Why is there no repentance in the religion of diversity, equity, and inclusion?

A reader sent “Apple fires Antonio Garcia Martinez after employee backlash” (Apple Insider):

Apple has reportedly fired Antonio Garcia Martinez after an employee backlash over sexist comments that he made in his book “Chaos Monkeys.”

The newly hired engineer is “gone from Apple after employee backlash,” the company confirmed to Bloomberg on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Apple employees began circulating a petition that called for an investigation into Garcia Martinez’s hiring.

“At Apple, we have always strived to create an inclusive, welcoming workplace where everyone is respected and accepted. Behavior that demeans or discriminates against people for who they are has no place here,” Apple said in a statement to Bloomberg.

In their petition to Eddy Cue, the Apple employees said that Antonio Garcia’s hiring “calls into question parts of our system of inclusion at Apple, including hiring panels, background checks, and our process to ensure our existing culture of inclusion is strong enough to withstand individuals who don’t share our inclusive values.”

This is interesting first for revealing how little Apple employees must read. Garcia Martinez’s book was a big seller in 2016. If writing something 5-6 years previously is a disqualifying offense, why wouldn’t the folks hiring him, including in HR, pick up a copy before making the offer? Most of what they object to could be found right here in this blog, e.g., quoted in Chaos Monkeys: Relations between the sexes in Silicon Valley.

More interesting to me is that the religion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, at least as practiced by Apple, does not include Repentance:

Repentance is a stage in Christian salvation where the believer turns away from sin. As a distinct stage in the ordo salutis its position is disputed, with some theological traditions arguing it occurs prior to faith and the Reformed theological tradition arguing it occurs after faith. In Roman Catholic theology repentance is part of the larger theological concept of penance.

The most beloved Christians are those who previously succumbed to temptation and error. Why wouldn’t Garcia Martinez have been given the opportunity to repent? To say “I wrote that in 2015. After exposure to all of my neighbors’ ‘In this house we believe…’ signs, however, I realized that almost everything important in the world of computers and electronics was developed by women and LGBTQIA+ individuals. Please forgive me for my past sins.”

If the DEI religion accepts only those who have been pure in thought and deed since birth, what incentive is there for someone who has harbored wicked thoughts to come over to the side of Light?

(Considered and discarded headlines for this post: “Apple fires its Hispanic Employee”; “Not every Hispanic is a good Hispanic”)


14 thoughts on “Why is there no repentance in the religion of diversity, equity, and inclusion?

  1. For obvious reasons, Steve Sailer has changed the order of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. He has also noted that the Equity these groups are most interested in is the Equity in your house.

  2. Only God gets to decide who goes to hell. In clown world the clowns get to decide who gets canceled. If there was repentance every clown wouldn’t get a turn being the special god. Plus no one gets out of clown world alive and all the clowns know it, their game is simply playing to be eaten last.

  3. For the same reason you can’t repent for being white, male, or heterosexual* – the woke cultists don’t want redemption to be an option.

    *I guess it’s possible to repent for being heterosexual, but I doubt most people are willing to go there.

  4. Somehow I missed that book. While I think that generalization about sex in Silicon Valley is too general and it is there to shape narrative in the style of Gabriel García Márquez, i. e. mostly for cosmetic reasons and to position author as direct opposite of described characteristics I really think that Apple dropped the ball with the firing. Not sure whether I want to use products of its employees, definitely of my presents to give out list. Do not care about new so-called “Silicon” Valley trillion-airs to read the book but will give it as presents.

  5. I strongly suspect Antonio Garcia Martinez , who reads this blog, is now set for life, thanks to a generous termination agreement, with NDA and non-disparagement clause.

    I would hope that he never has to sell his scarce time for lucre again and can spend his days writing, which is a higher and better use of his time anyway.

    And if he wants to do another startup – reply in the comments – I’m up for burning some of Tim Cook’s money in pursuit of even more.

    CV: engineer, coder, all-round renaissance guy.

  6. It’s just like Price Harry (who is Our Prince Now) says: You have to be careful what comes out of your mouth. Now, in the past, and forevermore in the future – even if you’re a writer, even if it’s a creative license opinion, even if it’s off-the-cuff, and even if you’re a valuable asset. They’re all addicted to their new self-appointed roles as Defenders of the Faith, and there is no such thing as forgiveness during the Clown Purges.

  7. What did he say to so thoroughly enrage people and deserve losing his job? He:

    “…called women in the Bay Area “soft and weak, cosseted and naive despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full of shit.”

    Well thank goodness he wasn’t talking about models and actresses in London! They know what’s up, what’s theirs, and what isn’t.

    Cara Delevingne Is Auctioning an NFT About Her Vagina
    The ‘Carnival Row’ actress is selling a video about something that’s definitely non-fungible.


    My first word was “mine”.
    To me, that means something that is most mine, my vagina.
    I own it. It’s mine and no one else’s.
    I choose what I do with it. And no one can take that away from me.”

  8. The context is important. Martinez was writing about a strong woman who was going to bear his kid, and he was emphasizing her physical/mental strength by contrasting it to other women. Consider the context, as follows:

    after a few years she was an equity derivatives trader at Deutsche, holding her own against the toff sharks of the City of London. She had wild green eyes, with unnatural red spots in her irises when you pulled close, reminiscent of that Afghan girl from the National Geographic cover. Her personality was flinty and rough, and as leathery as her skin. She had spent years between various jobs backpacking around the rougher parts of the world. She was an imposing, broad- shouldered presence, six feet tall in bare feet, and towering over me in heels. Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, cosseted and naive despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full of shit. They have their self- regarding entitlement feminism, and ceaselessly vaunt their independence, but the reality is, come the epidemic plague or foreign invasion, they’d become precisely the sort of useless baggage you’d trade for a box of shotgun shells or a jerry can of diesel. British Trader, on the other hand, was the sort of woman who would end up a useful ally in that postapocalypse, doing whatever work—be it carpentry, animal husbandry, or a shotgun blast to someone’s back— required doing. Long story short, you wanted to tie your genetic wagon to the bucking horse of her bloodline.

    This and other excerpts are provided at

  9. There is repentance! We see inspiring examples of repentance all the time, like when Justin Trudeau used to wear blackface back in the old days but is now a saint in the DEI religion. What was missing here is _absolution_. Absolution is not obtained simply by confessing and forsaking ones sin; it must be obtained from a priest of the DEI religion. If Michelle Obama came out and said that Mr. Garcia Martinez was a DEI ally, then his past misdeeds would surely be forgiven. Just like Trudeau’s have been.

  10. “At Apple, we have always strived to create an inclusive, welcoming workplace where everyone is respected and accepted. Behavior that demeans or discriminates against people for who they are has no place here,”

    Actions speak louder than words. Apple really said they will discriminate against people for who they are at their own discretion.

  11. Its more accurate to refer to this cult as “diversity, inclusion, equity” so the acronym is DIE.

  12. Dr. Dre is on the Apple Board. His oeuvre include classics such as “Bitches Ain’t Shit”, “Lyrical Gangbang” and “The Day the Niggaz Took Over”.

    He’s still there.

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