After seeing what happened to Brendan Eich, the former CEO and co-founder of Mozilla, I feel like I live in a society where I have no freedom of speech or freedom of conscience. I feel like if I were to express my beliefs, someone would try to ruin my life out of spite. Do we still live in a free society or do we live under the tyranny of the vocal minority? I fear that we live in the latter. We live in a dystopia. Mr. Eich did nothing wrong. He used his own personal money and he never used his position in his organization to further his beliefs. What the mafia of gay rights activists did to him is the worst example of human rights violation that I can think of. Those of you who attacked him stripped him of his most fundamental human rights. Here is the problem that happens when you disenfranchise people. They lose hope and trust in a civil society. When that happens revolution is often what follows. I feel like my vote is irrelevant if social pressure and money/lawyers can override my most basic human rights and my vote. Why should I continue to abide by the laws of a civil society? Why should I continue to pay taxes? Why should I continue to serve the "law" if I feel like I have no power and no voice? Should I quit my job and go work for the mafia? Should I take all of the knowledge I have of the "system" and go work for them instead? Be careful about how far you push the "majority" for they might at some point snap and make the pendulum swing back so hard that you will be wishing for the "good old days" of even the 50's. I fear that democracy might not survive that swing and the tolerance that so many have enjoyed will be a distant memory. If you sow intolerance then you will reap intolerance. Eich was not intolerant. He was not calling to silence anyone. Stop trying to silence others before it is too late.