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Thursday, October 18, 2018

This is what corporate cancer looks like

From the inside of an SJW-converged corporation:
A former senior Facebook engineer who wrote a memo earlier this year decrying the social media giant's "political monoculture" told Fox News on Tuesday night that the company has a "vocal minority" intent on implementing "social justice policies across our mission."

Brian Amerige, whose last day at Facebook was Friday, told Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that "you can't have conversations about ... anything that's a tenet of the social justice ideology, effectively, without being attacked personally." He added that the company's recent policy cracking down on so-called hate speech was a particularly sensitive topic.

"You can't even have conversations about that policy inside the company without having your character attacked -- and I've experienced this personally -- without being called a sexist or a racist or a transphobe or an Islamophobe," said Amerige.

Amerige drew national attention in August when he penned an internal memo, "We Have a Problem With Political Diversity." The memo, which was later leaked to The New York Times, stated that Facebook employees "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."

On Tuesday, Amerige said that Facebook executives had taken his concerns seriously and had worked with him to improve the hate speech policy. However, he said rank-and-file, left-leaning employees did not share his concerns.

"The real concerning thing that’s happening here is that even though this is a minority of employees in the company, unfortunately, I’m not sure that Facebook leadership knows how to push back against them," Amerige said. "They're unbelievably belligerent, demanding and hostile not just toward other employees, but toward Facebook leadership directly."
On a much smaller scale, this is exactly what happened to Bleeding Cool after they ran the interview with me. It's what happened to Google with regards to the James Damore incident and the subsequent aftermath. If a corporation's executives do not systematically weed out their SJW infestation, the SJWs will eventually transform their influence into effective control of the corporation, even when they don't hold the executive positions themselves.

And once SJWs metastasize inside a corporation and they take over HR or the corporate board, the corporation is doomed.

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63 Comments:

Blogger ZhukovG October 18, 2018 6:43 AM  

Kind of slick in a way. 'Workers of the World Unite'; didn't unite. 'March through the Institutions'; still too localized. But, 'March through the International Corporations'; now you've got it.

Globalist Marxism using the vehicle of the Globalist Corporation. Soon board meetings can begin with a rousing chorus of 'The Internationale'.

Blogger God Emperor Memes October 18, 2018 6:49 AM  

So, as always, the Left are bullies.

Blogger Cataline Sergius October 18, 2018 6:52 AM  

Something that has to be stated repeatedly is that SJWs will infiltrate ANY corporation, unless they are actively weeded out.

Never assume that your company is safe because your product should be repellent to the NPCs.

Example: Huniepop was silly semi-hentai game that taught a few basic pick-up artist tactics.

It should have been utterly repellent to the NPCs.

It wasn't.

Huniepop 2 has been in a development a ridiculously long time and I was a little curious as to why. I am no longer curious, I know why. The company has not only been converged but is so converged they no longer have any idea of what their customer base wants.

They proudly declared one of their new Huniepop girls you will be taught how to pickup is named Polly.

Polly has a dick.

Blogger Man of the Atom October 18, 2018 6:54 AM  

NPCs attack PCs. NPCs make it NPCs all the way down. DM in full control.

Blogger JACIII October 18, 2018 7:03 AM  

Vast need for corporate convergence prevention consulting. You might, however, be a little behind the market....

Blogger Bultz October 18, 2018 7:07 AM  

the senior developers are the ones with the real power. You can't put a blue hair in charge of software engineering. It's like there has to be an anti-sjw corporate union at this point who can represent the interests and conduct strikes

Blogger VD October 18, 2018 7:07 AM  

You might, however, be a little behind the market....

Dark Lord Consulting has been available for two years now. Hardly my fault if corporations don't wish to avail themselves of it, but would rather submit to convergence and destruction.

Blogger Nathan October 18, 2018 7:28 AM  

"You can't put a blue hair in charge of software engineering."

Didn't a blue hair just take over the Linux kernel?

Anonymous Anonymous October 18, 2018 7:33 AM  

This is essentially the same pattern we see with islamisation of the west; a failure to even contest the ground being taken, and a pattern of stealth infiltration followed by intransigent refusal to follow the company policy / national laws.

