Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Connect with us

Culture

New poll: Right-of-center Silicon Valley workers feel like they are behind enemy lines

Published

on

The leading right-of-center technology group in Silicon Valley released its pilot survey of roughly 400 high-tech employees regarding the openness to political diversity in the northern California technology enclave.

 

“This survey is just the starting point for a broader national conversation Lincoln Network is facilitating to improve work environments, which in turn improves company profitability,” said Garrett Johnson, co-founder and executive director of Lincoln Network.

Garrett Johnson (Courtesy photo)

“By treating employees with tolerance and respecting differing viewpoints, this allows employees to be more fully invested in their team,” Johnson said.

“Most surprising was the consensus across the political spectrum that there is a real ‘fire’ when it comes to this issue in tech,” he told Big League Politics. “Specifically, the liberal bias in tech companies and efforts to silence, to the extent that even 30 percent of very liberal people are hesitant to engage.”

Johnson said the poll shows even left-leaning respondents understand the hostile atmosphere for conservatives in Silicon Valley.

“It provides initial data to prove that most people are open to having an honest conversation about this fire, if given the chance and not silenced by fear of the screaming mobs on the left or right ends of the spectrum,” he said.

“Now the question is can leaders at tech companies step up?,” he said.

“It’s going to be difficult because they are hesitant “firefighters”, based on their performance so far, and some would argue they are also arsons when it comes to enabling greater tribalization in our democracy via the platforms they have built,” he said.

Trending: Judge Who Jailed Manafort Also Cleared Hillary Clinton In Benghazi Case

Click here for the entire poll results.

The most disturbing discovery was how Google’s response to James Damore’s “Diversity Memo” has already discouraged openness, according to the poll’s summary.

“Last year, Google condemned and fired Damore, a senior software engineer, after the viral public response to his internally-published memo,” the summary said.

 

Self-portrait of James Damore (Image courtesy of Damore’s Facebook page)

In January, Damore filed a lawsuit against Google claiming that the company discriminates against white males and conservatives.

“Damore is now suing Google for bias. When we asked our survey respondents if Google’s response has made them more or less comfortable sharing ideological viewpoints with colleagues, 47 percent replied: ‘less,'” the poll summary said.

Another finding from the survey was that technology workers that are right-of-center workers felt “less than comfortable” at work: 70 percent of self-identified very conservative respondents, 64 percent of conservatives and 66 percent of libertarians.

(Chart courtesy of Lincoln Network)

Forty-six of self-described moderates said they felt less than comfortable.

Johnson said the hostile atmosphere for conservatives in Silicon Valley was somewhat like the hostility they face on college campuses, but different.

“Somewhat, but there is less organic informal interaction in the workplace because people aren’t forced to live together. Less opportunities for trust to be organically built,” he said.

Moving forward, Johnson said the Lincoln Network is working solutions for conservatives in Silicon Valley. “TBD.”

In the meantime, he said they need to keep to their truth.

“We are working on thoughtful recommendations we can offer. Overall, be authentic. On a spectrum of silence to soapbox, each approach will be unique.”

Neil W. McCabe is a Washington-based political journalist and editor. Before joining Big League Politics, he was the Capitol Hill correspondent for Breitbart News, where he also led Breitbart's political polling operation and wrote up the Breitbart-Gravis polls. McCabe's other positions include the One America News DC Bureau Chief, a senior reporter at Human Events and a staff reporter at The Pilot, Boston's Catholic paper. McCabe also was the editor of The Somerville News, The (North Cambridge, Mass.) Alewife and served as an Army combat historian in Iraq. His 2013 e-book The Unfriendly Skies examined how the American airline industry went from deregulation in the late 1970s to come full circle to the highly-regulated, highly-taxed industry it is today.

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

Culture

Tommy Robinson’s Son Demoralized After Being Separated From Parent

Published

on

British citizen journalist Tommy Robinson is in jail facing possible murder by Muslim gangs while his son is at home demoralized in his absence. Robinson was jailed for filming on the street outside of a gang-rape trial, and he was recently moved to a prison with a much higher Muslim population.

