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Silicon Valley hates Trump, supports Hillary

At least that’s what a Los Angeles Times article says.

Silicon Valley wants the status quo of unlimited immigration and unlimited outsourcing to China to continue.

[Branko Cerny, a founder of a start-up that helps busy people organize their lives] said he had been invited to “a number focus groups hosted by high-net-worth individuals in Silicon Valley” who are strategizing against Trump, though he acknowledged that the voters drawn to Trump are not especially open to hearing counter-arguments from ultra-wealthy Silicon Valley elites.

“There is a lot of talk about how can we do more harm than good if we get involved,” he said. “A lot of really smart people are out of ideas for how to prevent that.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 24, 2016 at 9:04 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. Here’s an article that accidentally debunks the notion that women avoid tech because inequality!

    Journalism has no problem recruiting women, but it’s no egalitarian paradise for them.


    May 24, 2016 at 9:13 am

    • Women flock to places like NYC, because of value transference, and the men in these fields tend to be better looking with higher incomes, than those in value creation. They are the majority residing in the priciest Manhattan neighborhoods, who live in proximity to a minority of men, working in these fields.

      * America is pretty much a sick country at this point.

      Furthermore, believe or not, many White men who reside in Manhattan are in fact working in IT. Many are programmers for startups and cool companies geared towards the SWPL/Hipster demographic, essentially companies that produce nothing of value, just more value transference serving those with the same scheme. It’s just not the mind numbing, low tier positions, that immigrants populate in companies like Microsoft.


      May 24, 2016 at 10:52 am

      • There are a lot of IT departments in Manhattan. At the company I previously worked for, Indians were a majority in the IT department.

      • I’ve met White men employed as programmers for Grub Hub, Seamless, Yelp and Google.


        May 24, 2016 at 11:19 am

      • A lot of what is currently considered “tech” is also value transference.


        May 24, 2016 at 11:58 am

      • A programmer or a software engineer, who works for a value transference company like in Manhattan, is most likely a hipster/SWPL type, and not your immigrant, who grinds at a Microsoft factory or in a facility located in Silicon Valley. You’ll be surprise that SWPLs are one of the most tribal and exclusive people, when it comes to securing their territory and the benefits that come with it.

        Large conglomerates hire non-White immigrants for their cheap labor.

        SWPL companies, which are generally smaller and protectionist of their own, engaging in value transference-fake make work, do not hire a lot of non-Whites, despite their universal liberal outlook in life.

        This leaves the prolier types in the dust, when it comes to jobs. And Yakov will rant about his non-sense about trades. Most American White women hate blue collar guys.


        May 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      • Guidette girls in Staten Island and other prole areas in and around New York City like blue collar guys.

      • Lion, your IT department is a cost centre, that’s where the Indians work, it’s about being being a corporate drawn which (average) Indians with their mindless subservient fit right in. The white programmers tend to work in profit centre positions, creating online services where engineering generate money for the company and the environment is more casual and creative.


        May 25, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      • The kind of corporate serf work performed by Indians, East Asians and other immigrants, are beneath most SWPL types, residing in expensive cities like NYC.


        May 25, 2016 at 10:03 pm

  2. Silicon Valley companies are global. They all have large offices in China, India and other off shore locations. They also have large sales in foreign markets. Trump’s positions on trade and immigration scares them. They are afraid that Trump will start a trade war that will hurt their business in foreign markets.

    Silicon Valley exists in part because it attracts the best, brightest and most creative thinkers from around the world. Silicon Valley leaders are very pro-immigration, at least for high skilled workers.

    Mike CA

    May 24, 2016 at 10:03 am

    • The best and the brightest do not define the current American paradigm. Either you are an alpha, a beta, or an omega loser, irrelevant of one’s talent, for those who are less fortunate in the looks department.


      May 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    • This comment is like reading a dispatch from Pravda. The businesses that Facebook and Google are really in, advertising / marketing, do not require the best and brightest. These people are leeches, not producers.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      May 24, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      • Google provides some really great free services, Search not the least of them, but also free email, free maps with free satellite imagery, etc.

        Bit Facebook provides nothing the world needs.

      • Sure, no one said they didn’t. But what Google is really about is getting you to use their services and then selling your usage data. Google’s core business would go on just fine without these things.

        Panther of the Blogocube

        May 25, 2016 at 3:52 am

    • Silicon Valley leaders are very pro-immigration, at least for high skilled workers.

      I’m going out on a limb but I don’t think Mexican, Central American, Somalian etc poor are exactly top of the line future tech talent so something else is inspiring the Silicon nerd/parasites to be pro immigration.


      May 24, 2016 at 7:23 pm

  3. I liked this sentence:

    They are baffled by an immigration policy that they warn would be disastrous for their workforce.


    Indeed. Trump’s immigration policy would cost them most of their cheapo H1-B visa holders and force them to hire STEM Americans (citizens or legal immigrnts). Plus, they might actually have to hire Americans to mow the lawns of their estates and take care of their swimming pools. What an unspeakable tragedy!

    The Democrats used to pretend that they were the party of the “common man” and that the Republicans represented the evil plutocrats, but now this appears to have reversed. The plutocrat Trump is speaking out in favor of ordinary Americans who are getting squashed by the Silicon Valley billionaires and Wall Streeters who are backing the open borders policies of Hillary and the Democrats.

