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Peter Thiel’s Promised Land For Intellectual Troublemakers

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For all of those people who feel they have become victims of an ideological witch hunt or have been evicted from all forms of intellectual debate, there’s a new Promised Land to share with other like-minded individuals.

Even crazy Uncle Mike, or someone like the best friend of the Oklahoma City bomber, or Aunt Lily who is obsessed with building survival bunkers and keeping an eye out for unmarked, black helicopters would be welcome with open arms.

This coming May in New Orleans, the Founders Fund, run by billionaire Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, will host a three-day event called Hereticon—and the turnout promises to be unusually decent.

“Imagine a conference for people banned from other conferences. Imagine a safe space for people who don’t feel safe in safe spaces,” the fund wrote.

The main reason for hosting the conference? The organizers believe that these apparent ‘intellectual’ troublemakers are essential to mankind’s progress.

“We must protect them,” opines the Fund. “But while our culture is fascinated by the righteousness of our historical heretics, it is obsessed with the destruction of the heretics among us today.”

 In an announcement for the event, the fund compares potential attendees to martyrs like “Galileo and Jesus Christ,” and poses the question: “Are our heretics the first in history who deserve to be burned?”

There is no doubt that the event will attract many banned outcasted “opinion havers,” from all fields, since the event will welcome intellectuals from all walks of life that have been banned from other conferences.

Topics including, but are not limited to: biological self-determination, geo-engineering, transhumanism, the abolition of college, transgressive media, sex, the softer side of doomsday prepping, constitutional monarchy, immortality, drag culture, and building nations. Related: The Doodle Frenzy Is Earning Unethical Breeders Top Dollar

And at the end of the day, on the top floor of hotel, in a hidden room plastered in newspaper clippings of sightings and secret bases, there may be a talk or two on UFOs.

Though the organizers failed to include any information as to who might be presenting on this conference of ‘heretics’, media is already speculating as to who might show up. The event is invite-only, but members of the general public can apply for a spot.

While his mainstream ventures include PayPal and Facebook, many of Thiel’s other activities are naturally leading to something like Hereticon.

He’s been known, for instance, for using controversial blood transfusion therapies in pursuit of his dream of living forever. He also signed up with cryogenics company Alcor, which will freeze the ailing body in the hopes of unfreezing it in the future when there is a cure.

However, what apparently makes Thiel an intellectual outcast most is his negative attitude towards Silicon Valley. According to the Wall Street Journal, last year he relocated his home, personal funds, 50-person staff and his foundation from Silicon Valley to Los Angeles—apparently because Silicon Valley was too liberal.

Thiel is one of the most vocal supporters Trump has ever enjoyed.

More recently, he accused the Google of treason for operating an artificial intelligence lab in China, which Trump promptly tweeted:

As the impeachment proceedings gain momentum, Hereticon may just gain more requests for attendance that it was planning on.

By Josh Owens for Safehaven.com 

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