Honestly, getting readers to visit my blog here is not easy. I think that some readers might like my writing on national security and civil liberties issues, but many of those readers then don’t like my promotion of traditional values and lifestyles, my criticism of the more recent “transgender” phenomenon, and so on. Or some readers might be conservatives who like my writing on those social issues but because they are heavily propagandized sheeple they don’t like my criticism of the national security state or my promotion of free markets viz. free immigration.
So I wanted to write about this article on The Federalist informing us of the extremely irrational PC culture at Google, but I have this concern that I could get censored by Google for criticizing their staff for being, well, loony-tunes. You see, just recently I noticed that Google’s crawlers haven’t been around my website as much as before and I went to “Console” to try to increase the crawling. Lew Rockwell recently mentioned that LewRockwell.com’s advertising has been stopped by Google, like for censorship reasons. Not good. So how much of us in anti-State land are targets of the State-worshipers at those powerful Internet enterprises like Google? Hmmm.
So anyway, regarding the article at The Federalist on the alleged wackos at Google, there is the case of former Google employee James Damore who wrote a memo critical of the atmosphere there and who asserted that females are not as drawn to STEM fields as males. Boy, did he get a lot of flak for that. Damore is now suing Google for his firing, and he claims that Google discriminates against white males and conservatives.
According to The Federalist article, employees there at Google blacklist and shun other employees who have expressed any views (or any slight indications of such views, like “microaggressions”) which are in any way going off the reservation. It is apparently a culture of intellectual intolerance with no allowable diversity in thought. They even give “peer bonuses” for people who go out of their way to reinforce the approved opinions of consensus conformity. It is not an office atmosphere in which I would want to be. Not friendly, for sure.
The lawsuit, according to The Federalist, mentions several examples of nonsense and craziness (Those are my words, not James Damore’s.) The lawsuit states:
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.
… 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.
One suggestion by a Google employee was to not hire “white cis heterosexual abled men who aren’t abuse survivors.”
(I rest my case.)
Now, one note that James Damore received in response to his memo, by an apparently paranoid person who thinks that others want to kill him, read, “I’m a queer-ass nonbinary trans person that is f***ing sick and tired of being told to open a dialogue with people who want me dead. We are at a point where the dialogue we need to be having with these people is ‘if you keep talking about this s***, i will hurt you.”
Trust me, person, my criticism of “transgender” ideology (and yes, it is an ideology!) does not mean I “want you dead.” If you think that, then you are quite paranoid.
So it’s actually the paranoid writer there who threatens to hurt others who challenge the majority consensus, not the memo-writer.
The James Damore-Google lawsuit also points out the directions for “How to (Properly) Punch a Nazi.” Never mind any process by which one has actually determined that someone is a “Nazi,” or what characteristics actually make up being a “Nazi.” And even if someone is determined to be a “Nazi,” the idea of physically assaulting the person?
At a “Free Speech” rally last year, mobs ganged up on individuals who were labeled a “Nazi” yet there was no actual indication that the victims of the mob violence were actual “Nazis,” let alone any hint of due process. (You would think that Internet businesses who thrive on freedom of speech, such as Google, would appreciate free speech!)
What all that really tells me is that for years now the schools have not been teaching kids how to think critically, but, along with today’s media and pop culture, have been brainwashing the youngins to think irrationally and to believe the most irrational things.
And also according to The Federalist, Google employees who do not share the majority consensus of far-left idiocy are suffering from a “psychotic break from reality.” (Talk about the “pot calling the kettle black,” for crying out loud!)
And related to all this, several so-called psychiatrists and authors including Bandy Lee, Gail Sheehy and Noam Chomsky wrote a new hysterical book about Donald Trump’s mental fitness! They made their assessment based on Trump’s shooting his mouth off all these years, and, mainly that’s it.
These schmucks are just like the “psychiatrists” who invent new “disorders” like “oppositional defiant disorder” to label kids who think critically and who question the consensus view. The kids are not individualistic in their mindset, they are just “mentally ill,” or “autistic,” according to the so-called experts.
Which brings me to Soviet dissident and defector Yuri Maltsev, the editor of Requiem for Marx. He witnessed how powerful apparatchiks of the government labeled someone “mentally ill” in his native land of Russia during the Soviet years. In a recent article, Dr. Maltsev wrote:
During the Nazi era and the Soviet rule political enemies were labeled as “mentally ill” and subjected to inhumane “treatments”. In the period from the 1960s up to 1986, abuse of psychiatry for political purposes was reported to be systematic in the Soviet Union, and even internationally renown Nobel laureates like Solzhenitsyn and Sakharov were all declared paranoiacs and schizophrenics. The fame of the chief KGB psychiatrist Andrei Snezhnevsky who gave the diagnosis of sluggish schizophrenia to numerous “enemies of the people” in absentia including Nobel laureates Andrei Sakharov, Joseph Brodsky and concluded that they were worthless. The prevalence of Snezhnevsky’s theories directly led to a broadening of the boundaries of disease such that even the mildest behavioral change could be interpreted as indication of mental disorder…
The practice of incarceration and torture of political adversaries in psychiatric hospitals in Eastern Europe, PRC, and the USSR damaged the credibility of psychiatry as a science in these states and internationally. I was blessed to know a great psychiatrist Tom Szasz who led a movement against psychiatry as it was and still used by Bandy Lee and her ilk as another form of coercion and violence against us. I recommend his “Idleness and Lawlessness in the Therapeutic State” (.pdf) to everyone to read as it is a classic of our time. Political abuse of psychiatry taking place in the US today should be condemned; otherwise all of us can discover ourselves restrained in psychiatric wards.
Now, did Googlers complain or did Bandy Lee, Gail Sheehy et al. write a book 15 years ago when George W. Bush started two wars of aggression and ordered the bombing and slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis? What about when George Bush Sr. started the first war of aggression against Iraq in 1991 and caused the deaths of the first bunch of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis throughout the 1990s? Who would DO that? Starting a war against another country that was of no threat to us? Only a psychopath, that’s who. But we hear NOTHING from “liberals” about these things.
And did the Googlers or the Bandy Lees and Gail Sheehys complain when Barack Obama continued the bombings, the drone strikes, the murders of innocents overseas, increasing the warrantless searches and the surveillance state, or Obama’s war on the Press, and all the rest? Nope.
And speaking of the lunatics calling the kettles black, what about other prominent people on the left, or “progressives” (or whatever you want to call them)? Such “liberals” as Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, Glenn Thrush, Kevin Spacey, Mark Halperin, the list is growing. If you read about some of the things these “men” have been alleged to have said and done, you’d have to conclude what a bunch of sickos, degenerates and nutsos these people are.
Yes, the Soviet-like culture of State power-worship and intellectual intolerance seems to be getting quite promoted by the “social justice” activists, the adored celebrities, the mental health ideologues, and, sadly, the folks at Google.