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Beware - Elon Musk is not your savior
After Musk's acquisition of Twitter a few weeks ago, conservatives and libertarians are exploding with joy, thinking that they finally have a rich guy on their side who's going to save them, so they don't have to save themselves.
Sure - Musk's acquisition of Twitter might end up being a net positive. The fact that he got rid of a lot of corrupt, freedom-hating lunatics in his first week there is a triumph, and now he's proving what everyone already knew with his release of The Twitter Files - that Twitter had been systematically rigging elections, censoring dissent and discussion, and engaging in corrupt and malicious behavior while hiding under the umbrella of "trust and safety".
Because censoring people and ushering in an authoritarian dictatorship is definitely safe for everyone (queue the eye roll).
But let's not forget, Musk is also working on a BMI (Brain Machine Interface) called Neuralink, which as I've written before, will be the end of free thinking and free will. If you think censoring your speech is bad, wait until there's a chip in your brain censoring your very thoughts. Or worse, overwriting them with the establishment-approved narrative. You won't even know you're being brainwashed, thoughts and memories will simply vanish from your mind and be replaced by falsehoods. What - you think Elon Musk is developing this BMI because he's afraid of AI like he claims? Come on, now. If you were afraid of an Artificial Intelligence taking over, would you really plug a networked device into your brain that can be remotely hacked and controlled?
And then what of Starlink? Does anybody really need a constellation of tens of thousands of satellites floating around in low-orbit, radiating us all with electromagnetic waves? (Which cause cancer and reproductive harm, by the way.) With the internet being almost 100% available to anybody who can afford a computer or smartphone, the number of people living in remote areas who can benefit from Starlink is vanishingly small - so this has nothing to do with bringing internet access to underprivileged people, anymore than Neuralink is about helping disabled people use computers. These are all just altruistic excuses behind which far more nefarious plans lie.
Or take Tesla, a company that gets billions from the government. Do you really think an electric vehicle that emits more pollution to build than a gas-guzzler and uses lithium, an extremely toxic and difficult to mine element, has anything to do with "saving the environment"? Let's not forget, Teslas have a massive computer built into it, with half a dozen cameras, microphones, a GPS tracker you can never turn off, and a prototype autopilot.
Put these three things together and you have the makings of a technocratic dystopia:
Electric cars that monitor everything you say and do (even when outside the car), track everywhere you go, and can remotely lock their doors and drive you straight to a gas chamber (man, the Nazis would have loved this tech - imagine how easy it would have been to round up all those people!).
Brain chips that will be able to read your mind and alter your thoughts.
Tens of thousands of satellites in low earth orbit that will be able to communicate with your cars and brain chips and monitor and control them wherever you go, even in the most remote of places.
Let's please not pretend that Elon Musk is a freedom fighter. He's a well-spoken Trojan Horse who says and does just enough of the right things to distract you from the bigger picture - the ever-tightening technologic noose around your neck.