The signs have been there for a while now. Elon Musk is the eccentric real-life version of Tony Stark, who some believe will save the world with his forward-thinking investments and ideas like making electric vehicles cool or making his own rockets.
But, for all of Elon’s great and commendable achievements come some highly questionable decisions and remarks. Known for his non-corporate approach to communication, he has landed in hot water several times over the years.
And I say non-corporate approach, but what I mean is his childish approach to communication. Musk is a giant man-baby who just so happens to have hit the jackpot in the lottery of life. One of the most notable instances is when he called a scuba diva who helped rescue some kids trapped in a Thai cave a “pedo”. It landed him in court.
Then there are Elon’s run-ins with the SEC for his Tweets which have been perceived as market manipulation. It doesn’t take a financial genius to see that the intentions behind Elon’s Tweets are a form of manipulation.
The Coronavirus panic is dumb, will go down as one of the stupidest things such an intelligent person has ever said. Then he voiced his doubts about the connection between COVID-19 and the deaths in Italy. Were all of those deaths crisis actors? Because I am sure the families of those lost to the pandemic would think otherwise.
And more recently, Musk called for America to be “freed” in a Boomer-style all-caps Tweet, FREE AMERICA NOW. The kind of remark that wouldn’t sound out of place at a Trump MAGA rally or pro-gun lobby-funded event deriding legislation to take away their guns. You only have to look at some of the responses agreeing with Elon affiliated with the “right”, many of who are self-described patriots according to their bios.
It’s evident that Elon Musk has become the new conservative hero. A slightly more intelligent and younger version of Donald Trump. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Elon attempts to run for president in the next decade. Because, that’s what the world needs, more con artist billionaires in higher positions of power.
Many would argue that Elon has never been completely hinged, to begin with. The awkward genius that seemingly can do no wrong amongst with die-hard fanbase.