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Many are excited – relieved is perhaps the better word – on account of the news that Elon Musk has bought Twitter, the “social media” entity whose name and symbol seem designed to appeal to giggling 13-year-old girls but which has been used to first hoover up the general population into using it as the vehicle for their public comments and then punish those among them who comment contrarily to whatever the reigning orthodoxies happen to be.

Facebook – the other variant of “social media” – operates on the basis of the same infantile-appeal (the name is equally suggestive of pre-pubescence) and has been used to the same East German Stasi effect.

Brilliant, really.

East Germany’s Stasi – the secret police, the intelligence gathering services – could only secretly police so much because there were only so many secret policemen (and women; the former Deutsche Demokratische Republik was an equal opportunity oppressor, as all “democracies” are).

Besides which, the general public was aware they were being watched and did what they could to prevent information about their activities – about what they were thinking – from being too available to the secret police.

The genius of what is styled “social media” is that it has successfully gotten the general public to gather intelligence on itself. The secret police of our time have an easy gig. Infantilize the public so as to keep it in a state of narcissistic juvenility – and then sit back and collect.

Erich Honecker is smiling, somewhere.

Now Elon will collect.

His taking-over of this “platform” will give him the power to decide what is and is not Wrongthinkful. Whether he uses it in that way remains to be seen. The fact is he will be the one in charge of what we’re allowed to think – and say.

Some think we’ll be allowed – imagine that – to say what we like, without being punished for saying so. Of course, that depends as much on the singular beneficence of Elon – which ought by itself to be troubling – as it does on the the nexus of corporate employment that hires or fires based upon one’s good standing (or not) with the orthodoxies du jour.

Do you “stand with Keeeeeeeev“?

Imagine if the predecessors of “social media” – i.e., the telecommunications biz, the phone company – listened in to every call you made, recorded every call you made and cut off your ability to make calls if you made one that they didn’t like? (They actually did all but the latter; this was exposed during the ’70s, a time when inquiries into the activities of the government were actually sometimes done by the government.)

Anyhow, Elon.

People cheer him, as they cheered the Orange Man. It is understandable. People weary of the assaults upon not merely their formerly assumed liberties but upon common decency are desperate to hear the sounds of defense, however garbled, emanating from someone in a position to possibly defend them.

Orange Man is one such. He arouses such fervid following because he sometimes says appealing-sounding things. He says them in a vague, disjointed way, often lacking specificity and always underlying principle – but with much emotional gusto. This connects with people who badly want to hear just that – even if it’s not exactly that.

Another man excelled at this technique of saying what he knew a given audience was desperate to hear. He would then say something different to another audience, often on the very same day. Leaving each to believe it heard what it didn’t.

Neither audience realized they were being played; both audiences screamed their support without realizing what it was, exactly, they were supporting. But it sounded good and so they did, even when that same man brought their country to smoldering ruin, using them to do it.

How about this Elon man?

He is taken by some – with the same desperate hope he just might be – to be a libertarian. Mainly on the strength of his having said libertarian-sounding things every once in awhile. Most notably, recently – when he appeared to say some things in defense of free speech, which he now owns. All the modern-day iterations of public utilities now being the private property of individuals and entities who operate as government and with government.

But we can trust Elon, some say. He is after all a libertarian.

Really?

This is the man who created what is arguably the greatest rent-seeking scam ever devised and is certainly the most pernicious, as it has served (very successfully) to push the “electrification” agenda down our throats. He has mulcted vast sums from other car companies – in the form of what are styled “carbon credits” – which they were forced by the government to purchase from him in order to “comply” with the “zero emissions” regulations he actively promotes, in order to “offset” the electric cars they weren’t producing. For which there was (and remains) no natural market. And which they are all now also being forced to produce – and which we are being pressured to buy (by reducing and eventually eliminating the non-electric alternatives).

If Elon were a libertarian – if he understood what the term means – he would have used his own money, of which he had plenty (via his PayPal stake) to finance his electric car venture. He would have convinced investors to support it – and people to buy the end result – without using government to coerce the result.

But he didn’t – and he did.

What does it suggest?

There is a similarity here, between Elon and the Orange Man – and the purblind support of their respective followers. Orange Man’s followers being purblind toward their hero’s “take the guns, due process later,”  red-flagging, bump-stocking and “vaccinating” (which he  continues to advocate, claiming he, personally, “saved millions of lives”).

Many still want to believe – whether in Orange Man or in Elon Man. It’s usually better policy to go by what you know – about what they do.

And didn’t.

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    • Hi Anon,

      Orange Man has been a catastrophe that cannot be allowed to repeat itself. I’m about to let loose a full rant regarding why.

    • Musk “strongly supported Obama.” How anyone on the non-left think that passes for “he’s on our side now”, I don’t know. Irrespective, no one should be surprised if Obama makes some kind of unprecedented and illegal comeback and soon. Imagine “free speech” Elon publicly fawning all over the returned “uniter.” Gag.

  1. I see that Musk says he’s going to buy Coca-cola next and put the cocaine back in. Now that’s the proper direction!

    Crony electric car sham not as much, of course.

  2. Germ theory: Some quotations from Doctors, Scientists and Nutritionists:

    “Rudolph Virchow, a great German scientist, repudiated the germ theory of disease. He said that disease brought on germs rather than the germs caused disease.

    Claude Bernard, Bechamp and Tissot – great French scientists – all disproved the germ theory of disease.
    NOTE: Bechamp had four Phd’s he was the smartest man who ever lived, I trust him more then these other morons.

    In Hans Selye’s book Stress of Life (Page 205), an account is recorded that Louis Pasteur, inventor of the germ theory of disease, admitted he was wrong.

    Sanitation is the only factor that has reduced the spread of the old-time scourges. If the germ theory were founded on facts, there would be no living being to read what is herein written, for germs are ubiquitous – they exist everywhere.

    In many diseases supposedly caused by a specific germ, that germ is not present. Contrariwise, specific germs said to cause a specific disease are present in huge proportions without the specific disease manifesting itself.” – Dr Bernarr D.C, D.D

    “…Viruses are simply the excretions of a toxic cell. Viruses are pieces of DNA or RNA, with a few other proteins. They butt out from the cell. They happen when the cell is poisoned. They are not the cause of anything.” – Thomas Cowan MD on Rudolf Steiner’s insights

    “You’re working under a wrong premise to begin with and you’re never going to find the answer if you do that. Viruses have no nucleus. There’s no respiratory system. There’s no circulatory system. There’s no digestive system. Viruses are not alive. That’s like saying soap is alive. They’re not alive. They are solvents. They are soaps. However, more accurately, they are enzymes to fractionate tissue for waste elimination.” – Aajonus Vonderplanitz

    “We agree with those members of the profession who hold that no germ causes tuberculosis. Germs do not cause any disease. Further, we agree that there is more harm in the fear of germs than there is in the germs themselves.” — Timely Truths on Human Health – Simon Louis Katzoff, M.D. 1921

    “The entire fabric of the germ theory of disease rests upon assumptions which not only have not been proved, but which are incapable of proof, and many of them can be proved to be the reverse of truth. The basic one of the unproven assumptions, wholly due to Pasteur, is the hypothesis that all the so-called infections and contagious disorders are caused by germs.” – M.L. Leverson, M.D

    Dr. Robert R. Gross wrote, “Germs do not cause disease! Nature never surrounded her children with enemies. It is the individual himself who makes disease possible in his own body because of poor living habits… Do mosquitoes make the water stagnant; or does stagnant water attract the mosquitoes?

