Is Google So Far to the Left That it Has Lost Touch With Reality?

If the allegations of fired employee James Damore are true, the answer is yes.

By Michael Brown Published on January 15, 2018

This is certainly a scary proposition, given the power of Google. But is Google is so far to the left that it is virtually out to lunch? Does it largely exist in a parallel universe? Is Google is so far beyond politically correctness that it has abandoned reality? If the allegations of fired employee James Damore are true, the answer to these questions is yes. At least among many Google employees and executives.

Apparently Google Endorses “Living as a Plural Being”

In a January 8, 2018 tweet, Tucker Carlson pointed to page 27, footnote 3 of Damore’s lawsuit. “For instance, an employee who sexually identifies as ‘a yellow-scaled wingless dragonkin’ and ‘an expansive ornate building’ presented a talk entitled ‘Living as a Plural Being’ at an internal company event.”

I personally believe this claim to be accurate. First, Damore was meticulous in documenting his claims. Second, who could possibly make up something like this?

Can you imagine Damore thinking, “I’ll make Google look bad by coming up a ludicrous accusation that no thinking human being could possibly take seriously. That’s what I’ll do! Moreover, I’ll include it in a lawsuit that will be challenged by the most expensive lawyers money can buy!” Right!

What does it mean to sexually identify as a “yellow-scaled wingless dragonkin?” What in the world is that?

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Aside from the insanity of identifying as such a being, what does it mean to sexually identify as this make-believe creature? And then what does it mean also to identify as “an expansive ornate building”? The last time I checked, buildings were inanimate objects.

Google for Furries

But I think I got ahead of myself. I inserted logic into the mix. How silly of me! After all, this person was lecturing on “Living as a Plural Being.” So why not be animate and inanimate? Why not be a building and a wingless dragonkin at the same time?

Damore also alleged the following:

Google furnishes a large number of internal mailing lists catering to employees with alternative lifestyles, including furries, polygamy, transgenderism, and plurality, for the purpose of discussing sexual topics. The only lifestyle that seems to not be openly discussed on Google’s internal forums is traditional heterosexual monogamy.

What are “furries?” Writing for PJ Media, Tyler O’Neil explained that they “dress up and act like animals. A movement of ‘human pups’ mixes BDSM and gay sex with the ‘lifestyle’ of grown men dressing up and acting like dogs.”

And Google, Damore claims, furnishes mailing lists catering to employees into this “lifestyle.”

Powerful Company, Scary Problem

All this would be frightening enough if Google was merely a small company in your hometown. It would be wacky, bizarre, and even sick. But it wouldn’t be particularly harmful.

That is not the case. Google is one of the most powerful companies in the world. And it has come under increasing criticism for censoring views it does not like.

In June, 2016, Robert Epstein wrote in U.S. News that “Google, Inc., isn’t just the world’s biggest purveyor of information; it is also the world’s biggest censor.” He added:

The company maintains at least nine different blacklists that impact our lives, generally without input or authority from any outside advisory group, industry association or government agency. Google is not the only company suppressing content on the internet. Reddit has frequently been accused of banning postings on specific topics, and a recent report suggests that Facebook has been deleting conservative news stories from its newsfeed, a practice that might have a significant effect on public opinion — even on voting. Google, though, is currently the biggest bully on the block.

Censoring Conservatives

Just last week, Eric Lieberman reported at The Daily Caller:

Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.

And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made “claims” they demonstrably never made.

And last October, Prager U YouTube channel announced it was taking “legal action against Google and YouTube for Discrimination.” As founder Dennis Prager explained,

Watch any one of our videos and you’ll immediately realize that Google/YouTube censorship is entirely ideologically driven. For the record, our videos are presented by some of the finest minds in the Western world, including four Pulitzer Prize winners, former prime ministers, and professors from the most prestigious universities in America.”

Damore’s allegations support the above assertions. Of Damore’s allegations, I’ve only highlighted some of the most bizarre. In the alternative universe where Google appears to live, furries, dragonkin and plural beings are accepted. But conservative-minded “Pulitzer Prize winners, former prime ministers, and professors” are a threat.

Did I say that this was scary?

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  • GLT

    The more time passes the more it seems the world approaches how it must have been in the days of Noah.

    • Ken Abbott

      Somedays I think Noah didn’t know the half of it!

