Lion of the Blogosphere

Fired for believing in HBD

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Not surprising that the Google engineer was fired. That’s why I blog under a pseudonym.

“I have a legal right to express my concerns about the terms and conditions of my working environment and to bring up potentially illegal behavior, which is what my document does,” Mr. Damore said.

Boy is he wrong about that. No judge is ever going to find fault with a company that fires someone for being misogynist or racist.

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This is a good time for me to point out, for the zillionth time, that companies pursue “diversity” not because of a Supreme Court case from 1971 (which says a lot less than commenters think it does), but because they have drunk the liberal Koolaid.

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August 8, 2017 at 9:12 am

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  1. The timing of this has to be significant, coming in the same week that google announced their new rules for banning youtube authors that do not adher to Left wing dogma. There must be some cognitive dissonance developing among the highly intelligent staff at google. Milo has suggested to his 1 million + followers that they should use Bing. I am thinking now may be a good time to consider unloading my google stock. Of course I am now swapping to Bing whether or not I keep or sell the stock. We need to show these ideologues that the times they are a changing.

    DataExplorer

    August 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

  2. Feminists believe in HBD too. They think men are innately inferior to women and their only concern is that that inferiority has only been partially rather than fully expressed because society remains so biased in favor of men.They have no issue with the huge range of areas where women outperform men, only those where men still excel.

    Anyone that doesn’t get this doesn’t understand feminism.

    Magnavox

    August 8, 2017 at 9:54 am

    • There is no one field where women outperform men if men bother to participate.

      Hashed

      August 9, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      • This is true. I work in a field that is 95% female. The few men almost invariably shine, though there are very talented women. The problem is that, even with the talent, most but not all of the time comes the social and professional misbehavior that chokes the profession is small but comprehensively lethal ways. This is in addition to the outright anti-male hostility that permeates it.

        Professions are defined by the small every-day decisions that most, but not all, females don’t have the consistent capacity to execute competently.

        The judgement of leaders and workers is the key to functional society, and women (and NAMs) lack the capacity for judgement as a whole. Professions, with society, will rise and fall dependent on the amount of women and NAMS in charge of making decisions and executing on system critical frameworks. The small decisions define the functionality of the system.

        Mark

        August 10, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      • Mark,

        What are you, a ballet dancer?

        gothamette

        August 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      • Taking care of babies and toddlers.

        DataExplorer

        August 11, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      • That is a field women outperform men in.

        DataExplorer

        August 11, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      • Life expectancy, educational attainment, not committing crimes, not being a victim of crimes, and not being homeless are all areas where women outperform men. Women have a higher standard of living than men by just about any reasonable standard and American men are increasingly marginalized from any useful role in society whatsoever.

        One of the real problems with feminism is the way that it reinforces the kind of male vanity that you’re displaying.

        Magnavox

        August 13, 2017 at 1:37 am

      • One of the real problems with feminism is the way that it reinforces the kind of male vanity that you’re displaying.

        For too many men hearing feminists talk just puffs up their egos because they love hearing about how great they have it. The fact that it is complete and utter horse shit never seems to enter their heads.

        Magnavox

        August 13, 2017 at 1:41 am

      • Although I certainly agree that in almost every field men make up a majority of the top people. But it’s only idiotic male vanity that makes men think that somehow reflects on themselves and their lives.

        Magnavox

        August 13, 2017 at 1:42 am

      • The judgement of leaders and workers is the key to functional society, and women (and NAMs) lack the capacity for judgement as a whole. Professions, with society, will rise and fall dependent on the amount of women and NAMS in charge of making decisions and executing on system critical frameworks. The small decisions define the functionality of the system.

        Northern european societies have a vastly higher proportion of women in these positions and have the highest standards of living in the world. But that’s a pointless discussion because the proportion of men in the tiny number of highly powerful and influential positions in a society says next to nothing about the status of men overall.

