What a great way to start and end the week, all thanks to Elon Musk!
Who knew that an EV titan, not to mention an intergalactic genius, would deliver so much unexpected, yet awesome, news in such a short span of time?
First, Musk began by acquiring an 9.2 percent stake in Twitter, making him (by far) the largest individual shareholder.
Secondly, Musk accepted, then declined, an invitation to join the Twitter board, as he rapidly realized such a board composition was recalcitrant to change of any kind.
Particularly change that encourages diversity of thought.
Clearly, the third time is the charm, as Musk has now made yet another move against the official mouthpiece of the far left, which was brilliantly summarized by Barstools founder Dave Portnoy.
“So Elon offered 41 billion to buy all of Twitter. Now the Board decides if they want to sell it to him? It’s a no brainer offer and they’d all make a sh-t ton,” Portnoy exclaimed, “
“the only reason to say no is cause they don’t like him right? Do I have that right? And if they say yes then everybody who owns any twitter stock basically gets cashed out at $54.20 a share and it all goes to Elon.”
Well, anything that is a no brainer to sane people is clearly incomprehensible to leftists, who are presently going ballistic over the thought of Musk owning Twitter.
Zuckerberg and Bezos are apparently just fine, but Musk, who is actually doing more for Democrat causes than Democrats themselves via electric vehicles, has suddenly become Public Enemy #1 (among the woke) for daring to voice moderate opposition to the zealous extremism of Zuckerberg.
Or, at minimum, the zealous extremism that Zuckerberg openly enables, provided ad revenues roll in and he obeys his global masters (who clearly do not include Trump).
Clearly, woke ideology is (for once) worth more to liberals than money, if only because woke-ism will help ensure their reign indefinitely (and, by default, their power and ability to exploit funds from foreign enemies, a la Hunter Biden).
As all the leftists are presently having a meltdown, some of nearly catastrophic proportions.
“I am frightened by the impact on society and politics if Elon Musk acquires Twitter. He seems to believe that on social media anything goes. For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less,” leftist columnist Max Boot whined, who clearly never met a free speech restriction he didn’t like.
“Elon Musk is why to abolish billionaires. Asking them to chip in their fair share isn’t enough. Regulating them isn’t enough. When people are allowed to acquire this much concentrated influence, they will inevitably manspread economic power into every other form of power,” MSNBC analyst Anand Giridharadas raged.
Yeah well, abolish all your bosses while you’re at it, Giridharadas, given that the same “billionaires” with far darker intentions have clearly brainwashed you.
Ex-Google consultant Joe Toscano of “The Social Dilemma” provides an unsurprisingly balanced view of the fiasco, noting some are happy while others are … less than enthusiastic.
“I would bet there’s a good chunk of them that are super excited about it, because there’s probably a lot of them that have cool ideas for the platform but haven’t been able to do anything because of the stagnant leadership that Twitter currently has,” Toscano observed, “so I think there’s probably a lot of them that are excited, but I’m sure there’s also a large chunk of them who are scared because Elon Musk, all due respect to his work, represents a radical leader and could dramatically change their operation.”
Yeah, such as changing total subservience to ad revenues, the source of Zuckerberg’s “success.”
“The power of corporations to dictate policy is greatly enhanced if Twitter depends on advertising money to survive,” Musk proclaimed.
Got that right. Especially dark money ads funded via Soros and Co.
Or varied financial firms, who are also panicking about their own cartel being disrupted, first via decentralized cryptocurrency and now via decentralized speech.
“[Twitter is] too important to be owned and controlled by a single person,” venture capitalist Fred Wilson declared.
Sure, Wilson, sure. But Facebook is fine? Amazon is fine?
Wilson should take a cue from Musk, who is clearly more on the ball with real classical liberalism, a la John Locke, Thomas Paine, Alexis de Tocqueville, and other famed philosophers who advocated real political freedom.
“‘69.42% of statistics are false.’ Yes, ‘facts’ are not always what they seem and ‘misinformation’ is often in the eye of the beholder. Claims by dozens of former intelligence officials, for instance, that Hunter Biden’s laptop was likely Russian ‘disinformation’ turned out to be … disinformation,” Musk mused, much to the delight of his enlightened followers. Vastly more enlightened than brainwashed snowflakes churned out by safe space institutions for adults (err, universities), in any case.
The aforementioned Portnoy also noted that, free speech debates or not, Twitter would not be wise to blow off Musk’s offer, especially if it screws their shareholders.
“So maybe it’s not that great an offer. Maybe the Twitter board thinks they are smarter than Elon and can get it to 75 a share. But if they don’t sell the stock price is gonna crash I think. Elon has ’em by the balls.”
Got that right. Especially if shareholders launch a lawsuit in light of their shares crumbling if Musk pulls out, all because Twitter refused an absolute no-brainer offer.
Zuckerberg could have offered half of what Musk offered and they would have taken it.
But, alas, the woke mob just cannot bear the idea of any opinion that’s remotely different, if only because they can’t afford all the therapy they apparently need from the slightest slights in life.
Especially amongst the thin-skinned university crew.
“Today on Twitter feels like the last evening in a Berlin nightclub at the twilight of Weimar Germany,” ultra-woke college professor Jeff Jarvis intoned, harnessing sensory imagery to maximally pathetic effect.
Yeah, yeah, yeah …
Go whine about it on Twitter, unless all the leftists will quit Twitter if Musk owns it.
Which may well be his ingenious intention all along …
One thing is for sure: History will remember Musk a whole lot more favorably than some of the other billionaire clowns.
Author: Jane Jones