If you’re not following Palantir, it’s on track to be one of the most important new American firms in geopolitics and security, and it just launched its IPO on September 30. (For what it’s worth, my buy stop is around $12 right now.)
Founded by real-life Ozymandias and California Ideology archon Peter Thiel, and governed by Freud Institute-bloodline parvenu Alex Karp, Thiel has said it will be every bit as important as Facebook is today.
Reading this profile of CEO Alex Karp, in which Karp laments his loss of anonymity and all its hedonistic red-light opportunities, while building a billion-dollar big data company to empower clients like the CIA, reminds me of a quote from Getting Straight.
Why haven’t you learned anything?
It’s all there, it’s all there in Toynbee and those books on the shelf!
Suppression breeds violence!
You’re going to raise the curfew an hour?
Will you look outside?
You see that kid?
Last week he just wanted to get laid.
Now he wants to kill somebody!