Friday, February 07, 2014

Google FTW

Among the companies thumbing their corporate noses at fascist Russia and its dictator is Google, the world’s largest search engine. Above is a screen grab of the google.co.nz version.

The latest Google Doodle features images from the winter Olympics displayed in the colours of the gay rainbow flag, and to make sure the message isn’t lost, it displays the text of Principle 6, the anti-discrimination aspect of the Olympic Charter that that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is FAR too cowardly to enforce, and at which Russia thumbs its nose.

The corporate sponsors of the Putin Olympics are more concerned about the money they’ll make than standing up for what is right. That is their choice. Many of us will make ours in response.

But for now, another corporation—and a highly visible one—is doing the right thing and standing up to clear evil. That’s something to note and to celebrate.

1 comment:

rogerogreen said...

Interesting that my Google that's tied to all my other stuff (on Chrome) only has the 1st sentence, whereas other versions has the whole quote. Think I like the shorter one better; less in more, and the picture augments the message.