Billionaire Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel will be a California Trump delegate


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#2

Thanks for another reason to NOT use Paypal.


#3

“Most importantly, I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible.”

P. Thiel


#4

Hmmmm. And PayPal is one company that will get hurt badly as a result of Trumps anti Latino “policies”. Let the games begin.


#5

From the article: “I stand against confiscatory taxes, totalitarian collectives, and the ideology of the inevitability of the death of every individual.”

:rolling_eyes:

That line significantly harms his credibility in my view. If the inevitability of death is an ideology, it’s a damn popular one.


#6

The heat death of the universe is the state where all matter is in thermodynamic equilibrium and none of it is capable of doing any work. Ergo, ‘entropy’ is just collectivist welfare state physics sneakily designed to add a scientific veneer to the historical inevitability of socialism. Am I right?


#7

you forget the best part:

" nor desireable, that’s why I want to make America Great Again!"


#8

From the article: “I remain committed to the faith of my teenage years”

How can anyone say that with a straight face?

And expect to be taken seriously?


#9

Lazy socialists wanted to achieve a four hour workday through union collectivism. I believe techno-libertarians can achieve a four hour literal day by crashing the Moon into the Earth.


#10

There’s a German word for people like Thiel: faschistisch.


#11

Isn’t it a shame that reality has a liberal bias?


#12

What!? Has he never met a teenager before?


#13

This post is missing the “Christ, What An Asshole” tag.


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#15

I don’t know. He may just mean that he’s a transhumanist - that he believes that, eventually, we’ll get to the point where people can live forever (or, at least, until the heat death of the universe).

Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.

― Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic


#16

Thanks for linking that, I probably needed a dose of surreal absurdism presented as sophomoric philosophy.

I mean, damn. He thinks he can be physically immortal?


#17

What is it with the right wing and redundant/inaccurate phrasing? Remember when they tried to make “homicide bomber” a thing? Like people in America didn’t hate them enough and so a ridiculous phrase had to be invented for some shitty reason? Like every bombing where someone is killed is a homicide bombing.

Now “confiscatory taxes?” As opposed to voluntary taxes? Taxes which you aren’t responsible for paying On what planet is this a useful phrase that isn’t just sophistry. And artless sophistry at that.


#18

Through arrogance all things appear possible.


#19

Reading a few of his other screeds, you get the impression some, er, mind-altering substances might be involved as well.

I liked this response, although it’s a bit more challenging to digest.


#20

He’s a McAfee on his mother’s side?