    We should all be taught that germs are friends and scavengers attracted by disease, rather {than} enemies causing disease…As their internal environment is, so will be the attraction for any specific micro-organism… The germ theory and vaccination are kept going by Commercialism.”

    “We said before that so-called “germs” are ubiquitous. They are ever present, in many varying forms in both healthy and sick people. These microbes kick into what modern scientists call ‘pathogens’, when the media is toxic and conducive to clean up. When you enter into a healing crisis, and your body is throwing off toxins, these “germs” appear out of your very substance, to help eliminate, process and break down these toxins. Germs have absolutely no causal relationship to disease. But germs do appear to help you clean out, because put quite simply, your disease is your cure!” – Dr. William P. Trebing – Good-Bye Germ Theory –

    T.C. Fry wrote, “‘Infection’ is no war in which the body is fighting invaders. The bacteria that come to these sites are symbiotic and help the body in elaborating dead cells and tissues for expulsion – they are partners in the cleanup process. When this has been accumulated the bacteria disappear and the wound heals. Infection… is a body-cleaning process for a body burdened with toxic materials.”

    “If Germ Theory were true, no one would be alive to believe it!” BJ Palmer, D.C.

    many health experts have stated, namely that there are only 2 causes of disease: deficiency and toxicity. For instance, Charlotte Gerson (who took over running the Gerson Clinic from her brilliant father Max) said this about disease and cancer. Removing cells or tissue from the body and thus cutting them off from their energy/nutrient supply will quickly lead to deficiency; injecting antibiotics into the mixture is toxicity; thus there is no solid proof a virus is causing disease when there is already deficiency and toxicity present. This is the key point of the virus misconception.

    modern medicine is based on the germ theory. modern medicine: evil spirits (germs) how do you fight them? with pharmaceuticals, vaccines (witches brews).
    who was responsible? pasteur and flexner.
    pharmacon = poison, pharmakeia = sorcery, witch craft, witches
    pharmaceutical = drugs made from petrochemicals (oil).

    the current version is backed by pasteur (a fraud), flexnor with no medical trainig and gates with no education.

    Pasteur provided the “evil spirits” of the shamans that cursed mankind with a body by his pronouncement of “germs” lurking about waiting to pounce upon the unsuspecting who were helpless to do anything about it. his solution? fight the germs (evil spirits) with pharmaceuticals (witches brews).

  3. Forgive me for saying so, but I trust no one. I certainly do not trust Musk simply because he plays a good game, and says what he thinks everyone wants to hear. I am not on Twitter, and do not feel the least bit inclined to join the site simply because Musk took over the site. Remember this is this same Elon Musk that wants computer chips in everyone’s brains. Also, I cannot help but wonder (Wag, the Dog?): While the public in general is debating, raging, and bloviating about this “take over” of Twitter, I have to wonder what is going on in the “next room” (so to speak) that we really should be looking at, that our beloved media (who would never lie to us, of course-gag) does not want us to take notice of?

    • Shadow, no forgiveness is required. Anyone with even basic common sense knows that trust is earned, not owed. Saint Elon has a very “colorful” history, and his connections are also quite “interesting”. He is no doubt part of one of the factions back in Mordor on the Potomac. Given the current faction war, his latest move could be quite informative.

  4. Since I can’t read Musk’s mind (as so many celebrating conservatives seem to think they can), the most I can say about his Twitter purchase is that it – like Trump’s election – has provided fabulous entertainment. Events that make the powerful freak out this much don’t come along very often. Too bad Putin’s Price Hike has made popcorn unaffordable. 😉

    Last week I sent Elon a few hundred inflated dollars for a Starlink dish. In our rural area we have only one company for internet access. It is copper DSL, and because of the sparse population there’s not much hope of getting fiber here in my lifetime.

    In a way I feel bad, because as with Tesla, Elon has fed this venture with slop from the public trough:
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/07/spacex-starlink-wins-nearly-900-million-in-fcc-subsidies-auction.html

    The hardware arrived this week. I installed the dish on our deck because the Starlink app told me that was a “great” location, but the performance so far is dismal – sometimes dipping to near-dialup numbers. I contacted support and they told me there are too many obstructions. We do have a lot of trees around the house, but then why did their app tell me that location was “great”?

    So if you don’t hear from me again, I fell off the roof trying to put up Elon’s contraption. Scold me for violating libertarian principles if you must; I just want to be able to watch my cat videos without buffering until the nukes start flying.

    • Hi Roland,

      The whole thing’s frustrating to me. Like you, I enjoy the Left going down on the carpet over Elon – and Orange Man. I also supported some of the things Orang Man did or tried to do, such as curtailing CAFE and pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Accord. But then he stepped aside in favor of Fauci – and has been pushing Fauci’s “vaccines” ever since. It almost makes me want to chew the carpet!

      • Hi Eric

        Musk has some intelligence he said way back that himself and his family would not be getting injected, smart guy…….

        But Peterson got injected, dumb in that respect….go figure….

        RF Kennedy junior used to get shots, he knew nothing about the danger, he is vaccine injured, he won’t get any more now, he now knows as much as the experts about the dangers…..he is dead against these demon shots being pushed now….

  5. At some point – unless the corporate state successfully drags us into the long night of full-on martial-law/lockdown totalitarianism — we’re going to emerge from the COVID fog of war into a Nuremburg-like scenario.

    The political revolution will call for moral judgment: what should we do with the Fauci/ NIH/ big pharma/ biomedical state collaborators – from the highest ranks to the lowliest clerks?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-04-28/post-covid-lustration-lessons-eastern-europe-decommunization

  6. The DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Kalifornia) delivers another blow to hated IC engined vehicles:

    ‘Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said earlier this week that California lawmakers are unlikely to stop the annual summer increase in the state’s gasoline tax ahead of a May 1 deadline. This means California motorists will be hit with a 5.6% gas tax hike scheduled to take effect on July 1.

    ‘California leads the nation with the highest gas tax at 51 cents per gallon. The gas tax after July 1 will stand at 53.9 cents per gallon, an increase of 3 cents.’ — ZH

    Informed that working people can’t afford their long commutes anymore, Newsom snorted.

    ‘Let them drive Teslas,’ he quipped, sipping Veuve Clicquot at the French Laundry between spoonfuls of black caviar.

    It’s good to be a Kalifornia King.

  7. They are funneling us into a Corral. One ‘CRISIS’ at a time. Barring a miracle Awakening The USA is History. Makes Me weep To see this happening. I will resist to the last for the Borg will not assimilate me ,NO masks ,No Jab , No propaganda for Me

  8. Are Elon Musk and Donald Trump champions of the common man riding in on white horses to save Western civilization? Obviously no. Are they better than the alternatives? Obviously yes.

    It’s taken the Communists 75 years to march through the country’s educational, religious and civil institutions and destroy not only traditional values, but logic, reason and rational thought as well. Perhaps Musk and Trump are signs of a pause or at least a slowing of the rush to societal anarchy and chaos. In any case, it would seem the collapse is inevitable. Enjoy the show.

    “Are you not entertained.” Maximus

    • “Anarchy and chaos”? How traditional of you Griff. 🙂 We should be so lucky to have Anarchy inflicted on us. Just as one can have rules with out rulers. One can have Anarchy without chaos. Wokistas to the left of me, Globalists to the right. Here I am, stuck in the middle with clowns. 🙂 I’ve no doubt that God is both disappointed and amused. Humans have yet again, managed to take all of the endless wonders they have discovered, and managed to make a dogs breakfast of their situation. The Baby Buddha wept.

