Thursday, August 10, 2017

Look what kind of Google employee does feel empowered to speak his / her / its mind

Check out what passes for permissible viewpoints at Google in the aftermath of the Damore firing:

You can almost hear the slavering hatred:
Colm Buckley: "You know there are certain "alternative views, including different political views" which  I do not want people to feel safe to share here... You can believe women or minorities are unqualified all you like — I can't stop you — but if you say it out loud, then you deserve what's coming to you. Yes, this is "silencing". I  intend to silence these views... Take your false equivalence and your fake symmetry, and shove them hard up where the sun doesn't shine."
Kim Burchett: "I am considering creating a public-inside-google document of "people who make diversity difficult"...which calls out those googlers who repeatedly made public statements that are unsupportive of diversity... Things I'm still pondering: should inclusion on the list require something resembling a trial? should people be removed after some period of time if they start behaving better?
Colin Winter: "One of the great things about Google's internal communication mechanism... is that, as a manager, I can easily go find out if I really want to work with you."
Kelly Ellis: (Responding to a colleague who mildly opined that Damore's original memo was misrepresented and that Damore's firing validates his notion of the suppression of ideas.) "Your reply...ignores the many women Googlers who have expressed the frustration they feel as a result of this. F*** off. Thanks for using your real name here, though. Makes it easier to update my spreadsheet."
Google's monoculture has turned these employees into snarling, hate-filled, censorious little thought-police who live under the misapprehension that their seething rage is virtue. It reminds me of what happened in the Soviet Union when neighbor turned in neighbor to ensure the regime believed in their loyalty to the Right Ideas.

Damn right there's a civil war going on in post-America.

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