Gideon Resnick and Ben Collins writing for The Daily Beast:
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey financially backed a pro-Trump political organization called Nimble America, a self-described “social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit” in support of the Republican nominee.
The 24-year-old told The Daily Beast that he had used the pseudonym “NimbleRichMan” on Reddit with a password given to him by the organization’s founders.
Nimble America says it’s dedicated to proving that “shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real,” according to the company’s introductory statement, and has taken credit for a billboard its founders say was posted outside of Pittsburgh with a cartoonishly large image of Clinton’s face alongside the words “Too Big to Jail.”
Here’s a screenshot of one of Palmer’s posts to Reddit using that pseudonym:
— Cody Brown (@CodyBrown) September 23, 2016
I was initially kind of skeptical about this, hoping it was incorrect in some way. Then a friend linked me to Palmer’s list of Twitter likes, which includes all kinds of Trump bullshit in addition to Nikki Moxxi’s twitter account. Palmer’s girlfriend has posted all kinds of garbage like this:
and pro-gamergate bullshit like this:
For all of the reasons that virtual reality might fail (low sales, failure to develop compelling software products, etc) I don’t think anyone was expecting to find out that Palmer is just a complete shit.
I feel bad for anyone working at Oculus who doesn’t support these views, but I don’t have any hope for that organization to disavow them when Oculus’ parent company has Peter Thiel on their board. Thiel wants to start his own offshore lawless Libertarian paradise, spoke at the GOP’s
Klan rally national convention and funded secret legal endowments to destroy journalists because they outed him a decade ago and his feelings were hurt.
The Internet’s Sam Houston found out about this way back in April:
Just realized that Palmer Luckey is dating (or at least, goes to premieres w/) a Trump Supporter and GGer. Which is interesting
— Sam Houston (@samhouston) April 25, 2016