  9. OK, check this out. Today, in a substack post from Alex Berenson (regarding the latest developments of Berenson v Twitter), he said:

    “[Judge Alsop] even suggested that discovery and depositions may be in order to understand the extent of Twitter’s collusion with the federal government in banning me.

    Yes, he said that.”

    This is the point in the game where some shadowy figure surreptitiously contacts Judge Alsop and has a little chat. Then, in a seemingly “unexplained” / “unexpected” turn of events, the judge tosses the case out.

    Twitter is their tool. Sure, “their man” Musk will run it for a while. Just long enough to sucker people back to the platform.

    And looking at conservative “news” sites lately… WOW! They have fallen for that scam, hook, line, and sinker. They might have even swallowed the pole and the fisherman too.

  10. Great points Eric: It pays to remain skeptical.

    I remain not convinced of the free flow of ideas on the “new” Twitter. Most specifically, any mention that human induced carbon dioxide emission is not responsible for overwhelming majority of climate change. After all – this argument is in direct contrast with Elon’s own words about how Tesla has “done more to address climate change” than any other company.

    I love the phrase “climate change denier.” I’m not a climate change denier. I’m a denier that I’ve seen any evidence that human activity is what is causing the climate to change. After all – I live in Michigan: The Great Lake State

    Michigan was once a vast ocean that has filled and evaporated dozens of times over. The biggest salt mine on the planet is in Michigan. This salt comes from what was once vast oceans

    Where did all the fresh water in the Great Lakes come from?

    Well – the consensus is that glaciers several miles thick melted and filled the crevices’ made by glacial migration with fresh water.

    Now for the only important question: What caused the glaciers to melt? What caused the oceans around Michigan to evaporate (dozens of times) in the first place?

    One thing that I know DIDN’T cause it: Internal combustion engines and coal fired power plants.

  11. Very apt analogy between OM and Elon. Both are invested with the myth of great business acumen, which folks are to assume applies to many disparate endeavors, and seem to have billions in wealth. In both cases, it is difficult to know exactly where reality ends and fiction begins. Both are aimed at the non-left to engender hopey changey for the better. We know the foolishness and/or outright betrayals of OM. As noted, Elon has been at the forefront of the more subtle betrayal of the freedom of personal mobility. It will be interesting to see this dynamic play out with the establishment’s current favorite tool for distributing received information.

  12. “You forget the ‘law of unintended consequences’. …“Starlink” system has already been used in the Ukraine”

    That’s exactly what’s intended. It’s military technology being deployed in military settings to accomplish military objectives. I don’t understand your point here, Anarchyst.

    “…and has taken control of communication away from the banksters (who are funding both sides) and put it in the hands of both warring parties.”

    Again, this makes no sense. “Out of the hands of the people controlling both sides”? I don’t think you’ve thought this idea through…

    “Starlink, along with good encryption protocols can be used to thwart just about any scheme to control the flow of information.”

    Nonsense. It’s all part of the same cybernetic nervous system. If you’re doing it on the Machine, the Machine sees it all, in real-time. Your choice to “encrypt” the data you render up to the Machine is merely another data-point for It to analyze.

    • “All wars are banksters wars”…as to WW2, Switzerland, Ireland and Spain, all “neutral” countries were used as “pass-through” conduits for materials the two opposing forces needed “from the other side”.
      The ability for the average person to enable strong encryption on a group basis makes it nearly impossible for other “actors” to disrupt or interrupt the intended message.
      Yes, encryption can be “broken, however it takes “time” to decrypt any system. How much time does the “machine” need to break an encrypted message?
      In addition, the immense amount of information from all sources makes it difficult to pinpoint every instance of “contraband” communication…

      • “How much time does the “machine” need to break an encrypted message?”

        None. The encryption programs are just so many of Its own organs, so everything is transparent.

      • Anarchyst please don’t feed the trolls. 🙂 The Machine is supposed to be a Tier 3 system. Nothing mere mortals can do would even slow it down. Your Doom is inevitable puny humans!

        Of course, those involved have little knowledge of cryptography or quantum mechanics, or the fact that some systems can be demonstrated to be highly resistant to even quantum computation. The Machine, like the Orange Man, has a magic wand that can be used to bend the rules of reality itself.

        This is just a start for those interested. There is much, much more out and about.
        https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2022/1/257440-the-long-road-ahead-to-transition-to-post-quantum-cryptography/fulltext

        • I’m not convinced quantum computing is real at all, and I’m fairly convinced that D:Wave is just a skunk-works set up for the purpose of misdirection, and that Geordie Rose is a charlatan and useful idiot propped up to whip up the more religiously-fervent wing of Silicon Valley AI-worshippers.

          As for the “article” you link (really, a promotional advertisement), that outfit is just trying to scare its clients into “future-proffing” their cyber-security against a phantom menace. Such a clientele is both paranoid enough to desire upgraded “security,” but delusional enough to believe that “cyber-security” is anything other than a con in the first place.

  13. It’s amusing to me that anyone over the age of 14 “tweets” – sophomoric stream of consciousness form otherwise boring people with a data plan. Lol at Elon Musk. Lolololol at people who believe this toad will lead us to the promised land.

  14. Another thing about Musk as a mythical Iron-Man type construct….

    I’ve had the good fortune to directly work with many brilliant and wealthy people over decades who were innovators and created small to mid-size tech companies. There were a lot of differences in personalities/approaches and degrees of success or utter failure sometimes.

    But the one common theme was these entrepreneurs worked 15+ hours a day and just never seemed to stop. Their single business/product, no matter the size, was all consuming not just $$$ but time. There are only so many hours in a day.

    We’re supposed to believe Elon is this Tony Stark/ironman type person who is simultaneously controlling all these vastly different huge companies AND still has time to appear on Joe Rogan, buy and ‘save’ Twatter, and will next leap over buildings in his fusion powered suit.

    Seems like nonsense when viewed from the lense of my personal experience anyway. For Elon to be successful in just one endeavor, like starting a car company from scratch, would be remarkable.

    • Not to mention the fact that he is quite conspicuously vapid, poorly-spoken, emotionally blunted, and slow-witted.

      He’s just an actor cavorting on the puppet-show that is the World Stage.

      …And not a very good one.

      • Hi FP

        I’ve noticed this as well about Elon – i.e., that he is inarticulate and doesn’t come across as particularly bright (the way someone like Jordan Peterson does). If he weren’t Elon, I’d take him for an average middle-aged dude who works as an accountant maybe.

          • He said he made a mistake and wouldn’t get another one. Stupid to get the 1st one, maybe doesn’t know enough about the allopathic rockefeller nazi medicine, he took a bunch of their pills too and got really screwed up. Too much trust in the satanic medical cult.

          • I agree with you, Nova. Peterson lost any respect I had for him when he rolled up his sleeve. I watched his interview with Dave Rubin where he expressed his regret on getting it. He stated he got it because the Canadian government’s requirements were stricter than the USAA’s regarding leaving the country and people wouldn’t leave him alone until he got it. Cry me a river. 😢.

            He is a man that preaches one thing and practices another. One will find the true self worth of an individual during times of crisis. Do we hold to our principles or they easily swayed by others or for the Almighty dollar? I can’t even watch his interviews (as with several others that chose to crumble in the face of adversity). There are times in life where one needs to choose to be a man or mouse. It is obvious Peterson is a mouse.