Here is a passage from Tommy Robinson’s letter to supporters, which was posted to Patreon by Raheem Kassam. In this excerpt, Robinson quotes what his wife said to him about the status of their son:

“School rang me today though, before I went to work and said Spencer was really upset at school, to be honest he isn’t managing mate. Sam said to him ‘I’m doing a 5k run with my dad’, and Spencer said well I can’t do it with my dad and ran off crying. He cries himself to sleep. Sleeps with your pillow and ask me 50 times a day what day is dad coming home? I can’t even give him a rough date yet because you haven’t been give any! Just hope to keep telling him its not for long, nothing will change and he needs to be brave to make you proud. He said to me last night ‘I’m going to go and do something bad so I can be put in jail with dad at least then I will be with him’.”

It is a gut-wrenching series of events, Tommy Robinson has become a British national hero for the many people who believe rightly that the Crown is restricting freedom of speech and siding with the invading Muslim gangs over the native-born population of that once great nation.

Continue Reading

Culture

See How This Trump Supporter Trolled De Niro At His Own Play

Published

on

A little more than a week after his vulgar anti-Trump rant at the Tony Awards, actor Robert de Niro was repaid in kind at the curtain call of his version of “A Bronx Tale,” the Broadway show.

In the style coined by independent reporter Laura Loomer, a man stood up at the end of the show, rushing the stage with a “Keep America Great” flag. De Niro is the director of the show.

“The times we live in,” wrote Joe Del Vicario, who was at the show. “At the end of A Bronx Tale, a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has. He was escorted shortly after. It’s sad that people can’t enjoy a beautiful show and embrace its unifying message without politicizing it.”

 

But politicizing shows is nothing new for the left. In November 2016, a cast member of Broadway Musical “Hamilton” lectured Vice President Mike Pence after the show. Pence was booed while exiting the theatre.

WATCH:

“We, sir, we are the diverse American who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us.” said a cringeworthy Brandon Victor Dixon on stage.

After the show, Dixon continued injecting his politics into Broadway.

“We really thought this was an important moment to really say something,” he said. “To get in front of an individual with whom we feel we have differences and to make sure that he hears and he sees us.”

According to the new rules set by the left, yesterday’s “A Bronx Tale” protest is simply par for the course. The protestor, after all, was just getting in front of someone with whom he disagrees, right?

No surprise that the left does not want to play by the rules it has created.

Continue Reading

Culture

Ted Cruz Beats Jimmy Kimmel in Charity Basketball Game

Published

on

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) beat late night television host Jimmy Kimmel 11-9 in a charity one-on-one basketball  game that came down to the wire.

“Can you be embarrassed by a picture of someone else’s dad? Because I am,” Kimmel said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” after Cruz was spotted a Houston Rockets basketball game last month wearing a t-shirt over a polo shirt. “When Ted arrived at the Toyota Center, some of the fans mistakenly thought it was Grandpa Munster Bobblehead Night. I mean, look at him. He looks, and I’m not joking here, he looks like a blobfish.”

Cruz responded by challenging Kimmel to a basketball game.

All right, Big Guy…you talk a good game. You besmirched my support for the Houston Rockets,” Cruz said on Twitter. “So let’s settle this man-to-man: one-on-one, hoops (or ‘ring-ball,’ if you prefer). The loser gives $5k to the (non-political) charity of the winner’s choice.”

The two played at Texas Southern University.

“The crowd is fired up,” Cruz tweeted before the game began, attaching a video of the arena.

The game was initially supposed to be played to 15, but the pair shortened it to 11 because it was taking so long.

Partick Svitek of the Texas Tribune covered the big game live:

“You’re a good sport,” a bitter Kimmel said after a crushing defeat. “I still think you’re a terrible senator.”

 

Continue Reading

Latest Articles

Our Privacy Policy has been updated to support the latest regulations.Click to learn more.×

Send this to a friend