But in another post written under Luckey’s Reddit pseudonym, there are echoes of a similar tech billionaire, Peter Thiel, who used his deep pockets to secretly fund a campaign against Gawker.
“The American Revolution was funded by wealthy individuals,” NimbleRichMan wrote on Saturday. Luckey confirmed to The Daily Beast he penned the posts under his Reddit pseudonym. “The same has been true of many movements for freedom in history. You can’t fight the American elite without serious firepower. They will outspend you and destroy you by any and all means.”
He’s young, just 24.
But so goddammed typical of the Silicon Valley mindset.
They don’t read books. They don’t know history. All they know is tech and how to be an asshole (the latter they are proud to proclaim their expertise in!).
They think they know it all. And that’s why software has bugs that go unfixed for fifteen years. Why our privacy is sold as if it’s just another commodity. And why speech is treated as if it requires an ignorant tech overlord to mediate.
The tech world’s bitch-goddess, the self-alienated and drug-addicted Ayn Rand, said this:
Ideas cannot be fought except by means of better ideas. The battle consists, not of opposing, but of exposing; not of denouncing, but of disproving; not of evading, but of boldly proclaiming a full, consistent, and radical alternative.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
Fuck your money. It is useless against an idea whose time has come.
And Trump is not that idea.