Okay, just a quick recap and then I’ll wrap this series up for now, since, due to circumstances beyond my control, parts three and four, which I’d already written, were erased and are now gone forever.
Unless they are on archive.org or in Google’s cache. Or hiding somewhere in my computer.
But anyways, to recap:
- Thiel supports Trump.
- Thiel made a successful power grab in the face of an ocean of opposing views – i.e., he was right & everyone else was wrong. Yet I feel like I’m the only one who sees his foresight as extremely significant. Everyone else remains hung up on the “Oh no you di’nt support Trump!” mentality.
- Thiel believes in monopoly, or the centralization of power, as opposed to decentralization of power.
- He believes that capitalism is good, though his definition of capitalism seems to be somewhat different from other people’s and that definition isn’t being made abundantly clear.
Here is Thiel’s speech at the National Press Club:
To reiterate, I think that, rather than lambasting Trump and lumping Thiel in with him … which is very easy to do and requires no critical thinking or foresight whatsoever … people need to pay attention to Thiel for a number of reasons.
The most poignant fact is that he is very smart and he was right when everybody else was wrong.
When you take that important fact into consideration, it seems like a good idea to pay very close attention to what he has to say…
And he has some very interesting and scary things to say about the world’s state of affairs.