Well that didn't take long. Only a couple days after the "Anti-Diversity Memo" I mean "controversial manifesto" (memos are now manifestos I guess) was internally sent at Google challenging the company's diversity agenda, the author, James Damore, was fired.
Indeed, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai even cut short his vacation to deal with the "crisis." He noted in a letter that "People must feel free to express dissent" but also that "To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK."
In other words, dissent is perfectly fine as long as Sundar Pichai agrees with it.
Here's the thing, not only is the memo scientifically sound, and at the very least defensible, it does not say a "group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work." Is lying grounds for dismissal Sundar?
The memo talks about AVERAGES and explicitly notes to judge everyone as "an individual" and that there are plenty of exceptions. Read it for yourself, it's by no means a "screed."
If someone released a memo in Google noting that men commit more crime ON AVERAGE, would Google fire that person for passing around "harmful stereotypes." What say you Sundar?
I mean these are Google employees, how can they honestly be that stupid?
Unfortunately, they aren't. The Left is moving closer and closer toward ideological Stalinism everyday. Briannu Wu just exclaimed as if the answer was obvious upon the release of the memo "Who is getting fired?" No thoughtcriminal can go unpunished!
And that reaction was common. As was the lying, like when CNN's headline said the memo argued "women aren't suited for tech jobs." Ridiculous policies have to be supported by lies I guess.
The Left is in a tragic state right now. Freedom of speech is under attack, and yes, I know Google is a private company and thereby not under the auspices of the First Amendment. But they are also all but a monopoly and a critically important hub for the Internet. It already appears they tried to help elect Hillary Clinton. And now we see they have no tolerance whatsoever for even mild dissent from their ideological position.
Perhaps it's time to label Google (and Facebook and Twitter for that matter) as utilities and put them under the boot of the First Amendment.
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