Thursday, May 18, 2023

Checking in on Elon

A bit of context to keep in mind... 

 Elon Musk is a narcissist with explicitly Messianic delusions. He often talks about his love of humanity using those very words and constantly frames himself as its savior. Like most narcissists, Musk is easily manipulated and tends to define good and evil in terms of how things affect him.

This wasn't as much of a problem when his followers tended to be mainly space fans and well-meaning but ill informed people who saw him as an environmental hero, though even then there was a substantial gamergate adjacent faction there. Now, though, he has almost completely surrounded himself with alt-right sycophants who are skillfully playing to his worst instincts.

Musk has also started amplifying neo-nazi conspiracy theories.

And white grievance in general.

While the people around him are certainly having an influence, the man did come into this primed for a right-wing message. Tesla has been sued for racial harassment. Musk personally has been sued for sexual harassment, and we won't even get into the creepy borderline eugenics stuff. The signs have been there for a long time.

We'll leave the last word to Inigo Montoya.

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