We desperately need to grow a pair and fight for every millimeter of territory and then go on the offensive and purge the infestation with fire.

If you want to win - attack!

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 18, 2018 7:35 AM  

Ists, isms and phobias, advantage goes to the crazy, logic being just about useless. Too bad for conservatives but they enabled that bullshite.

Blogger Longtime Lurker October 18, 2018 7:35 AM  

Fire the shepherd and the flock will scatter.

Blogger Dirtnapninja October 18, 2018 7:47 AM  

If they really had the desire, they could push back. The problem is the upper management either agrees with these people or finds them useful.

Blogger Ron October 18, 2018 7:51 AM  

OT: Vox, your last two Darkstreams on YouTube are show that you have removed them. What's up? Can they be viewed elsewhere?

Blogger LAZ October 18, 2018 7:54 AM  

"The problem is the upper management either agrees with these people or finds them useful."


The longer the peons fight each other the longer the Boomers stay in the boardroom.

Blogger Jack Ward October 18, 2018 7:55 AM  

@7 Vox Dark Lord Consulting has been available for two years now
I vaguely remember this mentioned in a past post. Would be appropriate to ask if anyone [business] had ever availed themselves? I assume this was not just a rhetorical offering.

Blogger basementhomebrewer October 18, 2018 7:56 AM  

Perhaps this is the real reason Google is moving to China. They are too cowardly to directly try and tackle their SJW infestation. The executives will simply move all the jobs to China and the SJW problem will disappear overnight.

Blogger VD October 18, 2018 8:08 AM  

What's up? Can they be viewed elsewhere?

I took them down because OpSec. No.

Blogger VD October 18, 2018 8:10 AM  

The problem is the upper management either agrees with these people or finds them useful.

No, it's that upper management doesn't disagree strongly enough with them to purge them. They tend to generally agree with them in principle, though not specifically in practice. The Left's moderates are always afraid to take on their own extremists, which is why the Bolsheviks usually defeat the Mensheviks.

The Right's moderates, on the other hand, would rather fight their own extremists than the enemy.

Blogger pdwalker October 18, 2018 8:16 AM  

And this is why ASOS will be delayed; because Corporate Cancer needs to be finished first. (as far as I know)

Blogger qualitycontrol October 18, 2018 8:26 AM  

@3. Cataline Sergius
This sounds like a game from the secret King for the secret King. It wouldn't surprise me if this company was converged from the start.

Blogger bob kuk mando ( i'm sorry you raped Andrea Dworkin and i disavow your Patriarchal Cisheteronormative Bourgeois Consciousness in shame ) October 18, 2018 8:35 AM  

"They're unbelievably belligerent, demanding and hostile not just toward other employees, but toward Facebook leadership directly."

imagine that.

a C-level culture so groomed to appeasing Cultural Communists that they are afraid to fire employees who are openly attacking them.

Blogger Longtime Lurker October 18, 2018 8:38 AM  

@17: Undestood. Perhaps a heads-up via email to backers ahead of the next video update?

Blogger S. Misanthrope October 18, 2018 9:15 AM  

Brian is the boyfriend of a friend of mine. He is gay and an Objectivist. He’s also not a very good person, however I’m glad he took a risk and spoke out. Normies need a lot of evidence about how bad things really are.

Blogger Matthew McDaniel October 18, 2018 9:25 AM  

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Blogger Hammerli280 October 18, 2018 9:27 AM  

Part of the problem is that civilized people, when accused of bad manners or an offensive act (especially inadvertent), tend to apologize. To us, it's the behavior expected of a gentleman, part of the lubricant that makes a civil society run smoothly.

But the SJWs have exploited it as a weakness. They will accuse civilized men of bad manners, then use the impulse to apologize to extract concessions. Rinse and repeat until they have control.

We're probably going to have to duel some manners into these twits.

Blogger Matthew McDaniel October 18, 2018 9:27 AM  

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/militarynews.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/0a/00ae886c-ac7d-5219-b190-8d2ad28a3df0/591ca47b2089c.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C776

Blogger Matthew McDaniel October 18, 2018 9:28 AM  

Only option for cancer is radiation.

