Rand Paul DO NOT Meet with Startup Gods of Frauds
July 14, 2014
As pointed out on this site previously, these tech founders may believe their own hype but we shouldn’t be blinded by the billions they’ve made, especially if those billions were founded on fraud, like Mark Zuckerberg or Sean Parker. And Parker already has political analysts in place to help “shape his career.'” Two people who employed The Sociopathic Business Model™ to build their billions are not people we should be looking to when creating political policy.
Today Business Insider :
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) reportedly had meetings with two top Silicon Valley billionaires at Allen & Company’s Sun Valley conference in Idaho.
In his Playbook newsletter Sunday, Politico’s Mike Allen reported Paul, who is considering a presidential bid in 2016, “had private sit-downs with the investor Peter Thiel and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg” while at the conference. Allen described Paul’s presence at the confab as “another sign of how far he has come since his insurgent victory as a Tea Party torch-bearer.”
Peter Thiel partially funded Foursquare the company that doesn’t know what it wants to be when it grows; and, is headed by CEO Dennis Crowley, who by most accounts lacks any self-awareness has been less than forthcoming on factual data of the company and their profits. Thiel was also part of PayPal along with Elon Musk.
I can see it now Rand Paul will make Zuckerbergs’ useless sister Randi secretary of interior design or something she’s equally less qualified for while Parker nipping on Zuckerberg’s heels again will do anything to get noticed politically. Zuckerberg by his own admission told investors he’s more or less worried about his abilities. Let me state I’m sure of Zuckerberg’s lack of ability to do anything but take credit for someone else’s work, demean and insult while not recognizing the rights of others. Oh and let’s not forget Inconsistent & Contradictory language to actions with Facebook doing unknown social experiements with users, privately cooperating with the government while publically outcrying for reform.
Paul has been attempting to court support among the tech set by focusing on his opposition to the National Security Agency’s surveillance program. Last year, he traveled to California to give a lecture at the Google campus in Mountain View.
Thiel is perhaps the best known avatar of Silicon Valley libertarianism. He gave $2.6 million to a PAC that supported the presidential campaign of Paul’s father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in 2012.
The last thing politics needs is more criminals (and again just because they haven’t been convicted doesn’t make their actions are any less criminal). There is a lot of under-reported (or not at all reported fraud) within the startup sector largely due to lack of regulation at that level. If Rand Paul thinks getting startup tech founders support helps his chances it doesn’t. Pandering to the hoodie hoodlums will hurt his chances in the long run.
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