Goodbye Gab

There is a lot of high tempers, emotion, and misinformation about the spat between Vox Day and Gab.  From what I can tell, here’s what happened:

  • Vox got into it with neo-Nazi idiots
  • Idiots proceed to call him a pedophile and such things and attack his wife
  • Vox demands that they remove it and threatens to bring in Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab
  • Torba throws a snit fit and tells Vox to get a court order because he won’t take down defamation and won’t give up personal information of Nazis otherwise
  • Vox files to get court order
  • Torba proceeds to act like a toddler having a tantrum

Now when this started I wasn’t sure what was going on or if Vox was right to do what he’s doing, but I have long believed that you can learn a lot about a man’s position not from what he says or does but from how other people respond to him.  If those other people cannot provide any reasonable assault on his ideas or actions and instead scream and insult and lie, then there’s a fair chance that his position may be a good one.

At the very least, Andrew Torba has proved completely incapable of running a business that requires him to interact with the public.  Threatening your users or saying stupid things like “Cry more sweetie. Whine more.” to them would be grounds for any customer service representative to be fired on the spot.

I’m not willing to be on or have anything to do with a site or organization where there’s a good chance that you can be publicly attacked by the leadership.  Quite providential that I missed the boat for investing.  Deleted my account this morning.

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The Rise of Alt-Tech & Google’s Rogue Elements

As all the major tech companies seem to be SJW-converged and hell-bent on destroying free speech, it’s time for a major backup plan.  The increasingly blatant bias and attacks on “wrong-think” by tech companies are turning up the heat, and I’m sure, motivating those developing alternatives to pick up the pace.  The free-speech, conservative, or just-not-that-SJW elements of the internet need alternative platforms asap.

The problem with having separate platforms is that reaching the fence-sitters, the moderates, or those who’ve been too caught up in their own daily lives to notice the culture war or to choose sides, becomes more challenging.  If the SJW’s want to create an uncross-able division between people and completely shutdown any hope of dialogue or seeing “the other” as anything but the enemy — they’re doing a darn good job.

Apparently, there’s been way too much red-pilling happening on the internet and the liberal-run tech companies are screaming: “Shut it down!  Shut it down now, before it’s too late!”

Here’s Mister Metokur’s take on it:

More recently, we’ve learned James Damore was the author of the Internal Memo.  Of course, he was fired.  But according to Vox Day, his gutsy decision to write and send out that memo will not lead to his destruction but maybe to better things:

Damore will be fine; he’s better off out of the SJW-converged madhouse and has already been offered jobs by Gab’s Andrew Torba and WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange.

Vox Day goes on to point out Google’s weakness and predicts the company’s eventual demise:

DH, who is one of the Dread Ilk’s expert data guy’s, explains.

“All of Google is kept afloat by one thing only. Adwords. They have no other significant source of income after a decade or more of trying to diversify. Every other business is borderline trivial when compared to AdWords. All the moonshots have failed. All the R&D has failed. It’s. All. AdWords.

The money-making core of Google is a tiny speck of its workforce, a tiny core of people who make AdWords work. The fear is not that 2/3 are SJWs, it’s that one or two or three of the key engineers, who are working on the next version of Search and Adwords, who are actively fighting and hardening against existential threats to the product, might walk, or even just do a slightly less great job.

Google is actually a very fragile company. They are ripe for disruption from a new player, or alternatively, to be drained from a few deep pocketed rivals. The entire bubble of online advertising stems from a belief that is often irrational that online advertising is effective at certain definitions of cost effectiveness.”

In other words, as the AdWords model fails, which is already happening, Google’s massive market cap is going to rapidly decline with it because all of its other businesses have failed to find traction. The company has observably entered the ideological death spiral that is the inevitable result of the Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence.

What comes to mind when I read this, and am reminded that there was a surprising amount of support for the Internal Memo at Google, is Star Wars’ Rogue One.  This may seem very geeky (and I’m not even that big a Star Wars fan…), but seeing Google’s internal weakness and that it lies in the hands of a relatively small number of people makes me think of the Death Star and it’s purposefully engineered sabotage point.

Out of fear and to maintain purity of thought, Google will probably start purging everyone who isn’t fully in-line with their ideology.  It’s not an unreasonable fear.  If you’re going to be fired anyway (or live in fear that your secret conservative views might be discovered and thus have your career destroyed), it would be tempting to under-perform at work or even screw some things up on your way out.  If it took me two seconds to think of this, how many badly-treated employees at Google, working there months, years, may be thinking the same things?  Google may be badly converged, but not everyone who works there is an SJW.  As the Internal Memo has proven, there are certainly rogue elements there.

Have you ever worked for a stupid, controlling employer who didn’t understand or appreciate any of the work you did, who considered you disposable?  How much did you feel like working hard for your employer?  It sounds like the work environment at Google is pretty awful.  That’s sure to stimulate innovation and growth and success, right?  Google’s about to find out how well that works…

 

The Coming Googlepocalypse

Google has done a great job making itself ubiquitous.  Gmail works great.  Google Drive is very useful for anyone who collaborates or switches computers a lot.  Hangouts.  Maps.  Translate.  Chrome.  Android.  Ads.  Search engine.  You name it.

So what happens if the benevolent Google decides to pick up its toys and go home?

The more ubiquitous Google is the more it’ll hurt when it decides to yank everything you’ve worked on and come to rely on away from you and deny you a platform.  It’s time for more alt-tech.