This guy praises Gavin Newsom for mandating injecting schoolchildren with experimental mRNA gene therapy – but he also wants the children to still wear masks.
Google software engineer. Mountain View YIMBY [Yes in my back yard, i.e., build more housing for more mass immigration]. Advocate for housing, biking, transit. I enjoy games, guitar, puzzlehunts, fatherhood. Black lives matter.
This is Titania McGrath level – is a parody or sincere? Physiognomy is real – just look at that face.
Also, why are software engineers so convinced that they should be making social policy? As noted with Yarvin, a bunch of self-identified “nerds” that admit they are so anti-social they couldn’t make any friends are the ones that want to “reform” society for the people that do have friends? Physician, heal thyself! What is it about programming computers that makes them think they have some special insight on how societies run?
Remember the lawyer from the Simpsons Lionel Hutz? “Mr. Simpson, don’t you worry, I watched Matlock in a bar last night. The sound wasn’t on, but I think I got the gist of it.”
“I played a lot of Civilization in college, so I think if we set industry to +5 and commerce just right, it’s quick to get to the Space Age!”
If I want someone to design my ecommerce t-shirt shop, I might ask a software engineer from Google. But I don’t see why I’d want him making public health policy, demanding schoolchildren be injected with experimental mRNA gene therapy, and then still force them to wear face masks for no other reason than it feels like “doing something.”
All for a disease with a lower death rate than seasonal influenza?
Google is a cancer on the body politic. At least the Wall Street bastards admit they are bastards. The Silicon Valley Socialists prove the quote correct:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. — C. S. Lewis
Although, I’m not necessarily convinced they really are motivated by idealistic good intentions. I suspect it’s really moral narcissism, and a mass psychosis from spending too much time online, only interacting with people via the intermediation of a Slack channel, and losing the ability to discern between human communication and AI.
These people are scary.
It is very related to the rise of Queerness. The idea that you can “identify” as something you are not, then force other people to pay along – and if they won’t, you can slander them as x-ophobic and get them fired – is that baby made by mass psychosis and mass narcissism.
We keep laughing at the ridiculousness of it all – but our laughter is getting increasingly nervous, isn’t it? We can mock them all we want, but it isn’t stopping them.