We're supposed to be happy Musk is saving twitter?
Musk might have thought he could bring the conservatives back, but I hope they won’t go. I hope he finds that he just sank 44b into a liberal echo chamber. I have a good reason to hope this.
After the past three years of being censored, lambasted and finally forced off of the major social media platforms, conservatives who just wanted to find the truth about the virus and the vaccines are supposed to be happy a billionaire is saving social media’s worst offender?
We’re supposed to run around the room beating pots and pans together praising Musk for saving us and hopefully, maybe, letting us back on the little bird? What are we drug addicts? Most of us have moved on from Twitter and were gleefully watching it chirp itself into oblivion.
Does Musk hope we’ll just stop building the parallel polis (think Gab, Gettr, Truth Social, etc. etc.) that’s needed to combat the rising tide of totalitarianism?
“It’s all good now,” the pundits say. “We’re good. Musk took care of it. He’s all about free speech, you know.”
Musk might have thought he could bring the conservatives back, but I hope they won’t go. I hope he finds that he just sank 44b into a liberal echo chamber where the only echoes he’ll hear are the Democrats complaining about how terrible he is because he lets people to say hateful things, like men are men and women are women.
Why don’t I like Musk? I like him. I just don’t trust him:
He recently got some sweet deals to build a plant in China. $530 million from Chinese banks. Speedy building of his factory, etc. etc. He’s beholding to the CCP as much as to our government.
He’s focused on electric cars (ugly ones at that) for no good reason. He says hydrogen fuel cells are “fool sales” but I think if the rich had ever wanted it, we could have had our own mini hydrogen power stations at each home in America. Our existing cars could be converted to run on hydrogen, which has a bi-product of water vapor. But no. Mr. Musk is going to save the planet with electric cars.
What’s wrong with that? I’d like to know, cause here I go, againnnnnnnnn…
I own you! I own you!
Is it possible Musk sees that electric cars provide better opportunity for control? China just decreed that 50% of its cars have to be electric by 2030 (and Washington State just followed suit with a similar mandate, ugh.) And guess what feature these electric cars will have—in China at least? The ability for the government to control them with the push of a button. If your social credit score is too low, well, NO GO FOR YOU! Or should I say “ni bu ke’yi kai che ying wei ni shirh yi ge fei chang whai ren!”?
All of Musk’s endeavors, IMHO, hold some of the greatest risks to our personal autonomy and freedoms in the future. Musk himself may be a nice guy and would never even think of lording himself over us. But the technology he’s working on could lead to total totalitarianism in the hands of less altruistic individuals. His company Neuralink makes "implantable brain-machine interfaces.” In my novel Refreshing Jutta I call them Direct Neural Interfaces. I foresee a time when we are all required to have these things implanted into our brains. We get out of line and we suddenly need a bit of reprogramming. Depressed? There’s an app for that. Angry at your government because you’re a hopeless slave? No worries. There’s an app to take care of those nasty little pains so that you can get back to your meaningless existence. Well, not meaningless. After all, you do carry the organs one of the oligarch overlords will need some day. “I own you… da da da da. I own you….”
Starlink. How nice will that be?! And what could possibly go wrong with having one man control the entire world’s wifi?
SpaceX. Not enough to control the world? You gotta claim outerspace, too, eh?
I’m sure I’m just being little paranoid. The past few years of being told I was full of misinformation about the shots (I wasn’t), have earned me the right to be paranoid…and pissed off when some rich jackass comes along and saves a company I loathe.
Stick with the other platforms people, please! Keep building the parallel polis. We’ll need it when Musk finally shows his true colors.
That’s a reference to Paul Mcartney’s Silly Love Song, in case you didn’t get it.