Palo Alto, California – I just came from a lunch on University Avenue in Palo Alto. The lunch was a large table in the back area of a well-reviewed restaurant. The participants were the top staffers of the Venture Capital companies of Silicon Valley. I got invited as the date of someone who was on the inside and nobody ever asked where I worked. I realized, soon after I arrived, that everyone was thought to be from the Stanford Silicon Valley Venture Capital offices up on Sandhill Road. I was an, unintentional, covert fly on the wall.
Now I know how the Trump Vs. California thing happened and why it is the most misnamed war in history.
The battle should be called “The Billionaires Vs. The Billionaires” or “The Underdog Vs. The Cartel”.
A group of men in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, California hired a group of lobbyists around 2005, or so, because they had decided they needed to “play in Washington a bit more”. The lobbyists hooked these two pools of money together and came up with a scheme to manipulate media … to [elect cronies] in exchange for quid-pro-quo State and Federal crony payola.
The Hollywood and Silicon Valley billionaires made their kick-back deals with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. They got billions of dollars. With Trump in office, their schemes crumble and they are going berserk about it.
They are now using their media … to try to win some of their payola back in the midterm elections. They plan to accomplish this by causing…”buyers remorse” with the voting public. They are going to use their media outlets to make the public …think that Trump is some sort of Lizard Person bad guy.
If you go door-to-door in California, you will find that many Californians are delighted by the fact that Trump is doing exactly what he said. [Many] Californians like the job that Trump is doing. It is just that Trumpsters don’t get hired by the traditionally left-leaning media companies….
The ruckus is all operated by about 180 rich old white guys in Hollywood and Silicon Valley . Guys like Larry Page, Micheal Lynton, Eric Schmidt, Mark Zuckerberg, John Doerr, Steve Jurvetson, Elon Musk, Bryan Singer, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Peter Chernin, Harvey Weinstein, Robert Iger, Steve Westly, JJ Abrams. They sit around, or send their staffers around to lunches like this one, and operate actual plots and coups.
Some of their top staffers were sitting right in front of me at this lunch and they were talking “strategic disruption”. They have a set of written manuals, that the big shots have produced, that detail how to create riots in the media, town halls and public events.
Not a single person at this lunch talked about, or seemed to care about, Blacks, Syrians, Mexicans or women. It seems that these 180 guys also hire few blacks, Syrians, Mexicans or women according to the population of the lunch.
The upshot of the whole thing is that Obama gave these guys exclusive kick-back deals on their solar panels, electric cars, spy agency data harvesting and cheap labor offshore hiring stuff. A large part of the regular folks in America got screwed because of these insider deals but the tech billionaires got more billionaire’d. Now these California based weasels can’t do their kind of corruption any more and they are throwing a hissy fit designed to make it sound like all of California is in a tizzy.
All of California is NOT in a tizzy about Trump!
There was lots of discussion about “limit splinters”. This was the most interesting part. It seems that there are still a couple laws that the politicos are afraid of. One is called “The Campaign Contribution Limits Per Source”. It means that, if you don’t use sneaky tactics, you can actually get caught for bribery. These guys figured out a work-around called “splintering”. If they want to give Hillary $5 million in exchange for a Uranium Mine contract they have staffers who make a “Waterfall Chart”, that breaks up the $5 million between enough people so that no single person, or company, will exceed the legal limit but the bribe still flows as easy as water. It is just creative accounting and semantics.
It is all pretty sneaky stuff.
They have a gal in Los Angeles who creates “Twitter Wars”. She has technology that can make a million people look like they are arguing on Twitter about a thing. In fact, those millions of people on Twitter are just Debbie and her automated server racks in The Ukraine faking a whole social uproar. It is all a dance of robotic data moving the appearance of something through the digital cloud.
These guys have enough media fire-power to churn a cigarette into a social forest fire. They are egotistical frat house boys who refuse to accept the will of the voters. One has to wonder what Steve Bannon is cooking up for them.