        Magnavox

        August 13, 2017 at 1:53 am

  3. What I’m curious about is if this guy is looking to gain publicity and make a career as an HBD-aware provocateur, or if he was really so naive as to think that Google would read his manifesto and be like “Good ideas! Maybe we’ve been doing things wrong.”

    Unfortunately for him, from the photo I’ve seen, he doesn’t seem like he’d do great on TV. His dorky appearance suggests that he was motivated by naivete, though the fact that he is immediately trying to get the NLRB involved and lawyering up suggests some shrewdness (though he may have just quickly done some research rather than gone in with a backup plan).

    Wency

    August 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

    • To me, it looks like misguided idealism all the way through. If he were more pragmatic he would already know that normal people, especially women, hate discussions about ideas because defending your position is stressful. He chose a subject that invited irrational responses from people empowered to harm him.

      The natural mode of human thinking is also political, not philosophical, so he was simplistic in thinking it was a question of “Who is most right?” rather than “Who can bring the most fists to our streetfight?” The world hates people who tell annoying truths, and every ruling elite requires some shared delusions to weed out the socially maladroit freethinker. You’ll go a long way towards understanding the modern world when you realize that “Gender is a social construct” is the bourgeois equivalent of flashing a gang sign.

      Richard

      August 8, 2017 at 8:56 pm

  4. I wonder what would have happened if the scenario was this: The employee argued in the memo that the gender gap among high-tech employees was due in part from women avoiding the legions of non-white beta nerds in tech.

    –I’m thinking if coding was easy as navigating the MS Excel program — women are mostly likely to receive equal pay as men in the near future.

    JS

    August 8, 2017 at 10:14 am

  5. Damore should sue! Maybe a national group will take up his cause.

    Also, it appears that California has a law that prohibits people from being fired for their political views. It is worth a shot!

    http://www.dhillonlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/20140128_Punished-for-Politics_HKD_MR-Article.pdf

    “California employees are entitled to special protections of their political rights under Labor Code Sections 1101 and 1102, which were passed in 1937. These provisions protect employees from being retaliated against, excluded from, or controlled by their employers with regard to the employees’ political affiliations and actions. Section 1101 bars rules, regulations or policies that would forbid or prevent employees from engaging or participating in politics or from running for office. Section 1101 also prohibits companies from directing or controlling an employee’s political activities and even from “tending” to do so. Section 1102 bars employers from coercing, influencing, or attempting to coerce or influence an employee’s politics by threatening to fire the employee.”

    Dan

    August 8, 2017 at 10:23 am

    • Btw, Mr. Damore is a guido with Harvard credentials. Uh-oh, you know that spells trouble for him.

      Does this prove once again, why most IAs are kept out of liberal circles?

      JS

      August 8, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      • And speaking of Machiavelli, who was Northern Italian, America’s IAs are majority terroni (Southern Italian). Not smart enough to play a game of good politics.

        D’amore is a surname from the South.

        JS

        August 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    • Does this prove once again, why most IAs are kept out of liberal circles?

      This proves you’ve never heard of Nancy Pelosi, Mario and Andrew Cuomo, Leon Panetta, or John Podesta.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      August 8, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      • That’s a small sampling. They pale in power and influence among liberal Jews who are surpass IAs in numbers when it comes to the elite.

        Stormfront Anglo Rednecks do not consider IAs a threat, but they also don’t include them as “White” brothers in arms, like the Jews.

        JS

        August 8, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      • Most truly Anglo, politically aware, non-rednecks do not consider italians to be white, and rightfully so. No race with sub-saharan genes is white. Period. Considering them as such opens the door for the rest of the race to be mongrelized. Society rises and falls through prevention of the further spread of that gene.

        Have you lived with mongrelized Italians? I have. They’re mostly aggressive and nasty as youth, just like NAMs.

        Mark

        August 10, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      • Italians have no sub saharan admixture.

