Ben Boychuck has a nice take on the whole “Diversity is our Strength” meme. The article on American Greatness ends in the middle and has a link so I linked to the whole article on the Sacramento Bee. He makes a good point.
Probably so much has been written about this young man that anything I write is bound to be at least somewhat repetitive. So, instead I’ll tell you what bothers me about this situation. This is a pretty idealistic good-hearted kid who just got railroaded by the richest company in the world and then pilloried by the press. Can you imagine how his parents feel? Can you imagine how he feels? I listened to him answering the charges trumped up by the media. They did everything they could to twist his statements into misogynistic and somehow even racist sentiments. His answers were measured and well expressed and very much to the point. His facts were accurate and his whole approach was reasonable and genuine. He struck me as a very intelligent and very young man. Naïve is also how I’d describe him. I think he was genuinely surprised that he would be punished the way he was for opinions that were moderate and reasonable. I think his sin is believing the words that his employer told him. James Damore believed Google when they said that those with different opinions could speak openly at Google and have no reason to fear. That was the lie. Someone of my generation knows that is the leftist lie. It is a recasting of the basis of the story “Animal Farm.” Basically, it is a way of saying, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
Well, he’s just learned that lesson. Chances are he’ll be just fine. Anyone who goes to multiple Ivy League schools probably won’t be out on the streets anytime soon. And I’m sure that his family connections will allow him to bounce back from this setback. So maybe this will make him a wiser man. But he’s just learned a hard truth. Because he’s a normal white male, he’s a second-class citizen and nobody is going to come to his defense at Google or any other Fortune 500 company if he tells the emperor that he has no clothes. He’ll be cast into the outer darkness where there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Anyone over the age of thirty knows how the corporate diversity speak works. We’re all told how important it is and to what lengths we must go to make it work. And if you want to hold onto your job you’ll keep quiet and go along at least to the extent of keeping your opinions to yourself. That’s what James Damore will do from now on.
But the most important thing that comes out of this whole circus is that more and more people are finding out just how pathetically twisted the whole diversity sham has become. It’s become a religion from which no dissent is tolerated or allowed to survive. Possibly this will re-open the debate about the whole government affirmative action racket. Maybe something finally will be done by the Supreme Court.
I wish the best for James in the future. I hope he goes on to great success as a software programmer or whatever tech specialization he possesses. Maybe someday he’ll own a company of his own and then he can treat people the way he says he thinks they should be treated. But I just hope he fires the first person who tells him he has to hire more women. That would seem to be poetic justice.
So good luck James and welcome to the real world. It ain’t pretty.