It is no overstatement for me to say that this is one of the most profound discussions I've ever listened to. If you only watch one video this year, make it this one. Absolutely essential viewing for everybody. Two of the greatest minds in the world connect. Absolute goldmine.
You've probably already heard about this controversy by now, but in case you're unaware, Google scientist James Damore was recently fired for writing an internal memo titled 'Google's Ideological Echo Chamber', (politely) criticising Google's diversity measures and recommending alternatives for maximising career opportunities for the under-represented (especially women). The reason that this was so controversial… Continue reading The Google Diversity Memo is the Counter-Culture Manifesto We Need
As I've made quite clear in a previous text, I am opposed to the 'Rhodes Must Fall' campaign, and am opposed to the radical revision of history in general. It is not in spite of Rhodes' zealous attitude towards colonialism and his galling and excessive national and racial chauvinism that I make this stand, but… Continue reading Rhodes Must Stand
With the 'Rhodes Must Fall' campaign still making headlines, I'd like to give a couple of my thoughts on the idea of statue removal and the white-washing of colonial history. For those that don't know, 'Rhodes Must Fall' is a campaign for the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes, who was both a prominent… Continue reading Thoughts on the removal and destruction of statues and monuments
It's funny that these guys just did a video together, when just yesterday I made a short post about the way both of these commentators are being smeared through Wikipedia, which seems like a trivial complaint, but when you consider the fact that many people (including myself) get comfortable with Wikipedia being a source of… Continue reading Gavin and Alex discuss the Cult of the Regressive Left