With all the brouhaha over the firing of Google employee James Damore, it strikes me as remarkable the lack of commentary over the fact that Damore's paper, that resulted in his firing, indicates that he has been captured in many ways by the Social Justice Warrior mind set that he objects to.
For example, he writes in his paper:
I strongly believe in gender and racial diversity, and I think we should have more.But why is diversity put on such a high altar, even by Damore?
I live in San Francisco which is a very diverse city and I like being around people of different cultures but I see no need to demand diverse practices of others or to think it is some kind of great universal good. If people want to be around their own, what is wrong with this?
The last time I was at 47th Street Photo in New York City, it appeared that all the employees were orthodox Jews in conservative dress. So what? I was there to buy a camera and they had good deals. Why should I care if the owner only hires those that are like him? If an exchange works for me, I make it. if it doesn't I don't. Do I really have to give a test of the views of all those I do exchanges with before I do an exchange? Do I have to look at the ethnic mix, cultural views and sexual mix of the employees of a firm before I do an exchange? Do I really need to demand diversity from the New York Knicks basketball team that I cheer? Do I need to demand that they put on the court more whites, more Jews, more lesbians?
And this goes for Google, by the way, if they want to create an environment that is Social Justice Warrior intense, why should I care? I am only interested in their search engine and other services. I really don't care if their programmers are white males or transgender Puerto Rican midgets. As long as they provide quality services, I will stick with them, when they don't I will move on. I really don't care about their views on what kind of a mix of employees they should have.
Damore in his paper also presents a chart of what he claims are the differences in "biases" between the Left and the Right. But he is very confused here.
He lists as "compassion for the weak" as a Left bias but this is a misunderstanding of the nature of compassion, Lefties may want more government intervention to aide the weak, but some conservatives may be against this not because they are less compassionate but becasue they hold the view that the weak are best helped by free markets rather than government interventions.
He lists the Left as Open. One has to ask is he serious? Has he seen how the Left has shut down conservative speakers on campuses across the country?
And he claims on his chart that the Left holds that "humans are inherently cooperative." But the Left is about gaining central power to force the will of those in control on everyone while the anti-leftist limited government advocate appreciates the inherently cooperative nature of mankind and the lack of necessity for a central power to enforce against naturally cooperative behavior.
Damore also seems to buy into the concept of microaggressions. He writes:
Our focus on microaggressions and other unintentional transgressions increases our sensitivity, which is not universally positive...He is implying here that such transgressions actually do exist when what is mostly going on is that words and figures of speech are distorted by Social Justice Warriors to suggest hostile meanings for what is said, meanings that don't really exist. The only aggressions here are by the SJW phrase distorters that want to start trouble. In other words, the only term I will grant is a microaggression is the word microaggression itself.
It should also be noted that Damore is considering appealing to the Labor Department because his "rights" have been violated. But here he is calling on a state body, that is a great enforcer of SJW regulations at corporations, to help him against a former employer that doesn't want him. That is, when all is said and done, he, himself, is not against using the tool of Lefty style central control when it suits his interests to force an exchange with a former employer that no longer wants to have anything to do with him.
Bottom Line: The Social Justice Warrior mind set is so ingrained in much of modern day American thinking that a man is hailed as an anti-SJW hero who carries the banner for a lot of SJW propaganda
Further, marches are now being planned on Google offices by so-called anti-SJW protesters who want to demand that their social and culture views be adopted by Google.
Freedom is not about demanding anyone act or hold any views, no matter how sound or wacky they may be. It is about live and let live.
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