Peter Thiel, YC, and hard decisions
Ellen K. Pao

“We agree that people shouldn’t be fired for their political views, but this isn’t a disagreement on tax policy, this is advocating hatred and violence.”

So, what you mean is people shouldn’t be fired for their political views unless we really, really don’t like them. And supporting someone who isn’t advocating for policies that are inherently hateful and violent, but are presented in ways you interpret as hateful and violent (and, honestly, I do too in many cases; not a big fan of Trump) is sufficient in your eyes to cross the line into being a fireable offense. In this case, literally supporting the Republican nominee is a FIREABLE offense in your eyes. Take a moment to sit with how deeply intolerant that is.

“being tolerant makes me see red, makes me sweat blood, but darn it I am going to be tolerant anyway.” — that is what “not firing people for their political views” can feel like it.

If it was easy it wouldn’t be particularly commendable.

“We believe differences should be bridged with tolerance and empathy, not amplified by rage and fear.”

…unless we REALLY don’t like you. Lovely.

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