    Black Death

    May 24, 2016 at 10:12 am

    • It’s obvious that Trump’s policies would help the common man and woman while the elites benefit from the status quo which Hillary embraces. Yet that won’t stop the Democrats from still trying to portray themselves as champions of the working class. I have already heard that say that Trump’s policies will help millionaires and billionaires. Some voters will fall for this but hopefully less than ever before.

      Jay Fink

      May 24, 2016 at 1:25 pm

  4. It’s really amazing how, with all of the talk about innovation and disruption, the only way these supposedly high IQ companies producing so much value-added product are utterly dependent on labor cost arbitrage just to remain profitable. They want to shamelessly lobby the government to keep the labor spigot open for as long as possible.

    If your business depends on, say, aluminum costing $10 a ton and the going rate of aluminum is $15 a ton, then it’s clear the business entity is not viable. It would be outrageous for the government to somehow manipulate the per-ton cost of aluminum just to make this business survive.

    Yet, the same logic does not seem to apply to Silicon Valley. It’s clear that most Silicon Valley businesses are not viable and dependent on government policies.


    May 24, 2016 at 10:19 am

    • Thats right map. Let us not speak of how creative their accountants are.

      Google raided in Paris today.

      Most of their IP is located in Ireland or Luxembourg.

      Amazon killing retailers cos they don’t need no pay those darn sales taxes.

      Apple biggest company in America has more Taiwanese employees de facto than Americans.

      But to be fair, a lot of tech produce like social media, online gaming, SaaS, entertainment, information and analytic services and even data security are more or less free with some digging around. So its not a slam dunk net negative on the polity.

      The Philosopher

      May 24, 2016 at 1:43 pm

  5. Does this post prove my point that crony capitalism in America, is what causes a huge influx of non-whites?


    May 24, 2016 at 10:54 am

    • Does this post prove my point that crony capitalism in America, is what causes a huge influx of non-whites?

      And yet what I’ve learned from the geniuses on the Alt-Right it’s actually something called “Cultural Marxists” who are running the show and bringing in the Third world and waging genocides on so called “whites”.

      Plenty of dumb people on the Alt-right.


      May 24, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      • Big business loves mass immigration, but they always have. They didn’t start getting their way until the 90s when the western political class went all in on open borders.

        Big business is not to blame.

        Otis the Sweaty

        May 24, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      • I just love peterike’s wino take.

        He’ll drink wine from Argentina, Chile and perhaps California (if the grapes aren’t picked and processed by Mexicans), but wouldn’t touch any quality wines from North Africa. And yet all of this, is a direct result of European colonialism.

        But to be fair, Americans are insanely irrational at both spectrums of the right and left, which is why I will be renouncing my American citizenship, pretty soon.

        You call me a condescending snob, when in reality, no sane person should tolerate the kind of insanity, that takes place south of the Canadian border. Where is the outrage?


        May 24, 2016 at 8:19 pm

  6. Looks like the Hillary!! campaign is starting to feel the pressure. Heh heh heh.


    May 24, 2016 at 3:42 pm

  7. The Revolution will visit merciless destruction upon Silicon Valley.

    Which group is the most loathsome?

    1. White liberals
    2. TruCons
    3. Silicon Valley crony capitalists

    All are evil and must be destroyed, but it is important that the Revolution focus on one enemy at a time.

    Otis the Sweaty

    May 24, 2016 at 7:26 pm

  8. So Silicon Valley immigrant CEOs don’t like Trump’s “nationalism” eh? Of course not. They’re not real Americans regardless of whether they have US passports. Those bastards come to our country and now they want to tell us how to run it. F*** ’em. Their fears are my hopes.


    May 24, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    • Yes destructure, this is accurate. A lot of what passes for tech these days looks an awful lot like day to day third world cargo cult ponzee scheme scams (one poor peasant schmuck scamming another poor peasant schmuck), but because it was written in Python (or whatever other sexy programming language nerds with too much time favor that day) all of a sudden it is more “legitimate”.


      May 25, 2016 at 9:37 am

  9. When the billionaires of Silicon Valley talk politics, they sound as intelligent & knowledgeable as your typical Hollywood celebrity.

    Jonathan Silber

    May 24, 2016 at 7:54 pm

  10. Yes, the high-net-worth individuals in Silicon Valley are pro-immigration and pro H-1B and pro illegal aliens. However, you might get other opinions if you ask displaced American workers.


    May 24, 2016 at 8:56 pm

  11. peter thiel is a trump delegate. sure, he’s wacky but he’s also one of the most influential VC / founders of all time. takes bold opinions that differentiate from consensus to be successful in that biz.

    most of the commentators saying “no one in silicon valley supports trump” all sound like borderline nobodies, or people who are afraid of swaying from liberal consensus. probably lots of immigrants talking their own book.


    May 24, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    • “Lots of immigrants talking their own book”.

      Funniest comment I’ve read in a while.

      The Philosopher

      May 25, 2016 at 3:05 am

  12. branko cerny is himself an immigrant, and not necessarily a successful founder (too early to say). so he’s just defending himself. too close to home for him to objectively observe.


    May 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm

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