The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall…
Rayn: Facebook Engineer Quits Over Company’s Mob-Like Attacks on Anyone Opposed to ‘Left-Leaning Ideology’:
Johnson J.: daily caller. bs
Rayn: BS? The source within this article is readily available…
The Facebook Engineer Who Wrote a Controversial Memo Decrying the Company’s ‘Intolerant’ Culture is Leaving:
Daniel Sv.: I only look forward to a social media that is not explicitly left wing.
Johnson J.: what happens if you yell racial slurs in an ethnic neighborhood ? u get mobbed. Right wing is Nazi. this is a Nazi publication. BS. even if they were being overzealous… we are at war.
Rayn: Though you seem to indicate otherwise, Johnson, non-leftist Facebook employees didn’t “yell racial slurs in an ethnic neighborhood,” though they were met with the mob mentality of their liberal co-workers. As this former senior Facebook engineer stated, in a FB post he made back in late August, “they know that all of the talk of ‘openness to different perspectives’ does not apply to causes of ‘social justice,’ immigration, ‘diversity,’ and ‘equality’,” because “on these issues, [one] can either keep quiet or sacrifice [his or her] reputation and career.”
And, ironically, by reflexively, yet loosely, tossing around the label, “racist,” here, without even an inkling of such behavior coming from myself, nor from the article I provided, nor from the former Facebook employee mentioned within, you appear to be engaging in the same exact sort of behavior that this ex-employee complained his liberal co-workers were using to create an atmosphere of intimidation, fear and silence, behind the scenes, at Facebook.
Regardless of it’s recent popularity, use of the “Association Fallacy” is *not* a logical method of reasoning… It is merely an intellectually-dishonest and manipulative attempt to dismissively discredit an individual’s voice, without the burden of addressing even a *single* portion of their *actual* opinion.
Guilt by Association Logical Fallacy:
Meanwhile, if you haven’t been following this story, it started back in late August, when the author of the resignation above, Brian Amerige, a senior Facebook engineer, wrote a piece on Facebook’s internal message board, entitled “We Have a Problem With Political Diversity.” It’s located here:
Dozens at Facebook Unite to Challenge Its ‘Intolerant’ Liberal Culture:
In this writing, he stated the following, “We are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views. We claim to welcome all perspectives, but are quick to attack—often in mobs—anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology. We throw labels that end in *obe and *ist at each other, attacking each other’s character rather than their ideas.”
And… here we are, less than two months later, watching Facebook scrub a large amount of very popular pro-libertarian, pro- anarchist, anti-State, and anti-Police-Abuse pages from their social network, among others, in a single, obviously-politically-motivated motivated move.
Facebook Purge: Here is The List Of Pages Deleted by Facebook:
In response to this, Brian Amerige chose to resign from his job position at Facebook. It should have become apparent, with his latest move, that Amerige’s understanding of the “left” is actually based on the *full* scale of the political spectrum, which starts with fully-consensual, individual liberty (anarchism), and progresses to fully-coercive, collectivist tyranny (communism, fascism). Under this scale, all of recently scrubbed pro-libertarian, pro- anarchist, anti-State, and anti-Police-Abuse pages absolutely were very “far right”:
And, these pages contained nothing “racist,” “homophobic,” or otherwise. I know, because I’ve shared from them over a hundred times, upon both my Facebook wall, and my website. I’ll provide examples, next, to make the content clear. (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)