The only reason Java isn't dead yet is that it would be expensive to abandon existing infrastructure so abruptly. It will be a around for quite a while still, but it won't be too long before it's relegated to the decaying margins of the software industry.
You may not need a "rock star" in most situations, but they can often be found doing the work of N > 3 people of average technical competence in companies operating on a tight budget.
The notion that it is centered around a specific culture confined to a specific nation-state is not. He seems to be blinded by his disdain for America, when in fact his alleged adversaries are politically ambivalent outside of their concern for policy that impacts their own state-independent agenda.
This is however an easy problem to solve: just change your passthought every few months.
1. Look at $date.
2. Anything noteworthy happen? If no, skip to #5.
3. Do we think it's interesting? If no, skip to #5.
4. Make Google Doodle of it. Yay, interesting knowledge for people to stumble upon.
5. Increment $date by 1 day and go back to #1.
There's nothing special about multiples of 10. In fact, prime numbers are certainly much more special by many standards. 61 is a prime number.
If Google hired so many pedants they would probably have never gotten off the ground. They'd still be arguing over the fact that "luck" doesn't really have anything to do with the operation of the "I'm feeling lucky" button.
My shit's pretty straight.