“The training lasted several weeks and ended with the operative, Euripides Rubio Jr., reportedly quitting because the group ‘wasn’t capable of learning.’” https://t.co/y5OCaf4gGv
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) May 3, 2019
And one can only wish that were a Far Side reference:
Blackwater founder Erik Prince arranged for political activist James O’Keefe’s conservative group Project Veritas to receive more than one round of “training in intelligence and elicitation techniques,” The Intercept reports. In 2016, the self-styled “guerrilla journalist” group reportedly got lessons from a retired military intelligence operative… In 2017, Prince next set Project Veritas up with a former British MI6 officer in hopes of turning the organization into “domestic spies,” according to report. At the time, O’Keefe posted social-media photos of the event at Prince’s Wyoming ranch, claiming he was training in “spying and self-defense” and planned to turn Project Veritas into “the next great intelligence agency.”
The bankrollers for so many of the "Libertarian" funding trusts that donate to people like O'Keefe, and TPUSA, choose some of the most absurd people to put their money behind. Koch connected trusts gave this guy nearly $1mil. How can you see his work and decide to back it?
— Hayek's Ghost (@FritzHayek) May 3, 2019
I’m going with a Thorstein Veblen explanation: Flushing the occasional million down the crapper attempting to educate an O’Keefe is an obvious demonstration, to one’s fellow glibertarian billionaires, that one has millions of dollars to waste.
Although, as Jack Crosbie at Splinter points out, it can reasonably be argued that Betsy deVos’s brother Erik is not, himself, all that bright…