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On Social Justice Warrior Modus Operandi and the Google Memo

So some young doofus who worked at Google thought it was wise (it wasn’t) to post a 10-page manifesto (who writes long manifestos other than Ted Kaczyinski?) to the company website complaining about the company’s diversity hiring practices. He’s fired now.

He’d do well to read the following. The Left are obsessed with three things; Security, the Great Virtues (Agape, Egalitarianism, Justice) and Agency.   Under the heading of Egalitarianism falls the ideas of Equality and Fairness and a subheading under Equality is Equality of Outcomes.  Not Equality of Opportunity… Equality of Outcomes.

So the typical Social Justice Warrior modus operandi is as follows;

1) Search for an issue where the outcomes for one group are not the same as for another group (or groups);

2) Label the group enjoying a favorable outcome the Oppressors;

3) Label the groups not enjoying a favorable outcome the Victims;

4) Declare that the Oppressors are enjoying favorable outcomes because of discriminatory practices or societal biases against the Victims. These identified discriminatory practices can be merely alleged and unproven because, in true post-Modernism thinking so long as something is perceived or felt it has truth attached to it.

5) Demand that reverse discriminatory practices be employed to correct the imbalance in outcomes;

6) Never, ever entertain any suggestion that the disparity in outcomes might be the result of Victim behavior or character. Ostracize anyone who suggests as such and label them homophobes, transphobes, racists, sexists, bigots, etc.

7) Never, ever look back over your shoulder and review to see if the reversal of discriminatory practices has worked to actually improve outcomes for the Victims;

8)  Return to 1).

So, let’s take the issue of there not being a lot of female computer programmers.

There are way more male programmers than female programmers in Silicon Valley. An unequal outcome.

The males in charge of tech companies in Silicon Valley = the Oppressors

Females (in general) = the Victims

Females don’t get hired as computer programmers because Men (the Patriarchy) are systematically refusing to hire them.

Demand that this practice is reversed and that Men go out of their way to hire more female programmers to right the imbalance.

Scream “Sexist!” at anyone who suggests the problem may in fact be that a) not a lot of women actually go into computer programming or b) it’s not an occupation that women have shown to be particularly great at (with exceptions, of course)… for whatever reason.

Demand that affirmative action and hiring quotas be put in place, but never go back and see if these practices have actually improved the outcomes for female programmers, knowing instead that what it will more likely do is prevent male programmers from getting hired or promoted, which is OK because it’s harming the Oppressors (justice).

And so on. I could do this on any social issue of the day.  The formula for faux outrage, labeling, demands or justice and ignorance of results can apply to just about anything.

So young Google guy, James Damore, please learn your lesson.  You can’t fight the machine.

Here’s an exercise; Justin Trudeau says there is not enough female representation in federal cabinet.  Go through steps 2-8.  Enjoy.

 

Update – here’s the memo.

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3914586/Googles-Ideological-Echo-Chamber.pdf

It’s actually a very reasonable and well thought out article.  However, that doesn’t change the fact that writing it and posting it on your company board, when you know you work for a left-leaning company, is not a wise thing to do if you hope to keep your job.  Brave.  But bravery’s cousin is very often stupidity.

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On the First Debate

Memo to the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign:

Well, that was disappointing.

First, raise the microphone up so Mr. Trump stops leaning forward to speak.  He is trying to appeal to married women, that’s your swing voter.  Leaning forward to blurt answers comes across as aggressive.  Aggressive = not good.  Mr. Trump needs to look stately; stand up tall, keep movement to a minimum, talk to the camera when you speak and not Hillary or the moderator.  Speak to the American people.

Second, get rid of the split screen.  Mr. Trump is a tall man with stature.  She is a dumpy old woman.  People subconsciously associate stature and presence with leadership.  The split screen not only erased that advantage you had, but also allowed the camera to show your every strange wince and expression.  Why did Mr. Trump find it so hard to sip water?  He needs to practice drinking.

Your candidate is a horrible debater.  He tends to overuse words like “tremendous”, and “beautiful” when he’s trying to think of things to say.  His ramblings border on incoherent and he seems incapable of finishing an answer.  Besides prescribing him some Ritalin before the next debate to help focus his mind, perhaps he would do well to memorize some stock answers to expected questions like Hillary did.  For example;

On the issue of cyber-security:

“Your asking Secretary Clinton about cyber-security?  That’s rich.  The FBI report on Secretary Clinton’s emails and private server said that her server had been hacked by foreign agents.  Multiple times.  How much classified material was lifted by hackers Secretary Clinton?  What happened to the multiple cell phones that you lost but never reported?  The FBI report says that you clicked on a phishing email… for real?  Which one?  The one about the Nigerian prince with millions in a bank account?  Or the one about a free time-share in Costa Rica?  Why would anyone listen to you on cyber-security?  Unless it’s maybe advice on how to delete 33,000 emails.”

On the issue of not revealing his tax returns:

“You know why I haven’t revealed my tax returns?  Because I have done what every other smart rich person does; hire the best accountants and lawyers and instruct them find ways for me to pay as little tax as possible.  Does that make me unpatriotic?  No, it makes me smart.  And it makes me no different than your friends in Hollywood, the George Clooneys of the world throwing $10 million dollar fundraising dinners for you and Obama, but have homes in Switzerland because that’s where they hide their money away from US taxes.  I want to cut taxes on the wealthy because I don’t want rich people to have to hide their money or take it overseas, I want them to repatriate it.  Contrast that with your plan Secretary Clinton, to raise taxes even more on the wealthy.  It’s a fraud.  You won’t raise money for free tuition and all the other wonderful things  you want to spend money on… all you’re going to do is drive more money and investment out of the country.”

On his apparent support for the Iraq war in 2002:

“I wasn’t a politician in 2003.  I was a business man.  I am allowed to muse in public on whether or not the war was a good thing.  Perhaps I may have said that it sounded like a good idea to me at the time.  But you know what?  I rely on my elected representative to lead on those types of issues.  And you know who was my senator for the state of New York in 2003?   It was you, Secretary, or should I say, Senator Clinton, and you voted for the Iraq war.”

After Hillary speaks to the US allies to reassure them:

“That, Secretary Clinton, is an example of why you don’t get it.  You are more worried about talking to, and reassuring people in other countries than you are about reassuring the American people that we aren’t going to be asked to police the world while other countries, our supposed allies, freeload and fail to pay their fair share or honour their military commitments to our alliances.”

These are some examples.  Please feel free to contact us for help with more stock responses with regards to Black Lives Matter, race riots, accusations of sexism etc.

Yours sincerely,

RA

 

 

 

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