The culture wars reach Mountain View

Interesting NYT piece on how the James Damore furore has put Google, Facebook, Airbnb et al firmly in the crosshairs of the alt-right crowd.

There is a certain poetic justice in the alt-right, largely an internet-based political movement, turning against the companies that enabled it in the first place. Like most modern political movements, the alt-right relies on tech platforms like YouTube and Twitter to rally supporters, collect donations and organize gatherings. In that sense, Silicon Valley progressivism isn’t just an ideological offense to the alt-right — it’s an operational threat.

The Silicon Valley crowd now face a pincer movement — from outraged feminists on one side and the Trump crowd on the other. Couldn’t happen to nicer people.