Palmer Luckey

I didn’t get the chance to talk about this story yesterday, but now I have to weigh in. Maybe you missed it? If you did, here’s a quick rundown: The near-billionaire behind the Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey, had his support of Donald Trump outed by the Daily Beast. Then, he had his GamerGate girlfriend outed by Gizmodo. Before I get into the weak-ass apology he put out later, let me talk about these two reports.

First off, The Daily Beast had every right to out his support of Trump. Now, they definitely did it to hurt him, there’s no question about that. But when a rich dude who’s pushing one of the hottest tech fads around is found out to be the secret money-man behind a political organization supporting a major presidential candidate, there’s no question that’s big news. Was this some dispassionate report aimed at merely informing? No. They wanted to tear Mr. Luckey down. Still, that’s their right. He’s a public figure and therefore he’s fair game. We talk about the big name donors behind Hillary Clinton’s evil machine all the time.

The Gizmodo report is slightly trickier, since throwing in his girlfriend is taking it another step further. However, the woman in question, Nikki Moxxi (Nicole Edelmann), was also a public figure with a decent-sized Twitter account and 4,000 likes on her Facebook page. She’s also made public appearances dressed up as GamerGate’s mascot, Vivian James. To say this person is off-limits in terms of reporting is kinda stupid. Now, did Gizmodo name her in order to make her and Palmer’s life more difficult? Probably. They also probably just wanted to give this story more juice in whatever way they could. The girlfriend angle was the only thing that made their reporting unique. Without it, they were simply reblogging the Daily Beast post.

Gizmodo is shit, OK? That’s not the point. My problem is with ridiculous headlines (and other similar reactions) like this one:


No one forced this woman off Twitter. She left of her own free will, possibly at the behest of her rich ass boyfriend. I’ve been at the center of storms similar to this. I’ve literally had thousands of people fuck with me over recent reports about my arrest. Did I leave Twitter? Fuck no. Did I cry about muh harassment? Hell no. To do so makes you sound SJW-ish, in my opinion. You can disagree over the ethics of Gizmodo naming her in their report, but acting like it’s harassment is not the way to play this. She didn’t have to leave, in fact she should have stayed and fought these SJW scumbags.

Here’s how people should react:

Then again, she seems to be taking cues from Palmer Luckey. That makes her retreat easier to understand, because hours later, he made a massive retreat himself

I am deeply sorry that my actions are negatively impacting the perception of Oculus and its partners.The recent news stories about me do not accurately represent my views.

Here’s more background: I contributed $10,000 to Nimble America because I thought the organization had fresh ideas on how to communicate with young voters through the use of several billboards. I am a libertarian who has publicly supported Ron Paul and Gary Johnson in the past, and I plan on voting for Gary in this election as well.

I am committed to the principles of fair play and equal treatment. I did not write the “NimbleRichMan” posts, nor did I delete the account. Reports that I am a founder or employee of Nimble America are false. I don’t have any plans to donate beyond what I have already given to Nimble America.

Still, my actions were my own and do not represent Oculus. I’m sorry for the impact my actions are having on the community.

This stands in direct contrast to what he allegedly told The Daily Beast, by the way…

“The American Revolution was funded by wealthy individuals,” NimbleRichMan wrote on Saturday. Luckey confirmed to The Daily Beast he penned the posts under his Reddit pseudonym. “The same has been true of many movements for freedom in history. You can’t fight the American elite without serious firepower. They will outspend you and destroy you by any and all means.”

Now, maybe they’re lying…and if they are, he needs to sue them for libel. I don’t think they’re making this up, though (and they probably have a recording to prove it, if I had to guess). The more likely scenario is he’s doing everything he can to save his own ass. I imagine his business partners were livid when they heard about this report and I bet they demanded he back down. He had one of two options when this occurred:

1. Back down and get dragged by both sides. One sees you as a pussy who refuses to stand-up for what he believes in, while the other is never going to believe this lame apology (and rightfully so, because it seems highly bogus).


2. Tell the media to go fuck themselves and be hailed as a hero among the anti-PC crowd.

He obviously made the first choice and it’s going to come back to bite him in the ass. Forever. Because like I said, he now has the worst of both worlds. The media will never, ever, ever, ever let this shit go. The people he turned his back on will not soon forget it, either. This is why you should not apologize to these media scumbags. There’s zero logic in it. The people asking you for an apology are never going to truly forgive you. It will just be used to bludgeon you for eternity. Vox Day has written about this  at length.

Mike Cernovich also knows the deal…

It’s probably too late for Mr. Luckey, although maybe he will come to his senses someday and tell the media to eat shit and die. By then, it may be too late to regain any of his credibility. But this can be a good lesson for anyone else who finds themselves in a similar situation. Never surrender any points to these SJW shitbirds. Don’t apologize for exercising your constitutional right to free speech. There’s zero shame in getting involved with the political process. Why should someone apologize for it? The answer is, they shouldn’t. Stand up and make these fuckers back down. It can be done. I just hope others are drawing the right lessons from this instead of the wrong ones.

  1. There is an entire shitlord army that’s ready to get into drag out fights with the SJWs bitching about Palmer supporting Trump, and he backed down.