              • Hi Eric

                Peterson like 99.9% of the people walking around, doesn’t know enough about the allopathic rockefeller nazi medicine, he took a bunch of their pills too and got really screwed up. Too much trust in the satanic medical cult. OM has the same problem.

                I don’t remember communicating with anybody who understood the depth of the evil in the allopathic nazi rockefeller death not medicine, you have to look at the whole picture of alternate treatments to get a better viewpoint, to see it.

                This is very hard to do because all talk/information about it has been banned, people are exposed 24/7 to the satanic medical system cult propaganda and they believe it, it is their most closely held belief.

                The number one belief that the government/medical system has programmed people with from birth is belief in this germ theory, people have absolute trust in this satanic cult.
                The government/medical system/church is one huge satanic cult now.

                the problem is the germ theory, if people were educated and new it was bs (it has been proven false multiple times, pasteur the moron that invented it said it was fake)

                We All Have Viruses, All The Time, as Part of our Virome and Immune System

                The humble virus is deeply misunderstood. The human body is composed of an estimated 6 trillion cells, 60 trillion bacteria and 380 trillion viruses.

                Just as we have a microbiome of friendly bacteria which forms the basis of our immune system and 2nd brain in our gut, so too do we have a virome (a collection and community of viruses) which play a role in our healing. Viruses come from exosomes or tiny particles our bodies produce. They are not infectious agents. The exosome theory states that if cells are poisoned, they produce viruses (secretions) to clean up the toxins.

                Through the ascendency of germ theory over host theory/terrain theory, the mainstream paradigm now teaches that viruses are “bad guys”, infectious agents “out there”, who can invade the body – thus reinforcing the need for Big Pharma drugs and vaccines.

                they want to force inject you with a vaccine to kill the evil within you. they are morons, they have zero knowledge of anything. you will end up totally screwed up or dead, and you can’t sue.

                it became established with the nazis:
                “The infection theories (germ theory) were only established as a global dogma through the concrete policies and eugenics of the Third Reich. Before 1933, scientists dared to contradict this germ theory; after 1933, these critical scientists were silenced.” now we have the 4th reich doing the same thing.

                rockefeller took allopathic medicine worldwide
                After the Flexner Report, the AMA only endorsed schools with a germ theory drug-based curriculum. It didn’t take long before non-allopathic, non germ theory schools fell by the wayside due to lack of funding.

                Thus, Rockefeller had his monopoly on drugs, and Big Pharma and Rockefeller Medicine were born – and has only grown bigger and more terrible since, now routinely bribing doctors to prescribe their toxic and side effect-laden pills, not to mention their autism-causing vaccines, all based on the germ theory.

                Rockefeller, the AMA and Big Pharma are now all key aspects of the NWO (New World Order), but it all started with the Flexner Report. It is worth noting that Big Pharma And the Vaccine Cartels design the entire medical curriculum, based on the germ theory. now we have allopathic rockefeller nazi death medicine.

                disease causes:
                many health experts have stated, namely that there are only 2 causes of disease: deficiency and toxicity. (also trauma)

                For instance, Charlotte Gerson (who took over running the Gerson Clinic from her brilliant father Max) said this about disease and cancer. Removing cells or tissue from the body and thus cutting them off from their energy/nutrient supply will quickly lead to deficiency; injecting antibiotics into the mixture is toxicity;

                thus there is no solid proof a virus is causing disease when there is already deficiency and toxicity present. This is the key point of the virus misconception.

                Auschwitz = Arbeit macht frei (Work will make you free)

                Earth 2020 = Vaccine will make you free

                • I’m in agreement, Anon –

                  Perhaps, in part, because I grew up around allopathic medicine and saw for myself some of the things which would cause a reasonably bright person to go . . . hmmmm.

                  But as bad as it was, it’s much worse now. My dad and the guys he worked with were – like cops, back then – more normal. Less orthodox. Less militant. You could engage them in conversation (I did) without the now-usual hysterics for heresy (and non-servility). Medicine has also become infinitely more mercenary. This being a function of the swallowing whole of almost all private/independent practices and the control exerted by HMOs/the insurance mafia. Most doctors today are well-paid serfs, with little freedom to act on their own judgment.

                  Avoid the white coats. Stay healthy. Stay alive.

                  • hi Eric

                    Peterson made some interesting comments about the depopulation agenda bastards….

                    Peterson is useful he will go toe to toe with the leftist woke climate change crowd and mop the floor, they can’t compete against him, they are too stupid, corrupt, we need 10,000 more, he also supports conservative values, but he says the conservatives are far to weak going against the ultra aggressive leftist/liberals. He is intelligent, very interesting to listen to, i like the guy, (most politicians are morons, no intelligence, liars, horrible to listen to).

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EskHqQ1gm5U

                  • My great uncle was a dentist. I have wrote about him here before (he was the one that was largely retired by his mid 40’s). Back then most doctors were small businessmen and had that mindset, unlike today.

                    In the case of my uncle he was an entrepreneur. Making decent money as a dentist enabled him to start all his other businesses. His other businesses is what made him wealthy, especially his real estate business. He started the bank in the town he practiced dentistry, was a land developer (he probably developed a good quarter of the town) and a few other businesses he bankrolled (helping others in town start businesses).

                    Doctors still make good money (at least compared with most people), but not as good as it used to be. You will never make as much as an employee vs. being a small businessman. Today’s doctors go out a buy a big house and a luxury car, well since they can afford it,,,, but they don’t become wealthy because they don’t invest in other businesses (and have school debt too), well because they have a big mortgage and big car payment. My uncle lived on the same property as his dental office (and leased out the other office space and other house on the lot). As the sign of the times “the complex” (as the family called it) has been replaced with a standard off the shelf Walgreens….. the irony….

                    • Morning, Rich!

                      Your great uncle sounds like my grandfather, who also had his practice on the first level of the brownstone the family lived in. I remember him being rarely super busy and his office a relaxed place; he seemed to know each of his patients personally and would spend time chatting with them in the waiting room. One receptionist/nurse helped him with things. That was the works. A better, vanished time.

            • Yes RG, but I’m willing to cut him some slack on this.

              He stood up to the woke/PC brigade quite a lot before that, they broke him and very nearly killed him over it.

              I think he’s wrong, but I can’t blame him for saying “I can’t take it any more” on the shot.

              We all have a breaking point somewhere.

          • Everyone makes mistakes Nova. Peterson has gone through hell. Its a wonder that he survived. I highly respect his daughter for being resourceful and motivated enough to have found people to save him. I hope he recovers. But he is only a shadow of himself at this time.

            • Hi BJ,

              I am going to come down hard on Peterson, because honestly, he deserves it.

              https://hugotalks.com/2021/06/05/jordan-peterson-says-get-the-damned-vaccine-hugo-talks-lockdown/

              I realize he is known as a “say it how it is” man and many in the conservative and libertarian communities think highly of him, but I believe he is weak.

              There are many arguments that he has made over the years that I do agree with, but a man who is supposed to be a Professor of Psychology, who specializes in destroying arguments against totalitarian and communist regimes, couldn’t see through the mind games of masking and jabbing? Then he isn’t very good at what he does.

              Not only that, but as his wife was going through kidney cancer he was there physically, but mentally, he was too busy popping anti depressants. The universe put a great burden on him, no doubt, but instead of being a husband whose strength was needed at such a time, he fell apart. He castigates people for falling for the psych ops and not being able to handle the burdens that life throws to them. What did he do? Become a drug addict whose daughter and wife pulled him from his own self created hell.

