Fired Googler: 'Whole Culture Just Tries To Silence Any Dissenting View'

Ex-Google Employee Speaks With Jordan Peterson

Recently terminated former Google employee James Damore said he received strong performance reviews while working at Google.

Damore was terminated by Google after the spread of a memo he composed questioning the technology company's adherance to neo-Marxist "diversity" policies; "diversity" is a nonsense term used by the Left to push for reduction of white male representation and participation in selected social spheres.

In an Wednesday-published interview with Jordan Peterson, Damore briefly spoke of his history at Google:

I got promoted twice. My last review was the highest possible — superb — which is the top few percentile. So it definitely wasn’t based on performance that they fired me.

Google informed Damore that he was terminated for “perpetuating gender stereotypes”:

So the official excuse was that I was perpetuating gender stereotypes. That was the only reason. … [I was informed of my termination] by my HR representative and my director.

The decision to terminate him, said Damore, came from "higher-ups" in the company:

I’m sure [the decision to terminate me] was from higher up than that, because this is a huge PR move, so they would need approval from higher-ups. ... I actually published this about a month ago, and it was only after it got viral and then leaked to the news that Google started caring. ... There were a lot of upper management that specifically called it out and started saying how harmful it is, and how it’s unacceptable; this sort of viewpoint is not allowed at Google.

Left-wing politics are imposed company-wide, said Damore; dissenting political views are not tolerated:

The whole culture just tries to silence any dissenting view. We really need some more objective ways of looking at these things.

Damore described himself as a “Google fanboy." He hopes Google will shift its political ethos away from the false axioms of leftism:

I love Google. That’s the horrible part. I’ve always been the biggest Google fanboy. I’ve never had an iPhone. I’ve always tried to convince my friends to use Android. … This just puts a sour taste in my mouth.

Damore was with Google for about four years; about one year as an intern and about three years as an employee.

Watch the interview below.



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