In answer to my question “What Were the Trends and Turning Points That Led to 2016?,” commenter O’Really observes:
I think the annual Google “Year in Search” ads represent an interesting window into these trends.
For many years, they followed a similar template with inspirational images from the worlds of sport, technology, and celebrity, usually culminating in a disabled kid walking with a space-age prosthetic. Here and there, a few token PC images (e.g., rainbow flag) are tossed in for a few seconds.
Then, one year ago, the whole thing becomes essentially Triumph of the SJW Will, literally narrated by Caitlyn Jenner:
The brazenness of the world’s largest corporation and source of information issuing this level of propaganda was, for me, jaw-dropping.
Needless to say, the most recent Year in Search ad is a little less triumphalist, but no less revelatory of the SJW mindset:
By the way, is the Free Hugs guy being celebrated by Google at 0:24 the famous Free Hugs guy, the Hug Thug Jermaine Himmelstein, who finally got put away in 2016 after all those years of punching girls in the face in Times Square?
I can’t tell.
But if Larry Page is reading this: Larry, I’m triggered.