              Many may think I am being unfair to Peterson and kicking a man when he is down. I am merely pointing out that Peterson and all his mantras fell on his own sword at the first sign of affliction.

              Society has a tendency to put many on pedestals and make them out to be something more than they are capable of. We need to remember for those that we hold in high esteem there are no heroes just humans.

              • Hi RG – I don’t disagree with anything you’ve written. I was similarly disappointed to learn that the super smart historian Victor Davis Hanson got the quackzine. I can’t believe he took Fauci and all the health authorities seriously. He knows human frailty; he knows ancient history along with those ancient personalities with their quirks, blood-lust, pride – like nobody else (and that people don’t really change – those qualities have not gone away) – he writes sometimes about his struggles on his farm – Absurd water rationing by the state of California; putting up with neighbors that divert water from his farm to their property, etc.

                I lost interest in him and stopped reading his essays.

                Personalities within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, who should know all about fallen human nature did the same. Pastor Todd Wilken and author Gene Edward Veith, two guys I used to read and listen to. Not anymore.

                It seemed obvious to me, back in Spring 2020, that our authorities were not interested in healing and health. If they were, they would have suggested a few things that people diagnosed with “covid” could try to alleviate their sickness – How about cutting out junk food? Maybe exercise a bit – maybe try supplementing with Vitamin D. All things that might not have helped, but were low-cost and low-risk. Only the “vaccine”! Over and over again, we were told. Just red flags all around this thing.

                • Hi Snap!

                  On Peterson: He may have learned from his mistakes – and seems to have. I therefore don’t condemn him as all of us have made mistakes. The key is to regret – and learn from – them. If he does, he’s both smart and wise. If not…

                  • Hi Eric: Yes, I agree. Learning from my mistakes is the only solace I get from remembering them. Maybe I could just learn from others’ mistakes, and not commit them myself 🙄

                  • “He may have learned from his mistakes”

                    Not a chance. His supposed “detox” in Russia or whatever was quite obviously an intensive reeducation-and-brainwashing program, and he is now quite obviously under mind control. The sunken, sallow visage we now see is clearly an “alter.” He looks lost and scared, all the time.

                    To the extent he makes any gestures toward the “freedom movement” or the “dissident right” nowadays it is only because his puppetmasters still want to squeeze some utility out of him as controlled opposition. He’s just a fading, feeble, exhausted and etiolated false hero for the desperate savior-seekers in the Dissent-O-Sphere.

              • Hi RG.

                You are quite correct. We could argue on some of the minor details, but I agree that he has made many mistakes. Yes, it was weak of him to buckle under the stress. Both for the clot shot and during his wife’s illness. He has more than paid the price for that weakness. For every action in action there is a consequence. Some are more dire than others. That having been said, I still respect the good work he has done in the past, and hope that he can completely recover his health. I’ve never considered him a libertarian, nor do I agree with some of his words/actions. But over the decades I’ve come to the conclusion that with the possible exception of Ron Paul, most people are going to disappoint us eventually. That’s just the nature of being human. I hope he can eventually forgive himself.

    • Hi David,

      Your point hit home here. I’m not especially bright and just successful enough to keep the lights on – but it takes a lot of work. So much work, in fact, that I have time for little else. This hits home for me in ways I won’t go into here – but which can be guessed at. I cannot begin to imagine the commitment necessary to make a serious business a going concern. Wait, I take it back. I do know – by proxy. Two of my best friends run businesses and these guys are always working. Up early, stay late. Weekends? Just two more days to get stuff done.

      • “I cannot begin to imagine the commitment necessary to make a serious business a going concern.”

        You hire other people to slave away for you. It’s called “capitalism” — which is not the same thing as individual entrepreneurship, at all.

  15. “Miles W Mathis” (itself no doubt an intel op) does a nice job with the “Elon Musk” entity: “Elon Musk looks to me like a person totally manufactured by Intelligence as the fake human front for all these fake projects. In this way he is exactly like Mark Zuckerberg, another person I have outed as a probable manufactured entity. When I wrote that paper on Zuckerberg, he was also alleged to be worth 13.6 billion. Coincidence? Nope.

    http://mileswmathis.com/musk.pdf

    • Wow holy cow, I’m just reading this for the first time.
      100% on-point! I feel like I’ve been channelling this guy for the past two years! Downright uncanny.
      Thanks, Barry!

  16. I don’t care for Musk because I believe he is a rent-seeking, narcissistic degenerate who’s been the biggest pusher of the EV nonsense. That alone makes it impossible to trust him. EVs wouldn’t be where they are now if not for his odious use of the carbon taxes and EV tax “credits” that had me paying for my wealthy, supposedly right-wing neighbor to buy his Tesla. He still won’t take me up on a 300-mile race for pink slips, which of course I’d sell his glorified golf cart for scrap.

    Twitter has its uses, especially for breaking news (especially weather), but it’s devolved into a left-wing echo chamber where only the “approved” opinions are allowed.

    One way he’s like the Orange Man is that he thinks that he can change the system without firing all of the parasites imbedded in it. He needs to fire every Twitter employee if he wants real, unadulterated free speech. Otherwise, those little finks will lapse to their banning and shadow banning habits when unsupervised.

    Orange Man couldn’t fire the entire bureaucracy, the self-licking ice cream cone, that really runs our country and hence he failed. That and he’s a narcissistic degenerate. Notice a pattern?

  17. Nailed it Eric, Elon and Orange Man are both narcissistic grifters and users. They will be happy to use you and let you think your priorities align but then toss you under the bus when it suits them. A plague on both their houses.

  18. Eventually, I believe Elon will IPO Twitter after cleaning house and moving the HQ out of San Francisco. Austin is the obvious choice, but the orthodoxy among the tech “elite” here is almost as bad as CA. I’m guessing Dallas.

    In the mean time, the Cybertruck is late and many Musk critics operate on Twitter. The agenda must be protected. Though, I wouldn’t be surprised if the next year on the platform featured much criticism of Ford as it struggles and fails to deliver a practical half ton EV pickup for $40,000.

    In about a year, the actual release date of the Cybertruck will be announced on … Twitter! And part of the announcement will be a mea culpa from Elon pointing out that if Ford couldn’t deliver a practical EV pickup for $40,000, how could he possibly be expected to do the same thing. New price — $60,000 or more.

  19. Nice article Eric, it made me think of the song ‘I still believe,’ by the Call. Had to go listen to the song, its been awhile since I heard it.

    I like anybody who can get under the skin of statists, its mildly entertaining. Yet at the end of the day its just moar misplaced hopium. The design being to direct our righteous anger, away from where it belongs.

    Even the name, Elon Musk, I mean come on man. Talk about a deep state construct. He’s probably related to Reality Winner. These characters, constructed by our narrative engineers seem pretty one dimensional and predictable. Maybe they could get Mike Meyers to play Elon in the movie.

  20. Never trust anyone who claims to be politically neutral (or bipartisan for that matter). They are usually trying to redefine “the center” for their own purposes. To disagree with them then becomes “unreasonable.”

    Nuts to that, being “reasonable” never got me anywhere I wanted to go.

  21. “If we don’t believe in free speech for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Noam Chomsky

    Shut up, Noam. What do you know?

    Cheers and jeers for Elon the Muskateer. He didn’t get jabbed, must be some consolation there, one redeeming factor.