Blogger pyrrhus October 18, 2018 10:04 AM  

Donald Trump has a pretty good solution for such problems, "You're fired."

Blogger pdwalker October 18, 2018 10:08 AM  

Matthew McDaniel wrote:Only option for cancer is radiation.

It can also be excised by a skilled surgeon. Cut it out, root and branch.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 18, 2018 10:19 AM  

Matthew McDaniel wrote:Only option for cancer is radiation.
No, you start with surgery, to remove the locus or tumor. Then chemo, to poison all the remaining cells. Then radiation to clean up any that might be hiding.

Blogger Ken Prescott October 18, 2018 10:29 AM  

The Zuckster just doesn't have the stones needed to do things he doesn't like to people that he does like. Leadership demands that, sometimes.

Blogger kurt9 October 18, 2018 10:48 AM  

This is one of the reason why I do not expect autonomous cars in the near future.

Blogger JAG October 18, 2018 10:53 AM  

kurt9 wrote:This is one of the reason why I do not expect autonomous cars in the near future.

If there was no Left, we would be conquering the stars as we speak. Just imagine how much progress has been lost the last 50 years due to their interference.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope October 18, 2018 11:22 AM  

I am reading C.S. Lewis' "That Hideous Strength" right now. It is eerie how similar these SJW infestations and the language used by progressives echoes and emulates the tactics and strategies and language choices used by N.I.C.E. leadership in that novel.

Blogger Jack Amok October 18, 2018 11:22 AM  

Part of the problem is SJWs are there to SJW, while everyone else is trying to do their job. Along the lines of Hammerli280, the rest of us learn some give and take to get along with other people, which the SJWs exploit. They are a lot like low-trust immivaders in that respect, as long as we try to treat them like high-trust colleagues, they will exploit us.

They have to be treated like barbarians unworthy of our society.

Blogger Bobiojimbo October 18, 2018 11:41 AM  

I work for a company somewhere on the convergence scale (I'll need to read SJWS Always Double Down). The company is obsessed with diversity, to the detriment of their customers. The company right now makes enough money they don't care. It will be interesting to see how many more years they can last.

More implosions inbound.

Blogger justaguy October 18, 2018 12:13 PM  

The key issue in SJW capture of companies is the structure/laws governing corporations allow the board to capture the company against the stockholders. this battle between board/executives and the stockholders is what the SJWs exploit to gain power.

There is still an active debate in law school and amongst politicians and lawyers on whether or not the executives of a corporation or the shareholders have the power. The progressives will deny to their last that the executive/board of any corporation (without the founder/someone with a huge block of stock) does not run the corporation for their benefit but does it for the stockholders. Realists recognize corporate capture by the board and the looting of the company by the board at the expense of the stockholders.

Ever wonder why Warren Buffet buys a company and puts his own managers in there-- private equity that is not after a quick pump and dump knows to keep the board in house. As long as the stockholders have no power over the company they own- the SJWs are useful to help the board corral the stockholders.

Blogger Nate73 October 18, 2018 12:22 PM  

Whenever I try to explain this topic to friends of mine the first question they always ask is "Why not just fire the SJWs?" I'm assuming that means they don't yet control HR...

Blogger Starboard October 18, 2018 12:41 PM  

34. Revelation Means Hope October 18, 2018 11:22 AM
I am reading C.S. Lewis' "That Hideous Strength" right now. It is eerie how similar these SJW infestations and the language used by progressives echoes and emulates the tactics and strategies and language choices used by N.I.C.E. leadership in that novel.

Right on down to Fairy Hardcatle. It's almost as if Western Civilization has been fighting and generally losing the same battle for at least a century. G K Chesterton was prophetic as well.

Blogger Starboard October 18, 2018 12:43 PM  

I love thay SJWism is a cancer of the left, but it is also a cancer on the left as well. Even lefty companies can't maintain their stated missions when the rot goes too deep.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction October 18, 2018 1:44 PM  

This is somewhat amusing because the obvious answer for Facebook leadership is fire them, or at least enough of them so that they will be cowed and fall in line (which realistically means firing almost all of them).

Blogger Dirk Manly October 18, 2018 2:02 PM  

@25

"We're probably going to have to duel some manners into these twits."

