James Damore, an engineer who was fired by Google after challenging the reigning political orthodoxy of Google, has filed a class action lawsuit against Google, alleging that it discriminates against conservatives and white males.
This suit is filed in California where political discrimination against workers is illegal. This could get very interesting very fast. Go here to read the 161 pages of the Complaint. The Complaint paints a picture of a N.I.C.E. corporation. CS Lewis was a prophet. From the lawsuit:
“For instance, an employee who sexually identifies as ‘a yellow-scaled wingless dragonkin’ and ‘an expansive ornate building’ presented a talk entitled ‘Living as a Plural Being’ at an internal company event.”
A good post detailing a few of the abuses Google has been guilty of by Seton Motley:
But it isn’t just ideological.
Anti-Corporate Voices On Both Right And Left Claim Google Censorship
Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me
New America Foundation Think Tank Ousted Google Critic at Search Giant’s Urging: “An influential U.S. think tank cut off ties to an analyst critical of Google’s market dominance under pressure from Eric Schmidt, the search giant’s chairman and a major donor.”
Companies That Challenged Google’s Monopoly See Antitrust Critics’ Firing As A Threat
How Google Uses Its Power To Silence Critics
NYT: Google Buys Off Non-Profits To Silence Criticism
And these are just the very recent stories. Going back a bit….
Google is Rigging Searches for Hillary Clinton
Google is STILL Rigging Searches for Hillary Clinton
Going back a bit more….
Google’s Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House
Google Search for ‘Completely Wrong’ Yields Page of Mitt Romney Photos
Even the hugest and Left-est of uber-Left Google supporters – was long ago warning us.
Google is Coming after Critics in Academia and Journalism. It’s Time to Stop Them: “About 10 years ago, Tim Wu, the Columbia Law professor who coined the term network neutrality, made this prescient comment: ‘To love Google, you have to be a little bit of a monarchist, you have to have faith in the way people traditionally felt about the king.’”
Any of you out there a monarchist?
Any of you “have faith in the way people traditionally felt about the king?”
I know one thing – I wouldn’t have been a later 1700s Colonial Royalist. I’d have sided with George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the gaggle looking to throw off the yoke of the Crown.
And that’s exactly where I am right now. Continue Reading
It is no secret that Google is a smug left wing outfit dedicated to shaping public opinion in a leftist direction. The latest example is the firing of a worker who had the temerity to point out that Google lacks intellectual diversity.
Google has not publicly named but Bloomberg reported that software engineer James Damore confirmed in an email that he had been let go for “perpetuating gender stereotypes” and was exploring legal action against the company. Internal discussions boards seen by Bloomberg suggest that multiple employees supported the dismissal of the employee and said they would choose not to work with him.
The memo also criticized the company’s diversity programs and questioned whether differing views could be said freely within Google.
“Many points raised in the memo-such as the portions criticizing Google’s trainings, questioning the role of ideology in the workplace, and debating whether programs for women and underserved groups are sufficiently open to all-are important topics,” Pichai wrote. “The author had a right to express their views on those topics-we encourage an environment in which people can do this and it remains our policy to not take action against anyone for prompting these discussions.” Continue Reading
Search engine Bing remembers D-Day. Google? Are you kidding? It isn’t as if D-Day is a significant date, like the birthdate of the late left wing loon Yuri Kochiyama who after 9-11 heaped praise on Osama bin Laden:
Faithful readers will recall the post, here, where I noted that Google observed the birthday of Cesar Chavez on Easter. Today Google is observing Earth Day. I find Earth Day to be a banal, politicized event, redolent of the fuzziest thinking of the Sixties, but if Google wants to observe it, fine by me. I would not have said the same back in 2011 when Earth Day fell on Good Friday and Google decided to observe Earth Day. Google defenders usually state that Google has a policy of not observing religious events. Indeed? Anyone who has not noted that environmentalism has become a huge substitute religion over the past four decades simply hasn’t been paying attention.
Ed Driscol notes that Google has a predictable manner of observing Easter. Ironic, since whatever else you could say about Cesar Chavez he was a devout Catholic:
“While two billion Christians around the world celebrate Easter Sunday on this 31st day of March, Google is using its famous ‘Doodle’ search logo art to mark the birth of left-wing labor leader,” Twitchy.com notes, adding that “Google’s Easter insult sparks Twitter backlash, mockery,” as well it should.
The timing of latest in-your-face politically correct homepage is oddly appropriate. As Dennis Prager has written, “You cannot understand the Left if you do not understand that leftism is a religion,” and one with its own sources of mythology. Back in 2006 at Tech Central Station, Lee Harris described French Marxist Georges Sorel (1847-1922), and the concept of the Sorelian Myth:
Sorel, for whom religion was important, drew a comparison between the Christian and the socialist revolutionary. The Christian’s life is transformed because he accepts the myth that Christ will one day return and usher in the end of time; the revolutionary socialist’s life is transformed because he accepts the myth that one day socialism will triumph, and justice for all will prevail. What mattered for Sorel, in both cases, is not the scientific truth or falsity of the myth believed in, but what believing in the myth does to the lives of those who have accepted it, and who refuse to be daunted by the repeated failure of their apocalyptic expectations. How many times have Christians in the last two thousand years been convinced that the Second Coming was at hand, only to be bitterly disappointed — yet none of these disappointments was ever enough to keep them from holding on to their great myth. So, too, Sorel argued, the myth of socialism will continue to have power, despite the various failures of socialist experiments, so long as there are revolutionaries who are unwilling to relinquish their great myth. That is why he rejected scientific socialism — if it was merely science, it lacked the power of a religion to change individual’s lives. Thus for Sorel there was “an…analogy between religion and the revolutionary Socialism which aims at the apprenticeship, preparation, and even the reconstruction of the individual — a gigantic task.” Continue Reading