Up until this week, a young man named James Damore was gainfully employed as an engineer at tech giant Google. Things went awry for Damore when an internal memo that he had written was leaked online.
In that memo, entitled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” Damore – gasp! – had the audacity to question Google’s “politically correct monoculture.”
Needless to say, that didn’t go over too swell with the company’s leftist leadership team.
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After a ridiculous outcry from employees who acted like Damore had come to their homes and kicked their pets, Damore was relieved of his duties.
As Quartz points out, Google’s decision runs counter to the company’s stated principles of “freedom of expression” and “science-based thinking,” but that’s apparently just a talking point to appease shareholders.
While this may not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of things, it’s actually another frightening reminder that our society is changing in some pretty unfathomable fashion.
The expression of a differing viewpoint is being treated as if it’s akin to hate speech. If what you have to say doesn’t play well in the liberal echo chamber and so-called ‘safe spaces,’ you’re simply not welcome around those parts.
In the case of Damore, Google seems unwilling to even consider this possibility: What if the young man is right?
While we can easily answer the bias part of the question – an unequivocal yes, the company has an inherent liberal bias – we need to dig a little deeper on the differing traits question.
The New York Post has passed along the details of a recent study by lead author Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist and founder of Amen Clinics in California, and it’s noted as “the biggest brain imaging survey ever conducted.”
Sounds like a pretty big deal, so what did they find? The Post points out a number of the findings, including that “the brains of women are significantly more active than men’s,” and that “the visual and coordination parts of the brain were more active in men.”
Ok, so you’re saying there’s differences? Absolutely. What’s more, men “have higher rates of ADHD, conduct-related problems and incarceration,” while women have “significantly higher rates of Alzheimer’s disease, depression — which itself is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s — and anxiety disorders,” the Post adds.
As most fully functioning adults know, differences are not a big deal. In fact, they help make the world go round. It’s even ok to talk about them. That doesn’t apply if you work at Google though, as the company is much more comfortable with a one size fits all narrative that fits neatly in a safe space.