Fired Google engineer James Damore says company is ‘like a cult’

Fired Google engineer James Damore says company is ‘like a cult’, by John Shinal.

Damore wrote in the op-ed that he “committed heresy against the Google creed by stating that not all disparities between men and women that we see in the world are the result of discriminatory treatment.”

Damore said that when he tried to engage in “reasoned discussion” with his peers on the issue, “mostly I was ignored.”

While his cause has lit up the conservative blogosphere, Damore chose to quote famous leftist intellectual Noam Chomsky.

“As Noam Chomsky once observed, ‘the smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum,'” Damore wrote.