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When Those Championing Diversity Seek to Shut/Shout It Down at Facebook

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Why is it that those who say they welcome and champion diversity are so vehemently against diverse views when they conflict with their own? 

 

How confident is a political ideology that cannot tolerate dissent dissent from within its "ranks"? Cults seek to cast out, or worse, the unfaithful. Religions call them heretics. Totalitarians send you to the gulag, or worse. 

 

So what is the problem with Progressives? If they are so confident their worldview is ascendant, why all the effort to shame, shut down, or ruin the lives of those who disagree with them? 

 

From ZeroHedge:

 

According to a memo posted on Facebook's internal message board titled "We Have a Problem With Political Diversity", and which was published by the New York Times, senior Facebook engineer Brian Amerige confirmed Trump's allegation writing that

 

"we are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views" and shockingly admitted that "we claim to welcome all perspectives, but are quick to attack — often in mobs — anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology. We throw labels that end in *obe and *ist at each other, attacking each other’s character rather than their ideas."

 

The scathing indictment of Facebook's liberal "mono-culture" continues:

We do this so consistently that employees are afraid to say anything when they disagree with what’s around them  politically. HR has told me that this is not a rare concern, and I’ve personally gotten over a hundred messages to that effect. Your colleagues are afraid because they know that they — not their ideas — will be attacked. They know that all the talk of “openness to different perspectives” does not apply to causes of “social justice,” immigration, “diversity”, and “equality.” On this issues, you can either keep quiet or sacrifice your reputation and career. 

"These are not fears without cause" Amerige writes, and continues the stunning disclosure of the company's biased culture, "Because we tear down posters welcoming Trump supportersWe regularly propose removing Thiel from our board because he supported Trump. We’re quick to suggest firing people who turn out to be misunderstood, and even quicker to conclude our colleagues are bigots. We have made “All Lives Matter” a fireable offense. We put Palmer Luckey through a witch hunt because he paid for anti-Hillary ads. We write each other ad-hoc feedback in the PSC tool for having “offensive” ideas. We ask HR to investigate those who dare to criticize Islam’s human rights record for creating a “non inclusive environment.” And they called me a transphobe when I called out our corporate art for being politically radical.

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Amerige wasn't alone in his criticism of Silicon Valley's liberal bias, and as the NYT reports, since the post went up, "more than 100 Facebook employees have joined Mr. Amerige to form an online group called FB’ers for Political Diversity." The aim of the initiative, according to Mr. Amerige’s memo, is to create a space for ideological diversity within the company.

The new group has upset other Facebook employees, who said its online posts were offensive to minorities. One engineer, who declined to be identified for fear of retaliation, said several people had lodged complaints with their managers about FB’ers for Political Diversity and were told that it had not broken any company rules.

 

According to the NYT, the activity is a rare sign of organized dissent within Facebook "over the company’s largely liberal workplace culture." While the new group is just a sliver of Facebook’s work force of more than 25,000, the company’s workers have in the past appeared less inclined than their peers at other tech companies to challenge leadership, and most have been loyalists to its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg.

Edited by tomkaz

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5 hours ago, Cayotica said:

Yeah, the leftist libratards are all about anti-discrimination which is great, I only wish they weren’t so discriminatory about it.

Their lust for power is exposing their true selves   

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5 mins ago, pakalolo said:

Hypocritical buncha t wats. When confronted about the hypocrisy of their intolerance they assume a holier than thou attitude.

My favorite was the discussion of radical Islam creating a non-inclusive environment. Were there radical Islamists at FB who would feel targeted or excluded?  

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Well, I suppose the fact that Amerige is still employed at Facebook would indicate some level of self-awareness is growing there.  Ironically, the article gives reason to credit them for allowing the discussion.

 

We'll see if the dissenters get crushed or if a group of liberals actually manage to find some mirrors.

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