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Yesterday we reported that a 10-page document penned by an unnamed Google engineer titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber" which criticized the company's "left-leaning", "anti-conservative" culture and called for replacing Google's diversity initiatives with policies that encourage "ideological diversity" instead, led to angry outrage among fellow Google employees and Silicon Valley liberals. The document, published in its entirety by Gizmodo, quickly went "viral" both inside the company and within the broader Silicon Valley community.
The document's author also wrote that employees with conservative political beliefs are discriminated against at Google and lamented about how "leftist" ideology is harmful. It argued that the company should have a more "open" culture where its viewpoint would be welcomed. The document said that improving racial and gender diversity is less important than making sure conservatives feel comfortable expressing themselves at work.
And, as of moments ago, the author of the memo - whose name has since been revealed as James Damore - has been fired.
According to Bloomberg, "Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across Silicon Valley."
originally posted by: Gryphon66
"Leftist" is merely another authoritarian bogeyman ... like "anarchist" or "Communist" or "terrorist."
They can't define who the "leftists" are, and they can't define their characteristics, other than that they don't agree with them.
originally posted by: DanteGaland
a reply to: Outlier13
The "conservatives" have moved so FAR right, everything seems "leftist" to them. They have shifted the "Overton Window".