Google Opens the Door for Firing Progressives
Google fired James Damore on Monday because of an initially internal writing he authored regarding company culture. And while people’s outrage over the termination is understandable, that outrage won’t achieve anything on its own. So action must follow it. And a solid course of action would be for other employers to start firing people who have progressive beliefs.
In case you aren’t aware of what happened, Breitbart provides a summary of what Damore wrote and Google’s stated reason for firing him. Progressives have cheered the firing and want more terminations of anyone who might disagree with them. Meanwhile, others have defended him and are talking about how it is becoming increasingly difficult to say anything that doesn’t adhere to progressive doctrine without risking your career.
Progressives are wrong and those who are complaining are correct. But we are far past the stage where complaining serves much purpose. Therefore, it is time for action—action that puts progressives on the defensive. And my proposal is quite simple: employers should start firing employees who say anything supportive of progressives or their positions.
In other words, if Google can fire an employee for not being progressive enough, than anyone else can fire employees for being too progressive.
Support the “LGBTQIX” agenda? You’re fired. Think it’s neat that communists beat up Trump supporters and engage in other violence and mayhem? You’re gone. Say that there’s too much “toxic masculinity” in the U.S.? There’s the door. Want to make white people pay because you hate their skin color? See ya. Condemn Christianity and hope it dies? Get out of here.
Reciprocity is the answer—or at least a strong one. Others have suggested pursuing legal courses of action against Google. Those are legitimate options too, because they again involves doing and not just talking.
Outrage over what happened to Damore is fine but it won’t change anything. Google and other progressives won’t tolerate dissent from their views. So it would be nice to see other employers be intolerant of any of employees who support progressivism.
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