I don’t think it was James Alex Fields Jr. piloting the 2010 Dodge Challenger of Peace™. The man behind the wheel of this horrific act seemed far too calm and collected. Reversing at high speeds with Michael-Moore-at-a-buffet levels of adrenaline is harder than it looks.
Also wafting in the air are the pictures, which seem to show an older, fitter driver.
Another troubling detail, there were no airbags deployed. Was this car prepped ahead of time?
I believe this entire event was a setup, with operatives on both sides luring unsuspecting civilians into the melee. We should take a close look at who the thought leaders involved are, who’s payroll they are on, and be aware of the outrageous media spin. Not only were people seriously injured, but a person was killed on this day. This event worked well to fuel hatred and create an even wider divide in America.
Late last week, James Damore unleashed an internal document at Google called “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber“. The resulting Salt Tsunami was to be expected, as apparently thousands of employees have smothered him with hate mail and requests to management for his immediate dismissal. Here are some leaked caps (don’t you hate being spied upon?) from their internal Google+ network:
Yet, an internal poll shows that a substantial number of employees feel the same way:
Somewhat surprising. Here is the memo released in response by Danielle Brown, “Google’s brand new VP of Diversity, Integrity & Governance”.
I’m Danielle, Google’s brand new VP of Diversity, Integrity & Governance. I started just a couple of weeks ago, and I had hoped to take another week or so to get the lay of the land before introducing myself to you all. But given the heated debate we’ve seen over the past few days, I feel compelled to say a few words.
Many of you have read an internal document shared by someone in our engineering organization, expressing views on the natural abilities and characteristics of different genders, as well as whether one can speak freely of these things at Google. And like many of you, I found that it advanced incorrect assumptions about gender. I’m not going to link to it here as it’s not a viewpoint that I or this company endorses, promotes or encourages.
Diversity and inclusion are a fundamental part of our values and the culture we continue to cultivate. We are unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a company, and we’ll continue to stand for that and be committed to it for the long haul. As Ari Balogh said in his internal G+ post, “Building an open, inclusive environment is core to who we are, and the right thing to do. ‘Nuff said. ”
Google has taken a strong stand on this issue, by releasing its demographic data and creating a company wide OKR on diversity and inclusion. Strong stands elicit strong reactions. Changing a culture is hard, and it’s often uncomfortable. But I firmly believe Google is doing the right thing, and that’s why I took this job.
Part of building an open, inclusive environment means fostering a culture in which those with alternative views, including different political views, feel safe sharing their opinions. But that discourse needs to work alongside the principles of equal employment found in our Code of Conduct, policies, and anti-discrimination laws.
I’ve been in the industry for a long time, and I can tell you that I’ve never worked at a company that has so many platforms for employees to express themselves—TGIF, Memegen, internal G+, thousands of discussion groups. I know this conversation doesn’t end with my email today. I look forward to continuing to hear your thoughts as I settle in and meet with Googlers across the company.
James has a PhD in Biology from Harvard, but surely the 23 year-old Diverse Feminist Nazi Punching Correct Thinking individuals know better than him.
Brianna Wu seems to think he wears the pants….
Some of the reaction/salt/damage control:
***UPDATE*** James Damore has been fired in response, and is now considering legal action.
Can a man walk around with flowers on his chest and still feed his family? There is no single person credited with inventing the walking postcard; they came about as Japanese, Filipino, and Chinese workers immigrated to Hawaii in the 1800’s. Kimono fabrics, barong talongs, and multicolored silks race-mixed with native tapa (or “kapa”) cloth made from tree fibers.
It was probably just a meme, but it soon became clear that white people could be coerced into buying these shirts unironically. WWII got the ball rolling when sailors who spend all of their time on a ship with men in tight quarters mysteriously gravitated towards these loud prints. Oddly enough, Hollywood also started to push them. Frank Sinatra and Montgomery Clift rocked Alohas in 1953’s From Here to Eternity. Bob Hope lived in them throughout hisThe Road film series. Then Elvis Presley donned a bright red one on the cover of the Blue Hawaii soundtrack in 1961… not to mention all the other weird sweaty Hawaii Elvis stuff.
Then things took a turn for the complicated. From December 11th 1980 to May 1st 1988 Tom Selleck gifted the world Magnum, P.I. His trademark “Red Jungle Bird” shirt shifted the paradigm irreconcilably. Maybe it was Marxism, maybe it was cocaine; but the 1980’s meant a man was able to dress gay yet act straight. This LARPing as a Ferrari owner fad lasted into the early 90s, when it was finally put to rest by Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
These abhorrent shirts were comfortably obscure for the next decade, until a fringe element Neo-Nazi group decided to revive them. Calling themselves the #TikiRight, these boozy extremists embrace Tiki culture and idolise Tom Selleck as their ideal Alpha-Male archetype.
Tiki bars have become recruiting centres for “Tiki Terrorists”, as members of #TikiRight use Aloha shirts to signal rank and faction. Knowing who is already indoctrinated, they move in on unsuspecting patrons without matching attire. Neo-Nazi hate group speech think is occurring across the nation, as correct thinking people fall prey to these wolves in Selleck’s clothing. Dens of depravity since inception, Tiki Bars have become a matter of national security.