The op-ed article from the image above puts together everything necessary to a right-wing agenda to form in Silicon Valley. That being said, it should be our responsibility to move forward and make sure we don’t leave an opening for them to lead.
Conservatives have never been known to be very good with technology. It speed bumps their agenda, when they realize it’s made by liberal hands and minds. To quote my op-ed;
It’s one thing to come at politics from the top, but the lower rung of the tech industry targets young tech-savvy individuals who are far more politically independent because of it, but let’s say you want to sell candy to kids? What better way to do it than to hire a pedophile? A rough analogy for Aaron Ginn;
Mr. Ginn, who worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, describes himself as socially and fiscally conservative. But not right away. Instead, he takes a back-door approach to finding like-minded people with tech skills. He picks gently around the issues, rarely even mentioning the party name. “I avoid saying ‘Republican’ so people don’t think I’m part of crazy right-wing stuff,” Mr. Ginn said.
It’s all about the timing guys. Hopefully the quote from that piece by the New York times made the analogy make sense, but I’m not very confident that I don’t have stupid readers so I’ll just say that I wasn’t calling Aaron Ginn a pedophile. I just don’t like the right.
Capable people, like Mr. Ginn, are able to entice new talent by setting up these hackathons, and we already know where all of this is heading.