No One Expects The Google Inquisition, But It’s Coming

We have already moved into the inevitable next stage of the James Damore “Google memo” saga. This is the stage where it’s not enough to fire Damore. We also have to fire everyone left at the company who might agree with him in any way. No one expects the Google Inquisition. via Pocket
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Some Chilling Public Speaking History | Manner of Speaking

Here is a rather chilling passage from The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It captures in a few short paragraphs the sense of terror that pervaded the Soviet Union under Stalin. Nowadays, we often hear people talk about being “bored to death” by a speaker. via Pocket
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Get ready for the ‘tech alt-right’ to gain influence in Silicon Valley – Business Insider

The firing of James Damore over his “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” memo will empower the tech alt-right. To understand why, imagine yourself as a Republican working at a big Silicon Valley tech company. via Pocket
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You Can’t Say That! | The Weekly Standard

It was in the mid-1980s that I first heard the term “politically correct,” from an older housemate in Berkeley. She had a couple glasses of wine in her and was on a roll, venturing some opinions that were outré by the local standards. via Pocket
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The Daily Pennsylvanian | ‘Not all cultures are created equal’ says Penn Law professor in op-ed

Returning to the American cultural values of the 1950s — thrift, gratitude, temperance, continence, among others — would “significantly reduce society’s pathologies,” says Penn Law School professor Amy Wax in an op-ed published Thursday on Philly. via Pocket
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Deepening Racism Is Enslaving the Minds of the ‘Oppressed’

There are plenty of problems with the culture of victimhood, but one of them is that when people start identifying themselves and others primarily as members of victim (or oppressor) groups, it doesn’t stop there. via Pocket
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When Loretta Met Bill | The Weekly Standard

In many quarters of the American news media today, seasoned journalists seem incapable of pondering those parts of reality that don’t complement their political worldviews. It goes beyond “bias”—we’re all biased. This is negligence. via Pocket
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