A reminder: Peter Thiel is not a nice man, but he hasn’t had anything to do with PayPal for over 15 years now. He doesn’t even have any PayPal stock anymore. Now he makes his money ripping off startup company founders and investors, when he’s not funding lawsuits against newspapers and news magazines whose coverage displeases him in hopes of driving them out of business, or donating millions to Donald Trump’s campaign.
In short, disgust with Peter Thiel over the many evil things he has said and done, evil things such as attacking the 1st Amendment with huge piles of cash and supporting an out-and-out bigot, is no reason to close your PayPal account. Because Peter Thiel has nothing to do with PayPal. He sold all his shares to eBay in 2002. In fact, the only company he owns any stock in that you might actually use and boycott is Facebook, where he owns around 1% of the company after selling off most of his shares. Which probably isn’t enough to make it worth boycotting Facebook, because Thiel would just shrug and say “So?”. His share of Facebook now is less than 1% of his total wealth. Peanuts. He sneers at mere mortals like you and I, because he is an uberman and we are mere untermenschen before his Libertarian magnificence.
Yet despite his Libertarian magnificence, he still needed the State’s courts to take down Gawker. Typical, eh?
– Badtux the Helpful Penguin