And yet I'll stand behind my opening line for the "Free-dom not free stuff" bumper sticker page:
"In our polarized, hyper-partisan society there's one thing on which nearly everyone agrees: Freedom is a good thing."
George Takei and his fellow travelers at Mozilla are examples of the minority who disagree that freedom is good.
"But wait, jg, he was using his freedom to advocate for infringing the freedom of others." True, but advocacy does not equal force. Only government can legally use force to restrict rights.
This truth applies to the haters at Mozilla as well, and if Eich understood this he would not have resigned. What are Mozilla users gonna do if Eich stays, start using Microsoft Internet Explorer? BWAAA-ha-ha-ha!
And Silicon Valley isn't the only place where the Idea Police are on patrol. Here is their latest case at CU Boulder.
One of them called it "speech police" but when another one said the University "expects its students to respect diversity" that amounts to policing ideas, not just speech.