@David W. Re: At home...
Not everyone can be a well grounded and lucid writer all of the time. If that were so, then the nickname 'commentard' wouldn't be appropriate.
However to the OP's point...
"You know, I've heard Google accused of a lot of things (eg, the above poster's claim that Google wants to destroy itself by cutting off its own oxygen supply) but drug running and slave trading are new ones."
Granted I never heard about the slave trade tie in .... however...
Google paid a hefty fine (relatively speaking) for knowingly selling Google Ads to the Illegal Pharmacy websites and marketeers. This isn't fiction but fact...
Google was caught red handed with its hand in the proverbial cookie jar on this one.
Those were the first 3 I found when I googled the words "Google, Adwords, Pharmacy, Fine"
If you change Pharmacy and Fine to Slavery, you see the following:
While this is less dubious, I think that the OP of this thread, while not the best rant, does have some credible evidence to his point. Granted, I think the slavery thing is a bit of a stretch. There is way too much porn on the 'net to blame Google. Sorry, but I think the industry is too large to be excused over abusive molesting father figures, coaches and priests to explain it all. But then again, I'm no expert and I'm sure someone will find something on the 'net to prove me wrong. ;-)