The resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, who quit following a firestorm of protest by gay marriage supporters (including his own employees), exposes a dirty little secret.
The ethics of self-sacrifice takes as victims those who are moral and it benefits those who are not.
Explaining his reason for resigning, Eich said “Our mission is bigger than any one of us, and under the present circumstances, I cannot be an effective leader”.
In other words, ‘I’ve got to sacrifice myself for the ‘greater good”.
Never mind that that ‘greater good’ was prefaced on the notion that his continuance at Mozilla is unacceptable because he opposes gay marriage, never mind that that ‘greater good’ is contingent on a premise he disavows – namely gay marriage; never mind that ‘greater good’ he’s achieved does nothing but entrench his opponents, allowing them the moral upper…
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