        DataExplorer

        August 11, 2017 at 10:26 pm

  6. I think if you have controversial views that contradict upper managements views, you should not write them up in a memo and circulate it in the company. That is asking to get fired. Even if you are suggesting the new company logo looks bad, putting this in a memo and sending it out is clearly singling you out as not a team player.

    mikeca

    August 8, 2017 at 10:40 am

    • MikeCA — Its your boot stamping on the human face forever. If you are compassionate you will at least wash your feet so they don’t smell.

      Dan

      August 8, 2017 at 11:57 am

    • A team player doesn’t subjugate his mind to the groupthink. But, yes, opposing management isn’t a good idea, this is politics. The guy is bringing up a subject for discussion and presents an argument. Firing him is a disgrace, that is on the level of Putin’s Russia. I hope he sues and for a huge amount.

      When the First Amendment is under attack, Lion is right in not banning anyone.

      Yakov

      August 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    • He wasn’t circulating it, he submitted it to a private group within the company dedicated to controversial ideas. Someone took it and distributed it outside this group. I have read the paper and honestly, it is not even close to the average HBD/Red pill blog, granted the media took couple of sentences out of it and miss represented it completely. The guy is just young and stupid, he will learn.

      Hashed

      August 9, 2017 at 6:49 pm

  7. Women are usually considered second class in India. So he may not have realized how much shit would descend on him.

    I am a female math prof and I can see that, at the highest levels of ability there are a lot more men than women. . Just look at the results of the Putnam competition over the years (but even there you see a handful of very high performing women)

    The thing is, people jump from “on average more men than woman excel at math” to “women can’t excel at math”. Which is annoying.

    I didn’t read this guy’s letter . But I must disagree with his assertion that women can’t handle stress. Where is the evidence for this? If women couldn’t handle stress the human race would have died out, since mainly women are the ones who care for their babies and children.

    It is most likely true that on average women don’t seek leadership rolls as often as men do. That seems pretty clear.

    Rosenmop

    August 8, 2017 at 10:54 am

    • how big is the average gap in math ability between men and women really anyway? i know its quite substantial at the extreme ends of the distribution but it doesnt really seem to be that pronounced at all in the average range.

      james n.s.w

      August 8, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      • I don’t think there’s much of a gap except at the extreme. In a typical first year calculus class I haven’t noticed a gap. Mind you I haven’t collected data. I suppose I could go back and do this. But there isn’t an obvious gap. Many females do very well a first year calculus.

        In grad school there are definitely more men than women getting Ph.D’s in math. Seems to be about 70% men. But you see a much bigger gap if you look at winners of the Putnam competition–people who win this competition would have much more mathematical ability than your average person with a PhD in math.

        People who score in the top 5 are called “Putnam Fellows”. There are lists of Putnam Fellows here:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lowell_Putnam_Mathematical_Competition#Putnam_Fellows

        I don’t think there has ever been a female Putnam Fellow (though there are some foreign names on he list for which I can’t identify gender). The contest is for North American undergrads and has been held since the 1930’s. At least since the 70’s or 80’s the lack of female winners cannot be put down to prejudice. It MUST be biological.

        (note: I am a female who teaches math. I wrote the Putnam once and scored in the 97th percentile )

        Rosenmops

        August 8, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      • Excuse my error–

        Melanie Wood

        https://g.co/kgs/LcT2au

        became a Putnam Fellow in 2002, and another female,

        Ana Caraiani

        http://www.hcm.uni-bonn.de/people/profile/ana-caraiani/

        was a Putnam Fellow in 2003 and 2004.

        There are likely a few other females among the foreign names, But certainly female Putnam Fellows are a very small percentage of the total.

        Rosenmops

        August 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      • Google workers are pretty far to the right side of the bell curve, however, where this gap starts to become apparent.

        renault

        August 9, 2017 at 2:55 am

      • It’s hilarious in a tragic comedy kind of way to see so much bickering and blood spilled over immutable biology.

        These idiots will continue to bicker until some massive natural disaster wipes out humanity.

