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Peter Thiel is Taking a Break from Democracy: New Article From The Atlantic

I don't even know where to start with this.

First of all, Thiel says he's not funding presidential candidates in 2024. Apparently Trump called him up, begging for cash (gee, I thought Trump was a billionaire and didn't need the money?!!) but Thiel turned him down, prompting Trump to call him a "fucking scumbag" which is the only honest thing Trump ever said.

He admits the Trump administration was pretty much a shitshow.

Then he pretty much admits he's a fascist and doesn't deny saying that America was worse off because women got the vote

I don't even believe that he's not donating because he's disenchanted with politics, I think he's just scared of the dirt Dem activists might dig up on him. He has a LOT to hide, the Jeff Thomas stuff was the tip of the iceberg

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by Anonymousreply 75November 19, 2023 12:58 AM

I still want to know if he fucked the Zuck back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 1November 9, 2023 11:35 PM

He may not be donating to candidates but if he has given up on Democracy and admits to being a fascist, then maybe he's putting his money where his beliefs a re. He's dangerous scum..

by Anonymousreply 2November 10, 2023 12:12 AM

I wouldn't mind if he also took a breath from breathing.

by Anonymousreply 3November 10, 2023 12:14 AM

I'm not taking a break from banging rentboys, though!

by Anonymousreply 4November 10, 2023 12:18 AM

Billionaires get all the firm young guys they want.

by Anonymousreply 5November 10, 2023 1:08 AM

Please honey, I’m taking a break from HIM.

by Anonymousreply 6November 10, 2023 1:12 AM

How can he take a break from democracy when he was never involved with democracy.

by Anonymousreply 7November 10, 2023 1:13 AM

Democracy is the name of the 19-year-old twink he just threw off a building

by Anonymousreply 8November 10, 2023 1:14 AM

Such a gross, despicable, reprehensible asshat.

by Anonymousreply 9November 10, 2023 1:34 AM

Just use them until their ass starts to sag, then give then a few bucks for an NDA and throw them out for a new one!

by Anonymousreply 10November 10, 2023 1:37 AM

Lovely how our society is completely owned by these psychopaths

by Anonymousreply 11November 10, 2023 2:01 AM

He's not mad at us. He's just ... disappointed.

by Anonymousreply 12November 10, 2023 2:07 AM

Why don’t he just “take a break” from living? Help us ALL out.

by Anonymousreply 13November 10, 2023 3:30 AM

r13, please, the man has a small army of twinks, male models, instagays, and C-list actors to support. Won't someone think of the twinks?

by Anonymousreply 14November 10, 2023 3:35 AM

Read the article. He basically admits he's been wrong about a lot of things. He seems crazier than a shithouse rat.

by Anonymousreply 15November 10, 2023 3:37 AM

There is a thing called "too much money".

by Anonymousreply 16November 10, 2023 3:45 AM

He wants to cryogenically freeze himself after death....but never even considered if his husband would freeze with him....

by Anonymousreply 17November 10, 2023 4:52 AM

R14 Don't forget the Bulls he has to service the twinks when his dick gets tired.

by Anonymousreply 18November 10, 2023 10:47 AM

Better headline: Peter Thiel is pushing democracy off a fourth floor balcony

by Anonymousreply 19November 10, 2023 12:14 PM

*Peter Thiel is taking a break from fascism


by Anonymousreply 20November 10, 2023 12:16 PM

Oh Mary please please not those Dem activists. The horror of a billionaire having bad things said against them by Dem Activists. Who could stand up to that billionaire or not?

My advice is to be more concerned about the DOJ than Dem Activists but then I am old school

by Anonymousreply 21November 10, 2023 12:21 PM

Where’s the fucking free version of the article?

by Anonymousreply 22November 10, 2023 12:25 PM

He's fucking batshit crazy, just like Mike Johnson.

What is it with these neo-fascist, right wing fags that makes them so damn unlikable?

Is it Ernst Roehm syndrome?

by Anonymousreply 23November 10, 2023 12:41 PM

What a scumbag, for sure

by Anonymousreply 24November 10, 2023 12:51 PM

You people do realize that almost all people in the oligarch class feel this way? At least he’s honest about it.

by Anonymousreply 25November 10, 2023 12:57 PM

“All pumpkins are racist! The difference is I admit it!”

by Anonymousreply 26November 10, 2023 12:59 PM

I hope one of his tricks throws him off a terrace.

by Anonymousreply 27November 10, 2023 1:00 PM

Billionaire Republican donor Peter Thiel regrets supporting Trump for president:

"Voting for Trump was like a not very articulate scream for help. There are a lot of things I got wrong.", he told The Atlantic.

