The Bros Who Inherited the Earth

Here’s the guy who runs Uber, which has raised over $300 million:

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he was not getting any ladies when he was previous startups were tanking. “It’s great now!”

— Nicholas Carlson (@nichcarlson) May 28, 2014

And the guy who co-founded RapGenius, which has raised over $15 million because it’s the darling of two of the most influential investors in the world:

(Previously: “I’mma rape you in your mouth”)

And finally, this is the guy who founded Snapchat, writing in 2009:

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Bro, these three samples were collected from this week alone: This isn’t a fluke! This is who wins in the tech meritocracy. There are glimmers of accountability: Mahbod Moghadam of Rap Genius was fired, at least, but he will still get rich in a LIQUIDITY EVENT, or a pity sale, or whatever near-guaranteed positive fate that befalls his company. Travis Kalanick and Evan Spiegel are both poised, as much as anyone can be, to become some of the most powerful figures in American capitalism. The views they will bring to bear upon the world, the molds in which they openly desire to recast society, were forged over beer pong tables in basements near Stanford. Listen to how this grown man talks:

The most promising sector the economy has is represented by a fraternity of leering boys wearing their fathers’ suits. They should not get a pass because they’re “visionaries” — in any other context, this would be understood as garbage behavior from garbage people. Let a wave come and wash away these people so that we may try again! Their ideas will survive just fine.