        But then… liberals just want to see the evil polluting human race reduced to dust, so even this doesn’t bother them. Liberalism is a form of psychopathy as guest poster Mikeca consistently demonstrates.

        He doesn’t give two shits about all the suffering he has caused, not an ounce of remorse, no different from Harry Potter villain Voldemort. It’s all about status preening and voicing the right opinion. To those of us with empathy and genuine sadness for all the suffering that goes on in this world, is truly a shame.

        Perhaps once humans are gone, something better will replace them in another few million years, but evolution probably favors status competition traits in highly advanced mammals given it is the most efficient way of selecting for superior genes in pre technology societies.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

        August 10, 2017 at 12:43 am

    • “I didn’t read this guy’s letter . But I must disagree”
      Yep, there’s a lot of that going around.

      Everything this guy said corresponded to the reality you just pointed out — being careful to say “women, on average…” and women responding “Well, I’m a good programmer. Take that, idiot!” Something tells me that a disproportionate number of those women are actually men, but that’s another story.

      “women can’t handle stress”

      Women score higher on neuroticism than men, and neuroticism is associated with difficulty handling stress. I Googled (ha! the irony) for 30 seconds and found:

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2031866/
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10573882

      Wency

      August 8, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      • It was pretty funny how, upon hearing that women score higher on neuroticism, some of Google’s female employees said, “I can’t even…!,” didn’t go to work, and claimed violence was “literally” inflicted on them.

        It’s similar to when Muslims respond to claims they’re more violent than Christians by rioting, burning things down, and behaving like animals.

        Sid

        August 8, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      • I just Googled Ana Caraiani, and she’s Romanian. She actually looks like Ann Coulter with dark hair.

        Marty

        August 8, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    • “Women are usually considered second class in India. So he may not have realized how much shit would descend on him.”

      That photo is Sundar Pichai, google’s ceo. the guy who wrote the essay was a nerdy white kid who looked to be in his 20s.

      destructure

      August 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      • Sorry–I should have read the article.

        Rosenmops

        August 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    • Have you seen pics of the guy, clearly many misogynists who disdain women outwardly, have problems in the looks department?

      Sour p#ssy, yes!

      JS

      August 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    • Women are usually considered second class in India. So he may not have realized how much shit would descend on him.

      The fired guy isn’t indian, the picture is of the indian CEO who fired him.

      Magnavox

      August 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      • I goofed–sorry.

        Rosenmops

        August 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    • studies on personality differences between men and women show women are higher in negative emotionality. i.e. more likely to get depressed, feel stressed, paranoid etc.

      chris

      August 10, 2017 at 2:56 pm

  8. Yawn. Let me know when someone has the stones to talk about innate racial differences. Also, you know he thinks conservatives are only fit for the most menial grunt work in tech, right?

    Jesse

    August 8, 2017 at 10:55 am

    • It is ironic because the race differences far exceed the sex differences, and are plainly obvious when we look at societal outcomes.

      DataExplorer

      August 8, 2017 at 11:22 am

      • This is true when comparing averages (e.g., white men outscore white women by 30 points on the SAT Math, but Asians outscore whites by 60 points and whites outscore blacks by 100 points), but the abundance of white and Asian engineers in Silicon Valley suggests that both groups have more in common with each other than either does with women.

        The Silicon Valley TV show had a shot of a tech conference with nothing but white and Asian men in a huge crowd. They were criticized for it and they had to come out and say “Sorry, that was actual footage of the actual conference. Yeah, this sucks, girl power, etc. etc.”

        When it comes to the right tail of the bell curve, e.g. proportion of test-takers achieving a perfect score on the SAT Math, I have to think the white/Asian male difference is likely smaller than the male/female difference. Can’t say for sure though; the exact stats are hard to find.

        Wency

        August 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      • “the abundance of white and Asian engineers in Silicon Valley suggests that both groups have more in common with each other than either does with women”

        True, and they both seek solace with Asian women who love net contributors (betas).

