As he presses through with his $44 billion purchase of Twitter, billionaire Elon Musk launched an assault on far-left progressives on Friday morning, revealing yet another glimpse into his political beliefs. “The extreme left hates everyone, even themselves!” Musk sent a tweet early Friday morning. Musk, on the other hand, followed up 16 minutes later with the statement, “But I’m also not a fan of the extreme right.” Let us strive for less hatred and more love.”
The billionaire’s political commentary comes as his buyout plan is met with widespread opposition from Twitter employees and left-leaning pundits, with some pledging to abandon the platform entirely due to concerns that the billionaire’s leadership will lead to more abusive or bigoted content. Musk has previously expressed his support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The statements came only hours after he sparked a social media firestorm by tweeting a cartoon depicting the country’s shifting political landscape over the course of the previous decade. As a result of a figure dubbed “awake progressive” drifting more left in the animation, a stick figure that was somewhat left-of-center on the political spectrum in 2008 gradually becomes a right-leaning conservative in 2021.
But I’m no fan of the far right either.
Let’s have less hate and more love.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 29, 2022
When asked about his prior comments, Musk responded by claiming that he was a huge supporter of former Democratic President Barack Obama. According to Musk, “I passionately supported President Obama for President, but today’s Democratic Party has been seized by fanatics,” he said.
Over the last several days, Musk has stepped up his criticism of far-left political movements. He attributed Netflix’s recent subscriber declines to a “woke mind virus” that had left the site “unwatchable” earlier this month, according to the company. Aside from that, the billionaire has engaged in verbal sparring with Democratic moderates such as Vice President Joe Biden and far-left hopefuls such as Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Progressives, including MSNBC anchor Joy Reid, blasted Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, speculating that the South African-born billionaire purchased the company because he “misses” apartheid.
I strongly supported Obama for President, but today’s Democratic Party has been hijacked by extremists
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 29, 2022
Musk has also claimed that he would evaluate Twitter’s rules in order to put a stronger focus on free speech and that he will use current laws as a framework for what constitutes appropriate conversation. “By ‘free speech,’ I simply mean expression that is permissible under the law. Censorship that goes above and beyond the law is unacceptable to me. If people desire less freedom of expression, they will petition the government to adopt legislation to that effect. As a result, going above and beyond the law is in opposition to the desire of the people,” Musk said.
AOC and Bernie are against Elon’s takeover.
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is one of those lefties who jump at the smallest opportunity to criticize any millionaire, and Elon Musk is having a good time with her right now. It was unnecessary for the New York City lawmaker to address him by name in a recent tweet, and she didn’t have to.
She wrote on her Twitter account: “I’m tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening because some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform and skews it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him feel special,” she wrote, prompting Musk to respond with the following witty response.
There have been no interactions with Bernie Sanders since the seasoned democrat believes that billionaire Jeff Bezos poses a much larger threat than Elon Musk.
With regard to environmental efforts and tax payments, Musk is doing his fair share, whereas Bezos seems to be anti-working-class in his attitudes toward the latter. As long as he keeps these factors under control and ensures that people get their legally mandated benefits, Bernie Sanders will refrain from working with Elon Musk. Due to the fact that his family is from South Africa, many radical leftists despise him and even claim that he is an Apartheid supporter, according to the media. What are your thoughts on Elon Musk?