Tech billionaire Peter Thiel, a major supporter of Republican nominee Donald Trump, said during a major speech in front of the National Press Club on Monday that Trumpism "isn't crazy, and it's not going away."
Thiel, who has been heavily criticized by fellow Silicon Valley tech magnates for his unabashedly pro-Trump stance, which was amplified by his speech in front of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland his summer, said the Manhattan billionaire "points toward a new Republican Party beyond the dogmas of Reaganism." [...]
His fellow coastal elites, he said, are intimidated to dissent from what he essentially deemed as groupthink that says the views of "half of the country" can not be tolerated.
"This intolerance has taken on some bizarre forms," he said. "The Advocate, a magazine which once praised me as a 'gay innovator,' even published an article saying that as of now I am, and I quote, 'not a gay man,' because I don't agree with their politics. The lie behind the buzzword of 'diversity' could not be made more clear: If you don't conform, then you don't count as 'diverse,' no matter what your personal background." [...] (businessinsider.com, 31/10/2016)