The fiasco of James Damore

Here is a topic that has plagued me and rubbed me the wrong way entirely since I first heard of it. It’s the topic of James Damore, the Google employee who was essentially fired for wrongthink. A man who advocated diversity and inclusion, but was fired for perpetuating gender stereotypes. The background of this topic is as follows. In July 2017, Damore wrote a document titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” after a meeting on diversity invited feedback(1). [Read More]

How we conduct ourselves

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956) More and more often, I find myself having to defend my political opponents, or having to argue against those whom I presumably agree with. [Read More]