Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree with pretty much all of your points — that paragraph is not necessarily meant to be condoning.
Rather, it’s about expectations. I wrote this piece because I’ve been hiring for startups for years. I love connecting ambitious talent to the right opportunities, and startup recruiting…
I’ve found the economically conservative/socially liberal label roughly gets translated to “There are a lot of issues I don’t care about because they don’t affect me, but if they start affecting me then I will be vocal about my right to freedom/choice/resources.”
But you know, screw everyone else.