Fired Google Engineer Speaks to Blogger Stefan Moliyneaux After Bizarre Attacks


Fired Google employee, James Damore spoke with Stefan Molyneaux about the recent firestorm over his memo, ‘Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber’, which pointed out the problems in the politically correct/social engineering culture at Google.

Mr. Damore said he wrote the memo during a 12-hour flight to China to fill his time and collect his thoughts about all the PC silencing. The memo was shared over a month ago with a limited audience and there was “none of this explosive reaction”, he said.

This wasn’t said during the interview, but the media had a lot to do with ginning up the outrage.

He said he’s a logical person and just wanted to have a rational discussion.

Social media blew up first and Mr. Damore mentioned they were calling him “all these misogynistic racist terms”. It got to Gizmodo from there. He doesn’t believe anyone connected to him caused the blow up.

Also interesting is the fact that Google and the media removed all the citations and graphs backing up his comments from the memo and messed up the formatting.

The attacks on his race and gender took him by surprise and it’s what he was trying to avoid. Mr. Damore was talking about “not reducing people to their gender”. Never did he suggest female Google engineers aren’t as good as male engineers.

Mr. Damore said some of Google’s employees feel totally alienated and isolated and he was pointing out the problems in the culture that causes it. Many people told him they were thinking of leaving because it’s gotten so bad.

If people take the time to read the memo, even without the footnotes and graphs, they will see it’s not extreme or rude or offensive. Breitbart found a number of therapists and a biologist who agree with Mr. Damore. Mr. Damore’s arguments are reasonable. He said that he wants people to understand what it’s like being in an “oppressive echo chamber.” People need to open up and try to understand each other to progress, he said.

Listen to the interview.

The Google CEO and top administration are so out of touch, they blabbered about how Google employees should be free to speak and express their views. Read about that here.


  1. Unfortunately this is indicative of many a large corporation, even in an industry that is too important to the entire country, namely Utilities. It can be categorized as a cliquish type culture, and sociopolitical is merely one example.

    As one who had 40+ years experience I came to find that had little consequence. Instead of considering legitimate security concerns they were content to dismiss the same and expose the entire system covering three states to the public internet. After so many issues I became so disgusted I decided to retire early.

    I had always been self-conscious on my abilities but once everything became consolidated I had more contact with all the other affiliated groups. I was shocked to learn that my knowledge exceeded virtually all in these other groups. After that I started speaking up more and more which certainly wasn’t to my benefit. At one point I said to my Supervisor you can either do things right or do them half-assed. The Manager held a meeting to change how Software was coded which showed his complete ignorance in coding. When I mentioned I never had the issue in 40 years experience he asked me to leave. From then on I was no longer allowed to be involved.

    Social media companies are exposing many issues that plague companies when their status becomes large enough which then enables dysfunction. The iconic Sears company has also reached that plateau and their demise is ongoing. Google is pursuing a similar type control apparatus as my own experience. Nearly every decade the company would engage another philosophical management technique. One was “Focus”, Total Quality Management, and the last being “Being One”. I forget the others but each was to improve the Company’s operation. It was truly ironic that the last method, in principle, might have accomplished its goals, but the practice never materialized.

  2. Google’s policy is that they will discriminate against white males and if a white male complains then that person will be persecuted further. I have been in technology for 35 years and have seen first hand the treatment I and others have received. It is undeniable. It encompasses hiring, assignments, promotions, raises, bonuses, layoffs.

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