Poll: Americans Are Fed Up With Politically-Correct Viewpoint Discrimination

Since I’ve been feeding you a heavy dose of pessimism about America’s general cultural slouch away from respecting free speech rights and dissenting views, I feel like I owe it to you to share hopeful glimmers when they appear.  Our hyperdrive news cycle has already zoomed past Google’s widely-discussed firing of an engineer for “perpetuating gender stereotypes” in a controversial (and often mischaracterized) internal memo, but let’s take a moment to revisit that kerfuffle.  Not only did the episode shine a cautionary spotlight on the perils of corporate America’s intensifying private coercion problem vis-a-vis free expression, it raised serious questions about viewpoint discrimination and punishment in the workplace.