Elon Musk says he's wading into politics to stop the 'woke mind virus' from destroying civilization

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  one month ago  •  72 comments

By:   Cheryl Teh, Business Insider

Elon Musk says he's wading into politics to stop the 'woke mind virus' from destroying civilization

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Elon Musk says he's wading into politics to stop the 'woke mind virus' from destroying civilization






Cheryl Teh, Business Insider






Thu, May 19, 2022, 10:57 PMdc4354eeb0476f0af484ca2af295ef9b




Elon Musk said he is getting more involved in politics in an attempt to stop the "woke mind virus" from destroying civilization. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
  • Elon Musk says he's wading into politics to stop the "woke mind virus" from destroying civilization.

  • He replied to a question on Twitter about why he was focusing on politics and not on going to Mars.

  • Musk's comments came following   a report   on a 2018 sexual misconduct claim against the billionaire.

Elon Musk said on Twitter on Thursday that he is becoming politically active to stop "the woke mind virus" from preventing humankind from reaching Mars.

Musk made the remarks while responding to a Twitter user's questions on an earlier tweet by the billionaire. On Wednesday, Musk posted on the platform claiming that "political attacks" on him would "escalate dramatically in coming months."


"Just curious...what is your motivation to become politically active? Why make yourself a target?" the Twitter user asked.  "You are trying to get mankind to Mars and alert the public to the danger of AI. Why sabotage these worthwhile goals by wading into political controversy? Is it worth it?"


In response, Musk   wrote : "Unless it is stopped, the woke mind virus will destroy civilization and humanity will never reached Mars."

Over the last month, Musk has mentioned the "woke mind virus" on several occasions. On Wednesday, he   called Yale the "epicenter of the woke mind virus attempting to destroy civilization."

And in April, Musk used the term in a   tweet , stating that it is "making Netflix unwatchable."

While Musk hasn't outlined what he thinks constitutes the "woke mind virus," the word "woke" has been c o-opted and weaponized by right-wing figures   to mock progressive causes.

Musk also   bashed the Democratic party in a tweet on Wednesday , calling it "the party of division and hate." In the same tweet, he doubled down on his resolution to vote Republican this election — several days after he first stated that stance   during a tech conference .

Musk's comments on Thursday came in the wake of a bombshell   Insider article   detailing how his aerospace firm, SpaceX, paid a flight attendant $250,000 to settle a sexual misconduct claim against the billionaire.

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Tessylo
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1  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

Musk also      bashed the Democratic party in a tweet on Wednesday  , calling it "the party of division and hate." In the same tweet, he doubled down on his resolution to vote Republican this election — several days after he first stated that stance      during a tech conference  .

Fucking asshole.  Projection, as usual.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Tessylo @1    one month ago

Just another millionaire/billionaire that see the republican party as his best chance to avoid paying any taxes.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1    one month ago

BINGO.

Aligns himself with the whackjobs and the freakshows (I think he's a whackjob also).  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1    one month ago

Prove he pays no taxes

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.2    one month ago
Prove he pays no taxes

Stop making yourself look silly and read my comment first.  Where in that 1 single sentence did I say he didn't pay any taxes.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.4  Greg Jones  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.3    one month ago
Prove... "that [he] sees the republican party as his best chance to avoid paying any taxes."

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.2  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @1    one month ago
calling it "the party of division and hate.

Well, he wasn't lying.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2  Texan1211    one month ago

Elon Musk should work out a compromise with Democrats.

He could stop telling the truth about Democrats if they'll stop lying about him.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Texan1211 @2    one month ago

The baseless attacks and lies begin. The despicable [ Deleted ] set out to slime and destroy Musk

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Sunshine
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2.1.1  Sunshine  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1    one month ago

Democrats jumped on the opportunity to prove him right.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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2.1.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1    one month ago
The baseless attacks and lies begin.

"SpaceX, the aerospace firm founded by Elon Musk, the world's wealthiest man, paid a flight attendant $250,000 to settle a sexual misconduct claim against Musk in 2018, Insider has learned."

This is not any sort of "retaliation" for him trying to buy Twitter and force a private company to host content that violates their TOS. This is an accusation and settlement from over four years ago.

Is it being made public now in response to his stated goals of giving access to a private social media platform to white supremacists and domestic terrorists/insurrectionists aka right wing conservative extremists? Perhaps, but trying to portray this sexual assault claim as some liberal conspiracy manufactured in response to his recent actions is just plain stupid.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2.1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.1.2    one month ago

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Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.1.2    one month ago
This is not any sort of "retaliation" for him trying to buy Twitter and force a private company to host content that violates their TOS.

Bullshit. Why now FFS

 
 
 
Duck Hawk
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2.1.5  Duck Hawk  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.1.2    one month ago

IS Musk planning on turning Twitter into the new Stormfront? (or whatever that site is/was...)