        JS

        August 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    • “Yawn. Let me know when someone has the stones to talk about innate racial differences.”

      If someone talks about innate racial differences, it’s more than likely they won’t have a job for very long. Plus, they’ll be close to unemployable in the future.

      Lewis Medlock

      August 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      • I’m trying to make the wider point that all the conservatives high fiving the dude for his and their own bravery would quail at the idea of talking about race. And what’s more, they’d pile on anyone who did talk about it. Cowardly pissants, the lot of them.

        Jesse

        August 8, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      • A Google spokesperson said the company does not comment on specific employee cases. The spokesperson added, however, that if the stereotypes raised in Damore’s memo had turned on race rather than gender, few would be questioning the decision to dismiss him.

        Yakov

        August 8, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    • That’s absurd. Women have obvious physical characteristics that make arguing against biological differences impossible. Women have a fucking uterus and a vagina and can lactate.

      Black, Asian, white, etc men have different physiognomy and skin pigment but it’s a lot harder for most people to grok that blacks have fast twitch muscle fibers which make them excellent sprinters (or at least the Kenyan ones do), etc.

      Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

      August 10, 2017 at 12:48 am

    • He might be right. The stereotypical American conservative really isn’t as intelligent as your average Silicon Valley type. It just so happens that urban liberals are wrong and stupid in their own ways.

      Jason Liu

      August 10, 2017 at 4:09 am

  9. Now he’s on the growing list that includes Jason Richwine, Larry Summers, Brendan Eich (the Firefox guy), James Watson, Jordan Peterson (who got weirdly kicked off Google last week, with no option to appeal that decision). Of course you blog under a pseudonym. And people like Steve Sailer have a degree of bravery and conviction that I could only imagine. But would you really want to be Steve Sailer, or Charles Murray, or the late-great Arthur Jensen? To be constantly harangued and pilloried? It doubtless affects your friends/family too. I keep thinking the tide is about to turn, but as I age I realize that any such turn-around may be decades away, or even longer.

    bonzojohnzo

    August 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

    • “Jordan Peterson (who got weirdly kicked off Google last week, with no option to appeal that decision)’

      Nothing “weird” about it. He was a bad-thinker who attracted a lot of attention, and Google doesn’t like bad-thinkers. We all must conform. I, for one, welcome our Google overlords.

      gda

      August 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm

  10. “Boy is he wrong about that. No judge is ever going to find fault with a company that fires someone for being misogynist or racist.”

    You’re right. This article gives a brief summary of how the law views employee’s speech rights.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/james-damore-google-anti-diversity-manifesto-free-speech-2017-8

    I just read his essay and he’s obviously very bright. I’m not surprised that sjw’s threw a fit. Some of the people at the company even physically threatened him. But I am surprised he was let go over it. It was very mild and reasonable and not offensive at all. It’s worth reading.
    http://gizmodo.com/exclusive-heres-the-full-10-page-anti-diversity-screed-1797564320

    Note that the woman who posted it to gizmodo refers to it as an “anti diversity screed”. It was nothing of the kind. It merely questions whether Google’s “diversity initiatives” were discriminatory themselves and if more equal representation could be achieved by acknowledging each gender’s characteristic strengths. In short, he was let go because he suggested that disparities might be due to innate differences rather than discrimination.

    destructure

    August 8, 2017 at 11:36 am

    • “It was very mild and reasonable and not offensive at all.”

      It doesn’t take much to run afoul of the PC overlords. And he obviously did. Political correctness is censorship and it determines what can and cannot be said in academic, corporate, and media environments.

      Lewis Medlock

      August 8, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    • Check out his CV. It’s listed as #4. Very smart.

      http://heavy.com/tech/2017/08/james-damore-google-diversity-memo/

      destructure

      August 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm

  11. If the people who head these companies have drunk the cool-aid why do they spend so much money avoiding diversity? Expensive neighborhoods, expensive schools, expensive hobbies all seem to filter out diversity.

