GregD wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:59 pm
sarge wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:16 pm
Not only do Liberals tend to lie about what someone said and then kick the stuffing out of the strawman afterwards, they'll also claim that other people ignore science and that they never do, and then they'll ignore it all day long when it interferes with their narrative.
So you did not explicitly call me a liar. But it certainly looks to me that you are saying that "my kind" tend to be liars. Or am I misrepresenting what you said?
If you would, please review either of the two links I provided and indicate where either of them misrepresented the memo. Or for that matter where I misrepresented the memo.
The people reporting to you the contents of the memo have been repeatedly called out for putting out false information so that any given story fits a particular narrative.
When that repeatedly happens to sources I've used, I stop defending them, repeating them, and believing them.
What you do with the information they give you is your business.
Here is the entire memo in its original form
, unedited and uninterpreted by Liberal biased sources. This is the stuff I read when controversies like these rise up. Then I make up my own mind. The first paragraph is revealing:
I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don’t endorse using stereotypes. When addressing the gap in representation in the population, we need to look at population level differences in distributions. If we can’t have an honest discussion about this, then we can never truly solve the problem. Psychological safety is built on mutual respect and acceptance, but unfortunately our culture of shaming and misrepresentation is disrespectful and unaccepting of anyone outside its echo chamber. Despite what the public response seems to have been, I’ve gotten many personal messages from fellow Googlers expressing their gratitude for bringing up these very important issues which they agree with but would never have the courage to say or defend because of our shaming culture and the possibility of being fired. This needs to change.
I'm of the opinion that the Left leaning sources that have charaterized this memo as being anti-women and anti-diversity don't want people to have the courage to say what they think and support punishing people who do. IOW, they don't want things to change to a point where people have the courage to say what they think about the important issues of our time. The Left leaning media response to this memo reveals that what he says in it is entirely true, and its not limited to Google.
~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.
~Extreme: all disparities in representation are due to oppression
~Authoritarian: we should discriminate to correct for this oppression
~Differences in distributions of traits between men and women may in part explain why we don’t have 50% representation of women in tech and leadership. Discrimination to reach equal representation is unfair, divisive, and bad for business.