    He didn’t even need to incite anyone to do anything about that “journos” that blitzed him. He could have basically told them to lick his nuts and the war would have been on and he could’ve stayed out of it.

    By apologizing to the people that came after him, he ensured that they would continue to attack him.

    Next time, trust shitlords, and fuck crybullies.

  2. Can you imagine what would have happened if this light weight had got tens of thousands of dollars from Trump supporters and had then rolled over for the liberal media?

    What a fucking cuck!

  3. Suxks that Palmer abandoned his nuts, but I wouldn’t be surprised if The Zuck got on the phone and threatened to sue or back out on their Oculus contract if Luckey didn’t bow down.

    As for his girlfriend, Gizmodo mentioning her was pointless. It’s clear they’re still salty that Gamergate’s email campaign to the advertisers dirtied Gawker’s rep and weakened their market value, paving the way for Hogan to leg drop Gawker into bankruptcy.

    She had fuck-all to with Oculus or his donations to the anti-Hillary memes. Her getting dogpiled by NeoGAF and their ilk just highlights how hypocritical they are.

    Too bad he can’t take a page from Notch, another tech billionaire with “fuck you” money that loves to tell SJWs and their journo cronies to fuck off and eat shit.

  4. I realize most GG and Anti-SJWs are in support of his girlfriend Nikki Moxxi, but fucking hell what she did (leaving Twitter) is extremely special-snowflake-esque. Even though she caved, I guess because she is now seen as a victim, it can help shine more light and expose the SJWs for the hypocritical pieces of shit they are.

    As for Palmer Luckey, at first it was very refreshing to see a Tech developer who isn’t a leftist regressive SJW-feminist retard, but at the end of the day he caved in and became a cuck.

    However I do understand that for someone of his position he risks losing his investors and even his job if he told the SJW media to fuck off.

    Again I guess this helps to shine even more light and expose these SJW frauds. But then again I’ve been saying this since Matt Taylor was brought to tears…

    1. I also love how they try and guilt-by-association Luckey by his girlfriend, who they describe as a GG supporter – when just a little while ago female GG supporters were “sock puppets”

  5. As Ralph said in the article nobody will believe this backtracking. The SJW side already knows his true intentions and the anti-PC people see him as a coward who can’t defend his own views.

    The fact that he mentions Oculus as a company in his apology leads me to believe that there was pressure from his Facebook overlords and we already know where they stand.

    If anything at least his donation may have helped Trump a bit.

  6. First you apologize
    second comes the SJW penance payment plan
    third you stay on your knees forever
    fourth you rinse & repeat

    On his knees for what? Scrub devs saying they won’t develop for Oculus. News flash! They weren’t devving for Oculus in the first place. Fucking nerd coward. 700 million dollars in the bank so go buy some courage. What are scrub journos really gonna do to you? Write shit? People know the news lies out their assholes.

  7. Give such people as SJWs one inch, and they’ll take take a mile. They will spend that mile grating your face against every inch of it.

    That being said, I’m not surprised that he capitulated. VR is a gimmick that has already failed (actual gamers–and people who pay attention to history–remember), but is quite likely, I presume, to be aimed at the casual/mainstream crowd (who, being so interested in novelties and bandwagons, often can’t recall beyond three years into the past). Trump is the politically incorrect choice; PC is quite mainstream. He probably felt that his casualbux were in danger.

    Also, while I agree that that cosplayer left of her own accord, there is a difference between her circumstances and Harambe’s (I don’t care to remember her name) : Harambe asked for all that attention, provoking flaming whenever she could; I haven’t heard of this person doing the same.

    But, like you said, she possibly did it as directed.

  8. When I got banned from TVTropes for my Depression Quest review, the staff said I can get my account back if I say I won’t “misbehave”. To this day, I have not apologized and have no intention of doing so because I stand by what I said. Plus there’s now “All The Tropes Wiki” which as far as i’m concerned is far superior.

  9. I’m not sure you understand what a public figure means. Having 4000 (which is not a lot) Twitter followers doesn’t make you a public figure.

    “A public figure, either a public official or any other person pervasively involved in public affairs, or. a limited purpose public figure, meaning those who have “thrust themselves to the forefront of particular public controversies in order to influence the resolution of the issues involved.”

    His girl was hardly a public figure and them pointing her out was done out of sheer spite. She’s weak for closing her account. Like how the fuck is cyber bullying real hahahahahaha nigga

    Palmer still works at Facebook I think and it’s possible they pressured him into placating the media, being the giant liberal corporation that they are. People should know to never apologize, and never give SJWs an inch. If he burns, let him burn.

  10. “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” Good advice from Winston.

    Once you break your spine, it’s never the same.

  11. Machiavelli advised his putative Prince to ally himself to the weaker party in a war or conflict. Win or lose the weaker party will not forget you. Win or lose the stronger party will forget you.

    Quick, without using a search engine, in WW2 was Mexico a A) neutral B) pro-Axis neutral C) an Ally?

    1. (C)

      I learned that in a Steve Canyon comic strip in the Sunday papers.

      Bolivia was an Ally, too, for reasons.

      Brazil was an ally because the German navy pirated their cargo ships. The tune to “No Other Love Have I” was originally “Under the Southern Cross” composed for the Victory at Sea episode about the US Navy escorting ships to Brazil. That was the luxury post in WW2.

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