Dick Costolo, the former CEO of Twitter, wants the world to know he ready for the communist revolution. He’s so ready, in fact, that he’s willing to provide video commentary on the executions of capitalists as they are marched to the wall.
“Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution. I’ll happily provide video commentary,” Costolo wrote on his Twitter account earlier this evening. His comments are, ironically, a violation of the terms of service Twitter has instituted against glorifying violence. Those are the very same terms that have been used to ban conservatives who have stated, publicly, that they believe Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self defense.
Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution. I'll happily provide video commentary.— dick costolo (@dickc) October 1, 2020
Costolo’s commentary is particularly dumb when one considers his own employment history and net worth. His assets, valued in the hundreds of millions, aren’t likely to be spared should his dream of a revolution come to pass. Never mind his life. After all, the eat-me-last oligarchs who think they can separate themselves from other beneficiaries of our current system by doling out trivial platitudes to wannabe Marxists will invariably receive a rude reckoning down the line.
Costolo took over as CEO of the social media giant in 2010 and continued serving in that capacity until 2015 when founder Jack Dorsey took back the helm. He’s currently a partner at Index Ventures.
An archive of Costolo’s comments is available here.