Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal and early investor in Facebook, markets himself as a libertarian and Ron Paul supporter; however, do his actions back up such claims? I I read a very disturbing article last evening about Palantir, a company less people in America and the world would have heard about, but which was founded by Thiel in 2004. Of note, the CIA’s investment arm, In-Q-Tel, was an early investor in the company.
So what is Palantir up to these days? We get a little sense from a Business Insider article from a few days ago. Here are some quotes:
Palantir is a company founded by Peter Thiel — of Paypal and Facebookrenown — that has software which absolutely changes the game with intelligence.
It’s one of the best programs at coordinating the vast databases accumulated by the U.S. intelligence apparatus. It’s already in use in federal domestic security.
Palantir is one of the first Silicon Valley companies to view the government as a customer rather than an annoyance and — after stepping into a game dominated by top contractors like Lockheed Martin, IBM, and Raytheon — it’s proven controversial in both what it does and if it should be used.
What it does is assemble comprehensive dossiers on objects of interest, collated from the sprawling databases of intelligence agencies.
Oh, and Thiel is a member of the secretive Bilderberg group. You can’t straddle both sides of the fence. It’s one thing to be an in your face crook like a Jamie Dimon, and it’s another entirely to profess a love for freedom and free markets while you help the government create a Orwellian state behind the scenes. Either you support the Bill of Rights and liberty, or you are an authoritarian oligarch. What’s it gonna be Thiel?
Would love to hear people’s thoughts on this…
Full article here.