Eich and The Smoking Gun

If you follow conservative news media you already know the story of Brendan Eich, inventor of JavaScript and the man hired as CEO of Mozilla, most widely known today as the company behind the Firefox web browser.

While Brendan was wholly qualified for the job, he was asked to resign (fired) only weeks after beginning his tenure as CEO. Why you ask? Was he caught stealing technological secrets and selling them to the competition? Was his claim to be the inventor of JavaScript found to be a lie? Did he embezzle company funds? Make a fraudulent boast?

No, silly. None of those frivolous things. He did something much, much worse. He thought that marriage should be defined as a relationship between a man and a woman.

You see, Brendan Eich donated $1,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8, which sought to define “marriage” as between a man and a woman. And you know who simply can’t abide that? Liberals. Oh yes, those people who profess to be “tolerant” and just want everyone to be accepted and accepting. Those people? Well, Brendan Eich supported something that the “tolerant” just couldn’t tolerate, so they set out to get him fired.

If your belief system runs contrary to what liberals believe is right, you will be destroyed. You will not be able to keep a job. You will not be able to live in peace. You will not be able to enjoy your life. Because you don’t deserve that. You don’t believe “the right way.”

But let’s shift the focus for a moment, away from the thought police and toward the reason Brendan Eich was targeted in the first place. His donation records were leaked by *someone* at the IRS. This is a fraud. It is a fraud to make public the identities of those who make political donations, yet *someone* at the IRS did so.

So let’s bring this full circle. Right now the IRS is being investigated for bias against “conservative” political advocacy organizations in as much as delaying their requests for tax exempt status and possibly coordinating with other federal agencies in order to intimidate and oppress. Defenders claim that politically motivated bias in the IRS is laughable, a frivolous claim, that there is no systematic corruption or agenda.

I say that is irrelevant. An entire segment of American society believes it is ok to deny someone a job because of a social opinion. A cultural movement claims the title “liberal” while denigrating and destroying those with differing views. With these people spread throughout our society, our organizations, our businesses, our government, you don’t need systematic corruption, individuals acting on impulse will achieve the same results, that is: political donor lists leaked to the public, tax exempt applications delayed or denied, and people with the wrong opinion chased out of good jobs.

There is talk of no “smoking gun” connecting the White House with actions taken by the IRS. There is no need for one. Ideology trumps all. The ideological connection is the smoking gun.

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