So James Damore — the guy that got fired from Google after he circulated a memo criticizing diversity initiatives and has since become a poster-boy for MAGA-Twitter — decided to publish a poll on Wednesday asking his followers whether they agreed that KKK “title names are cool.”
The KKK is horrible and I don’t support them in any way, but can we admit that their internal title names are cool, e.g. “Grand Wizard”?
— James Damore (@JamesADamore) September 20, 2017
As mockery of the poll gushed in, Damore launched into a convoluted defense of his post, deploying a number of big words but making little sense.
From what I can tell, he ends up arguing that people should not make fun of Dungeons & Dragons terminology because that makes people join the KKK.
In any case, Twitter had a good time with the whole thing, as you can see below.
Extremely perturbed by the number of people in my mentions who unironically think the phrase “Grand Wizard” is cool
— Taqqiya Purveyor (@notwokieleaks) September 20, 2017
Actually, Klan titles are kinda lame pic.twitter.com/O9N9MDV08K
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) September 20, 2017
bizarre that this fine intellectual would be fired from google pic.twitter.com/98FwguJvCX
— Matthew Reichbach (@fbihop) September 20, 2017
james damore is what happens when u go full shkreli.
never go full shkreli.
— jeff meltz ✨✨✨ (@thecultureofme) September 20, 2017
Damore is Homer casting a vote for Sideshow Bob: “I don’t agree with his Bart-killing policy, but I do approve of his Selma-killing policy.”
— Philip Bump (@pbump) September 20, 2017
All the best tweets begin with “The KKK is horrible and I don’t support them in any way, but” https://t.co/Fy0wpvbD7E
— Matt Ford (@fordm) September 20, 2017
Damore game theory is lit
— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) September 20, 2017
James Damore better hope Google hacked his account
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) September 20, 2017
James Damore appears to be a crazy person.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) September 20, 2017
Why The KKK Is Like Sex by Fired4Truth https://t.co/GenaZLqlie
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) September 20, 2017
♫ when your take on D&D has to include nazis, that’s Damore ♫
♫ when you say it’s okay to compliment the KKK, that’s Damore! ♫ pic.twitter.com/swpfOrDOpn
— Ed Zitron (@edzitron) September 20, 2017
imagine the D&D games at that dudes house JFC
— darth:™ (@darth) September 20, 2017
because it demands it pic.twitter.com/uVQFVKmbdW
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) September 20, 2017
this guy is 95% of the way to just saying “look, hitler had some good ideas and it’s simply objective to say as much” pic.twitter.com/HfvedmGPis
— Sam Biddle (@samfbiddle) September 20, 2017
We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children, sure, but that’s secondary to having cool dragon nicknames. https://t.co/22xsF2Sp7d
— Barry Petchesky (@barry) September 20, 2017
Y’all… I’m starting to suspect this James Damore character… may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer
— navneet alang (@navalang) September 20, 2017
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