    Doubt very much I’ll become a twitter fan, no appeal.

    Good luck to Elon, though.

  22. Musk likes attention, and money. So he does what he does to get it. I find him entertaining, making him an entertainer, much like Trump. Like Trump, I don’t think he has any moral foundation or ethical standards. They just go with the flow they create until the flow stops, and then latch onto an existing one, or create a new one. Personally, I find all of social media a detriment to mental health. Most of it so narcissistic it’s appalling. I don’t really care what your cat does or what it looks like. However, the maniacal caterwauling of the left over his purchase of Twitter is delightful. “Our billionaires are good, yours are bad.”

  23. Every corporation is a ward of the state. The only way out of this mess is to make every corporate charter subservient to the Constitution. Every corporation would be required to honor the same Constitutional principles as the government. I realize that the government has abandoned Constitutional principles a long time ago, but…giving the citizen some legal form of redress would be a start…

    • Indeed anarchyst, corporations are a creation of the state. They have exactly the rights the state gives them. Which the state can take away at will. I’m not sure which is the john, and which the whore. Perhaps its fungible. I do know that being a creation of the state they are beholden to the restrictions on the state. They do not have any authority to restrict free speech, or any other God given rights. They are in no way private businesses. Many holding extremely lucrative contracts with the state. Many gaining extraordinary subsidy, tax breaks, etc., making them even more government agencies.

  24. Excellent points. Is the electric car rent seeker the libertarian champion of free speech? Time will tell.

    The bigger issue that we often fail to recognize is that “the people” generally have no power and are going to do whatever they are told or bamboozled or coerced into doing by the elites.

    As a general rule, change is a competition within the class of elites, it is rarely if ever “the people” asserting their rights against “the powerful.” (If you doubt that, consider that just yesterday the DHS announced the formation of a “disinformation governance board” and named a “disinformation czaress” to counter Musk: https://www.rt.com/news/554642-biden-creates-anti-disinfo-board/)

    Trump presented himself as the champion of the working man. Maybe he was, but he was still a Manhattan billionaire and a media celebrity, not a $20 an hour drill-press-operator off the shop floor. Musk may well be a champion of free speech for the people, but the average guy is hardly able to casually drop $44 billion to buy a social media platform. Hardly an average schlub.

    The only reason we prize free speech and regard it as a “right” is because the elites of 240 years ago, like Jefferson and Washington, were willing to shoot British soldiers to preserve it. The only reason we have the Second Amendment is because those 18th century elites wanted it. (Those guys were also slave owners, so… like Musk, not everybody is perfectly consistent).

    Sure, they got a bunch of common folk to join the Continental Army, but the real dispute was between the colonial Virginia elites and the London elites. The French Revolution was a competition between the Bourbon elites and the Jacobin elites… the Russian revolution was a competition between the Romanov elites and the Bolshevik elites.

    Us proles are always the pawns. “They” make the rules and call the shots.

  25. We homeschool our son. His most recent reading assignment for his curriculum was Animal Farm.

    The similarities are striking.

    • “Dr. Fauci is always right. I will mask harder.”
      Trust the pigs, Boxer. They’ll take good care of you when you get old.

  26. Great comparison Eric, of Elon to Trump. As the VAERS continues to show this vaccine concoction as a deadly cocktail, Trump continues to claim it is the greatest thing since the moonshot. Trump is really a narcissist idiot.

    I read somewhere (I will find it and post it) that Twitter has a problem. The cost or required available access of this technology is not being reflected in their business model nor stock price. Apple, Amazon and Facebook build and manage their own data centers (I’ve built several for Amazon and Apple). Twitter I’m sure has not made this similar investment. Likely Twitter is getting free or highly reduced access to government servers to make their business model work. So, when Elon tries to go free speech will government raise the rates? Or cancel Space X? Or curtain his carbon credits? Elon is a very compromised man to be leading the charge against the government’s wishes.
    I do wish him luck and the best if he is truly honest about changing this platform and willing to endure the risk. We shall see.

    • ‘I read somewhere (I will find it and post it) that Twitter has a problem.’ — Hans Gruber

      Indeed, Twitter just fessed up to one of its problems:

      mDAU Recast [Monetizable Daily Active Users]

      ‘In March of 2019, we launched a feature that allowed people to link multiple separate accounts together in order to conveniently switch between accounts.

      ‘An error was made at that time, such that actions taken via the primary account resulted in all linked accounts being counted as mDAU.

      ‘This resulted in an overstatement of mDAU from Q1’19 through Q4’21.’

      ZH comment: “The adjustments are all one-way (lower) and are not de minimus… 1.9 million fewer users globally in Q4 2021 than they initially disclosed.

      “Is this ‘admission’ material enough to warrant a price-adjustment for Musk?”

      ————

      Set aside the highly suspicious timing of this revelation, which could blow up the deal.

      In a larger sense, is our post-covid ‘everything bubble’ boom based on deep-rooted fraud?

      With GDP now shrinking (1st quarter 2022, minus 1.4%), do we now learn that our entire economy is a false-front Potemkin village, now sustained only by military Keynesianism propping up the Ukrainian front?

      • Jim H,
        Found the article on Twitter:
        https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/04/has_elon_musk_stumbled_into_a_scandalous_truth_about_twitter_with_the_strange_reaction_to_his_twitter_buyout_offer.html

        Here is the key point:
        “In the big picture of tech platforms, Twitter, as an operating model, is a massive high-user commenting system.

        Twitter is not a platform built around a website; Twitter is a platform for comments and discussion that operates in the sphere of social media. As a consequence, the technology and data processing required to operate the platform does not have an economy of scale.

        There is no business model where Twitter is financially viable to operate…. UNLESS the tech architecture under the platform was subsidized.

        In my opinion, there is only one technological system and entity that could possibly underwrite the cost of Twitter to operate. That entity is the United States Government, and here’s why.”

        • Hi Hans,

          I think a good portion of us should not be surprised by this article. Twitter in government hands! I for one am totally shocked (sarc). Next, they will tell us that Google and Facebook are also owned and handled by government entities.

          My question is what is Elon going to do about it? Is he using it for data collection? If he tries stopping it his life could very well be put in danger.

          The Deep State has been trying to get Trump out since the day he got in. I am sure they were more fearful of their cover being blown. It is a lot harder to take out a US President then Joe Blow, but not impossible. Hey, just ask poor Kennedy…both of them.

          At this point I wish the chips would just fall. We know the government owns most of these large corporations, we know they control social media, we know they are tracking us, etc. The question is why? The majority of us really aren’t that interesting.

          I am glad I never bought into the hype of social media. They probably have so much information stockpiled on us they could probably tell what we are thinking before we think it. What do they plan to do with the data though?

          Hey FP, do you think they are building our robot clones to take each one of us out? The sad thing is that probably isn’t too far off the mark (no pun intended). 🙁

          I just had an eerie thought in closing. One of Elon’s big things is his Neuralink brain chip.
          This is from four days ago:

          https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/elon-musk-says-neuralinks-brain-chip-will-be-similar-in-complexity-level-to-smart-watches/ar-AAWzMdw

          I question the timing.

  27. Saw an article on DailyMail that Musk is joking about buying Coca Cola next to put the cocaine back in. Then he’s buying McDonalds to fix all the ice cream machines.

