today i learned peter thiel, billionaire silicon valley white dude and big name trump contributor, called his government contracting business palantir
you know, the crystal balls that can see pretty much everything everywhere?
the ones the big bad evil overlord sauron used to corrupt anyone else who tried to look through one?
that’s a thing that really happened in the real world
dude basically named his company i ♡ evil surveillance
The company is known for two projects in particular: Palantir Gotham and Palantir Metropolis. Palantir Gotham is used by counter-terrorismanalysts at offices in the United States Intelligence Community (USIC) and United States Department of Defense, fraud investigators at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, and cyber analysts at Information Warfare Monitor, while Palantir Metropolis is used by hedge funds, banks, and financial services firms.
and it will shock approximately no-one to learn that he’s tight with recently fired congressional staffer and pro-russia lobbyist paul behrends, the congressman voted “most likely to be a russian intelligence asset” by his republican caucusmates, dana rohrabacher (r-ca), and mercenary of blackwater infamy, eric prince, who wants to privatize the american war in afghanistan (purely out of the goodness of his
offshore bank accounts heart, i’m sure) and has russian links of his own
what the fuck, america?
what the actual fuck?