On the Trump administration: "It was crazier than I thought. It was more dangerous than I thought. They couldn't get the most basic pieces of the government to work. So that was-I think that part was maybe worse than even my low expectations."

Thiel also said he won't support the corrupt former president in the next year's election.

by Anonymousreply 28November 10, 2023 1:28 PM

Anybody with half a fucking functioning brain knows Donald Trump was and is and always will be a fucking moron, who only got to where he is today buy theft, deception and grifting. I've said this before, if it wasn't for Trump's father Fred, Trump would be selling used cars on Staten Island.

Why Peter Thiel thought differently only shows how fucking stupid he is.

by Anonymousreply 29November 10, 2023 1:37 PM

Was he not of the “blow it all up” mindset à la Bannon?

He’s lying.

by Anonymousreply 30November 10, 2023 1:38 PM

Does he still drink the blood of virgins to maintain his youth?

by Anonymousreply 31November 10, 2023 1:44 PM

[quote] Was he not of the “blow it all up” mindset à la Bannon?

Post-1945 the Germans have veered toward dispassion and moderation in public affairs.

And if there’s one thing Germans hate, it’s a mess.

by Anonymousreply 32November 10, 2023 2:05 PM

[quote] Was he not of the “blow it all up” mindset à la Bannon?

Yes. He harbored no illusions that Trump could be a leader. He knew Trump was an agent of chaos and he got exactly what he paid for. Now that he (Thiel) understands that he is, and will be, universally reviled he is trying to burnish his image with falsehoods. He is noteworthy only for his money, made from the ingenuity, innovation and creativity of others. He's just an empty, self-loathing suit.

by Anonymousreply 33November 10, 2023 3:48 PM

A lot of his investing involved luck. He's poured money into countless failures, but had big paydays from PayPal and Facebook.

by Anonymousreply 34November 10, 2023 3:59 PM

He's been friendless for much of his life and was regarded in terms like weird and sinister by people who knew him when he was younger. He's probably seeking a sort of redemption and recognizing he screw-ups as people often do as they age, but he's the same horrible, crazy guy who happens to have money that he's always been.

by Anonymousreply 35November 10, 2023 4:02 PM

If only...

How Elon Musk and Peter Thiel almost died in a 2000 car crash

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by Anonymousreply 36November 10, 2023 4:32 PM

"Elon Musk and Peter Thiel almost died in a 2000 car crash "

Two truly horrible human beings. Damn, missed it by that much.....

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by Anonymousreply 37November 10, 2023 4:48 PM

[quote]Is it Ernst Roehm syndrome?

I hope so, because of how it ends.

by Anonymousreply 38November 10, 2023 5:30 PM

[quote] He's been friendless for much of his life

He was friends at Stanford with that guy who got into an early and much discussed "cancel culture" situation when he yelled at a gay student, "Hope you die of AIDS, faggot!" to provoke a reaction from the university.

by Anonymousreply 39November 10, 2023 5:36 PM

R39, the guy who screamed about faggots dying from AIDS is Keith Rabois, Thiel's best friend and partner at Founders Fund. Rabois is married to a man and was bounced from Square for sexually harassing a male underling. Oh, and he funds anti-gay candidates like Marco Rubio and Chuck Grassley. He has also praised Ron DeSantis and calls him the best governor in the nation. Really.

by Anonymousreply 40November 10, 2023 7:12 PM

Link to non-paywalled version of the article

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by Anonymousreply 41November 10, 2023 7:36 PM

Injects himself with HGH and Ozempic to stay young. MARY!

by Anonymousreply 42November 10, 2023 7:39 PM

May the injection sites become cancerous.

by Anonymousreply 43November 10, 2023 8:46 PM

Putin was trying to recruit him?!!!

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by Anonymousreply 44November 10, 2023 9:15 PM

^ We had a thread recently about Thiel being an FBI informant .

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by Anonymousreply 45November 11, 2023 12:55 AM

The Putin associate in the r44 link was kinda cute...wonder if Putin was trying to use him as a "honeypot" to entrap Thiel

by Anonymousreply 46November 11, 2023 1:03 AM

Peter Thiel sleeps with the most beautiful male prostitutes in the world… I don’t think he would be tempted by Jeremy Renner from Shein.

