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A Genius, Alright, by Eric Peters

Elon Musk is a genius at figuring out how to get the government and his competitors to underwrite his business. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

Elon Musk is said – by some – to be a “genius.” Arguably, a more accurate honorific would be king, used in the Elvisian sense.

Elvis, of course, was the King – of rock n’ roll. There was no else like him, insofar as his persona especially. His jump-suited image has become an icon of Americana. Even people who don’t know his music know him – and that is what makes him the King.

Musk is like that in his own way. He has become synomous with the electric cars that bear another man’s name and riff off the legacy of the man who created what was arguably the very first volkswagen (lower case) or people’s car.

That car being, of course, the Model T. Which nomenclature Musk uses to create a false assocation with his Model 3 (and other Models). False – because nothing could imagined that is more contra t everything the Model T was than what the Model 3 (and other Tesla models) are. The T was an everyman’s car. The 3 is a rich man’s car. The T got less expensive to buy with each successive model year; the Model 3 just got more expensive – again. The T was designed to give ordinary people the freedom to go anywhere they wanted, anytime they liked. The 3 is designed to force most people back onto the bus – and tether the few to a cord.

But Musk is a genius – lower case – in a way.

No one heretofore has been as colossaly successful at becoming a billionare (several times over) by using the government to – on the one hand – force his rivals to finance his operations and thereby, their competition and – on the other – to use the government to create a “market” for his products, which would otherwise have a very small market (being very expensive and very impractical).

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Henry Ford vs. Elon Musk, by Eric Peters

One’s a producer, the other’s a conman. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

Henry Ford was the antithesis of Elon Musk. The latter uses government to force people into cars that are more expensive and less practical, thereby diminishing personal mobility. The former designed and built a car that cost less (each successive model year) and was far more versatile and practical than a horse and buggy, that freed people from being largely stuck where they were.

Ford did not use the power of the government to compel his rivals to subsidize his operations, as Musk has done (via the selling of what are styled “carbon credits” to other car companies, who are under regulatory duress to either build a certain number of EeeeeeeeeVeeeeees or buy “credit” – from Elon – for having built them).

The Model T was the antithesis of Tesla’s cars. The latter are designed to be very high-performance and for that reason very consumptive, of both power and raw materials. They are not designed for longevity or owner-serviceability. They are operationally fragile in that extreme conditions – as of high heat and extreme cold – greatly diminish their functionality.

The Model T was specifically designed to be as simple and practical as possible. It had no fuel or water pump. It did not even need a small starter battery in order to run as the engine was designed to be turned over by hand and – once running – magnetos kept it running.

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Elon’s Folly, by Good Citizen

Elon should just put Twitter out of its misery. From Good Citizen at thegoodcitizen.substack.com:

Instead of trying to save a dying Marxist bird, the richest man in the world should spend $44 Billion to take a flame thrower to the agenda of Global Tyrants.

Give me the dead Marxist bird for $44 Billion.

A Serious Man?
There has been much debate about Elon Musk’s stance on the Great Reset, UN Agendas, Technocracy, and Posthumanism, which I partly addressed in a previous post 40 days ago. He was listed as a 2008 World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader”. Almost every prominent figure in business or politics has been associated with this organization over the last thirty years, so it’s no guarantee of anything. Take Putin for example. He is likely no longer working for or with this international tyrannical order, no matter how many domestic Russian planemic policies align with the Rockefeller lock-step plan.

Musk is also the founder of a company that is researching and developing AI and brain implants, and presumably not just for those whose disabilities could be remedied with techno-assisted chips that reactivate defunct neuro-motor functions. This path is a slippery one, adored by post-humanist technocrats seeking to play God and merge the biological and technological. All of this and more must be taken into consideration of Musk’s motivations and positions on the Global tyranny agenda.

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Elon Musk: Champion of Free Speech or Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? By Ryan Matters

There’s not that much difference between what Elon Musk believes in and what Klaus Schwab believes in. From Ryan Matters at off-guardian.org:

Recently, the news broke that Elon Musk (now the world’s richest man) acquired Twitter. Musk claims that he’s a “free speech absolutist” and his takeover of the company was motivated by his passion for open discourse.

Musk called Twitter “the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated”. He feels that free speech is “the bedrock of a functioning democracy” and that’s why he just couldn’t bear to witness the tech platform engage in such brash censorship.

Sounds good, right?

After all, many of us have been voicing our concerns about the Orwellian rise in censorship over the last few years, and here’s a billionaire siding with us (for once).

In fact, mere days after Musk’s offer was accepted by Twitter’s board, previously banned accounts began to return to the platform.

It seems almost too good to be true…and maybe it is.

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It’s Too Early to Celebrate Elon Musk’s Purchase of Twitter, by Robert Bridge

Let’s not forget that Elon is in pretty good with the Davos crowd. From Robert Bridge at strategic-culture.org:

While many of us celebrate the sale of Twitter, let’s never forget the adage, ‘if it appears too good to be true, it probably is.’

