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.
- Microsoft OxOy42No 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