Mr. Ferenstein — excellent post! Yesterday, I read Ellen Pao’s declaration of breaking ties with YC because Peter Thiel is on their board. Two reactions: 1) Ms. Pao certainly seems doomed to be one of the most leaden, heavy handed communicators in Tech, as her piece channeled a decree from the Politburo, however noble the intentions; and 2) the comments were a barrage of vituperation from close to 100% male respondents (are there no women who share the anti-PC viewpoint? and why the intense, almost personal, hostility?) I am not a Trump supporter, and his actions and pronouncements are indefensible, but the philosophical notion of systematic ostracism of non-correct viewpoints is a dead end.