Oculus founder Palmer Luckey financially backed a pro-Trump political organization called Nimble America, a self-described "social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit" in support of the Republican nominee.
Luckey sold his virtual reality company Oculus to Facebook for $2 billion in 2014. The 24-year-old told The Daily Beast that he had used the pseudonym "NimbleRichMan" on Reddit with a password given to him by the organization's founders.
(This does not sound like a robust password management regime to me.)
Nimble America says it's dedicated to proving that "shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real," according to the company's introductory statement, and has taken credit for a billboard its founders say was posted outside of Pittsburgh with a cartoonishly large image of Clinton's face alongside the words "Too Big to Jail."
"We conquered Reddit and drive narrative on social media, conquered the [mainstream media], now it's time to get our most delicious memes in front of Americans whether they like it or not," a representative for the group wrote in an introductory post on Reddit. [...]
"I've got plenty of money," Luckey added. "Money is not my issue. I thought it sounded like a real jolly good time." [...]
Luckey first met the alt-right provocateur in Los Angeles about a year and a half ago, before Yiannopoulos began working on a charity to send white men to college. The Daily Beast later reported that the scholarship fund had resulted in zero financial distribution of the donations that had been made directly to Yiannopoulos's bank account. [...]
Along with Luckey, Nimble America was founded by two moderators of Reddit's r/The_Donald, which helped popularize Trump-themed white supremacist and anti-Semitic memes along with 4Chan and 8Chan. A questionnaire to become a moderator at r/The_Donald posted in March had applicants answer the questions "Is there a difference between white nationalism and white supremacy?" and "Was 9/11 an inside job?"
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Jesus, that picture. Paul Ryan's illegitimate son
People like this continue to exist because Facebook gives them $2 billion instead of spending half that to create something good.
We won't have to worry about any of this once Trump gets his ass handed to him next month.
I don't understand why you think this.
Not sure if you mean the 'won't have to worry' part or the 'ass handed to him' part, but I will concede that once Trump gets worked over in the election, there's just going to be some other thing that rich assholes will attempt to get us to worry about.
Yah, that's where I was heading; Trump losing the election won't mean these guys will just go "oh well" and go back to being productive members of society. I wonder what they'll get up to next.
I insist on believing that Hillary will bomb in the debates, forcing Donna Brazile to issue Democratic Electors instructions to cast Hillary's votes for a Sanders-Gabbard ticket, leading to an overwhelming sweep of the Congress.
Praise Kek. Praise him.