Seen on my constitutional this morning in Shoreline Park, a stone’s throw from
the daycare centre for SJWs Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Parra the Beautiful.
With the onset of the monsoons, conditions were just right for this setting last month in Parra, my ancestral village in Goa. My father was born here and our last name derives from it. (It is also the home of the disastrous clown who recently served as India’s Defense Minister.)
Note that these are very old structures and sometimes the horizontal and vertical lines don’t come together at a perfect 90º. This makes leveling the photo somewhat tricky.
The ‘Do No Evil’ company is evil.
This blog is devoted to photography and related matters. It is extremely rare that I stray into the realm of politics.
News is out that Google has just fired an employee at its Mountain View, California, headquarters for writing an internal memo expressing his misgivings about the gospel of diversity that has come to pervade our companies and university campuses in recent years. The unfortunate employee was guilty of a cardinal sin: he forgot to conform to the pre-approved herd-think, and worse, he had the temerity to put down his thoughts and distribute them.
When Trump won the election, the Masters of the Universe issued dire warnings about how President Trump would endanger our freedoms. The reality has been the opposite. The dangers to our freedoms – intellectual and physical – today come from the Left, as witness the riots in Berkeley, the mobs on college campuses who assault speakers they don’t agree with, the toxic climate fostered at universities that discourages thinking deemed subversive by the elites, and now the tyranny at hi-tech companies such as Google.
This nation has become the stomping ground for the army of intellectual cowards and fascistic thugs of the Left.
PS: This is the memo that got James Damore fired.
PPS: Arguments against and in favour of Google’s decision have been advanced. My own view aligns with this take.
Last evening, my friend, Sudeep Dalvi, took me for a ride in his canoe, named Bismarque The Unsinkable, after the environmental activist, the late Fr. Bismarque Dias. Our starting point was the backwaters of St. Estevem village which then lead us into the broad canal of the River Mandovi.
We meandered in this rich ecosystem of mangroves with its soothing sights and sounds, the romance of our surroundings heightened by the thick monsoon air.
Check out the short video below.