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by Anonymousreply 47November 11, 2023 1:40 AM

I think he's cute but I did chuckle at the "Jeremy Renner from Shein" comment

by Anonymousreply 48November 11, 2023 1:49 AM

I also question his supposed motives in becoming an FBI Informant. Not sure I buy that he really cared about rooting out Russians. I think he did something bad.

by Anonymousreply 49November 11, 2023 2:36 AM

One thing I noticed is that the guy who introduced him to the Putin shill is Christian Angermayer.....he was mentioned in one of the Julian Morris threads because he hangs out with Julian and his husband.

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by Anonymousreply 50November 11, 2023 3:36 AM

Big shout out to my dearest friends Julian Morris and Landon Ross who introduced me to psychedelics and thus to a world of wonders beyond imagination. Thank you so much!!! We had a blast on atai‘s first day of trading...

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by Anonymousreply 51November 11, 2023 7:45 AM

Thanks, R40; I'd forgotten Keith Rabois's name but now it's all coming back to me. Didn't know that he himself eventually came out. What a miserable nest of ugliness those Stanford "libertarians" were.

by Anonymousreply 52November 11, 2023 1:41 PM

Wealthy people have access opportunities that mere mortals don't and are able to entertain grandiose views of themselves as world figures. He's hardly the first or last Bond villain type rich guy who has been recruited by the KGB or the FBI or CIA.

by Anonymousreply 53November 11, 2023 1:50 PM

R52, Rabois met Thiel when they worked on The Stanford Review, the right-wing newspaper Thiel founded as a Stanford student. In The Contrarian, the book Max Chafkin wrote about Thiel, he says that a lot of the guys (it was originally an all-male staff) who wrote for The Review were gay. Despite the fact that they printed tons of anti-gay articles. Go figure.

by Anonymousreply 54November 11, 2023 7:53 PM

Peter Thiel and Keith Rabois at Stanford is a slash fiction no one wants to read. Add in a chance locker-room encounter with underclassman football player Cory Booker, though, and you might have something.

by Anonymousreply 55November 11, 2023 8:44 PM

Didn't know Cory Booker was at Stanford with them. What was in the water at Stanford?!!!

by Anonymousreply 56November 12, 2023 2:52 AM

A Modern Era Leopold & Loeb. Except they hate Jews.

by Anonymousreply 57November 12, 2023 4:19 AM

Why can't we be elves?

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by Anonymousreply 58November 12, 2023 5:12 AM

I don't know her.

by Anonymousreply 59November 12, 2023 12:25 PM

Thiel is a repulsive man. Enough said. He’s right up there with Caitlyn Jenner who at least gets a pass for being dumb as a rock. Thiel is deranged.

by Anonymousreply 60November 12, 2023 1:13 PM

R56 unbridled ambition—no ethics required.

by Anonymousreply 61November 12, 2023 1:47 PM

Fuck you, R61!

by Anonymousreply 62November 12, 2023 2:45 PM

No thanks.

by Anonymousreply 63November 12, 2023 2:50 PM

Who's playing him in the Elon Musk movie?

by Anonymousreply 64November 12, 2023 5:35 PM

Poor Petie sad he gonna croak just like everyone else some day.

by Anonymousreply 65November 12, 2023 6:44 PM

R65, no, I will spend the afterlife as popsicle!

by Anonymousreply 66November 12, 2023 6:48 PM

Is Peter Thiel a blackmailer?!!

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by Anonymousreply 67November 12, 2023 9:17 PM

New article. Apparently some of his (unnamed) gay friends warned him not to support antigay candidates, but I guess he didn't listen

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by Anonymousreply 68November 13, 2023 3:16 AM

That’s a fascinating article namely because it cites the frustration on the ruling class to simply find a shape an electable leader

The article also articulated something I have said before, that if DeSantis had just acted normal and done as little as possible he would easily have been elected President against a weak Biden.

by Anonymousreply 69November 13, 2023 3:38 AM

Thiel is no part of "the ruling class"

by Anonymousreply 70November 13, 2023 3:50 AM

Oh honey anyone with that much money is

by Anonymousreply 71November 13, 2023 3:59 AM

R34 So basically he's a venture capitalist.

by Anonymousreply 72November 14, 2023 12:45 PM

Just think, he could have spent all those billions building shelters for homeless LGBT youth instead of using it to try to elect fascists

by Anonymousreply 73November 14, 2023 5:46 PM

Peter Thiel IS Elf on the Shelf

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by Anonymousreply 74November 14, 2023 6:52 PM

Liar! He was still supporting Trump to the end and supported ousting Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over Jan. 6

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by Anonymousreply 75November 19, 2023 12:58 AM
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