Google is a private company and can fire employees, but the company’s goal is to program Americans to trust tyrants.
I mentioned a couple of days ago that we don’t understand Google unless we realize its mission to program Americans to be brainwashed into “progressivism.” They are maintaining an environment that is totalitarian and that they—a significant portion of decision makers in the company—want to see the government rollout.
Yesterday, The Federalist posted an extended argument to prove that point. In, “Okay, Google: How Do You Prepare A Country For Totalitarianism?” Robert Tracinski writes:
Google could decide that its mission is not to provide us with access to information but to police our views to make sure they are politically correct.
The warning shot is the way Google recently fired one of its high-level engineers, James Damore, for posting on an internal discussion board an anonymous memo making a measured argument against the company’s approach to “diversity.” The big irony? He began the memo by warning that “Google’s political bias has equated the freedom from offense with psychological safety, but shaming into silence is the antithesis of psychological safety. This silencing has created an ideological echo chamber where some ideas are too sacred to be honestly discussed. The lack of discussion fosters the most extreme and authoritarian elements of this ideology.” Everything that happened subsequently at Google, on Twitter, and in the technology media has validated this warning a thousand times over.
For those who point out that Google is a private company that can hire or fire anyone it wants—and for all those “liberals” who have suddenly embraced big corporations’ power to dictate terms to their employees—this is absolutely correct. It is also beside the point. A country does not have a dictator pop up spontaneously, out of nowhere, and suddenly push the bonds of repression down on everyone. The people have to be ready for dictatorship. They have to learn to embrace its habits and practices voluntarily, or at least to show little resistance. In that regard, what is more important than Damore’s firing was the reaction to it, which show us how many people are willing to cheer on and participate in the ruthless suppression of dissent against the prevailing orthodoxy.
He then spells out how Google’s corporate fascist culture is a recipe to program Americans to accept complete tyranny. The steps he spells out with examples and arguments are:
- “Create an ideological dogma immune to factual or logical criticism.”
- “Make discussion itself into an offense.”
- “Get the press to smear and lie about dissenters.”
- “Recruit and reward informants on dissenters.”
- “Make threats of violence acceptable, when they’re against the wrong people.”
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