Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Stamping out wrongthink

Google created quite a controversy when it tracked down and fired an employee who criticized the company's diversity policy (Daniel Greenfield outlines the story here).

This is, of course, the progressive's fondest dream: that individuals and private institutions should ultimately become so thoroughly imbued with the Approved Narrative that society would eventually wind up policing itself, without the ugly necessity of state-enforced group-think. As of right now, the fact that this story is still capable of generating a fair amount of outrage is a sign that all is not lost; how long a sufficient amount of freedom will last to facilitate this outrage is an open question.


ron robertson said...

These people are mad.

rinardman said...

As I commented at LI: With every passing day, and each new social justice absurdity; I feel like I’m watching free speech in this country suffer death by a thousand paper cuts.

And, as we boomers die out, I'm guessing the end will come sooner, than later.

RebeccaH said...

Google needs some serious competition, that's all. Serious. Competition.

Gregoryno6 said...

Google is getting some serious competition from Duck Duck Go. DDG isn't quite as far-reaching in its results, but it's becoming more popular.
A few other alternatives are rising up in response to this lefty crushing of opposing views. Youtube? Try Patreon? Hatreon
The right are in effect building their own internet.

bruce said...

When women got equality, we were supposed to give up chivalry. But the privileges of chivalry were too good to give up, and according those privileges to women seems to be hardwired even into men's brains. Chivalry was PC before they invented PC.

Obviously no one wants equality, they just use it as a bargaining chip, something they can say they are fighting for.

Ann Althouse is all over this google thing and sees it as more of a basic gender difference that anything to do with politics. I think we'll never solve it as long as we talk about equality.

bruce said...

Althouse quotes this from a female tech worker:

' I came into work one Monday morning and joined the guys at our work table, and one of them said “What did you do this weekend?”

I was in the throes of a brief, doomed romance. I had attended a concert that Saturday night. I answered the question with an account of both. The guys stared blankly. Then silence. Then one of them said: “I built a fiber-channel network in my basement,” and our co-workers fell all over themselves asking him to describe every step in loving detail. '

Paco said...

Bruce: That's priceless!