We tend to use the phrase “political correctness” as a joke, without acknowledging its blood-soaked historical origins. However, I’ve spent the past couple of weeks reading Robert Conquest’s The Great Terror, a history of the darkest era in Stalin’s murderous dictatorship, and I cannot overlook the parallels between Stalinism and the so-called SJW (social-justice warrior) mentality exposed by James Damore’s lawsuit:Heresy! Burn the witch!
James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired after arguing that the gender gap in tech may be partially explained by sex differences among men and women, just filed a class-action lawsuit against Google in the Santa Clara, Calif., Superior Court.
Like the man says, read the whole thing.Damore came to fame after he wrote the now-infamous “Google Manifesto,” where he pointed out that “differences in distributions of traits between men and women may in part explain why we don’t have 50% representation of women in tech.” . . .You can read the whole thing. To those who have studied Soviet history, it is evident that in the quasi-Stalinist atmosphere at Google, heterosexual white males became the “class enemy,” like the kulak peasants annihilated during the forced collectivization of Soviet agriculture. Denounced by Lenin as “bloodsuckers, vampires, plunderers of the people and profiteers,” these were peasant farmers who were demonized for being slightly more prosperous than their neighbors. The Bolsheviks made kulaks the scapegoats for the failures of Soviet policy. Bread shortages were blamed on the kulaks — a slur which in Russian implied greed — and when Stalin came to power, a campaign of genocidal violence was unleashed against these scapegoats, a policy that resulted in the notorious terror famine known as the Holodomor.
Filed Monday morning, the class-action lawsuit argues that Google discriminates against white conservative men on the basis of their “male gender” and “Caucasian race,” further alleging that there is “open hostility for conservative thought” in the Google workplace.
Damore is joined by another former Google engineer named David Gudeman, who faced “wrongful termination” in 2016 after three years as a software engineer. Both are represented by the Dhillon Law Group.
The lawsuit also alleges that Google employees were awarded bonuses for arguing against Damore’s views. In one example of this, a female employee was awarded a bonus for speaking out against the “wretched hive of scum and villainy” allegedly represented by Damore’s memo.
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There are some genuinely mind-boggling examples cited in that complaint and, as lawyers like to say, “discovery is a bitch.” If Google doesn’t settle this lawsuit, or if they can’t get it dismissed in the early preliminaries, they’re going to be forced to hand over a lot of internal emails and other communications that could be very embarrassing. The Stalinist climate at Google exists because the company’s executives don’t want to tell the truth about their company’s personnel policies. The actual facts about who gets hired or promoted and why — the reality behind those slogans of “diversity” and “inclusion” — would be a shattering blow to the utopian illusion of “social justice.”
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