Search engine, social media, and tech giant Google is in damage control ever since they fired a software engineer named James Damore. He lost his job because he dared to aggregate some scientific evidence of the unsuitability of women for certain tech jobs. Some women at Google sort of proved his point and stayed home after being jarred by his memo.  Damore was fired that day, Wednesday.

Since being shown the door, James Damore has given some video interviews. He’s come of as a surprisingly mild-mannered young man, not some hateful ex-employee ready to weaponize dark arts to settle the score.

Google, though, sees a threat both within and without.  It had scheduled a company “town hall” with employees submitting over 500 questions ostensibly to enable CEO Sunday Pichai to quell the panic.

They cancelled the event.

Why?  Seems many of those questions as well as the identities of the questioners were leaked. Those anonymous internal mobs that formed to sack Damore didn’t want their names to be publicly associated with his removal and doxxing. Some online communities vowed to avenge his firing.  They argue desperate times call for desperate measures, and merely dumping Google as a browser, or even dumping Google AdSense (The 405 Media has done just that) did not go far enough. A big hurt needs to be put on an organization that targeted independent thought, especially conservative.  California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher tweeted it was time to haul Google in front of Congress to investigate discrimination.  Who knows, that may even lead to some anti-trust action by the Trump administration.  After all, aren’t political rights civil rights?  Aren’t individual rights minority rights?

American companies spend a ton of money on so-called “diversity,” but their ranks, especially in tech, are not appreciably diverse.  James Damore offered a sourced explanation of why, and after his firing Google-friendly hackers started attacking and taking down his sources.  Social justice warriors play for keeps. As Damore was getting fired, Google affiliate YouTube demonetized the vast majority of mainly conservative content creators. Commentators like Diamond and Silk got cut off and now YouTube will pay them nothing for the huge number of listens and traffic they generate. Yeah, YouTube can take its bat and ball and go home, but it’s dirty pool to de-platform based on unacceptable points of view.  Conservatives don’t play dirty enough to win.  The Alt right, to wit, isn’t afraid to use aggressive campaigns to crush the left, and that’s what’s going on here. Look what they’re up against. Google management creates blacklists of wrongthinking employees to later use against them for dismissal.

“While Google appears to be doing very little to quell the hostile voices that exists inside the company, I want those hostile voices to know: I will never, ever hire hire/transfer you onto my team. Ever. I don’t care if you are perfect fit of technically excellent or whatever,” declared former employee Adam Fletcher in a post on Google’s internal, staff-only Google+ network: “Internal Plus.” “I will actively not work with you, even to the point where your team or product is impacted by this decision. I’ll communicate why to your manager if it comes up.”

“You’re being blacklisted by people at companies outside of Google,” he continued. “You might not have been aware of this, but people know, people talk. There are always social consequences.”

We don’t have the resources to do what needs to be done to fight Google on this level.  We only hope those actors who can do it, will do it.

Damore alone won’t shut down Google.  He vows legal action, but it will take a multi-pronged attack on Google to break down its brand influence and viability.  And it’s the right thing to do.  Do you think you can trust their search engine results when they will do what they did to Damore, who produced a piece with scientifically sourced facts?  You’re being played for suckers.

If we’ve learned anything, it’s that Google’s social justice warrior and disinformation footsoldiers are the snowflakes Damore showed us they are. The mob that took down James Damore doesn’t look so tough anymore, now that they have to defend their disgusting war on wrongthink in broad daylight.  Google employees should be fearful of coming to work and doing what they did to James Damore. It’s the only way this war ends.

 

  • Declan Lyons

    He didn’t discuss the “unsuitability of women for certain tech jobs” though. That’s how the memo is being mischaracterized. He discussed reasons why women generally choose other fields and what might be done to encourage them into STEM courses/jobs.