June 15, 2016

The Cons Of Silicon Valley

It was announced yesterday that Microsoft was buying LinkedIn.

According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the reason for the acquisition was this:
"We are in pursuit of a common mission centered on empowering people and organizations."

The reason for the acquisition was so they could intrude on 400 million peoples' LinkedIn posts and profiles, figure out what you're up to and help sell you shit whenever they detect something in your stream that might make someone some money.

But their high-minded explanation for the acquisition is a perfect example of the relentless hypocrisy that emanates from the mouths of Silicon Valley bullshit artists leaders (I know, Microsoft is in Washington, but you know what I mean.)

It beautifully illustrates the coupling of high minded yakking and unprincipled behavior that typifies their world.
They want to make the world a better place, they just don't want to pay their taxes.

They want to protect our privacy from the government, as long as they don't have to stop tracking us.

They want to save us from drudgery, as long as they can have third world children build their gadgets.

They don't want government intruding on their business, just as long as they can intrude on ours.

They love humanity, they just don't like people.
They want to save the planet, they just don't want to take the bus.
Every one of their intrusive instincts is wrapped in a shitshell of false virtue.

Every acquisitive act has the specious philosophical underpinning of righteousness.

It's not enough for these guys to make billions. They need to convince us that they're doing it for us.

It's all bullshit.

Don't lecture me about doing no evil, just pay your fucking taxes.

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