How serious are we?

The organized gay Left collected a scalp a few days ago when the took down Mozilla CEO and co-founder Brendan Eich for giving $1000 to backers of a, depending on how you view it, “Traditional Marriage” or “Anti-Gay Marriage” ballot proposition in California. Proposition 8 passed quite handily, but was later overturned.

It is neither here nor there what you or I think of this particular issue. My views on “Gay Marriage” are tolerably well known. What is important is that the Left has told us that they believe that driving a person out of his own company for financially supporting a cause is a legitimate method of winning a political argument. The hoary old clichĂ© often misattributed to Voltaire, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it!” has gone by the board. It is now “Say what you like, but if you say it publicly, give our enemies money, or refuse to bake us a wedding cake, we will destroy you.”

I think there are some lessons to be learned here.

Modern “Campaign Finance Reform” forces you to publicly proclaim all of your campaign donations. This was originally supposed to discipline politicians, but in reality is only good for finding and attacking people who participate in the political process. Does anyone imagine that politicians really care if you disapprove of their donors?

This act of rage will not likely harm this particular person. He’s got money and can survive. How many people will now refuse to give money to a political campaign if half a dozen years later they face the possibility of losing their job? The victim here is not the target. In the formulation attributed to Sun Tzu, he is just the one who was killed to frighten the one thousand. He was taken down so the thousands of others will close their checkbooks and shut their mouths so that the Left doesn’t wreck their lives.

What goes around, comes around. When you proclaim that a tactic is valid by using it against your enemies, you can’t exactly complain when it’s used against you. The old military joke was “Tracers work both ways.”

Are Donations to Brady Campaign, CSGV, MAIG, Moms Demand Action, etc. publicly available? How can we get those records? Who’s life can we ruin?

We people who believe in personal responsibility, personal liberty, limited and Constitutional government, and freedom are either going to adopt the tactics of our enemies or we are going to let them win. They have decided that we are subhuman. We can be punished by public campaigns to take our jobs. We can be attacked in a complicit media that will gleefully publish any possible negative information about us that government employees dig up.

Our choice is clear. It’s either Mutual Assured Destruction, or surrender. It’s time to identify some anti-gun campaign cash donors and take their jobs away. We can’t hit Michael Bloomberg. He’s rich and funding it himself. We can’t hit his employees in Moms Demand Action Against Guns. But we can find someone who gave them money and make his or her life hell. And I strongly suggest some other conservatives and libertarians identify some targets as well.

It’s either that or we just go ahead and surrender now.

4 responses to “How serious are we?

  1. Yep, and when it DOES work both ways, they’re going to SCREAM bloody murder! 😀

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  3. I don’t believe the people should be forced by the power of government to recognize so-called ‘gay’ (unnatural) marriage, but EVEN IF this had been the other way around, I would have been screaming the same thing I am now: the United States has laws, that descend from the 1st Amendment, that protect the rights of free speech and free exercise of religion. You can’t fire people for what they believe, or what causes they support financially (i.e., political speech).

    But Mozilla did.

    How a public company like Mozilla can transgress so blatantly 42 CFR Section 2000e (EEOC) is enigmatic of the state of utter lawlessness of this country. The protected classes (gays, Democrats, blacks, Hispanics, foreigners of all stripes, gun grabbers) don’t have laws enforced on them, while the undesirable classes (whites, straights, Christians, Jews, gun owners) have no Constitutional protections from wanton transgression of the same laws by either business or government. And what’s the difference these days, anyway?

    Not only will Mozilla get away with this, but they have half or more of the US government cheering them.

    What’s next? Firing engineers and coders because they go to synagogue on Saturday, or church on Sunday? I mention Christians and Jews, because clearly Muslim coders and engineers are exempt, as the politically-correct establishment considers them a protected class. Or perhaps going through the political donation records and firing employees if they have given money to Libertarian or Republican candidates? What about getting rid of employees who have NRA stickers on their cars?

    This slope is steep, slippery, and our handbasket is picking up speed fast.

    This is a very bad thing that has happened in America, but I can’t say I’m too surprised, because the path that led us here is all too clear.

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