Everything that is wrong about our modern times became apparent this week as the entrepreneur Elon Musk bought out Twitter for $44 bln, triggering a global meltdown as liberals feared their favorite toy had been lost to rightwing forces forever. Unfortunately, the story is more complex than that.

Musk’s purchase of the San Francisco-based company was such a shock that Vijaya Gadde, chief of Twitter’s “trust and safety” department, reportedly broke down crying while discussing details of the deal with colleagues. Whether Gadde’s tears were tears of joy or tears of sorrow – Musk’s takeover was estimated to have boosted the stock value in the company by at least $20 per share – we may never know, but hitting the lottery has been known to induce euphoric reactions among the winners. Jack Dorsey, for example, Twitter’s co-founder, alone stands to earn $1bn in cash once the deal is inked.

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Elon and Orange, by Eric Peters

Don’t mistake Elon Musk for a libertarian, any more than you would Donald Trump. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

Many are excited – relieved is perhaps the better word – on account of the news that Elon Musk has bought Twitter, the “social media” entity whose name and symbol seem designed to appeal to giggling 13-year-old girls but which has been used to first hoover up the general population into using it as the vehicle for their public comments and then punish those among them who comment contrarily to whatever the reigning orthodoxies happen to be.

Facebook – the other variant of “social media” – operates on the basis of the same infantile-appeal (the name is equally suggestive of pre-pubescence) and has been used to the same East German Stasi effect.

Brilliant, really.

East Germany’s Stasi – the secret police, the intelligence gathering services – could only secretly police so much because there were only so many secret policemen (and women; the former Deutsche Demokratische Republik was an equal opportunity oppressor, as all “democracies” are).

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Woke Twitter Elitists Are Too Stupid To Realize Elon Musk Is Saving The Platform, by Brandon Smith

Twitter’s business has been faltering. Elon Musk could be just what the company needs. From Brandon Smith at alt-market.com:

In the past year Big Tech and Big Media are learning a valuable lesson – That “Get Woke, Go Broke” is not just a mantra, it’s a rule. We’ve just seen companies like Netflix take a massive market beating because of their hubris and their presumption that they can simply dictate the path of our culture from on high through leftist propaganda. CNN just shut down their premium “+” service after a single month because no one trusts them enough to pay them pocket change for content. And Disney is about to lose their municipal charter in Florida because they thought they were in charge of the state and its laws, when in fact they are not.

Woke corporations are slowly but surely dying and leftists don’t seem to grasp the situation. They’ll never admit openly that the reason these companies are seeing declines is because of their cult-like political stance that justifies the forced indoctrination of everyone, including children. They’ll say it was covid, they’ll say it was inflation, they’ll say it was bigotry, but in reality it was always them. No one likes them, and people are finally realizing they don’t have to spend money buying products from insane leftists they don’t like.

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Can Elon Musk Save Free Speech?

Elon Musk can’t save free speech, but if he gets control of Twitter he may save it on that platform. From Alexandra Bruce at lewrockwell.com

There was never any doubt, but now there is certainty: Twitter isn’t about free speech, it isn’t about shareholder value, it isn’t a market driven private enterprise and it sure as hell isn’t about democracy. It is a thought control platform.

For weeks, Elon Musk had been tweeting complaints about Twitter’s censorship policies, particularly after the Babylon Bee had their account suspended for referring to Assistant HHS Secretary Rachel Levine as a “biological male” after she was named Woman of the Year by USA Today.

On April 4th, Elon Musk announced that he had taken a 9.2% stake in Twitter, making him the largest shareholder, causing share prices to instantly shoot up 25%.

On April 9th, he was awarded a seat on the board of directors on the condition that he not own more than 14.9% of the company’s outstanding stock, after which he declined the seat.

On the morning of April 14th, Elon Musk offered to buy out Twitter for $43 billion or $54.20 per share, telling TED chief, Chris Anderson, “This is not a way to make money. My strong intuitive sense is that having a public platform that is maximally trusted and broadly inclusive is extremely important to the future of civilization.”

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Worrying About The Wrong Things?

Twitter faces the ‘nightmare’ of being forced into free speech, by Jonathan Turley

The Twitter board opens itself up to legal action if it scotches Tusk’s takeover bid without seriously considering it. From Jonathan Turley at thehill.com:

Twitter’s board of directors gathered this week to sign what sounds like a suicide pact. It unanimously voted to swallow a “poison pill” to tank the value of the social media giant’s shares rather than allow billionaire Elon Musk to buy the company.

The move is one way to fend off hostile takeovers, but what is different in this case is the added source of the hostility: Twitter and many liberals are apoplectic over Musk’s call for free speech protections on the site.

Company boards have a fiduciary duty to do what is best for shareholders, which usually is measured in share values. Twitter has long done the opposite. It has virtually written off many conservatives — and a large portion of its prospective market — with years of arbitrary censorship of dissenting views on everything from gender identity to global warming, election fraud and the pandemic. Most recently, Twitter suspended a group, Libs of Tik Tok, for “hateful conduct.” The conduct? Reposting what liberals have said about themselves.

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