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Google Lawsuit Exposes Stalinist Climate Protecting Anti-White, Anti-Male Bias

Posted on | January 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Google Lawsuit Exposes Stalinist Climate Protecting Anti-White, Anti-Male Bias


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:

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.
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.” . . .
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.

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.

Why is Soviet history so relevant to what happened at Google? How could far-left “social justice” ideology have become institutionalized at what is, after all, a powerful (and enormously profitable) communications conglomerate valued at more than $400 billion? This is explained by the fact that, during the past decade, identity-politics grievance groups began eyeing Silicon Valley as a target for class-action lawsuits alleging discrimination against women and minorities. At companies like Google, slogans of “diversity” and “inclusion” were used to disguise what were, in reality, defensive measures against such accusations. In April 2017 — four months before Damore’s “manifesto” went viral — the Labor Department accused Google of “extreme” discrimination against women:

Google has discriminated against its female employees, according to the US Department of Labor (DoL), which said it had evidence of “systemic compensation disparities”.
As part of an ongoing DoL investigation, the government has collected information that suggests the internet search giant is violating federal employment laws with its salaries for women, agency officials said.
“We found systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce,” Janette Wipper, a DoL regional director, testified in court in San Francisco . . .
Janet Herold, regional solicitor for the DoL, said: “The investigation is not complete, but at this point the department has received compelling evidence of very significant discrimination against women in the most common positions at Google headquarters.”
Herold added: “The government’s analysis at this point indicates that discrimination against women in Google is quite extreme, even in this industry.”
Google strongly denied the accusations of inequities, claiming it did not have a gender pay gap.
The explosive allegation against one of the largest and most powerful companies in Silicon Valley comes at a time when the male-dominated tech industry is facing increased scrutiny over gender discrimination, pay disparities and sexual harassment.
The allegations emerged at a hearing in federal court as part of a lawsuit the DoL filed against Google in January [2017], seeking to compel the company to provide salary data and documents to the government.
Google is a federal contractor, which means it is required to allow the DoL to inspect and copy records and information about its its compliance with equal opportunity laws. [In 2016], the department’s office of federal contract compliance programs requested job and salary history for Google employees, along with names and contact information, as part of the compliance review.

If you read that carefully, you understand that this “compliance review” of Google’s hiring policies was begun by the Obama administration. The officials pushing this — Wipper and Herold — are bureaucratic holdovers from the previous administration, who filed a lawsuit in January 2017 (i.e., before Trump was inaugurated) at a time when Silicon Valley firms were “facing increased scrutiny over gender discrimination.” Under those circumstances, Google managers were obviously feeling pressure to demonstrate that they were not engaged in discrimination against women, which is the most obvious motive for the attitude of anti-male discrimination that the Damore lawsuit alleges:

Damore, Gudeman, and other class members were ostracized, belittled, and punished for their heterodox political views, and for the added sin of their birth circumstances of being Caucasians and/or males. This is the essence of discrimination — Google formed opinions about and then treated Plaintiffs not based on their individual merits, but rather on their membership in groups with assumed characteristics.
Google employees and managers strongly preferred to hear the same orthodox opinions regurgitated repeatedly, producing an ideological echo chamber, a protected, distorted bubble of groupthink. When Plaintiffs challenged Google’s illegal employment practices, they were openly threatened and subjected to harassment and retaliation from Google. Google created an environment of protecting employees who harassed individuals who spoke out against Google’s view or the “Googley way,” as it is sometimes known internally. Google employees knew they could harass Plaintiffs with impunity, given the tone set by managers — and they did so.
Google employs illegal hiring quotas to fill its desired percentages of women and favored minority candidates, and openly shames managers of business units who fail to meet their quotas—in the process, openly denigrating male and Caucasian employees as less favored than others.
Not only was the numerical presence of women celebrated at Google solely due to their gender, but the presence of Caucasians and males was mocked with “boos” during company-wide weekly meetings. This unacceptable behavior occurred at the hands of high-level managers at Google who were responsible for hundreds, if not thousands, of hiring and firing decisions . . .

Damore vs Google Class Action Lawsuit by zerohedge on Scribd


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.” Just as the Soviet dictatorship blamed the kulaks for food shortages, rather than acknowledge the failure of their own misguided policies, so also has Google made heterosexual white males the scapegoats for their managerial failures.

James Damore refused to play along with the social-justice game, and his truth-telling courage made him the Solzhenitsyn of the Google gulag.

Like I keep saying, people need to wake the hell up.

Also, as I keep saying, Hit the Freaking Tip Jar!




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