Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who has just announced he is running on the Democratic ticket in 2020 for the presidency, was evidently a hacktivist with the infamous 80’s hacker group “Cult of the Dead Cow” and went by the pseudonym “Psychedelic Warlord.” He used this and being a software entrepreneur as a form of street cred to launch himself into the political arena.
O’Rourke served three terms in Congress as a Texas representative. And although millions in outside money were brought in to help him beat Republican Senator Ted Cruz, Beto got his hat handed to him in the race. Not content with losing to Cruz, he’s now intent on getting stomped by Donald Trump. Just one day after announcing throwing his hat into the presidential ring, Reuters claimed he had been a member of the prominent hacking group and apparently penned some pretty bizarre writings fantasizing about the murder of children as a teen. So much for the Kennedy wannabe.
Reuters had this to say about Beto’s history:
“The hugely influential Cult of the Dead Cow, jokingly named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, is notorious for releasing tools that allowed ordinary people to hack computers running Microsoft’s Windows. It’s also known for inventing the word “hacktivism” to describe human-rights-driven security work.
“Members of the group have protected O’Rourke’s secret for decades, reluctant to compromise his political viability. Now, in a series of interviews, CDC members have acknowledged O’Rourke as one of their own. In all, more than a dozen members of the group agreed to be named for the first time in a book about the hacking group by this reporter that is scheduled to be published in June by Public Affairs. O’Rourke was interviewed early in his run for the Senate.”
How politically convenient for the “Psychedelic Warlord.” This is sheer propaganda. “There is no indication that O’Rourke ever engaged in the edgiest sorts of hacking activity, such as breaking into computers or writing code that enabled others to do so,” reported Reuters. They are painting him as some kind of ‘white hat’ activist here.
Joseph Menn’s forthcoming book, called “The book, Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World,” reports alleged inside-info on O’Rourke, such as his apparent “Psychedelic Warlord” pseudonym. O’Rourke also had his own bulletin board named TacoLand. Some of his writing is still online.
The revelation makes O’Rourke the most prominent ex-hacker in American political history. It also fits: he was already known for being rebel enough to tour in a punk band, to unseat a Congressman from his own Democratic party, and to support gun control in Texas. (3/10) pic.twitter.com/uqVYDJpAwL
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“Think, a free society with no high, middle, or low classification of it’s [sic] people,” O’Rourke reportedly said in one of his writings. “Think, no more money related murders, suicides, divorces, or theft. Think, no more families living below a set poverty line or children starving to death because of a lack of money.”
“Remember, we are the next generation, and will soon rule the world,” he wrote in another piece.
Then comes the even creepier part where Beto fantasized about killing children and overthrowing the government:
“In writings that Reuters says still exist online, O’Rourke reportedly fantasized about ‘toppling the government,’ but fretted that “the masses would support such a radical move at this time.”
“O’Rourke also reportedly wrote about murdering children by running them over with a car.
“One day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street,” O’Rourke wrote. “They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles…This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.”
“As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two,” O’Rourke continued. “I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.”‘
Cult of the Dead Cow members reportedly kept O’Rourke’s membership secret as he became involved in politics to protect him. But he has received support in Silicon Valley, and some California fundraisers during his Senate run were hosted by Cult of the Dead Cow members and others in the tech industry close to the group, Reuters reports.
The left doesn’t see this as bad PR for Beto. They think it makes him relatable and real. Just as having been part of a Punk band and skateboarding somehow do. They also think it makes him presidential. The left could not be more wrong. He is obviously a puppet for Marxist radicals and they are really presenting him as another leftist savior – a Barack Obama version 2.0. No thank you.