Silencing conservatives

Amazon gemalto
Sep 15, 2018 69 Comments

https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-says-conservative-employees-feel-silenced-news.59851.html

This is about Twitter, but I observe it regularly here at Amazon. It's gotta be the same pretty much everywhere else.

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TOP 69 Comments
  • Google FGUc30
    If society doesn't like an opinion it will be silenced. Conservatives are old fashioned and intolerant and society is over it. If they dislike being silenced then they should change their opinions or build their own platform from which to speak.
    Sep 15, 2018 16
    • Snapchat A7sj73
      “The whole country is more liberal than conservative” .. apparently you’re still in denial. Open your eyes or trump will win in 2020
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Disney / Eng
      icykum

      Disney Eng

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      icykummore
      Red wave baby
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      “Everyone thinks like me and not like you, you bigot. The country is on my side!”

      I’ve not heard that before
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Facebook FBTopAnnon
      Told ya @FCUc30 is dumbass, or possibly so brainwashed by leftism within Google that they can’t see past it. Both are indicators that it’s time to regulate Google.
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Backcountry.com / Other
      xmxry13

      Backcountry.com Other

      BIO
      beep ba da beep beep boop
      xmxry13more
      Leftists are much more intolerant in my experience than conservatives
      Aug 30
  • Amazon WACC
    At Amazon I lied about my political views. My colleagues thought I was a hardcore liberal SJW.
    Sep 15, 2018 5
    • Amazon Huwei250
      They knew, and they all laughed at you behind your back.
      Sep 15, 2018
    • Microsoft vuvuzela
      How could anyone be this brave
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      I see you still have your job, so they must not have figured out yet
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Facebook FBTopAnnon
      A spy!
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Twitter sonomatic
      Conservative + bay area is a terrible combination. SJWs are going militant these days. Thanks obama
      Sep 16, 2018
  • Google tfir
    It's shameful if you think you have to hide your viewpoint. Let people know you are proud to be republican. Shit.
    Sep 16, 2018 5
    • Microsoft vuvuzela
      They're cowards
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Microsoft ThisOrThat
      I guess so was solomon perel
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      Bursting that tech liberal bubble could have ramifications like not being able to put food on the table for your kids.

      Though one would have to wonder why anyone would challenge the status quo of what our leaders have put forward. Just shut up and do as you’re told, silly.
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
      lnstagram

      Vertivco Eng

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      lnstagrammore
      James Damore want scared.
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Google tfir
      Are you implying James Damore's ideas were Republican??
      Sep 16, 2018
  • Amazon gemalto
    OP
    Wow, I wouldn't call myself a conservative, but man there is some thick liberal bigotry in this thread lol!
    Sep 15, 2018 0
  • Microsoft OxOy42
    No you should say out loud how global warming is a Chinese hoax, Mexicans should go back and how kneeling at football game offends you.
    Sep 16, 2018 3
    • Amazon Enkel
      These are for sure the most pressing issues that our nation confronts at this time. Thank you for surfacing them.
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Booking.com flii07
      Gender neutral bathrooms on the other hand...
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
      lnstagram

      Vertivco Eng

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      Nobody has these viewpoints...
      Sep 16, 2018
  • Amazon Huwei250
    It’s not silencing, we’ve simply evolved past the points that reactionaries want to argue. They’re scratching their heads pondering whether Latino people should be allowed in the workplace, meanwhile the rest of us are trying to get things done.
    Sep 15, 2018 1
    • Vertivco / Eng
      lnstagram

      Vertivco Eng

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      Who ever put that idea about Latinos forward?
      Sep 16, 2018
  • Microsoft Ryuko
    I've read about this.

    It's a somewhat rare acknowledgment of the problem, and it's no occasion wave it around as an I-told-you-so-stick. I think it's better to thank the dude for his honesty and ask how we can be part of a constructive solution to it.

    Or we can antagonize and continue with more of the same.
    Sep 16, 2018 7
    • Facebook TopFB
      ^ there’s already enough efforts against racist groups. The majority already denounced it. The problem is, there isn’t any countering force to SJW hate groups.
      Sep 29, 2018
    • Amazon tertel
      I dunno I don't see it, one got elected President.
      Sep 29, 2018
    • Facebook TopFB
      Don’t be dim witted. He got elected because the alternative was crooked Hillary. We selected bad instead of worse. Grow up.
      Sep 29, 2018
    • Amazon tertel
      Sure I agree. But he's still a racist who got elected so...
      Sep 29, 2018
    • Facebook TopFB
      ... and thank God for that!
      Sep 30, 2018
  • Amgen Fin4eng
    Politics have become the new religion. There’s no value to ever discussing politics at work as it’s too risky.

