by Brandon Butler
This weekend in Sin City: racist white guys discussing “woke tech” and “slave power” 1/17/2021

Emily Birnbaum and Issie Lapowsky with a big scoop for Protocol:

Conservative investors, political operatives, right-wing writers and Trump administration officials are quietly meeting in Las Vegas this weekend to discuss topics including China, “woke tech” and “the new slave power,” according to four people who were invited to attend or speak at the event as well as a copy of the agenda obtained by Protocol.

The so-called “Digital Statecraft Summit” was organized by the Claremont Institute, a conservative think tank that says its mission is to “restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life.” A list of speakers for the event includes a combination of past and current government officials as well as a who’s who of far-right provocateurs. One speaker, conservative legal scholar John Eastman, rallied the president’s supporters at a White House event before the Capitol Hill riot earlier this month. Some others have been associated with racist ideologies.

Sounds like a delightful bunch. Anyone seeing the irony in a bunch of racist white guys claiming to uphold Christian values meeting in Sin City for the weekend?