While Thiel is a fascinating case study in psychosis and self-hatred, his utterances are intellectually vapid and worthless. All we need to know about Thiel is contained in two facts: he’s actively supporting the destruction of civic society while maintaining a safe hideaway in New Zealand. When the USA descends into chaos and violence, Thiel will be watching the sunset peacefully from his New Zealand home, having been careful to acquire NZ citizenship several years ago in the knowledge that he’ll need a bolt-hole precisely because of the repellent creatures he’s supporting so assiduously.

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