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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3  magicschoolbusdropout    one month ago
  • Elon Musk says he's wading into politics to stop the "woke mind virus" from destroying civilization.

That's gonna be an uuuuuuuuge uphill battle. That "Virus" has got a 3 year head start on him.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @3    one month ago

He cannot seem to explain just exactly what this 'woke mind virus' is that is allegedly destroying civilation.

Why don't you fill us in It?

What is the 'woke mind virus'?

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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3.1.1  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    one month ago
Why don't you fill us in It?
What is the 'woke mind virus'?

Smugness, Lack of introspection, Quickness to anger, Nihilist atheism, Dishonesty, Self-absorbed, extreme self-centeredness.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @3.1.1    one month ago

So you just made that up.

Sounds like projection to me anyway. [deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @3.1.1    one month ago

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magicschoolbusdropout
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3.1.4  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.2    one month ago
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magicschoolbusdropout
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3.1.5  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.3    one month ago
removed for context
 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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3.1.6  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @3.1.5    one month ago

Removed for context - sandy

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @3.1.1    one month ago

Except for nihilist atheism (maybe) you just described Donald Trump. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.8  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.7    one month ago

Exactly !

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.1.9  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.7    one month ago
you just described Donald Trump. 

I take it he is not off topic here?

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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3.1.10  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.7    one month ago
Except for nihilist atheism (maybe) you just described Donald Trump. 

I must have missed what the article was about. My bad !

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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3.1.11  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.9    one month ago

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Tessylo
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3.1.12  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @3.1.10    one month ago

You forgot while you were trolling.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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3.1.13  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.12    one month ago
You forgot while you were trolling.

A Mythical Creature ?

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.1.14  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    one month ago
He cannot seem to explain just exactly what this 'woke mind virus' is that is allegedly destroying civilation

I can. All most leftists have to do is look inward.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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3.1.15  Right Down the Center  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    one month ago
He cannot seem to explain just exactly what this 'woke mind virus' is

Watch some liberal Bill Mahr when he talks about the woke taking over the democrats.  He has a good handle on what they are.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4  JohnRussell    one month ago

This guy is on a downward spiral in terms of how the public will react to him. He should have stayed out of politics. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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4.1  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one month ago

Right. He is far more popular than any Democrat politician right now. Just because some on the far left are now butt hurt doesn't change that.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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4.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one month ago

Actually he's a rising star in the Republican ranks. When libs like Maher and Carville are telling the Dems to wake up,  perhaps they should listen

 
 
 
RU4Real
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5  RU4Real    one month ago

Can someone explain how the "Woke" people are stopping exploration to Mars?  Seriously, haven't heard any "woke" or "unwoke" folks stating Mars exploration, or space exploration for that matter, is a no-no.

Agree, he should stay out of politics, too slimy and dirty all around.  He must be bored.

 
 
 
Gulliver
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5.1  Gulliver  replied to  RU4Real @5    one month ago
Can someone explain how the "Woke" people are stopping exploration to Mars?

"One for small step for they - one huge step for them," just doesn't have the same ring to it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Gulliver @5.1    one month ago

See the buzz he created for himself?  All by owning the libs.  And the alt-right scum join in.

 
 
 
Gulliver
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5.1.2  Gulliver  replied to  Tessylo @5.1.1    one month ago

There was a time that Musk described himself as a moderate. 

For him to be behaving this way now he must really think that all the favors he is going to be seeking from government in the foreseeable future will be given out solely by Republicans and Trump.

 
 
 
RU4Real
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5.1.3  RU4Real  replied to  Gulliver @5.1    one month ago

Hahahaha, you're correct.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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5.1.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @5.1.1    one month ago
See the buzz he created for himself? 

I see that he harshed your buzz.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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5.1.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Gulliver @5.1.2    one month ago
For him to be behaving this way now he must really think that all the favors he is going to be seeking from government in the foreseeable future will be given out solely by Republicans and Trump.

Exactly, EV federal incentives for all US models except for those made by our biggest EV manufacturer.  

No more military and NASA contracts for SpaceX.

No more federally purchased Star Link terminals for Ukraine.

No more Blue State/City dollars for SolarCity.

No more Blue State dollars for lithium-ion battery factories called “Gigafactory."

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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5.1.6  Right Down the Center  replied to  Tessylo @5.1.1    one month ago
All by owning the libs.

Well, he is rich.  I hear libs are cheaper by the dozen.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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5.2  Greg Jones  replied to  RU4Real @5    one month ago

"Agree, he should stay out of politics, too slimy and dirty all around."

No more so than the typical Democrat. Provide proof of wrong doing on his part

 
 
 
RU4Real
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5.2.1  RU4Real  replied to  Greg Jones @5.2    one month ago

Hmmmmm, actually wasn't trying to be righty, lefty, indie, thought my statement was pretty clear.  Said it was all around, meaning both sides, didn't single out any of the parties.

