Of course Google can get away with rewriting history because history isn’t typically taught like it should be. Here is Noel S. Williams writing at American Thinker:
Doodle means to scribble absentmindedly. But Google Doodles are intentional iconography that attempt to redraw America’s great history. They elevate peripheral figures to iconic status and relegate religious holidays to amorphous greetings.
Google (now under the Alphabet umbrella) leverages its ubiquitous platform to doodle about holidays, anniversaries and famous people. Since about 26% of us are unsure from whom we got our independence; many believe that Karl Marx helped author the Constitution, and untold others cannot name our 3 major branches of government, they could provide a useful civic service.
Instead, the insular techies are enmeshed in Silicon Valley’s progressive orthodoxy, choosing to superimpose today’s mores on yesteryear while ignoring many heroic figures and religious holidays that weave together the grand tapestry of American history. Contrary to their claims, Google Doodles more often celebrate obscure anniversaries and niche figures, retroactively applying modern leftist sensibilities tainted by sexism, multiculturalism, secularism, environmentalism and racialism. Let’s take a look.
On March 16, 2016, Google celebrated the 266th birthday of astronomer Caroline Herschel. By all accounts she was diligent, but her brother, Sir William Herschel, was more consequential in the field. Indeed, Encyclopedia Britannica describes Caroline as his “faithful assistant.” Even though William worked tirelessly to develop a natural history of the heavens, you won’t find a Google Doodle of him.
Amelia Earhart (who failed spectacularly) was celebrated by Google on July 24, 2012, but in the Google Doodle archives it’s Charles Lindberg who has gone missing. I hate that he was sympathetic to the Nazis, but Google can be controversial and I suspect his omission has more to do with the sexist culture amongst the Google Doodlers whose communications officer is a Krisztina Radosavljevic-Szilagyi, whose online social profile ominously proclaims that she’s a “social action” protagonist.
Read more: American Thinker
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