  28. Eric,

    In all fairness to Elon, he put almost all of his PayPal fortune in to Tesla in the days following the financial crash; he put almost every last penny he had to keep the company open, as it was on the ropes back in 2008. He also too a gov’t loan, which he paid back early with interest. AFAIAC, he put his money where his mouth is. You may not like his EV vision, but, in the early days of Tesla, he literally bet much of his PayPal fortune on the company; the rest, he bet on SpaceX.

    He also almost bankrupted himself with his SpaceX venture. Between Tesla and SpaceX, Elon invested his PayPal fortune. Like it or not, he put his money where his mouth is, and he got no gov’t help back then. SpaceX’ first two launches failed; if the third had failed, that would’ve been all she wrote. Not only that, Elon would’ve been BANKRUPT! Even after SpaceX got off the ground (both literally and figuratively!), much of his initial business was from private customers who couldn’t get launches on gov’t backed rockets elsewhere. It was only after SpaceX had established itself that he got any gov’t contracts.

    Now, if you want to accuse him of rent seeking after Tesla was established, fine; he was a beneficiary of the tax credit. However, the tax credit came long after the dark days of 2008 when Tesla was on the verge of failing. After SpaceX had established itself as a viable competitor in space, he’s since gotten gov’t contracts. How is that any different from what military-industrial complex outfits like Boeing do? At least Elon’s saved money with the reusable rockets! Why didn’t anyone think of that sooner?

    Now, as for wanting to place hope in his ownership of Twitter, we’ll see. He made a somewhat ominous tweet yesterday when he said something to the effect that he’d see to it that free speech was practiced, so long as it was in conformity with the law. OTOH, when the CA state gov’t tried to shut down his Fremont plant, he told Gov. Newsom and his minions to fuck off. Anyway, the jury is out on what Elon will do with Twitter.

    • Hi Mark,

      Yes, but this is exactly what I was trying to convey in the article – which is that he is inconsistent. He says/does “x” (laudable) and the says/does “y” (not so laudable). I grant we all do this, at times. But Elon is one of the few in a position such that what he does affects millions.

      He is a businessman, above all – in the modern sense of the word. It means he does what he thinks will generate money. Not necessarily what is right.

      It wasn’t just that he took advantage of subsidies; he mulcted other (legitimate) car companies via the odious carbon credit scam, using the wealth of his putative competitors to finance his business. This is above and beyond merely taking advantage of preferential tax treatment. It is a species of extortion, legalized.

      He is also the main driver behind this “electrification” nonsense – which is also dangerous nonsense. He not only furthered the lies behind “electrification” – that is it necessary because of “climate change” – he also succeeded (wildly) in totally perverting the electric car into a high-performance energy hog. And not just his electric cars. Almost all of them, which almost all emulate Tesla – because Teslas are “quick” and “cool.”

      As opposed to efficient and affordable alternatives to IC cars.

      • Eric,

        Thanks for your thoughtful response. I’d like to respond to two of your points. I can’t refute the the others though.

        I forgot about the carbon credits, but that begs the question: is Elon merely the beneficiary of the credits, or did he have a role in crafting the scheme? If he had a role in crafting this, then that would be extortion by proxy; he’d be using the gov’t as his Mob enforcer, his Luca Brasi. If he didn’t, then he’s just benefiting from skewed and unfair rules. Is he a bad guy for taking advantage of rules that favor him and his company? Is he the only businessman who does this? I’m not excusing it, but I understand it. If the Washington Post, NY Times, and other MSM propaganda organs were forced to pay you a “truth credit” (much deserved, BTW!), would you refuse it, especially since it harms your lying and scheming competitors? I wouldn’t fault you for it; if anything, I’d say DO IT! Don’t hate the player; hate the game, and those who make the RULES for the game…

        As for Elon’s perversion of the EV; as for his marketing its performance and so on; there’s a very sound reason he did what he did. Look at the history of new technologies, such as the cell phone. I’m old enough to remember when they DIDN’T EXIST! I remember life before cell phones. When cell phones first came out, they were very pricey; only the well heeled had them initially, right? As time went on and more people adopted the technology, models proliferated, offered more features, and their price dropped. Now everyone has them. Elon was seeking to emulate this with the EV: offer a high dollar model to get established, then work his way down the price ladder. I think that’s shrewd and astute.

        When he first started Tesla, he did the Roadster, which is a low volume, high priced car. That was to establish the company, and to generate cash flow to do the Model S. While the Model S was still pricey, it wasn’t a six figure car like the Roadster was; it was a high five figure priced car. He did the Model X SUV/crossover next, which is built off the same platform as the Model S. After the S and X brought even more cash in, Tesla had the money to do the Model 3 and the Model Y. Again, though these cars aren’t cheap, they were far less expensive than the Model S and Model X. A standard range Model 3 is in reach of many more people. Now, what’s been dubbed the Model 2 is in the works; that’s supposed to be an affordable EV. Elon says it’ll be $25K, though I doubt it; if it costs $30K and offers decent range, that’ll be good enough to compete with ICEVs, which average in the $30K range now.

        So, why did Elon focus on performance? Why did he want EVs to be seen as sexy and desirable? Because they weren’t! As you know, prior to Tesla, the biggest selling EV in the US was the long gone CitiCar. The Citicar was basically an enclosed, glorified golf cart-hardly desirable. Unlike China and their history with LSEVs, EVs didn’t have much of a recent history here; what history they had wasn’t good. Based on EV history prior to Tesla, EVs were seen slow, incapable, etc.-hardly desirable. Elon sought to shake up that perception of EVs; he sought to make EVs that would be cars people would want to buy. He didn’t merely want to make the best EV; he wanted to make the best car, period. I think he had the right idea, because he’s more successful in the EV space than all other car companies combined.

        So, what should Elon have done to bring his EV to market? I’m not trolling here; I’m curious. After studying Elon and his company (I retired from a Tesla partner), I think he pursued a smart course of action. No new technology ever started out in the bottom of the market; it always started upmarket first, proliferated, increased capability, then came down in price. I don’t care if you’re talking about the cell phone, the video recorder, the PC, or even the pocket calculator, they all followed the same pattern. Why shouldn’t Elon have followed the same course? He only did what hadn’t been done in almost a century: got a new car company off the ground!

        Now, is that to say I worship Elon? No. His tweet about free speech falling within the law is concerning. His past is concerning. If you’ll remember, his grandfather, Joshua Haldeman, was a technocrat; not only that, he tried to overthrow the Canadian gov’t! That’s why Elon ended up in South Africa; his family had been run out of Canada-with good reason. Then, they’re the Neura Link, his brain chip implants! Talk about dystopian…

        Those are my thoughts. In closing, don’t hate the player; hate the game! Hate those who created the game and wrote its rules. Elon, as a player in the EV space, is only responding the incentives that those in power give him; he’s only playing by rules others laid out for him. That’s what most of us do, right? We respond to the rules and incentives given to us for the most part.

  29. John C Dvorak, columnist and podcaster, has an interesting take on Musk and his purcase:

    https://dvorak.substack.com/p/twitter-and-elon-musk?s=r

    TLDR: Musk knows they’re leaving money on the table by getting sidetracked with all the virtue signaling. Twitter has never been run very well (remember the Fail Whale?), and hasn’t really figured out how to monitize the platform either. And it does fit into his investement strategy, insofar as the CIA investment arm In-Q-Tel invested in a number of social media platforms over the years.

