Declaring that the forced resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich is a sign of the “totalitarian impulses on the left,” conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer called for a counter boycott and warned the progressives’ efforts to stamp out thoughts they disagree with “will only get worse if it succeeds.”
Krauthammer was speaking as part of a Fox News panel Friday discussing Eich’s forced resignation from the popular web browser over donations he made to the successful Proposition 8 campaign that banned gay marriage in California until it was overturned by a federal judge.
“This is the culture of the left not being satisfied with making an argument, or even prevailing in an argument, but in destroying personally and marginalizing people who oppose them,” he said.
“In the same way that proponents of climate change declare the issue closed — it’s over, there’s no debate, it is settled science — and therefore anybody who is skeptical of that is considered anti-science, and is called a denier – in a conscious way to echo that there’s some kind of moral or intellectual equivalent to denying the holocaust.
“In the same way, people are now declaring that the national debate that we’ve had for a decade or two on gay marriage is closed, and anybody who opposes gay marriage is a bigot and should be written out of polite society, ostracized and should lose their jobs,” he continued.
“This is totalitarian discourse, and it shows a level of intolerance that is absolutely — it should be unacceptable, and people ought to get what they’re giving out and field a counter-boycott.”
Krauthammer said conservatives need to be as actively outraged over the Eich purge as liberals would be if the situation were reversed. If the CEO of a major American company were ousted over liberal views, he said, “it would be leading the evening news for the next nine weeks. It wouldn’t be heard about only in certain areas of the political spectrum.
“It would be a scandal of the highest proportion. And that’s why it needs to be emphasized that what’s going on is the totalitarianism impulses of the left – and it will only get worse if it succeeds.”
Appearing with Krauthammer on the panel were columnists Kirsten Powers and George Will.
Check out the video here. Then, as a bonus, watch TruthRevolt.org editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro’s appearance with Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File” Friday, where Shapiro talked about a boycott against Mozilla over Eich’s forced resignation.
H/T: Daily Caller
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