Billionaire Bunkers And Bolt-Holes: Silicon Valley Elite Invade New Zealand In Preparation For ‘Apocalypse’


by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

A few separate bits of news have been reported recently that when looked at together, brings up some interesting questions about what the “elite” know and why they are rushing to buy property and build panic rooms in New Zealand in preparation for the “apocalypse,” at a faster rate than they had been doing in recent years. 

Whether that is from a natural disaster, a banking or economic collapse, nuclear war, or whatever catastrophe they believe will befall the world, some very rich people, including many billionaires, believe something is coming and they are preparing accordingly, and have been for the past few years, and one of their prime locations of choice  just happens to be New Zealand.

A rough and ready description of the attraction of New Zealand came last year in The New Yorker magazine, with LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman suggesting the country had become shorthand for apocalypse insurance in Silicon Valley.

“Saying you’re ‘buying a house in New Zealand’ is kind of a ‘wink, wink, say no more’,” Hoffman said.

The latest billionaire to  purchase another property for $13.5 million, as well as having recently built a panic room in another 4.8 million dollar home in Queensland, New Zealand, is Peter Thiel.  

As I said earlier, they have been doing this for years, as we see reports from 2015, titled “Apocalypse island: Tech billionaires are building boltholes in New Zealand because they now fear social collapse or nuclear war. So what do they know that we don’t?” In that report we saw that  financial experts in Davos were told by Robert Johnson, president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, that “I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway.’ In that same report, Stewart Wallis, executive director of the New Economic Foundation confirmed that assertion, stating “if they (the wealthy) can get off onto another planet, some of them would. I think the rich are worried and they should be worried.’

His stated concern was that the poor would rise up against the rich and the wealthy were preparing for that, but the recent spate of names, like Elon Musk thinking they can build on Mars (Yes, I am serious) and how many reports we are now seeing utilizing terminology like “doomsday,” and “apocalypse,” while buying up not just property, but setting up multi-million dollar bunkers, which are rapidly being sold out, tell us they are preparing for more than just an uprising by the poor, and are setting up for a catastrophic type event.

Other names reportedly buying up properties in New Zealand are Russian industrial magnate Alexander Abramov who built five homes, American billionaire William Foley, who bought a vineyard, Tony Malkin president and CEO of Empire State Realty, who owns the Empire state building and 18 other properties in New York City, Hollywood film director James Cameron and billionaire hedge-fund pioneer Julian Robertson, just to name a few.

Via The Mirror, we see “In 2016, Sam Altman, one of Silicon Valley’s most influential entrepreneurs said he had an arrangement with Thiel in the event of some kind of systemic collapse scenario (synthetic virus breakout, rampaging AI, resource war between nuclear-armed states or some other apocalyptic disaster currently limited to the TV screen and thriller novels) they would both get on a private jet and fly to a property Thiel owns in New Zealand.”

It isn’t until we found a very lengthy report over at The Guardian which indicates why New Zealand is seeing an increase of billionaires buying up property. Unlike Thiel who is cited as worrying about “outright civilizational collapse,” it appears the other Silicon Valley billionaires are worried about something far different, as the Guardian reveals “According to the country’s Department of Internal Affairs, in the two days following the 2016 election the number of Americans who visited its website to inquire about the process of gaining New Zealand citizenship increased by a factor of 14 compared to the same days in the previous month. In particular, New Zealand has come to be seen as a bolthole of choice for Silicon Valley’s tech elite.”

Is it just a coincidence that Donald Trump, who ran a campaign against these same globalists, other than Thiel who supported Trump, where they all merged to fight against his campaign and supported Hillary Clinton, all of a sudden want to become citizens of New Zealand? (Note- Thiel obtained his NZ citizenship in 2011)

Other little interesting tidbits in the new the past two years: July 2016: Joe Biden “formally accepted an invitation to send a naval vessel to New Zealand later this year, ending a 30-year freeze on such visits since New Zealand adopted its anti-nuclear policy in the mid-1980s.” (Source

More recently I read Hillary Clinton will be visiting Australia and New Zealand for a series of events in May 2018, which reminded me that I had also seen another unrelated article mentioning that Barack Obama was also going to be visiting New Zealand in March 2018. As a side note, it appears that former prime minister John Key arranged Obama’s planned visit to NZ, as the two were quite chummywhen they were both in office.

It is also quite interesting that former FBI Director James Comey, fired by President Trump in May 2017, was in New Zealand just a month before his termination to participate in a government conference, between the “Five Eyes,” which is a spying network alliancebetween US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.”

We find that particularly noteworthy because the global Five Eye alliance, sometimes abbreviated to FVEY, was described by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013, as a “supra-national intelligence organisation that doesn’t answer to the known laws of its own countries.” 

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