Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by Ethan Huff
Frustrated with Google’s continued efforts to silence free speech and control the content that shows up on people’s internet searches, protesters from all across the country are planning a multi-locale “March on Google” on August 19 to make their voices heard. The nationwide event will reportedly take place at ground zero, Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, as well as in New York City, Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, Boston, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Kirkland, Washington (near Seattle).
Dubbed as a coordinated effort to challenge Google’s “silencing (of) dissenting voices,” the protest was sparked after the recent firing by Google of James Damore, a company employee who wrote a memo entitled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” Some news outlets have described the memo as being “anti-diversity,” but in reality, it simply challenges Google’s discriminatory policies that cater to LGBT people, for instance, at the expense of everyone else.
In his memo, Damore called into question Google’s political bias, for instance, explaining that it practices “shaming into silence” everyone who disagrees with it as promoting “the antithesis of psychological safety.” Damore also challenged Google’s “lack of discussion” on important matters relating to political bias, the gender pay gap myth, and others extreme forms of political correctness that Google accepts and promotes, not to mention is blatant censorship of web search results.
“Google has several biases and honest discussion about these biases is being silenced by the dominant ideology,” Damore wrote in his memo, noting that Google loves to talk about fictitious race and gender biases, but never about its flagrant political orientation bias, which fosters discrimination against employees with conservative-leaning political views.
For expressing these truths, Damore was reportedly fired from his position at Google, ironically illustrating the “Goolag”-type dictatorship that exists at this powerful company. In response, Damore is planning to sue Google for his being wrongfully terminated, having submitted a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board just before his expected firing.
But this is just the start of Google’s troubles from those who are absolutely outraged that the company would stoop to such lows to silence dissent. Google had initially attempted to hold a discussion on the matter with its 60,000 employees, but many of the questions that Google had asked its employees to submit were apparently leaked, and their private information published online for the world to see – a retaliatory effort by hackers to shame Google for committing an egregious act of discriminatory vengeance against an employee who had every right to express his views without fear of retribution.
“Google is a monopoly, and it’s abusing its power to silence dissent and manipulate election results,” the March on Google website explains, announcing its plans for the upcoming protest. “Protesters may also be exercising their free speech rights, which Google does not respect, by protesting in front of the homes of Google’s executive team.”
Meanwhile, the mainstream media is working on behalf of Google to discredit the protest by falsely associating it with the so-called “alt-right,” a fictitious “group” that supposedly espouses racist ideologies and other fringe positions. The March on Google is in no way affiliated with the alt-right, nor does it have anything to do with race.
“We, the organizers of the March on Google, join the President in condemning the actions in Charlottesville on August 12th,” the protest website added in a recent update. “Despite many false rumors from those seeking to discredit us we are in no way associated with any group who organized there.”
More on the March on Google and how to join up with it in a city near you is available at the March on Google website.
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