  • Charlie Artmann

    I’m sick of Google. I’m using DuckDuckgo as my search engine. Why let the Google guys track you?

  • Bad Wolf

    I stopped using google and for that matter do not use Twitter or Facebook. It makes no sense to make information available that could be leaked or used against me to organizations with extremely ant-Conservative policies and people. It is surprising that nobody has created a Twitter or Facebook equivalent for people with normal American values.

  • Ken Abbott

    Is Google so far to the left that it has lost touch with reality? Only in the sense that a careering car that plunges over a cliff on the left side has lost touch with the road…

  • Dr. Ew (JR )✝️✝️✝️

    Having a sibling, who’s a dedicated socialist and antagonistic bully of an atheist who works at Google in a very Senior Mgt position I’ve known for a very long time of its sick and twisted environment, for my sibling as broken and sad as they are thrives there. They e bragged that “ no Christian shall EVER !! * work for Google if they express their Christianity while at work, we get rid of them as soon as we can ! ”, and yes EVER was screamed at me, spittle and all from about six feet away….. maybe because I AM A CHRISTIAN who was wise enough to have refused to use Google and as many of their products as I can possibly avoid using by choice. Sadly however they do have products such as “ Adsense “ that exist on nearly every website on the web that I’ve no control over at all.

    If my sibling is a bellwether, then Google is just about the most vile work environment one can possibly imagine if one is White, Male, Christian, Conservative and unapologetic about any of those things.

    I truly wish Hoogle would evicerate itself and leave the rest of us alone. We’d survive very well without it.

    • Chester Courtland

      I will pray for you brother!

      • Dr. Ew (JR )✝️✝️✝️

        Thank you. And I you.

        God bless

  • Tex Taylor

    I have complete confidence the Almighty is going to be dealing with Gomorrah Google in good time. In the mean time, I suggest the furries better hope the hammer doesn’t drop while they are sniffing each other like dogs.

  • tz1

    What is scarier is even if you try to “opt out”, most of the tracking to serve you ads are on nearly every site.
    Even this page (view source, I use a blocker). Google site verification Google APIs. Google Analytics. There may be more but I’m on mobile.
    Stream is totally dependent on Google.

  • Chester Courtland

    These googoolians are a clear and present danger to Americans. They must be hunted, trapped and sent to reeducation camps.

  • stechatte

    It is Google’s right—if we who impugn Google believe in a private entity’s right to free association—to bias whatever it wants to bias. It’s our right to boycott Google. Whining about Google having the equivalent power of a government makes one look like, no it indeed makes one, a snowflake. I promise you, Dennis Prager, I’ve never heard a word you’ve ever said, yet I still think conservatively, espouse free markets, and shoot my AR15 straight as a laser. The Limp-wristees at Google can’t brainwash the warrior class, so relax.

    • Andrew Mason

      The issue is when an entity has near monopolistic control of critical infrastructure. It’s not important that a sport is controlled by a particular entity – you can boycott without issue, but if a company dictates what information you receive, or controls how and with whom you may communicate then things get rather more complicated. If you believe in small government then does it not also stand to reason that you must also advocate small business?

      • stechatte

        YouTube is not critical infrastructure…well, unless you are a 12-year-old boy who needs his daily fix of TF2 narration videos posted by pedophiles.

        • Andrew Mason

          TF2 narration videos posted by paedophiles? You obviously mix with a different crowd!!! lol

          I wasn’t actually thinking of YouTube but anyone that uses videos – home broadcasters, ministry organisations etc, pretty much have the choice of self hosting, or using YouTube. Even if they self host they’re dependent on search engines directing interested parties to their content. Since Google is dominant, and biased …

  • Stephen D

    At a political level, the problem posed by Google is the same as that posed by other vast corporations. These organisations permeate society, dominating the working lives of millions of ‘citizens’. They are not only undemocratic but are antidemocratic in ethos and operation. Just having elections for the government is no longer an adequate definition of democracy. What is needed is to rethink what values democracy entails, and redesign all social structures accordingly.

  • Royce E. Van Blaricome

    Yes, you said it was scary. Yes, you highlighted many significant and important things. Did you offer any solution(s)? NO!!

    Now, c’mon back and write another story about how YouTube, Vimeo, etc. are demonetizing your videos, getting kicked off of FB, Christians being banned from FB & Twitter, etc. That’s really helping to solve the problem.

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