So say a few brave and honest employees at Facebook: READ THEIR OPEN LETTER:
“We Have a Problem with Political Diversity”
We are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views. We 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. We throw labels that end in *obe and *ist at each other, attacking each other’s character rather than their ideas.
We do this so consistently that employees are afraid to say anything when they disagree
with what’s around them politically. HR has told me that this is not a rare concern, and I’ve personally gotten over a hundred messages to that effect. Your colleagues are afraid because they know that they — not their ideas — will be attacked. They know that all the talk of “openness to different perspectives” does not apply to causes of “social justice,” immigration, “diversity”, and “equality.” On this issues, you can either keep quiet or sacrifice your reputation and career.
I imagine the SJW backlash has already begun. But the change, the admission is refreshing. It’s in line with the pressure President Trump is placing on the socials. Let it ring.
I, myself, found a way to be free of the exclusivity – still waiting out my “delete” period.
And I’m not alone. The very young, of all people, begin to shun the virtual madness in favor of actual reality.
Good news all around.