About that Google memo that is this week’s Rage Fetish for the Progressive Left. The left is claiming that it is “anti-diversity” and that it makes claims that women are unsuitable for jobs in the tech industry because they are too emotional and inferior to men. The actual memo says none of those things. What it actually says is that inclusiveness and diversity should be extended to thoughts and ideas instead of being limited to race, gender, symbolism and feelings.
I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don’t endorse using stereotypes. When addressing the gap in representation in the population, we need to look at population level differences in distributions. If we can’t have an honest discussion about this, then we can never truly solve the problem.
Why is the left lying about this fairly anodyne memo? They are lying because they need to stoke outrage. Why do they need to stoke outrage? Because constant rage is absolutely necessary for the progressive left to achieve its goals.
Socialism — properly understood — is a scheme by which wealth is acquired through political power rather than economic success. Fidel Castro, Robert Mugabe, and Hugo Chavez are typical of socialist ‘heroes of the people’ who impoverished their people but died (or on Mugabe’s case, will die) with billions of dollars in foreign bank accounts. Bill and Hillary Clinton … with a net worth of well over $100 million… have done well on their modest salaries as ‘public servants.’
Misdirection is essential to keep the marks at the bottom from noticing that the politicians spouting the rhetoric of equality are getting very, very wealthy while their own economic circumstances are stagnant or declining. The oligarchs have to keep them in a perpetual state of outrage about ‘racism,’ or ‘sexism’ or ‘homophobia’ or ‘Islamophobia’ or whatever. They even came up with a term, ‘intersectionalities’ to make it possible for *everything* to be racist, sexist… et cetera. And because it’s a seven syllable word, the marks feel like they’re reall smart when they say it and don’t realize they’re being conned.
And the fact of the matter is there really isn’t a lot of racism or sexism or homophobia left in society. So, the left has to make stuff up. It has to make up that a Google employee wrote an ‘anti-diversity screed’ that attacked women as having no business in the tech industry, or that Michael Brown was an innocent young school boy shot to death by a racist cop as he pleaded for mercy. (“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”) They know that their base is too lazy to look up the facts and too cowardly to dissent even if they have doubts about the Narrative.
The left’s social, economic, and political ideas cannot stand up to scrutiny (which is why diversity of ideas is so threatening to them). Therefore, it is essential to keep its people in a state of rage, lest they calm down and start thinking about leftism objectively.