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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- Google FGUc30If 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.
- Amazon WACCAt Amazon I lied about my political views. My colleagues thought I was a hardcore liberal SJW.
- It's shameful if you think you have to hide your viewpoint. Let people know you are proud to be republican. Shit.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Microsoft RyukoI'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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 .
- 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.
- 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.
- Red Hat AuH20'64moreConservative 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.
- Research Now / Eng ShinzaemonmoreThat explains why twitter dragged its feet for months before banning Infowars.