    My prediction is five years from now Twitter will look more like a push advertising platform and a centralized RSS system. Companies and performers will pay Twitter to “announce” new products and content to their followers. Sanitized for your protection (and our “messages”). There won’t be any controversy because no one wants to pay to insult each other (or mabye they do and I’m way off). The trolls and woke will migrate to Mastodon, where they can be happy in their miserable little company.

    • My related “conspiracy theory” to Musk (in general) is that he is working very closely with our wonderful government and has been for quite a while. Libertarian my ass. It’s so easy to adopt a front and people are apparently mostly suckers for a good-sounding story that they want to believe.

      It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Musk is actually a CIA “asset”. This EV thing is huge and the control of energy in general is vastly more of an issue than who gets to say what in the mythical “town square”.

      As I’ve said elsewhere recently, we haven’t had a “town square” since horse and buggies gave way to automobiles. And we’re never going to have that again. That’s what liberals wanted it to be.

      Twitter always was a bad idea from the outset and regardless of how they arrange the drapes and fixtures, it will remain a bad idea.

      Musk, just like Orange Man bad, is a fake-out double cross.

  30. People are desperate to believe in someone, anyone, because they must experience hope. Hope, the magical word, is the desire for something to be true. Without hope one must face reality. Look at our reality: inflation, territorial wars, deflating currency, shortages, hatred for our neighbor, media lies, increases in crime, poisoning of our food and bodies, and my personal favorite, thought manipulation. Without the appearance of hope we might as well all seek out the closest bridge.

    Elon, like Trump and Obama, provided individuals this sacred feeling that change could happen. That lives would be improved. That our reality would envelope into our dream. Instead, we find ourselves in the precipice of defeat between a realized hell and some unknown hell that we hope (that word again) doesn’t resemble the realized hell.

    Elon is the only hope that the right in this country has. Will he disappoint? Probably. Don’t they all? As of right now he (whether real or manufactured) is willing to piss off the left and that gives many feelings of reverie. But, like any good daydream though we must wake up. Is it wrong to fantasize, at least, until the alarm goes off?

    • Yes. People are always looking for a savior instead of taking it upon themselves to take care of themselves and their loved ones/friends/local towns/free markets.

    • Yup totally. Even the left going nuts over this is mostly a fake out too. I mean, for the pink haired people that have safe spaces, it might seem very real. But for The Left, they know that they’re not just gonna walk away and that’s that.

      No way.

      And, as Eric has mentioned in the article, saying anything in public can still be used against you. Whether Elon or Twitter allows it to be said or not.

      That is one of the primary reasons that I closed all my (actual) “social media” accounts. I don’t count commenting on an article as social media. Other people do but I think that assessment is incorrect. You don’t see a history of my life on here… or pictures of my dog or posts about where I’m going on vacation, etc, etc.

      Once I discovered that, not only can the mildest statements be outright censored and my entire “story” be shadow banned, but that the entire account can be used by whomever to track and later penalize me… that was it.

      Bunch of drama, pointless arguments, shit slinging, emotional harangues combined with outright degeneracy, lunatic wokeness, and super-impossible to ever believe establishment narrative.

      Like I’ve said for many years — even when I was doing Facebook — people need to get off the computer and go outside. We all need to disconnect and return to our real lives at hand.

      The entire “online as a way of life” is super idiotic. Even talking with non-words like “LOL” is just stupid, way overplayed and needs to stop.

      • I gotta admit… I still lol from time to time!

        But never Twatted once and never had a real Farcebook page (created many fake ones for research).

    • Every single government on the planet is wholly dependent upon its assumption of authority to kill you if you don’t obey. Improvement is not on the table. Historically they only improve by failing, and ushering in a new gang of Psychopaths In Charge. The new may be worse, or may be better, but eventually they all are occupied by sociopaths and psychopaths. Sane people do not seek that power over their neighbors. The hope is they fail quickly. Jefferson thought we needed revolution every twenty years or so.

  31. What you do speaks so loudly that I can’t hear what you say. I forget who said it, but it applies.

    I recently read an article that discussed electric cars, and according to the author, if the government would just stay out of it, then electrics would likely improve in technology to the point where many (most?) people would buy them willingly in 20 years or so. But forcing it down people’s throats is counterproductive, as you end up with stuff that’s not really ready for prime-time. Makes sense to me, as you pointed out the other day with the Chevy mostly-electric car that still uses a bit of gas. I’d consider something like that if the government would allow it.

    I’m building a website for a group that’s hoping to do something about state-level politics where I live. Interesting, but looking for plugins for WordPress that do social media sharing is a bit of a challenge. The group is conservative (I’m an independent libertarian, but I’ll build it for them anyway), so I looked for something that had “alternative” social media buttons (i.e. – Gab, Parler, MeWe, Gettr, etc.). Only found one free one so far (I’m not paying for a plugin for a volunteer project). It’s OK, not exactly what I want but it will work. Maybe, just maybe, with Elon taking over Twitter then conservatives will go back to using it. We’ll see.

    • Jim,
      “if the government would just stay out of it” constitutes most of our problems. The free market was created by God. There is no flaw in it. It will always create the exact product needed or wanted, exactly where it’s needed or wanted, at the best price, and highest quality.
      “Price gouging” sends all plywood/generators possible to the site of the hurricane.

  32. Elon is a construct of the state, nothing more.

    Now, he might appear to align more with one favored team or another but his support is from the same organs of the state who run both sides.

    Twatter was slowly becoming irrelevant to the right and Elon’s “purchase” just restored that balance and interest. Twatter and it’s ilk offer low-latency propaganda with instantaneous feedback from the stupid proles who use it. That fast feedback is crucial to shaping and changing the narrative/lies in realtime. This is a vital tool and the regime will never give it up until something better is available.

    It’s a trap.

    • “Elon is a construct of the state, nothing more.”

      Yes–and to be more specific, he is a cut-out front for the military. SpaceX and Starlink are just military programs in disguise. It was even publicized that the Starlink trains carry NSA “ride-along” satellites.

      SpaceX launches spy satellite (National Reconnaissance Office‘s (NRO) NROL-87 payloads”) under “a $316 million National Security Space Launch contract“. https://www.space.com/spacex-launches-nrol-87-spy-satellite-lands-rocket

      SpaceX “has signed a contract with the US Department of Defense worth over $102 million to provide point-to-point transit for cargo via space.” https://www.cnet.com/tech/tech-industry/spacex-signs-a-deal-to-rocket-military-cargo-around-the-world/

      SpaceX signed another “new agreement with the United States Army that will help the military to experiment using Starlink broadband to move data across networks over the course of three years.” https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/us-news/spacex-signs-agreement-with-us-army-to-asses-starlink-broadband.html

      The global military complex (the “Glob”) is going to murder or enslave every last human being on Earth, and Elon Muck will have played an integral role in selling the masses their own capitulation as a “streaming service”. He is a conduit through which the sky is being transformed into a cybernetic shell of surveillance and death-from-above orbiting weaponry. The poor Twits on Twitter are quite literally a suicide cult, worshipping the megamachine that is devouring the Earth, and rendering themselves up to it eagerly; passionately.

      • You forget the “law of unintended consequences”. Every invention, advancement or improvement of an existing system has resulted in new uses (and abuses) of such.
        Elon Musk’s “Starlink” system has already been used in the Ukraine (for better or worse) and has taken control of communication away from the banksters (who are funding both sides) and put it in the hands of both warring parties.
        Starlink, along with good encryption protocols can be used to thwart just about any scheme to control the flow of information.
        The “genie is out of the bottle” and cannot be stuffed back in.

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