The Hypocrisy and False Hopelessness Behind The CalExit Micro-movement

Posted on November 12, 2016 By newsroom Topic: Trump-presidency

Silicon Valley Investors, for example, Uber investor and Hyperloop co-founder Shervin Pishevar have been calling for California, a stronghold for Democratic party to secede following Trump Win. The campaign is being called Calexit, Califrexit or Caleavefornia .

Supposedly, the plutocrats are angry over Trump's repeated criticisms of Silicon Valley companies. They think that "Trump would be a disaster for innovation."

Trump has said in the past that he would make Apple build computers in the U.S. He also thinks Amazon CEO "Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post to exert political power and avoid paying taxes, and claimed that Mark Zuckerberg's push for specialist immigration would actually decrease opportunities for American women and minorities." In July, 145 technology leaders wrote in an open letter about how

Now, about the hypocrisy:

1. Silicon Valley has hidden billions if not trillions outside the United States, despite benefitting immensely from a innovation-friendly culture of America.

2. Silicon Valley is afraid that Trump would block access cheap labor from other countries, which is what their 'innovative' business models are all about.

3. For long, Silicon Valley has been acting tone deaf to the rising living costs in San Francisco and elsewhere in California. Some billionaires have often spoken about the poor in disparaging terms.

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