HILL, M.D. — Former Google senior software engineer James Damore
told PJ Media that Leftist staff at Google are "trying to dig
through" a private mailing list for conservatives at the Silicon
Valley company, attempting to get them fired.
are some networks [of conservatives], they're not well-known,"
Damore said in an interview Friday. "There's a private mailing list
at Google, but many employees want to dig through that -- it's a
conservative mailing list."
do employees "want to dig through it"? So they can get conservatives
fired. "They want to dig through that to find anything that might
kind of go against the code of conduct and try to get those people
fired," Damore said.
really dangerous to try to coordinate actions" if you are a
conservative at the Silicon Valley giant, he explained.
fired Damore after the former software
engineer released a memo attacking the company as an "ideological
echo chamber." His memo revealed a bias against conservative ideas
at the company, and suggested that there might be biological reasons
for the gender gap in tech companies.
ironically, after his memo, women at Google took a day off.
filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB),
but the agency did not act very quickly on it. "Normally, the NLRB
lasts just a couple weeks, it's supposed to be expedited," Damore
told PJ Media Friday. "It's supposed to be expedited, but this was
a time, he dropped the NLRB complaint and filed
a class-action lawsuit against Google
instead. He is suing for discrimination against men, white people,
and conservatives at the company. "Our civil lawsuit was really the
most important thing," he explained. The NLRB complaint had become
"really more of a distraction."
the NLRB did actually weigh in on the case, anyway. Last month, an
NLRB lawyer sent a memo accusing
Damore of "sexual harassment" for his
comments in the memo last August. Damore's lawyer — and an
independent employment lawyer in the area — laughed at the idea,
suggesting that the NLRB lawyer meant to say "gender
Network survey last month revealed that employees at tech
companies in Silicon Valley censor their political ideas on the job,
and conservatives said they felt less comfortable expressing their
views on the job after Damore was fired.
Silicon Valley employees in the survey — from companies such as
Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft — said they were
"hesitant" to "truly bring their whole selves to work." A full 89
percent of very conservative workers and 74 percent of conservative
employees said so.
of my colleagues will openly mock conservatives, assuming that
everyone within earshot is liberal. Multiple times I’ve had to sit
through cruel mockery of my home state while others nodded and
laughed along," one conservative explained. Another recalled, “After
the election, the head of a department made multiple insinuations we
should fire employees who voted for Trump."
this environment, is it any surprise employees at Google would go
through a private mailing list to find an excuse to get