Tim Cook, Apple CEO, quotes Martin Luther King and says he has special understanding of minority groups.
We all remember how the intoleristas at Mozilla, one of “Silicon Valley’s many cultural black holes, drove out their CEO for siding with the California majority in believing that marriage is a union between a man and woman, not between two persons in general.
With that knowledge in mind, it is maddening to see the self-promoting, self-infatuated Tim Cook publicly patting himself on the back (or something) for being an oppressed minority and having loads of courage.
From Bloomberg Businessweek:
…I believe deeply in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, who said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” I often challenge myself with that question, and I’ve come to realize that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important. That’s what has led me to today.
For years, I’ve been open with many people about my sexual orientation. Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way they treat me. Of course, I’ve had the good fortune to work at a company that loves creativity and innovation and knows it can only flourish when you embrace people’s differences. Not everyone is so lucky.
While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.
Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple.
The world has changed so much since I was a kid. America is moving toward marriage equality, and the public figures who have bravely come out have helped change perceptions and made our culture more tolerant.
Yes, our culture will be more tolerant once we have completely outlawed Christianity. This man is one of the most privileged white men on the planet with a net worth of $400 million. But because he gets erotically charged by other men, he gets to claim all the “street cred” of a racial minority.
Just remember, intelligent homosexuals know that homosexuality is not a kind of minority. How could it be since homosexuals turn heterosexual and vice versa?