But so long as this article remains, Peter Thiel:
> "I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in our party’s platform, but fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline"
He should talk to the people he is trying to get elected - they are the ones responsible for fake necessary voter ID laws, fake laws protected religious freedoms, fake laws attacking women's ability to control their reproductive rights, fake laws to control who gets into what bathrooms.
If he wants to convince me that his party is even remotely concerned about the economy and truly focusing on the right things, maybe the week should have focused on how to unleash entrepreneurship in the country like making it easier not harder to take risks etc...
It was a good speech, it just overlooked the basic facts on the ground.
Of course there exist politicians who demand that democracy is dismantled, and in that sense are outside the system. But claiming that your opponent is that politician should be done only when he really is that politician, because you're in effect claiming that the conflict with that politician is not resolvable within the system of democracy - effectively you say that democracy will not work to win this battle. So if you're wrong and the politician isn't as anti-democratic - for instance if he's the kind of guy who'll step down when voted out instead of attempting a coup - then you calling him hopelessly anti-democratic is the one demanding that democracy be dismantled.
I highly doubt Trump will even attempt to shutdown any of these agencies Thiel hates so much.
Anyone that believes there's less opportunity now than at any point in history clearly lacks an understanding of the current state of the world.
but lets keep political pieces off hn.