Denton, who recently filed for personal bankruptcy, announcing the move in a memo to Gawker staff this Monday. This came after a judge denied Gawker’s attempts to shield its CEO from liability for the $140 million owed by the company to Hulk Hogan, following the former wrestler’s successful lawsuit against Gawker over their posting of his private sex tape in 2012.
Asked what he would say if Thiel were in the studio, Denton said “It’s like… You bankrupted the company. You bankrupted me personally. Why are you still going after Sam Biddle, a journalist [and] John Cook, our executive editor? Why are you targeting individual journalists because you’re upset with the coverage?”
As an aside, it is a source of no small amusement to me that the main players in this drama are both gay. As this little spat between kings- though I suppose "queens" is more apropos- is proving, the only thing more wantonly destructive and vengeful than a wronged woman, has got to be a wronged fairy.
(Especially his taste for execution-by-crucifixion. That would solve a very large number of problems extremely quickly. I suspect that we'd rapidly have more excruciators than even he could handle as Grand Strategikon if it were ever implemented as national policy.)
Most ordinary people simply want to be left in peace, to raise their families and live their lives, without having to worry about crossing some imaginary line in some arbitrary "speech code". They cannot even do that anymore. Say the "wrong" thing, hold the "wrong" beliefs, refuse to toe the line, and you become a target.
And if you are a public figure, well, Lord help you, because you will not be left alone, ever.
If nothing else, such turnabout should teach them a very badly needed lesson in civility, good manners, and simple human decency- not, of course, that they are particularly capable of learning. With very very few exceptions, once an SJW, always an SJW.
With that maxim in mind, Peter Thiel should do whatever he can to ensure that Sam Biddle never works in a media-driven occupation of any kind ever again. Mr. Thiel didn't fire the first shot in his war with Gawker- they did.
They were the ones who insisted on outing him as gay. This may well have been common knowledge in Silicon Valley for years, but among the broader American public, it was not. Who and what Mr. Thiel spends his time with is his business, and his private life and personal proclivities should not have been splashed all over the news like a tabloid story. He is a respected, and as far as I can tell, respectable, businessman.
I personally use PayPal and find it to be a solid, well-conceived and well-maintained product that allows me to transact business confidentially and securely. I'm not about to stop using that service just because the guy who founded the company happens to be gay. What, exactly, was the point of such unnecessary revelations?
They were the ones who decided to claim that he is "interested in harvesting the blood of the young", which makes him sound like some sort of weird sadistic gay vampire. (Or the protagonist of an Anne Rice novel. Which amounts to exactly the same thing, of course.) The reality, of course, is rather different if you bother to read into the details.
SJWs have no problem dealing out pain and misery. It is what they do in their pursuit of lockstep ideological conformity. But, as #Gamergate and now this incident reveal, they cannot take it in return.
And that is how we win the war against them- by dishing out more pain than they can handle, which as it turns out isn't all that much in the grand scheme of things.
So remember, my friends: reach out and crush an SJW today. You'll feel much better for it.