Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal.
Some context is needed here: these are the same Google employees who have refused to do defence contract work because it was the “business of war.”
I’ve been called unpatriotic on both this blog and Twitter. But the reality is simple: unless you’re prepared to defend the country (especially when you can get paid to do so) you don’t have any business messing around with its political processes in the way Google can. These latter day hippie dreamers have the idea that we can go on being the liberal hegemon they like without the military capability to back it up. That may have been true in the past (before World War II, in the 1990’s when there was no other superpower) but that’s certainly not the case now.
And that leads to something else: if their idea is for only one side to be “out there” what’s the point of the United States? Aren’t we supposed to be about freedom? Unfortunately our discourse is dominated by a class that never knew real freedom to start with, and that’s most of the source of our problems.