It’s A Yawner
Bill Quick

Belmont Club » Eich

Yes, the culture was has been raging for a long time, except people didn’t notice it because it seemed to take place on the edges or in fringe settings. All the Eich affair did was make it obvious.

Bad example.  Most Americans regard Silicon Valley as an outre fringe area even for California, which is nationally known as the alien land of fruits and nuts.  Having some tech company behave like an outpost of liberal fascism is not going to be viewed as a major mainstream event.  It’s little more than a dog bites man story, in fact.

And the media is not going to try to whip up a firestorm over it, either, as it would have if Eich had been fired for supporting gay marriage.

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Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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It’s A Yawner — 8 Comments

    • I’ve already said I think it sucks, but, once again, for the record, Eich being fired for contributing money to the anti-gay marriage amendment is bullshit.

      • I did a quick Google search before asking, as well as skimming the last few days of topics, but I couldn’t find it.

        Over on ESR’s site, the usual fascists are out: if you aren’t in favor of gay marriage, you must be a bigot.

        Your views on gay marriage are pretty well established, but it irritates me that people keep saying you hate people if you’re not in favor of a major change to the way marriage works.

  1. You know what I want to see? People being fired for liberal/progressive/communist beliefs. You think Obamacare is a good step on the way to single payer? There’s the door. You want more government regulation of businesses? We don’t need you.

    Hmm. Race and nation of origin and several other things are privileged characteristics, largely on account of being something you can’t change about yourself, and businesses are not allowed to refuse to hire on the basis of them. So far as I know, political beliefs are not privileged in this way. I don’t see why a quick survey of political beliefs couldn’t find its way onto the employment application. The employer could call it part of the aptitude test: if you support big government, you will never fit into a small business which has to make a profit in the marketplace.

    • My mother and I used to own a small business; we shuttered it more than 25 years ago. But if I still had one, my first question to any prospective employee is “For whom did you vote in the last presidential election? As a followup, who did you vote for as your Representative and Senator?” Anyone who voted for big lefties, regardless of political affiliation, would be shown the door. I’d record their wailing and gnashing of teeth so that I could listen to it whenever I was feeling down.

      I’m at that point. I’ve been a live and let live guy for most of my life, but I’ve decided that Bill was right: the appropriate reply to those jackholes is “Fuck you.” Let the games begin.