Pre-election, Silicon Valley was not for Donald Trump. Many of the industry's most well-known players saw him as a potential disaster, and tech workers gave 60 times more money to Clinton. The notable exception is very rich schmo Peter Thiel, who put more than a million dollars towards the president-elect's victory.
Silicon Valley's elite want to fix our broken country—by seceding from it.
Last week, a former Illinois congressman named Joe Walsh tweeted the following:
Peter Thiel likes an outsider.
Peter Thiel was clearly terrified. Speaking nervously off a teleprompter he didn’t really know how to use, he gave a very short speech which was in many ways the exact opposite of Donald Trump’s very long one. Trump lionized carpenters and miners; Thiel valorized engineers at Case Western Reserve University. Trump’s…
This is going to sound like a very strange story, because it is.
The news Monday that billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel will run as a super delegate for Donald Trump in California left some in Silicon Valley scratching their heads. How could this be possible in the tech-utopian enclave which is currently fighting accusations of left-leaning bias? But for Thiel to be…