The Sanity Inspector added the logos to that awesome image above and posted it, I just added the title...
Of course Google is not the government (at least not yet). It can generally fire employees at will (with some exceptions). The first amendment, by itself, does not prevent a private employer from firing you for saying something the employer disagrees with. But it was exceedingly stupid for Google to fire James Damore over this memo.
You do not have to agree with the memo (many don't), but if you vehemently disagree with Damore's position, women are not so fragile that you can't address Damore's arguments with counter arguments. That is what a debate is. If you want an open dialog, have an open dialog.
Legal Insurrection: Google likely to go wrong way
TOM: Google, Feminists, Babies, and Commies, Dadsplaining about the Google Memo, Google Free Speech Code and Fake News: Media Lying About Damore's Memo
Instapundit: Trust problems in the Valley, USA Today: Google needs a new CEO, No-one expects the Google Inquisition, The Google Archipelago, Choose the Form of Your Destructor, Google's CEO should resign (even David Brooks recognizes it), Most Google employees disagree with decision to fire memo writer (but are afraid to say so openly), Megan McArdle: Women in Tech: These are not my people, Google Diversity Meeting Cancelled, Google cancels townhall, ISIS setting up on Ebay, and Dana Loesch in the cross-hairs
Meanwhile, at Google...#googlememo #GoogleManifesto #JamesDamore James Damore pic.twitter.com/heWSwIMrEb— 💢The Petrichory🍄 (@The_Petrichory) August 8, 2017
“Because if you don't stand up for the stuff you don't like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you've already lost.”
― Neil Gaiman
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
― George Orwell
“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.”
― Oscar Wilde
Spotted outside Google's Venice Beach offices. pic.twitter.com/0SL2idZv0C— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 11, 2017
Left: Google brand image 2013— Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) August 10, 2017
Right: Google brand image 2017 pic.twitter.com/XPYy42xzMK
A View From The Beach: This Week In Feminism
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The Virginian: Stay Home
There is only one certain consequence of the @Google purge of #JamesDamore: no @Google employee will ever feel safe speaking openly again.— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 11, 2017
DaTechGuy; Inconvenient Truths
Hot Air: Damore a centrist