I like Christopher Wylie’s pink hair, but not much else. While I appreciate him coming forward with the details about the depths to which Cambridge Analytica has gone out of its way to soil Western democracy (that is in a much more technologically savvier way than the voter suppression efforts of conservatives in America), there’s only so many nice things one can say about a man who makes boasts like “‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.” Steve Bannon looks like he bathes in a body scrub of sloth, racism, and a deluded sense of self-importance. Forgive me if I find one of his digital henchmen with a sudden conscience to be that charming.
Speaking of Steve Bannon, though, according to Wylie, “Sloppy Steve” seems to fancy the gays.
In a profile published by The Observer, Wylie revealed that Bannon along with his sugar mama, Rebekah Mercer, the rainbow crew is a hit around their way. Recalling the time in which he flew to New York to meet Rebekah Mercer and her father Robert Mercer in her fancy Manhattan apartment, Wylie claims, “She loved me. She was like, ‘Oh we need more of your type on our side!’”
When asked for clarification, Wylie explained: “The gays. She loved the gays. So did Steve [Bannon]. He saw us as early adopters. He figured, if you can get the gays on board, everyone else will follow. It’s why he was so into the whole Milo [Yiannopoulos] thing.”
So, Bannon, who loves to attach himself to anything that seems like a winner in an effort to further the folklore that he is some sort of political savant, apparently is like some kind of A executive who knows that it’s probably best to break a would be pop star with the gays because we are so on the cusp of what’s cool and on the verge. For some reason, Wylie sounds impressed by this. He also seems keen on Robert Mercer.
“In politics, the money man is usually the dumbest person in the room. Whereas it’s the opposite way around with Mercer,” Wylie explained. “He said very little, but he really listened. He wanted to understand the science. And he wanted proof that it worked.”
God, I want to fucking vomit on these quotes, or at the very least, light the shit on fire.
Wylie may be far more knowledgeable about data than me, but regardless of his role in helping the Mercer family (and maybe the Russians) stick this country with Sweet Potato Saddam’s stupid ass, he doesn’t seem to get the way bigots work. Hitler was responsible for the death of thousands of gay people yet associated with the likes of gay men such as Ernst Roehm (in addition to speculation about Hitler’s sexuality). No, Steve Bannon or the Mercer father-daughter duo of doom are as bad as Hitler, but the point is a person’s ability to engage with gay people individually does not mean they are incapable of doing harm to the community at large.
This is especially true for the Mercer family, who may have propped up conservative clown Milo but have boosted plenty of other anti-LGBTQ conservative figures as well. Then there is Bannon, who per Buzzfeed News, Bannon has links with figures inside the Family Research Council. Spoiler: they don’t “fancy us too much, chile.”
Wylie seems impressed that the Mercers and Bannon paid the gays a superficial compliment, but ultimately, what he should have interpreted that as was their covert admission that they see us as tools to fuel an agenda — one of which serves us no real purpose.
So, regardless of what he was told, when it comes to Steve Bannon, all I have to say to that white supremacist Al Borland if he look himself go look somebody is “Hate me back, bitch.” And I have one middle finger for Daddy and Daughter Mercer. As for Wylie, enjoy the 15 mins putting your past bad deeds and the company who paid you to perform them on blast, but please, I am begging you, stop trying to make fetch happen with regards to those demons giving any real damn about the gays.
Grow up, sis.