Is It Possible To Have A Truce On Social Issues?

The short answer is “no.” Daniel Greenfield provides a longer answer.

The left’s shift on [the gay marriage] issue, as on many issues, was purely tactical. The left’s leading lights were racists who jumped into civil rights. They were sexists who became feminists. They were advocates for the working class who despised the idea of working for a living.

The culture war does not emerge from the left’s deeply held beliefs. Its leaders could care less about the things that they pretend to care about. It emerges instead from the need to maintain a constant state of domestic conflict.

You can’t have a truce when the other side wants a war.

Did the activists who claimed Eich’s scalp care about him or his $1,000 donation to defend marriage? They’re already forgetting his name and moving on to the next target. [Brendan] Eich just happened to make a good target. The Mozilla Foundation is shaky, its board was insecure, and once an online dating company cynically came out with a publicity stunt to keep the news cycle churning, the scalp of the man behind Javascript was claimed. If he had hung on for another few days, the whole thing would have gone away.

Next week it will be someone else. And then the week after that.

Be sure to read the whole thing. It explains a lot about what’s going on in the United States today. Unfortunately, too many Republican politicians don’t get it.

In related news, since forcing Eich out Mozilla has been hit by an avalanche of negative feedback, which it deserves.

Via American Power

Update: Also be sure to see The Federalist – How To Understand True And Faux Liberalism.