    It’s never good on either side when rational thought and discussion are silenced.
    Sep 15, 2018 2
    • Amazon Huwei250
      The trouble is who gets to define what counts as rational discussion. The Marketplace of ideas approach doesn’t always produce the best results, and is often counterproductive
      Sep 15, 2018
    • Amgen Fin4eng
      True, but there’s a wide range in possible ideas between liberals thinking conservatives are neo nazis who want a return to slavery and women barefoot and pregnant and conservatives thinking liberals want America to become a communist/socialist Russia with government redistribution and where identity/ethnicity/background matters more than results. In a country divided 40/40/20, the extremists are relatively small on each side and rational discussion is the only way to avoid a schism
      Sep 15, 2018
  • Amazon U6y3qejT
    Wow. What a bunch of entitled conservative snowflakes! World does not owe you a platform for your backward ideas. Reread “Atlas Shrugged” and get over it!
    Sep 16, 2018 0
  • Disney / Eng
    icykum

    Disney Eng

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    icykummore
    It’s worse at Disney. I support Trump and I can’t say anything. Which is funny cuz Iger did the $1000 bonus for the trump tax.
    Sep 15, 2018 0
  • BlackBerry / Other
    Socialist

    BlackBerry Other

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    Putin’s mistress
    Socialistmore
    This is a BSP
    Sep 15, 2018 2
    • Amazon cjaP02
      I’ll show you a BBD
      Sep 15, 2018
    • Microsoft ThisOrThat
      Eeeeewww a socialist
      Sep 15, 2018
  • Apple Junny
    I enjoy gently red-pulling snowflake coworkers...
    Sep 16, 2018 1
    • Facebook FBTopAnnon
      You mean “red-pilling”, and not “red-pulling” which would be ridiculous.
      Sep 16, 2018
  • Microsoft OxOy42
    Conservatives are all for allowing corporations to do whatever they wanna do UNTIL the corporations want to fire some white males aka James Damore or ban some asshole like Alex Jones.

    THEN we need government intervention to stop them.
    Sep 16, 2018 0
  • Booking.com flii07
    Just wait for these millennial SJWs to get a little older...
    Sep 15, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
    Slip the subtle red pills to coworkers and watch the slow transformation as they realize they live in one of the most well off bubbles in the world with very little real day to day problems.

    It’s quite amazing to watch unfold in real time .
    Sep 16, 2018 5
    • Amazon Huwei250
      How is that a redpill?
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      How is what a red pill?
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Amazon Huwei250
      How is lecturing your coworkers on how good their lives are a red pill?
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      A lot of leftist policies are born out of the exceedingly comfort lifestyle that our parents and grand parents have allowed us to exist in. Things like which of the 50 genders you identify as on a Wednesday was not a serious thought back when putting food on the table wasn’t a sure fire thing.

      When people realize the absolute state of comfort they live in is a dependency for silly ideas, they take a step back and truly understand how silly some of this stuff is.

      In other words, if for example, your life revolves around hyperfocusing on the grave offense of Trump eating a taco bowl, you aren’t able to see and none the less contribute to fixing real societal problems like people going hungry or suicide rate of veterans.
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Amazon Huwei250
      That makes sense. A minor correction: The ideology being described is liberal, not leftist. Liberals will ignore poverty if it results from markets. Their biggest gripe with Trump is his decorum, instead of his policy, because fundamentally they agree on privatizing public spaces, austerity, and reducing social cohesion.
      Sep 16, 2018
  • Red Hat
    AuH20'64

    Red Hat

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    AuH20'64more
    Conservative views and productive arguments would be great to have if they could just leave out responses that distill to keywords like Obama, Hillary and Emails.
    Sep 16, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      They are the alternative to those keywords. To distinguish they’re space in the political spectrum, it’s reasonable to say what you aren’t.

      Kind of like “we aren’t trump”.
      Sep 16, 2018
  • Twitter RsTI20
    It ain't good to silence people. Never worked in the long run
    Sep 17, 2018 1
  • Research Now / Eng
    Shinzaemon

    Research Now Eng

    BIO
    If the rule you followed brought you to this ..... of what use was the rule.
    Shinzaemonmore
    That explains why twitter dragged its feet for months before banning Infowars.
    Sep 16, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      Was Alex jones a twitter employee, and do conservatives often align with Alex jones?

      These claims are going to need some citations.
      Sep 16, 2018
  • Target / Eng vGps10
    Most of the morons will not even know the difference between the both.
    Sep 16, 2018 0