Christ Jesus prayed that all those who would believe in Him would be ONE, just as He and the Father are ONE; that they be brought to complete unity so that the world would know that He was sent by the Father. (John 17:20-23)
Heaven Is Our Destination Where We Will Be ONE With The Lord Forever
Today, we are in The Season Of The Last Generation. The Birth Pains that Christ Jesus spoke about are currently under way, including natural and unnatural disasters. They will be ever increasing. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Social, economic and political turmoil will be ever increasing, causing people's hearts to be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life. An apostasy within the Church of God is currently under way. This will all reach a climax with Satan revealing his Antichrist and requiring that everyone worship him; That every one receive his "mark" in order to buy or sell; The new currency of the New World Order, the New Tower of Babel.
Today, it is criticalthat those who have a heart for God are aware of what God is doing and speaking today. God is opening up His Word like never before in preparation for The Time Of The END. I exhort you to open up your heart and your eyes to see what He is doing and your ears to hear what God is speaking at this time. My prayer is that we will be able to stand before the Son of Man at His appearing, without fault and with great joy. I encourage you to read David Wilkerson's book, America's Last Call at davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com. Also, Google, Tommy Hicks Prophecy, 1961 for a view of the End Times.
Tom's books include: Called By Christ To Be ONE, The Time Of The END, The Season Of The Last Generation, Worship God In Spirit And In Truth, Daniel And The Time Of The END, and Overcoming The Evil One. They are available at amazon.com. They can also be read without cost by clicking on link: Toms Books.
Other publications by Tom at the same link include: You Are Unique In Christ, Demonic Activity Increasing, America: A Nation Of Cowards, LIFE: Knowing The Voice Of God, The Earth Full Of Violence: Christ's Sign, Reality: The Realm Of The Spirit, What Is Detestable To God, America At The Crossroads, Many Are Invited but Few Are Chosen, Christian Beware, The Antichrist of Scripture, The Marks Of A Christian, The Apostasy/Rebellion, Satan's Scheme, The Anointing, The Good News, The Water of LIFE, The World Against Christ, The Commands Of Christ, America's New Civil War, America Is Cursed Because Of Its Abortion Murder, America Unprotected, America's Irreconcilable Differences, Evil Begets Evil, America's War Against Christ, America Is Babylon and IN Christ: There Are No Limitations.
To receive Christ Jesus as a child by faith is the highest human achievement.
Today, the Bride Of Christ is rising up in every nation in the world! Giving Glory to Her Savior and King, Christ Jesus!
Today, the world is Raging against God, Rushing toward Oblivion! Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation!
Today, America is being ground to powder because of it's SIN against God!
Sunday, August 6, 2017
GOOGLE'S IDEOLOGICAL ECHO CHAMBER
BETWEEN THE LINES
GOOGLE'S IDEOLOGICAL ECHO CHAMBER
Exclusive: Joseph Farah shares software engineer's plea for more ideological diversity
I’ve been saying it for more than 30 years.
“If racial and sex diversity is a noble goal for employers, why isn’t ideological diversity?”
Now, one of America’s most “progressive” companies is facing the same question from an anonymous senior software engineer who has posted a well-reasoned 10-page treatise on the subject.
The press, Google officials and employees have responded to the plea for more diversity by labeling the document as an “anti-diversity” screed.
“Google’s political bias has equated the freedom from offense with psychological safety, but shaming into silence is the antithesis of psychological safety,” writes the Google insider.
“This silencing has created an ideological echo chamber where some ideas are too sacred to be honestly discussed.
The lack of discussion fosters the most extreme and authoritarian elements of this ideology.”
These examples are offered:
Extreme: All disparities in representation are due to oppression
Authoritarian: We should discriminate to correct for this oppression
Differences in distributions of traits between men and women may in part explain why we don’t have 50 percent representation of women in tech and leadership. Discrimination to reach equal representation is unfair, divisive, and bad for business.
Most striking about the tone and the specific suggestions for greater dialogue is the moderation of its presentation – and its non-dogmatic approach.
It’s simply a plea to consider other viewpoints and worldviews.
“People generally have good intentions, but we all have biases which are invisible to us,” the writer says.
“Thankfully, open and honest discussion with those who disagree can highlight our blind spots and help us grow, which is why I wrote this document.
Google has several biases and honest discussion about these biases is being silenced by the dominant ideology.
What follows is by no means the complete story, but it’s a perspective that desperately needs to be told at Google.
At Google, we talk so much about unconscious bias as it applies to race and gender, but we rarely discuss our moral biases.
Political orientation is actually a result of deep moral preferences and thus biases.
Considering that the overwhelming majority of the social sciences, media, and Google lean left, we should critically examine these prejudices.”
The writer lists the biases of the left and right in an objective way – explaining that a workforce that combines both views is stronger for the balance.
“Neither side is 100 percent correct and both viewpoints are necessary for a functioning society or, in this case, company,” the Google employee writes.
“A company too far to the right may be slow to react, overly hierarchical, and untrusting of others.
In contrast, a company too far to the left will constantly be changing (deprecating much loved services), over diversify its interests
(ignoring or being ashamed of its core business), and overly trust its employees and competitors.”
That a memo suggesting Google has simply gone too far in following the path of the left is dismissed by reporters, editors, the Google hierarchy and angry colleagues is telling.
In fact, it makes the point of the memo that much more persuasive.
Here’s how the memo was covered by the media:
A Google employee wrote an anti-diversity “manifesto” that’s going viral inside the company – The Verge
Exclusive: Here’s the full 10-page anti-diversity screed circulating internally at Google – Gizmodo
Google just hired a diversity VP – just as it struggles with a sexist memo from an employee
Senior Google employee shares anti-diversity memo encouraging company to “de-emphasize empathy” – Complex.com
A senior engineer at Google wrote a manifesto against diversity and employees are furious – Business Insider
A Google engineer wrote that women may be genetically unsuited for tech jobs, Women wrote back – Washington Post
What do these headlines have in common? They’re flatly untrue. Fake news.
The writer is actually calling for more diversity – the kind that matters most and creates a culture of mutual respect for differing opinions.
“Only facts and reason can shed light on these biases, but when it comes to diversity and inclusion, Google’s left bias has created a politically correct monoculture that maintains its hold by shaming dissenters into silence,” the writer explains.
“This silence removes any checks against encroaching extremist and authoritarian policies.
For the rest of this document, I’ll concentrate on the extreme stance that all differences in outcome are due to differential treatment and the authoritarian element that’s required to actually discriminate to create equal representation.”
Another important point:
The policies that Google and other companies and government agencies follow actually result in real discrimination and less diversity – and the authoritarian “echo chamber” effect.