You’ve probably noticed that Google does a little folk art on its home page to mark special occasions, called a Google Doodle.
They put one up on Earth Day, of course. They had a special doodle for the 42nd anniversary of a big bridge in Brazil. Wouldn’t want to miss that!
Today is D-Day — the day that Allied Armies launched the largest seaborne invasion in history, to free Europe from Naziism. The United States, the UK and Canada stormed ashore in Normandy, France. 150,000 soldiers, more than 4,000 died, but it was a decisive win, a turning point in history, the beginning of the liberation of Europe.
But today, June 6th, they’re highlighting Teachers Day in Bolivia.
They’ve never put one up for Memorial Day, either.
It’s just another reminder of who and what Google is. It’s everywhere in our lives, but its own loyalties, politics and values are far outside the mainstream.