Skip to comments.Facebook’s Conservatives Find Their Courage
Posted on 08/30/2018 9:40:05 AM PDT by DeweyCA
The resulting sense of isolation and lack of collective action renders them [conservatives] increasingly vulnerable, reinforces the sense that one has to keep his head down to survive, and builds in the Left a false sense of unanimity that only reinforces their view that all sensible people share their views. Progressive activists interpret silence as agreement, and the lack of dissent only spurs more activism.
It takes real moral courage to break the isolation, declare your beliefs, and seek to organize like-minded conservatives (and sympathetic liberals). It also happens to be the single most effective way of breaking groupthink and initiating internal reform. As Ive written before, its the internal mob that matters....
Amerige invited colleagues to join a group called FBers for Political Diversity and as the New York Times reports more than 100 employees have joined. Its a small fraction of the Facebook workforce, but its enough that it cant be easily squelched.
To understand the potential importance of the new group, one only has to understand the most basic facts of human nature and how those facts impact our present, intolerant times. Lets be honest: When a persons livelihood or reputation is on the line, courage is hard to come by. At the same time, however, a little bit of courage can go a long way. Groupthink is more easily shattered than one might imagine.
Even one dissenting voice in a room can alter the entire dynamic of the conversation and moderate the whole. The lack of any dissenting voices naturally and inevitably causes the group to migrate to the extremes. The resulting extremism further deters dissent and fosters even more extremism to the point where the received wisdom of the in-group can seem utterly mystifying to outsiders.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Much more about what is happening at Facebook can be found at
David French and NR know nothing about Silicon Valley or technology.
I can tell you for sure, this people have now endangered their jobs and professional future.
Stole his business idea
Stole all the shares from his BEST friend
Secretly sold users data
Stated in a confidential email to a friend that people who trust him are "dumb-f*cks".
Married in the community proprety state of California, the very day AFTER he took Facebook public.
Requested nude photos of users to protect them against the risk of revenge porn.
Secretly tried to get hospitals to release vast stores of patient data so I can help cure diseases.
Initially pursued total rights ownership of images uploaded to FB; if you'd been photoed as a happy youth with, say, a can of Coors then later got really famous, Zuck could be paid by Coors for zero work and YOUR old photo in a new ad while you, the centerpiece of the ad, would get NOTHING. Struck down after lengthy legal battles.
De-platformed numerous Conservatives because he didn't agree with their views, couldn't define hate-speech when asked by Congress.
Secretly requested banks give him his users' financial data, including transactions, so my users can check their balances on my site."
Digitally permitted his housing advertisers to filter out customers whose search histories were strongly associated with terms like "handicapped" , "mobility scooter" and "guidedog".
Admonished that people "build bridges instead of walls", all while building walls around his Palo Alto homes and around the huge Kauai Estate he bought and then threw the Hawaiians off of.
Established a "trustwothiness index" for ALL his facebook users while disclosing it to none of them.
Altered FB algorithms to flag content from conservative publications as spam.
(Do you have anything CONCISE to add to my list..? Let me know..)
Ive never done FaceAcheBook...
I had enough sense to know not to indulge...
It takes more courage to stay away from those things that are not designed for Christians or Conservatives...
However I have also had more ugly from other Christians and Conservative because I was not “one of their group” and refused to join in the idiocy...
Courage ??? I doubt if it was courage that made them “see the light” they still were part of it right up till now...
Courage is when you do something against the tide in the midst of the popular event etc...FaceAcheBook is now longer
the go to place for this bunch...
Any old dead fish can be swept down stream with the current...it takes a bold live fish to swim against the flow...
No Kudoes from this corner...
If you read the actual article, you would realize that the author is talking about the Facebook employees who are displaying incredible courage by risking their careers to expose the liberal groupthink and intolerant corporate culture that exists within the Facebook corporation.
maybe all of us should join it in order to shut it down
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