Stalinists on the Fainting Couch

Feminist fainting couch

Google believes in diversity… but only if the diversity heads left.

James Damore, a Google engineer, went Jerry Maguire: He pumped out a cultural memo and distributed it in-house. In his memo, he argued (among other points) that Google was an ideological echo chamber and that men and women were different. Eventually, the memo was leaked. Since then, the left has gone full medieval church on Damore, describing the memo as “anti-diversity.”

In short, the left has found Damore guilty of heresy. Google says that the memo is “not okay,” which is postmodern speak for “Burn the witch!”

Did these critics even bother to read the memo?

Damore states up-front that he believes in diversity. He also makes some common-sense suggestions on how to increase diversity at Google, such as allowing more women to work part-time, presumably so they can spend more time with their children.

James Damore was fired for expressing his opinions. Google his name and you will find that the left-wing press is demonizing him relentlessly.

Ironically, the entire affair proves his conclusions. By firing him, Google has proven that it is an intolerant ideological echo chamber.

Several fragile female engineers stayed home from their jobs at Google because the memo made them feel uncomfortable, or unsafe, or whatever parlance these overgrown babies default to in order to impose their cultural fascism on the rest of us. Presumably, these female engineers took to their fainting couches for a few hours in order to get over the shock of a non-leftist opinion.

In Stalin’s Soviet Union, the gulags and graveyards were filled with people who expressed opinions that the leadership considered incorrect.

In America, the left does not build gulags… not yet, anyway. Instead, it resorts to shame and destroys livelihoods, from photographers, to bakers, to pizza makers, and now to Google engineers.

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  1. pkoning
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Yesterday’s WSJ had a nice summary of the Google premise:
    1. All races and genders are absolutely identical in ability, etc.
    2. At the same time, all races and genders are so completely different that a company needs to have a serious diversity effort to take advantage of all those different contributions
    SF writer Sarah Hoyt has an excellent article on the subject at

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  2. Bill Brandt
    Posted August 10, 2017 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    Some years ago I took a tour in Russia – along the Volga waterway – a riverboat took us from Moscow to St Petersburg through the series of locks that Stalin had built.

    And I learned from a guide that 160,000 political prisoners under Stalin died building those locks.

    The joke was that half of them were sent there because they told a joke about Stalin, while the other half listened to the joke.

    You’d think that a company that depends on creative thought and “out of the box thinking” would welcome views that challenged them.

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    • dahozho
      Posted August 10, 2017 at 9:55 am | Permalink

      I have found that people who are simply relying on the msm for their information are in a very large echo-chamber bubble.
      They simply are unaware of the fact that not everyone holds their views. This is the main issue with the self-appointed “elitists” in the West these days. Opinions are now more than opinions– they are moral statements to progressives. Facts do not matter– it is “feelings” that rule for these people.

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