Tuesday, January 09, 2018

WorldCon and the Google lawsuit.

Today word was received that James Damore of "That Memo!" fame is suing Google.

James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired after arguing that the gender gap in tech may be partially explained by sex differences among men and women, just filed a class-action lawsuit against Google in the Santa Clara, Calif., Superior Court.
Damore came to fame after he wrote the now-infamous "Google Manifesto," where he pointed out that "differences in distributions of traits between men and women may in part explain why we don't have 50% representation of women in tech."
Despite being attacked as sexist by many left-wingers, many academics and researchers also came to his defense, including Toronto-based sex researcher Dr. Debra Soh and Geoffrey Miller, a evolutionary psychology professor at the University of New Mexico.
Filed Monday morning, the class-action lawsuit argues that Google discriminates against white conservative men on the basis of their "male gender" and "Caucasian race," further alleging that there is "open hostility for conservative thought" in the Google workplace.
To which we all chorus: "No kidding!"

What does this have to do with WorldCon? Well, this year's WorldCon and Hugo award ceremony will be held in San Francisco.That's where Google's headquarters is, and where all the computer nerds who work at Google live. Nerds who work in tech are big into SF/F books and movies, if I may be permitted to state the stereotype. It is reasonable to assume that many WorldCon volunteers and board members, factotums and apparatchicks either have history working at Google or similar company, and form part of the Silicon Valley culture. That would be the one hostile to James Damore.

It is therefore no surprise that Jon del Arroz, loudly Conservative author, Sad Puppy and all 'round SFWA/WorldCon gadfly, had his paid-up membership revoked and was banned from attending the San Francisco WorldCon.

These two things, Damore losing his job and del Arroz being banned are actually the same thing. West Coast Liberalism has progressed to the point where they are using their power against anyone who puts a foot wrong. Transgressions against Wokeness will be punished to the greatest degree possible.

In other words, the little bitchez are losing the Culture War despite having 100% control of education, publishing, Hollywood, Big Media, and Big Internet. Despite having all that, and they really do have all that, they lost the election. A guy they despise beat them all, and he's been mercilessly trolling them every day since November 2016.

They are angry, and they are lashing out with every weapon at their disposal. The Secret Masters of Liberal Fandom (SMOLFs) have decided it is better to burn the Church down than accept any impure Conservative Puppies into their holy precincts. Just as Google opened themselves to a potentially enterprise-destroying lawsuit rather than let a single memo stand.

Since they have decided to burn it all down to keep me from participating, I have brought hot dogs to roast. Mmmm, yummy. ~:D

The Phantom Hot Dog Chef.

Update! I am told China Mike of Vile 666 fame linked to this post. I can't tell. There's zero difference in traffic. Dear Mike, aka anonymous coward, you nitpick like a troll. Beware, lest the Iron Finger take you.


Sam L. said...

Exxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcellent! Good on ya!

The Phantom said...


Anonymous said...

The bitchez are winning the geography wars, tho. Worldcon is in San Jose and the Googleplex is in Mountain View.

The Phantom said...

Yes, and the distance between San Jose, Mountain View and San Francisco is so large that huge cultural differences can be noticed.

Or, you know, not. Because Google runs private buses from SF to its headquarters. I've been there, I know what it looks like and how far things are apart. Not very.

It should bother you that stupid nitpicky bullshit is all you've got to argue with. Don't make me wake up the Iron Finger, anonymous coward.

WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

It would be a shame if deplorable fans came down with puppy-related sadness and whizzed on their awards again.

A terrible, terrible shame.

The Phantom said...

Cryin' shame.

But then, that would mean a bunch of people buying memberships. Which would mean a bunch of money going to CHORFs. Which I think would be counter productive.

Better to let them wither on the vine.

By the way, for anyone confused by the acronym, CHORFs are "Cliquish, Holier-than-thou, Obnoxious, Reactionary, Fanatics."

Dickheads, basically.