Democrat-dominated Silicon Valley is having a collective hissy fit that Peter Thiel, a Trump supporter, spoke at the Republican convention. You just can't doooo that sort of thing!
New York Times reporter Farhad Manjoo has penned a report on how beside itself Silicon Valley is and in the course of the story hilariously captured the progressive view of being open minded (originally caught by blogger Sailer). Here it is:
Though Silicon Valley has well-known problems with diversity in its work force, people here pride themselves on a kind of militant open-mindedness.
It is the kind of place that will severely punish any deviations from accepted schools of thought — see how Brendan Eich, the former chief executive of Mozilla, was run out of his job after it became public that he had donated to a campaign opposed to gay marriage. Mr. Trump’s comments about immigrants, women and so many other groups have made him a kind of kryptonite in Silicon Valley.
Michael Barone comments:
Got that? Open-mindedness means you severely punish any deviations from accepted schools of thought.
Memo to the literary estate of George Orwell: you may have a cause of action for violation of copyright.
Libertarian Thiel, who founded PayPal and spoke from the podium about being gay, urged the GOP to turn from culture war issues and concentrate on the economy.
There were likely some social conservatives at the convention who don't share Thiel's views on same-sex marriage, but instead of severely punishing him for deviations from their thought, they gave him ovations and cheers. You can see the whole thing on Youbube.