Google Firing Over Diversity Memo Shows How Outrage Addiction Is Making Us Stupid

Aug 11, 2017 by

by Hans Fiene, The Federalist:

When James Damore wrote his ten-page memo criticizing Google’s “ideological echo chamber,” he didn’t argue that every woman’s uterus makes her incapable of chairing board of directors meetings or writing code. He argued that, in general, women prefer to avoid high-stress jobs and solitary positions. In other words, he argued that the reason Google doesn’t have an even male-female split in leadership and tech jobs is because, by and large, women don’t want those jobs.

After Gizmodo leaked Damore’s memo, numerous voices in the media began twisting his words. “He said women may be genetically unsuited for tech jobs,” barked the Washington Post. “That guy didn’t want any women near a computer,” proclaimed CNN. When Google CEO Sundar Pichai finally addressed the controversy, he stated, “to suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not okay.” Quite simply, Google fired Damore not for what he said, but for what the media claimed he said.

The distinction between “all women are incapable of holding these jobs” and “most women aren’t interested in these jobs” is not a difficult one to grasp. Why, then, were the media and Google so quick to dice Damore into Soylent Green and can him? The answer is quite simple. We are now a bunch of outrage addicts so desperate for our daily anger fix that we’ve turned ourselves imbecilic trying to get it.

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