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.
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.”
Page 27, Footnote 3: "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."
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 9, 2018
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?
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.
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 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?