Silicon Valley exec’s hateful rant against ‘parasite’ immigrant entrepreneurs doesn’t go as planned

One consistency with the progressive left that goes back for years is that if you listen close enough, they will tell you in their own words what they’re about and what their true priorities are. Another consistent factor is once exposed, they run and hide.

The latest example of this was seen in a Twitter thread from a liberal Silicon Valley executive bemoaning immigrants coming to America and enjoying success, only to embrace outrageous issues like… lower taxes. Not that the actual thread is now visible, as our heroine responded to the ensuing backlash to protect her account.

Melinda Byerley, founder of Timeshare CMO, a Silicon Valley-based tech start-up now called Fiddlehead, began by writing: “Wtf is up with immigrants who come to silicon valley, get rich, and suddenly decide that America needs less taxes, education, and social support?”

She then named Peter Theil, a German-American billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist who co-founded PayPal and was the first outside investor in Facebook, and Vinod Khosla, an Indian-American billionaire businessman and venture capitalist. Co-founder of Sun Microsystems, he has an estimated net worth 0f $9 billion and was listed No. 353 on the Forbes 400 list in 2020.

“Just take your money and go home. Stop trying to turn America into the caste system/apartheid systems you came from,” Byerley added. “You came here under a system. It made you rich. Now you dislike it. It’s bullshit. Go home.”

Just getting warmed up, she then zeroed in on race: “Especially interesting is the non-white flavor of this kind of rich tech immigrant, many of whom seem particularly determined to stop their children from learning the history of race in America.”

A pro-critical race theory creed if ever there was one, the white liberal then swung for the fence: “My advice to other states and countries is don’t let these kinds of parasites gain a foothold in your area. Tax the living sh-t out of them and see them for what they are: strip miners who will not rest til they ruin everything.”

Byerley holds an MBA from Cornell University in Finance and a BFA in Drama from Illinois Wesleyan University, and she got plenty of drama from a rant that many saw as typical racism from white liberals who love to bill themselves as champions of minority rights.

Turns out, this is not the first time Byerley has let loose with a doozy of a Twitter rant. In Jan. 2017, she slammed Americans living in the heartland.

She tweeted that the first thing those in middle America need to realize is that “no educated person wants to live in a sh-thole with stupid people,” particularly when the  “sh-thole” is filled with people who are “violent, racist, and/or misogynistic.” Byerley said big corporations do not consider moving to more rural areas because “those towns have nothing going for them.” Denigrating them even further, she tweeted that the towns have “no infrastructure, just a few bars and a terrible school system.”

Byerley wrapped up her rant by saying educated people do not want to live in “states where the majority of residents are voting for things against their own interests,” solely, because these voters “don’t want brown people to thrive.”

Anang Mittal, an immigrant himself who shared the thread above, offered as good an explanation as one could hope to find on what’s going on here:

Here’s a quick sampling of the proverbial beatdown Byerley experienced on Twitter:


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