    Jimi

    August 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

    • That’s because these people are smart and wealthy enough to have it both ways. America would be better off without NAMs. Conservative-Reactionary losers have no solution to the NAM problem, because they are the underdogs without the wealth and privilege to make any decisions. They just spout anger and that’s all they can do.

      A smart 2nd tier man in a company would wan’t a female boss to take charge, if his prerogative is only a paycheck and to fend off any male rivals. The game of Machiavelli, I’d tell you!

      JS

      August 8, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    • I think they privately acknowledge that blacks tend to be bad neighbors (though it would be rude to say so out loud), but it’s the racism of badwhites that made them that way. E.g., the movie Detroit was allowed to be made: it just had to say that blacks burned down Detroit because of whites, and their anger was justified while the racist crimes of whites that provoked them were evil and unjustified. But you can still acknowledge that the city’s destruction was bad and blacks had something to do with it.

      By lowering the bar for blacks and celebrating whenever they manage to overcome that lowered bar, the idea is you help them to overcome racism and achieve their destiny of being just as good as whites in all ways, if not better. Plus it makes you a good person. Your mother was right about you. Pat yourself on the back!

      Wency

      August 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm

  12. Apparently others have discovered California code 1101 to 1103 and think James Damore has a case:

    https://benkurtzblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/googles-apparent-violation-of-cal-lab-code-%C2%A7-1101-et-seq/

    Dan

    August 8, 2017 at 11:53 am

  13. crazy fucker for talking about this, esp in a ultra PC tech company like google. he really should have known what was going to happen. hes barely going to find a supportive audience out there given what he talked about either.

    james n.s.w

    August 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    • I suspect he knew what was going to happen and did it anyway.

      Jimi

      August 8, 2017 at 1:33 pm

  14. I use to know a woman in silicon valley that rose to the level of VP of engineering at some large valley companies. I remember her complaining about how much time is wasted in business meetings by men engaging in male dominance rituals which she refereed to as “banging their dick on the table”.

    I suspect many women find that kind of culture repulsive.

    mikeca

    August 8, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    • First of all that kind of argument is built on the idea of sexual differences, and even though since its one where men are inferior noone will attack you for pointing it out, it still leaves people scratching their heads if you turn around and reject other sex differences.

      But second of all, if different people have different preferences for work culture (regardless of whether there are corresponding average differences between different groups) that’s an argument for a diversity of companies with different cultures, not establishing a single monoculture across different companies that fits best with what you personally or some favored group prefer. Too often I hear that since women succeed in or prefer one way of doing things therefore everything should be done that way.

      Magnavox

      August 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    • Yes, women don’t bang their dicks on the table. They quietly stab you in the back and then blame you for the injury. So much better!

      peterike

      August 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      • The bitch cries out in pain as she strikes you!

        The woman was probably just jealous she couldn’t compete in the dick banging culture but voiced it as a concern about the business being poorly run.

        That being said, large companies frequently have all sorts of annoying problems due to being large beauracracies so I’m not sure why she cares so much about this one particular point.

        The company and her job probably wouldn’t even exist if some guy with massive balls didn’t bang his dick on some tables to get the thing started.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

        August 10, 2017 at 12:59 am

    • “banging their dick on the table”

      James Demore doesn’t strike me as a dick banging type.

      John D'oh

      August 10, 2017 at 2:29 am

    • The day that women can build a silicon valley without men, as men can do without women, is the day that her complaint will be worth more than the lint in my pocket.

      Mark

      August 10, 2017 at 7:20 pm

  15. It is not so much about “kool-aid” but about paying off the diversity mafia.

    Imperial Energy

    August 8, 2017 at 2:26 pm

  16. Boy is he wrong about that. No judge is ever going to find fault with a company that fires someone for being misogynist or racist.

