episode disgusts me, as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today–hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else–then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.”
Good for him. But we’re going to need much more of this to counter the fascism of the left and corporate America had better wake up and shake off their cowardice in the face of this form of intimidation and extortion. Much more than their bottom lines are at stake for America and its founding principles.