proving that there’s always somebody from every walk of life… who can’t help but say… Dont Say That…
On today’s episode of Don’t Say That… we have Ellen Pao…
In a blog post on Monday, Pao hit out at Altman’s decision not to fire Thiel, as well as the latter’s support for Trump.
“While all of us believe in the ideas of free speech and open platforms, we draw a line here. 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,” Pao wrote.
“Giving more power to someone whose ascension and behavior strike fear into so many people is unacceptable. His (Trump’s) attacks on Black, Mexican, Asian, Muslim, and Jewish people, on women, and on others are more than just political speech; fueled by hate and encouraging violence, they make each of us feel unsafe,” she wrote.
“Thiel’s actions are in direct conflict with our values at Project Include. Because of his continued connection to (Y Combinator), we are compelled to break off our relationship with YC. We hope this situation changes, and that we are both willing to move forward together in the future. Today it is clear to us that our values are not aligned,” Pao said.
Oh Ellen Pao what are you trying to say?
That speech that makes people feel uncomfortable shouldn’t be allowed? That people who preach hate should be force-ably silenced? ‘You said a thing I don’t like so you should never ever have a job again‘???
Ellen Pao is free to do whatever she pleases of course.
However, if you can’t recognize the absurdity of a person who runs an organization titled “Project Include” being unable to tolerate somebody else’s speech… then we’ve got problems.
The thought that anybody should be excluded from an organization because of their political beliefs is not only un-American it is illegal. Employers cannot restrict private speech. That would be a violation of an individuals constitutional rights.
If you really want to challenge people whom you dislike because of their political affiliations… try some counter speech instead of being reactionary and attempting to force others into thinking like you.