    He has a decent chance of winning. There’s enough randomness involved in lawsuits and a good enough legal justification that he should go for it.

    It will only take one winning lawsuit to open the door to countless others.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    August 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    • As Vox Day says, you should make the rubble bounce. Too many people have been attacked by SJWs and then just go quietly into the night. It’s not making things any better.

      Let Google be sued on this and let the lawsuits drag on for years. There are multiple benefits:

      (1) They will think twice before going on the next SJW crusade.
      (2) They won’t boast as loudly about being for free speech or their own morality when everyone knows they are full of it.
      (3) Google’s bias is exposed for the world to see. That sort of thing might even cause them to act better.
      (4) Google may possibly be hurt in the pocketbook from advertisers.
      (5) The guy could possibly win. The memo is pretty tame, and it was anonymous. He was already in fear and then he was outed and fired. His behavior is hardly that of a harasser.
      (6) Tying up Google just to cause them trouble is valid. Revenge by itself is a valid reason.

      The Soviet system could not have continued for as long as it did if every Russian being carted off to a slow death in the gulag opted instead to shoot at those taking him away. It might not save the individual but if each gulag-taking ended in a bloody shootout, the system grinds to a halt pretty quickly.

      Let Google execs be dragged into court for years to come.

      Google has a huge weakness in that they presumably want to move on. This guy has copious intelligence, youth, hopefully a healthy dose of anger, hate even, and the fact that he is basically 100% right. He should fight in every court where he can get standing.

      Dan

      August 8, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    • I could add that antifa has basically been defeated in the US for the time being. It looked like a terrible threat. If you never fight, you will always lose.

      Surely Larry Page and Sergey Brin like to feel like good people and would hate the notion of being enemies of free speech. They no doubt love to think of themselves as the good guys.

      Dan

      August 8, 2017 at 4:25 pm

  17. would be nice if straight white males could coordinate a sick out. that would be atlas shrugging. afaict “diversity and inclusion” has nothing to do with equality.

    the wise leader kim jong trump

    August 8, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    • I have seen no evidence that homosexual white males are not contributors. Gay men are the backbone of fashion just as white male nerds are the backbone of tech.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 8, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      • Not a good analogy, the latter group are a confirmed net contributor, while the former is not. Many of us could do without fashion designers, but technicians that make the internet running is a necessity.

        JS

        August 8, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      • “Gay men are the backbone of fashion…”

        Not to mention hairdressing and interior decorating. And if it wasn’t for rampant homophobia, they would be equally prominent in the fields of auto body repair, coal mining, and exterminating.

        Lewis Medlock

        August 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      • Their ‘contribution’ to fashion is promiscuity.

        Yakov

        August 8, 2017 at 7:55 pm

  18. Via Instapundit, an interesting review of the Google memo by some scientists. https://archive.is/VlNfl

    steve@steve.com

    August 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm

  19. Walter Olson (the former US Solicitor General) noted on Twitter that there are legal incentives to suppress this stuff. See below. My take on Google firing Damore: An Inauspicious Day For Google.

    Dave Pinsen

    August 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    • But how many claims have been filed? Feminist assertions should be challenged on religious grounds; that Blank Slate is an effective religion.

      Curle

      August 8, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      • Chaos is a ladder.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

        August 10, 2017 at 1:03 am

  20. It seems to me absolutely scandalous that this man should be sacked for his opinions, just because those opinions contradict the prevailing orthodoxy. I thought that everyone agreed that diversity of thought and of opinions was almost always a social good. This outrageous and craven action only serves to bolster his claims. What are the cowards afraid of?

    martin2

    August 8, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    • “What are the cowards afraid of?”

      That’s obvious: the truth.

      Lewis Medlock

      August 8, 2017 at 7:55 pm

  21. The Supreme Court might, if he worked for a public entity.

    Curle

    August 8, 2017 at 6:46 pm

  22. Jordan Peterson interviews James Damore

    destructure

    August 9, 2017 at 8:13 pm


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