‘Don’t Be Evil’? Google Is Becoming A Police State
The Federalist ^ | JANUARY 12, 2018 | Robert Tracinski
Posted on 1/13/2018, 9:50:21 PM by E. Pluribus Unum
Google employees are creating their own enclave of mandatory wokeness, but they’re not content to keep this ideological policing within their own walls.
Back in the day, Google famously adopted the corporate motto, “Don’t be evil.” It hasn’t turned out so well.
The problem is that their motto didn’t define what constitutes evil, so it left an opening for narrow-minded zealots to commandeer company resources in a witch hunt against whatever they define as the forces of wickedness. That’s what has happened at Google, which has adopted a corporate culture of quasi-totalitarian ideological uniformity that it is now starting to impose on everyone who uses its services. Which is, let’s face it, pretty much everyone. For now.
Google’s internal culture has been laid bare by James Damore’s lawsuit alleging employment discrimination. The picture we get is a corporate culture of lockstep ideological uniformity, enforced by censorship, badgering, and blacklisting. Damore furnishes one note from a Google manager in 2015, addressed to “hostile voices.”
I will never, ever hire/transfer you onto my team. Ever. I don’t care if you are perfect fit or technically excellent or whatever.
I will actively not work with you, even to the point where your team or product is impacted by this decision. I’ll communicate why to your manager if it comes up.
You’re being blacklisted by people at companies outside of Google. You might not have been aware of this, but people know, people talk. There are always social consequences.
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