Wednesday, August 9, 2017
James Damore - And Yet It Moves
I was honored to be a speaker at a private conference near Toronto, Canada. Most of the attendees were university age students. The goal was to discuss ideas that are now forbidden within the establishment.
Ironically, as I was speaking, James Damore was fired from Google for writing an essay that discussed why women might be represented lower in engineering than in other professions. Based on watching his interviews. James politically seems to be a Left Libertarian who thinks increased diversity is a GOOD thing. However, he argued that blaming it all on the "evil White male patriarchy" might be a tad too simplistic and other ideas should be explored. He also warned that Google was becoming an "echo chamber" that did not allow opposing ideas.
His echo chamber assumption was proved correct as Damore was fired for stating his opinion.