The title is a reference to the original Ghostbusters, in case you missed it. By now, hopefully you have heard of James Damore, the Google employee who was recently fired for daring to speak his mind regarding Google’s diversity policies and promotion of women and minorities who were unworthy of their positions. The guy published a widely circulated ten page memo which cited mounds of scientific evidence about why this was a bad idea. You always hear shit from liberals about how they are the party of science until science disagrees with their superstitions. Then, it is impossible that the science is correct. The only possible explanation is that whoever is speaking such things is guilty of bad thoughts and must be punished.
Damore originally published anonymously. However, he should have known that if he felt the need to publish this anonymously that the people within Google who disagree with him, the very people who set the policies against which he was protesting, were going to track him down and try to ruin him. Common Sense should have told him that he worked for a company that was in cahoots with the NSA and CIA in terms of data gathering and spying on citizens. There was no way he could have hoped to preserve his anonymity. But that’s the rub. Why should he have to preserve his anonymity? Why are things that were considered conventional wisdom just a few generations ago be taboo subjects to talk about now? It’s not as if there was any sort of settled science that contradicts what he said. Quite the contrary. Liberals seem to mistake the idiotic, unscientific upheaval of the 1960s for some sort of knowledge breakthrough. It wasn’t. But to liberals, once they have their way, there is no going back, no challenging the ruling on the field. In his word salad Damore repeatedly proclaimed himself to be a liberal and felt the need to knock those of us on the right several times, perhaps in the hopes of showing he was a Good White so they wouldn’t fire him. He should have understood how they play their games. Obviously, he didn’t fully understand how the left works. Silly boy.
As Vox Day has noted, Google has put itself in a precarious position here. Internal surveying showed that at least a third of Google employees agreed with the ideas in the memo. Undoubtedly, a large portion of those agreeing with it were white men. Those guys are vital to Google’s survival. Despite constant claims to the contrary, no high-end firm is going to be able to thrive, or even survive, with women and minorities doing the programming. At some point, whether by hook or by crook, they need the work of white men. Now, Google has made it clear that straight white men are second-class citizens within their corporation. They have set themselves up for sabotage, and it would serve them right.
Make no mistake. They are slowly throttling the Golden Goose. It does not matter that Google has deep pockets and a huge market share. There are going to be plenty of tech developers already at Google and elsewhere who are going to have no desire to work there. The money isn’t the only thing, but it is the only thing Google has. I remember reading somewhere…hmmm, where was that?…that men are not nourished by bread alone. When it becomes unbearable to work at Google, and when going to work means constantly looking over your shoulder and being the obvious target for abuse by less qualified people all around you, white guys will stop working there. And when Google sees a lot of the top talent (read: white men) going elsewhere, they will not be able to compensate.
Vox makes an excellent point that they are actually unable to turn a profit on any of their various other ventures. This will pave the way for others who can. I have long believed that there is a huge market for social media and other technology that is friendly not just to people who are politically conservative, but two people who are apolitical but traditional. When that technology develops, and people are willing to pay for it, you will see Google collapse as its business model will not be able to keep up or adjust. I know I personally would be willing to pay a few dollars a month for social media website that did not collect data on me or sell information to outside companies. Google has based its entire model on making its customers pay in kind rather than currency, and they will not be able to make the switch as they are overextended. When Google and companies like it (looking at you, Twitter) begin to collapse the left will be lost in the woods. I do not believe that I am getting ahead of myself, or that I am being overly optimistic. There are iron laws in human existence, and despite what liberals have long thought of themselves, they are absolutely not immune to them. The gods of the copybook heading are limping up to explain things once more. It’s going to be glorious.