We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I imagine you've seen some pretty splashy 'doodles' in place of the 'Google' name when there's an important event to honor, like the birthday of some Italian painter from the 17th century. Lesser events, like the Junior League's Summer Cotillion or the Annual Cornhuskers County Fair, don't get any doodle at all.
Or Memorial Day.
After all, to the sensitive leftists who run Google, that would be glorifying war.
And we can't have any of that.
Now, I could be wrong and maybe they did this last year and I just didn't notice, but I went to Google just now and my jaw nearly hit the floor.
They consider themselves Internationalists more than Americans. That's lots of fun to say, but in the real world, it's hard to keep much intellectual consistency in how one's life is lived. It's sorta like writing a book about independence and personal responsibility while living in your parents' summer cottage.
Which is pretty much what Thoreau did, actually.
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Lessee, now... Nope, still don't like or trust gobble.
I actually was surprised to see any reference to our military, given Google's history of what they put up on their homescreen. Recently, I was more expecting to see something celebrating the Boy Scouts and "equality." Maybe they'll wait until the policy takes effect before doing that.
Google seems to be mainly about taking and not giving. Google is the one who gathered bank account and email account information while their street-view vehicles were out taking pictures, isn't it? Never trust them, who knows what tracking stuff they try to put in their programs, etc.
So... "anti-military" isn't really right. It's more a case of "military agnosia," an unawareness of what actual people had (and still have) to actually do in order to get the rule of law and peace here. They can just barely get their heads around a little girl running to meet her Dad after a long deployment (hence the doodle). They genuinely can't picture that same girl following a caisson four or five days after she's been notified. They "get" the suffering of missing your Dad for a year, at least when they get reminded of it; they don't "get" a little girl being deprived of her Dad forever, and that little girl's future children being deprived of their Grandad preemptively too.
I don't think this is unique to Google. I think that the vast majority of Americans no longer have any direct experience with the military and so have no emotional understanding that "freedom isn't free" or that what we have now is not the default case for humanity.
For several reasons, I stopped using Google as my search engine, and switched to ask.com. They had a large, respectful flag display yesterday. No yellow ribbons. No small size. Just a beautifuly screen-filling graphic of a flag.
I honestly believe that all conservatives should make the switch. Ask has better privacy settings. And they don't go around saying dumb things like "Do no evil." And they don't support every liberal shibboleth ever known. And they see themselves as Americans.