Chris Sacca has almost 1.5 million Twitter followers. He's invested in Uber, Instagram, Kickstarter, and Twitter. Among venture capitalists, he's a hero. And he has some thoughts about Ferguson, MO.
Sacca took to the official blog of his VC firm, Lowercase Capital, to share a post titled "A few thoughts on race, America, and our President." In 2014, a venture capitalist can't just try to invest in companies that are good, or worthwhile, or even non-stupid; he must be a polymath, a man of the world, a white sage.
In case anyone was wondering, here is what Chris Sacca, a professional investor in technology firms, thinks about race and America:
We are a nation at war with itself. We jail our black men, and women, and boys. (Our Hispanic population isn't far behind.) We punish our poor. We have militarized our police. We selectively uphold our Constitution. "Justice for All" is a propagandist relic.
OK! A good repeat of refrains from the past week. Let the man blog. But then, in the very next paragraph:
Now before you label me as one-sided on this issue, let me say from what I have seen, it appears Michael Brown was an asshole. If it is in fact him in the videotape from the convenience store, then he was acting like an asshole and likely would have deserved some form of criminal prosecution. The store owner deserved justice.
If irrelevant, malformed opinions were tech companies, Chris might have another Uber on his hands. This is what happens when we turn professional check-writers into pundits: they fill the vacuum with noise. They are in over their heads, with an audience of millions.