Walk into Google’s headquarter’s and say, “Diversity is our strength.” Know what would happen?
A thousand identical unquestioning strident voices would echo “Diversity…Diversity…Diversity…” And then bots, preprogrammed monomaniacal cultic zombies, would roam the halls looking to administer pain to those who failed to amplify the call.
This isn’t surmise. It’s been tried, and it works.
The curious phenomenon was noted and experienced by Google’s now ex-employee James Damore, a gentleman with a many genuine intellectual accolades. And also a fellow without a job.
Did you get my memo?
Damore wrote an internal, never-meant-for-outside-eyes memo “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber“, in which he dared say “On average, men and women biologically differ in many ways”.
Now he might have got away with that, because those who worship at the cult of Diversity sometimes, but only sometimes and always with great reluctance, acknowledge men and women are biologically different.
It was what he said next that cut Damore’s own throat.
“These [biological] differences aren’t just socially constructed,” he said, “Because they’re universal across human cultures.”
The cult reacts
Well, that was it. One of the cult’s high priestess (former VP of Google, adviser to President Obama) Megan Smith said Damore’s remarks were “offensive.” She said Damore’s public admission that men and women are essentially different was a “microaggression.” She said Damore’s words were causing women and men “of color” to “suffer a death of a thousand paper-cuts.”
The low priests and (mostly) priestesses who suckle at the withered teats of the single-headed god Diversity went into their patented act. They screamed. They screeched. They claimed they were under siege. They said they were threatened. They called for blood. They demanded a sacrifice to appease the god.
The magic worked. Cowards fell before the barrage of fake tears and shallow outrage, frozen in fear as if struck by a thunderbolt from Heaven.
And so, in celebration and true worship of Diversity, Google fired Damore.
Irony for you and me
The irony in this fiasco is thick in the air.
In his memo, Damore said, “Google’s political bias has equated the freedom from offense with psychological safety”. Just so. After the memo leaked, many in and around Google claimed they felt unsafe because they were offended.
Diversity is a cult. Diversity is our weakness.
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Addendum Stuff that couldn’t fit in Stream article. My favorite is this: NPR: Women at Google were so upset over memo citing biological differences they skipped work.
Same thing happened to Larry Summers at Harvard. He suggested, tacitly, women are more emotional than men. Several women left his speech because emotions. They later condemned speech, in emotional terms, saying they disagreed women more emotional (on average).
Quillette magazine tried a similar article but was DDoSed. Still down as I write this.
Now these are fine. Science blah blah. But they are utterly and completely unnecessary. All of mankind throughout all history knew men and women were different. They didn’t need “science” to show what was common knowledge. And we still don’t. We don’t need to encourage scientism, which is already at unsustainable levels, to coin a phrase.
WP blared, “A Google engineer said women may be genetically unsuited for tech jobs.” CNN, the liar of liars, “Google CEO cuts vacation short to address controversial memo that argued women aren’t biologically fit for tech jobs”.
The media lies, lies, lies, lies, then lies some more, the lies about the lies, then lies about that.