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The notion that the most powerful players on the Web – Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. – favor the left and actively discriminate against conservatives is all in our heads, right? We’re all just paranoid. Well …
The “Don’t Be Evil” company today used its Google Doodle space to celebrate the birthday of the late Yuri Kochiyama, a Marxist radical who admired Mao; supported the black separatist movement; demanded the release of four Puerto Rican nationalists who opened fire in the House of Representatives in a terror attack; worked on behalf of cop killers Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur; supported the Shining Path terrorist organization in Peru; and said in 2003: “I consider Osama bin Laden as one of the people that I admire. To me, he is in the category of Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Patrice Lumumba, Fidel Castro, all leaders that I admire.”
If Milton Friedman, Billy Graham, Ayn Rand, or Ronald Reagan got a Google Doodles for their birthdays, I must have missed it. But a Marxist radical who advocated violent revolution? Google takes “great pleasure” in honoring her.