When Google silences dissent, it bodes poorly for the rest of us

Well, now we know what you’re not allowed to say if you work at Google. Next question: What are the rest of us allowed to say on the Internet?

When one of the planet’s most powerful information providers stifles dissent, I find myself wondering: How long before it’s our turn?

It already is.

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  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    It’s not just Google anymore. Anyone of us could be targeted. Does your boss or your HR department now have a veto over your political beliefs?
    It would seem that they now do.
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    • disqusW6sf

      Telling on one another. That was accepted behavior behind the Iron Curtain.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        Which is what the left is so desperate to recreate.
        They think if they can make everything left they will finally have their revolutionary utopia.
        All they will ever create is a dystopian existence for the rest of us.

      • Alain

        It was official policy in fact where even family members were encouraged and rewarded for denouncing family members and neighbours as “enemies of the state”. Just change that to “enemies of the ideology” and we have much the same thing today.

      • deplorabledave

        One of those reptiles is about to be re-elected leader of deutschland.

    • Exile1981

      I went for an interview a couple months ago. The hr guy said they had no idea how I ‘thought’ because I had no social media presence. He said that it had been impossible to see what my posts were like or the sorts of people I friended.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        Either that, or have a totally benign false presence (on the side but still under your real name with your actual activity not under your real name) filled with cat videos and pretty sunset pictures and motivational quotes.
        Sometime telling them you have no presence at all is not always believed, or it disqualifies you from the job.

        • Exile1981

          My only presence under my name is my linkedin account. I have links to my employer, various industry groups and the engineer licensing board.

          I was accused of being borring.

          • Drunk by Noon ✓

            Tell them you do all your best work while posting anonymously on 4chan/pol/
            Tell them if they just look up 4chan and anonymous and that you will seem way less boring. 😉

          • Exile1981

            I got told last tuesday I’m not getting the job because I don’t meet the new rules on diversity hiring.

            I said they were wrong I do. According to the paperwork any addiction qualifies you as an oppressed minority status. So I told them i’m a sex addict.

      • Alain

        Did you ask what that had to do with qualifing for the job?

        • Exile1981

          yes, they want to make sure your not a ‘danger’ or ’embarrasment’ to their company. They are big 5000 employees and it was a 6 month contract job.

    • Exile1981

      So boycott these companies.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        I now think that’s not enough.
        I can easily boycott them because they are not where I’m at.
        I think in every state we need employee freedom of consciousness laws that protect you from an employer that would penalize you for having different opinions and beliefs from theirs.

        • Exile1981

          I agree, but you’ll see the lefties screaming about that law until employers start laying them off for their beliefs.

          In Canada you can’t fire someone for political beliefs. Though if the fire a conservative they saw its because of their hateful thoughts not their political beliefs.

          • Drunk by Noon ✓

            It would be a very hard thing to contest.
            I think the biggest pushback might come from the absolutist libertarians.
            God I hate those AnCap assholes. They would enslave us all with their blind adherence to their dogmas.

          • Exile1981

            Lefty calls for the murder of white men – protected political speech.

            Conservative calls for screening of refugees to screen out terrorists and those with deadly diseases – hate speech, looses job.

  • Hard Little Machine

    They silence us. And then what that’s insufficient they direct mobs to kill us.

  • Wally Keeler

    Google
    is th nu
    Minitru

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Thank God I am self-employed.

    • Alain

      Yes, that is a plus but you still are not free of the danger. There have been good self-employed people whose livelihood was destroyed by SJW on social media.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        I avoid Facebook and Twitter like I would a leper colony.

        • Alain

          Wise decision.