Organizations that alienate their people will eventually get betrayed. I shed no tears that it just happened at Google. A young, promising engineer at Google, via Harvard, wrote a memo that ripped the lid off the Hades that is the Human Resources Diversity Policy at any typical major corporation.
The Pharisees, Seduccess and Diversity Matrons at Google did what SJWs do in this situation and wheeled out the guillotine. The predictable and morally vacuous condemnation of his views came from their EEOC apparachik Danielle Brown.
After the controversy swelled, Danielle Brown, Google’s new vice president for diversity, integrity and governance, sent a statement to staff condemning Damore’s views and reaffirmed the company’s stance on diversity. In internal discussion boards, multiple employees said they supported firing the author, and some said they would not choose to work with him, according to postings viewed by Bloomberg News. “We are unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a company,” Brown said in the statement. “We’ll continue to stand for that and be committed to it for the long haul.”
We get the groundwork for deplatforming James Damore laid by a gormer Google rngineer named Yonatan Zunger. In it, he hides the SWPL/SJW panic attack behind dismissive and disingenuous pseudo-logic. Here’s what little meat he has to put on the bone.
What you just did was incredibly stupid and harmful. You just put out a manifesto inside the company arguing that some large fraction of your colleagues are at root not good enough to do their jobs, and that they’re only being kept in their jobs because of some political ideas. And worse than simply thinking these things or saying them in private, you’ve said them in a way that’s tried to legitimize this kind of thing across the company, causing other people to get up and say “wait, is that right?” I need to be very clear here: not only was nearly everything you said in that document wrong, the fact that you did that has caused significant harm to people across this company, and to the company’s entire ability to function.
Let’s address this SJW zampolit idiocy line by line.
“What you just did was incredibly stupid and harmful.” Since when is having an opinion the Diversity Matrons don’t like stupid and harmful. James Damore believes what he believes and just said it. If he’s wrong and stupid, please blow it away. Prove him objectively and clearly wrong. Show us the evidence that allows you to conclude the Harvard Engineer is an idiot. I don’t like Harvard much. I’d enjoy seeing one of them fornicated and fed to the worms. You bring the evidence that supports your belief in Mr. Damore’s intellectual inferiority, and I’ll get my popcorn ready.
“You just put out a manifesto inside the company arguing that some large fraction of your colleagues are at root not good enough to do their jobs, and that they’re only being kept in their jobs because of some political ideas.”
This is not entirely the truth. They are kept in their jobs by massive legal leverage. There was a non-political reason for Damore’s defenestration as well.
The memo and surrounding debate comes as Google fends off a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Labor alleging the company systemically discriminates against women. Google has denied the charges, arguing that it doesn’t have a gender gap in pay, but has declined to share full salary information with the government. According to the company’s most recent demographic report, 69 percent of its workforce and 80 percent of its technical staff are male.
What Zunger really fears is the idea that a large block of people would actively and intellectually resist all of these laws and call for their repeal. Right-wing websites are the least of Google’s problems. Right-wing customers, investors and entreprenuers are more of a clear and present danger to SJWtopia.
Still, some right-wing websites had already lionized the memo’s author, and firing him could be seen as confirming some of the claims in the memo itself – that the company’s culture makes no room for dissenting political opinions. That outcome could galvanize any backlash against Alphabet’s efforts to make its workforce more diverse.
“And worse than simply thinking these things or saying them in private, you’ve said them in a way that’s tried to legitimize this kind of thing across the company, causing other people to get up and say “wait, is that right?” Ultimately, good little SWPLs and SJWs are trained to fear the alternative to Diversity Matron Culture. They fear Freedom of Association. They care too much about being part of a like-minded crowd. They fear being excluded and hate anyone who questions the value of being invited into the clique. These fears go to the core of his concern over the memo legitimizing crimethink. There are questions Yonatan Zunger and his ideological clones just don’t want to be allowed in so-called “Corporate Culture” or “Polite Society.”
“I need to be very clear here: not only was nearly everything you said in that document wrong, the fact that you did that has caused significant harm to people across this company, and to the company’s entire ability to function.” I got ready for the open dishonesty when Yonatan needed to be very clear.
If nearly everything in the document was wrong, you would be laughing your butt off at him. There is a YouTuber named Cynthia G who claims all White People are Evil White Albanoids and cheers every article she can find that talks about low White birth rates. She is nicknamed “Synthetic G” and laughed about on channels all over YouTube. So go ahead, Yonatan. Make fun of James Damore and see if anyone laughs with you instead of at you.
If this harms Google’s ability to function, than it must be the truth. If the truth hurts Google, than it obviously must be destroyed. Similar angst erupted when John Derbyshire offered a non-Black version of “the talk.” So why hasn’t Derbyshire been rendered as utterly risible as Synthetic G? Nobody has sat down and logically dismantled him yet. The Diversity Matrons had to exile him. The truth burns. It’s like acid to the iniquitous. If the truth hurts Google, then Google has it coming.
His name was James Damore. He saw the truth in its hideous eloquence and spoke forth in an inspired burst. It will be a manifesto for Freedom of Association and a culture of competence. Otherwise it will be the elegy of Dot Com Version 3.0. How long? Not long. James Damore had to speak or the very stones would cry out.