--

NPC: "... uh... but ... but ... uh... dueling is illegal in the U.S."

righteously outraged normal person: "Who cares! We'll do it in Mexico, in the mountains. 4 drive over the border, 3 come back. I'll even pay for your share of the gas money. Show up, or retract, you babbling asswipe. So, choose your weapon. And be warned... if you decide to choose Nerf guns, remember... that means I get to do whatever is necessary to kill you with a Nerf gun... no matter how long it takes."


Blogger Dirk Manly October 18, 2018 2:06 PM  

@31

"The Zuckster just doesn't have the stones needed to do things he doesn't like to people that he does like. Leadership demands that, sometimes."

(((Zuckster))) wants them there.

Now the real question is, does the CIA want them there. Perhaps the part of the CIA that's funding Fakebook doesn't want the lives of conservatives to be tracked, just flaming commies. If so, then the SJW's are unwittingly doing conservatives a favor. It wouldn't be the first time that SJW's score and own-goal.

Blogger Dirk Manly October 18, 2018 2:10 PM  

@36

"I work for a company somewhere on the convergence scale (I'll need to read SJWS Always Double Down). The company is obsessed with diversity, to the detriment of their customers. The company right now makes enough money they don't care. It will be interesting to see how many more years they can last."

If the situation were reversed, what would an SJW do?

Why, of course, anonymously contacting the entire customer bases about how the company isn't SJW enough.

So... you know... start sending anonymous mail out to the presidents of the larger customers about how they're getting shoddy product due to company policies.... and how it's costing THEIR company big $$$.

Blogger Dirk Manly October 18, 2018 2:16 PM  

@38

"Whenever I try to explain this topic to friends of mine the first question they always ask is "Why not just fire the SJWs?" I'm assuming that means they don't yet control HR..."


The solution is to fire the entire HR department. First, find some sensible delta types, and promote them to the payroll section (so they can learn the compensation regs, etc). Put enough of them in payroll to manage the entire HR department (realize that you will need fewer deltas than SJW HR ladies... one -- because they are competent, and two, because they won't be spending 30% of their time planning time-wasting parties). Once they are good at that, fire the rest of HR.

When recruiting them, tell them that they are being selected to radically change the internal direction of the company (which, actively not allowing SJWs to be hired, or promoted, they will.)

Blogger dvdivx October 18, 2018 3:01 PM  

I can't imagine Dark Lord Consulting recommending Disney, DC or Marvel stock any time soon

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener October 18, 2018 3:02 PM  

"The solution is to fire the entire HR department."

Yes. This is also easy to justify on the grounds that the entire HR department is being outsourced to cut costs. Restart the department a few months later if the consultants don't work out.

Blogger Dirk Manly October 18, 2018 3:28 PM  

And if the consultants do work out, hire them as full-timers.

Blogger tublecane October 18, 2018 3:40 PM  

@25- You bring up dueling. Back when the code duello was practiced by gentlemen do you figure society was more or less polite?

See, it's not manners making us weak. They don't work that way. And manners are in disarray in our culture anyway.

We're just weak.

Blogger tz October 18, 2018 4:12 PM  

The other form of corporate cancer - yes SJWs, but also those who wish to profit next quarter over building or maintaining a sustainable business. Low time preference.

This happened as early as the 1980's with the LBOs (Ichan, Milken, Bain Romney.)

Home Depot (v.s. Loews that ate its lunch) is another example.

Note that H1-Bs are off the "SJW diversity radar", so that is why they are used to replace the Damores. There are Russians and East Europeans who can actually program, but isn't it strange they prefer Indians? Even over Chinese, Koreans, Japanese?

Blogger tz October 18, 2018 4:17 PM  

No, it's that upper management doesn't disagree strongly enough with them to purge them. They tend to generally agree with them in principle, though not specifically in practice.

They agree with the proper principles (My "Equality State" perspective) but SJWs mean something not merely different but the opposite of things like "equality". So the management desire for doing good things is co-opted by evil lying labels. The problem with reality.

St. Paul warned of the Devil, but SJWs are the contemporary example of the "Angels of Light". They damn (yes, I mean that) the company while preaching they are only doing good things.

