Friday, July 22, 2016

Peter Thiel's obliviousness creates historic nonsense

Peter Thiel

“I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American,” - Peter Thiel in his speech at last night's RNC convention. Thiel is the Silicon Valley billionaire, who co-founded PayPal.

No, what you are is a tragic walking conundrum. A pathetic, oblivious man whose ears are so stuffed with money that he can't hear the cries of the brothers and sisters harmed by the party of fools he supports.

I can't be nice. It would dishonor so many others. And I can't fall for that rhetorical, semantic crap about not being tolerant about someone else's difference of opinion. Peter Thiel, you are an enabling monster. I don't care how much money you have.

Trump is an idiot whose speech is being panned as it should. The Republican party and its supporters cheering during the convention are entitled, self-righteous jerks stewing in their own inane realities of being deprived of things which never belonged to them in the first place. They immerse themselves in lies and when confronted by the truth, dig in deeper, as if the lies can coat them from the inevitability of having to deal with the truth.

But Peter Thiel , you are worse. Let the moronic strains of the lazy pundits lift you up. Believe that you have done something historic.

But never forget this. You didn't do anything historic. What you did is the equivalent of an African-American tap dancing for the pleasure of fools who have secret fantasies of lynching him. They merely tolerate your existence. They only pretend to love you because you are a white man with lots of money. If you were a transgender child in our nation's school or a married gay couple being denied service on the grounds of religious beliefs, their fangs would come out.

If you were an lgbt of color, you would be ignored, as if your existence doesn't matter. And if you weren't ignored, you would be treated to double smears of "n-gge-r" and "f-gg-t."

What you did last night wasn't special. You aren't special. You may get interview in gay magazines and you may even make the cover, but make no mistake about it.

Your presence at that monstrosity last night says more about you than that flippant statement of disagreement you made about the GOP platform. You do remember what it says, don't you? It attacks gay families, the transgender community, and suggests fraudulent therapy to make us heterosexual.

I speak for myself, as well as many lgbt brothers and sisters who aren't rich or as white as you when I say the following:

You make me physically ill.