We have already moved into the inevitable next stage of the James Damore “Google memo” saga. This is the stage where it’s not enough to fire Damore. We also have to fire everyone left at the company who might agree with him in any way. No one expects the Google Inquisition.

This could have very bad consequences for Google, but much more ominous implications for the rest of us. We were warned about this early on in the Twitter fights over Damore.

And now it’s coming. Remember that Damore originally circulated his memo privately on an internal Google message board for discussing work policies.