Blogger DonReynolds October 18, 2018 5:16 PM  

I still have my copy of "Mao Tse Tung on Revolution and War", that I studied carefully when I was a young man. It remains a difficult transition for the would-be "revolutionaries" to make the jump to "light speed", i.e. from small scale guerrilla warfare to large unit conventional warfare. The Tet Offensive was supposed to provide that transition and it failed miserably. They did not try that stunt again until 1975, after the Americans had left the country.

The Leftist Radicals in the USA have a similar problem. The Soviet-style commissar authority they crave is not yet within their grasp and won't be until they have a totalitarian society. At what point do they all pull off their masks and be large and in charge?

Blogger jdwalker October 18, 2018 5:22 PM  

TechCrunch has a video interview with FB about their election war room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiO6H8st-Fw&feature=youtu.be

They're detecting hate speech and acting with hours because every minute counts and they want to make sure they get it right this time.

Blogger Dirk Manly October 18, 2018 5:28 PM  

@53

"TechCrunch has a video interview with FB about their election war room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiO6H8st-Fw&feature=youtu.be"

That qualifies as undeclared in-kind contributions. Where is the Federal Elections Commission? There should be huge felony prosecutions including RICO charges.

Blogger Bobiojimbo October 18, 2018 5:59 PM  

@44 An excellent idea. I'm not sure how to go about it.

Blogger Dirk Manly October 18, 2018 6:09 PM  

Find out who your company's customers are.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 18, 2018 7:38 PM  

@50 tz

There are Russians and East Europeans who can actually program, but isn't it strange they prefer Indians?
---

See the dot, save a lot.

Get those quarterly numbers up, then sell the company or bail out.

Blogger Edgar Abbey October 18, 2018 9:01 PM  

Corporate executives give in to the SJWs because they know if they don't, the SJWs will go to the mainstream media, and the media will then attack the company, and there will be all kinds of negative press about the company and boycotts, and someone in corporate leadership will be pressured to resign. So basically, they take the path of least resistance. Executives are highly averse to conflict, especially public conflict. The only way for a corporation to survive SJWs to have leadership that is openly and aggressively hostile to SJWs as a core value.

Blogger tublecane October 18, 2018 11:35 PM  

@52- "at what point..."

Between the helicopter and the ground.

Blogger Jack Amok October 19, 2018 2:44 AM  

There are Russians and East Europeans who can actually program

There are also Russians and East Europeans who can't. The ones who can - surprisingly - are smart enough to negotiate western wages, so the ones you can hire on the cheap are not much better than the Apu's at doing the needful.

Blogger icyhotspartin October 19, 2018 3:38 PM  

Bit late to the party here, but I recently spoke with Mr Amerige after a talk he gave. I asked him how designing a mind might influence receptiveness to an actual product or experience, and he didn’t really have a tight answer for me. I was asking from the perspective of a leftist intent on getting their hands on a child’s mind before they can really integrate the world on their own. Listening to this interview confirms to me that designing minds wasn’t even on his radar as a possibility in his own company, or any other situation. Hopefully this becomes apparent to him, but based on the interview and the context of our conversation I don’t think he’ll explicitly make the leap...

Blogger Paul M October 20, 2018 2:47 AM  

> And once SJWs metastasize inside a corporation and they take over HR or the corporate board, the corporation is doomed.

What does the HR department do? Hiring, firing, reviewing and assessing workers. In other words, they do the job that bosses used to do: managing subordinates.

Hence why the "line" executives are helpless before HR. Long ago, they decided that they no longer needed to do their actual jobs, and outsources that job to HR while they retired from work to count their stock options and write meaningless "vision statement" pablum. Thing is, whoever actually does the job of being the boss *is* the boss.

Blogger Dirk Manly October 20, 2018 9:03 AM  

@63

"I asked him how designing a mind might influence receptiveness to an actual product or experience, and he didn’t really have a tight answer for me. I was asking from the perspective of a leftist intent on getting their hands on a child’s mind before they can really integrate the world on their own. "

Look it how they do the left does it to children -- swamping them with flat out lies, and depriving them of access to the truth. Most especially about history. Those who control history control the past. He who controls the past controls the future.

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