Didn't accuse him of any wrong doing so no need to provide any proof.

 
 
 
Gulliver
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5.2.2  Gulliver  replied to  RU4Real @5.2.1    one month ago

America and the world have a billionaire problem.

(Looking around NT I am surprised by how many temporarily embarrassed billionaires we have.)

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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5.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  RU4Real @5    one month ago

He isn't bored, he just wants the attention and nothing brings more attention than politics. Musk should be focusing more on his business ventures, many of which I do support, rather than firing off his shit cannon thinking he knows better than anyone else on how things should operate. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.3.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Thrawn 31 @5.3    one month ago

That's it exactly thrawn.  

 
 
 
Hallux
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6  Hallux    one month ago

Left or right, Musk is yanking your chain and enjoying it!

 
 
 
Sparty On
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6.1  Sparty On  replied to  Hallux @6    one month ago

Not mine but I must admit.    I am enjoying the show

 
 
 
Ender
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7  Ender    one month ago

What is funny, as soon as he says he will vote republican, they jump on him like some kind of savior.

He has now said he wants to dismantle the two party system.

See how well that flies with the republicans so eager to embrace him.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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8  Thrawn 31    one month ago

Please, he is doing it because he is a self-aggrandizing asshole who LOVES seeing his name in the news. He is doing it because he is an attention whore, no other reason. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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8.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Thrawn 31 @8    one month ago

You are correct thrawn

Another spoiled attention whore like trumpturd is all he is.  Just actually is a billionaire unlike trumpturd

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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8.1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @8.1    one month ago
is all he is.  Just actually is a billionaire

Well, more than a billionaire, depending on which day you count, he is one of the three richest individuals in the world.  

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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9  Right Down the Center    one month ago

TDS may be replaced by MDS if above comments are representative of all dems. Nothing is more dangerous to the woke mob than someone with FU money that ignores their tantrums.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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9.1  Sparty On  replied to  Right Down the Center @9    one month ago

Musk will be the lefts derangement du jour in 2022.    Living rent free in their heads right next to Trump.

 
 
 
Gulliver
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9.1.1  Gulliver  replied to  Sparty On @9.1    one month ago
rent free

Tesla isn't worth a tiny fraction of what the market has priced it at.

One minute Musk is asking his fans whether he should sell off stock to pay his taxes and the next minute he is trying to convince us he needs to sell off his stock to buy Twitter - Twitter!

The through line is that Musk needs to sell Tesla stock before the bottom falls out.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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9.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  Gulliver @9.1.1    one month ago

I rest my case and I think Musk will be fine.    Just like Trump is fine, Hobby Lobby is fine, Chick-fil-a is fine ..... etc, etc ......

 
 
 
Gulliver
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9.1.3  Gulliver  replied to  Sparty On @9.1.2    one month ago

Is the food any good at Chick-fil-A?

 
 
 
Sparty On
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9.1.4  Sparty On  replied to  Gulliver @9.1.3    one month ago
Is the food any good at Chick-fil-A?

Yeah, it’s pretty good .......... if you feel like waiting in a long line, which I usually don’t.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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9.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  Gulliver @9.1.3    one month ago
Is the food any good at Chick-fil-A?

Enough people seem to think so, hence Chick Fil A is the number 1 chicken seller in the world.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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10  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

Musk isn't even buying Twitter.  An attention whore like thrawn said

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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10.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @10    one month ago
An attention whore like thrawn said

Why do you pay him attention?

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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10.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Tessylo @10    one month ago

Comments remove for trolling. Any further trolling will get serious violations. 

 
 
 
monkeypox
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11  monkeypox    one month ago

Hard to argue with a guy with a 180 IQ who builds rockets. The Guy has always been center left, shocking he draws so much hate but extremism from the left and right has left the majority of this country feeling alienated.

Guy has done more for climate change than anyone.

Without Space X America has zero space program.

His company will get to mars.

This type of visionary will always come under fire from the intellectually challenged and financially incapable.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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11.1  Sparty On  replied to  monkeypox @11    one month ago

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Tessylo
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11.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  monkeypox @11    one month ago

If Musk is center left why is he jumping on the batshit crazy alt-right wagon?

While Musk hasn't outlined what he thinks constitutes the "woke mind virus," the word "woke" has been c  o-opted and weaponized by right-wing figures    to mock progressive causes.

Musk also    bashed the Democratic party in a tweet on Wednesday  , calling it "the party of division and hate." In the same tweet, he doubled down on his resolution to vote Republican this election — several days after he first stated that stance    during a tech conference  .

Musk's comments on Thursday came in the wake of a bombshell    Insider article    detailing how his aerospace firm, SpaceX, paid a flight attendant $250,000 to settle a sexual misconduct claim against the billionaire.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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11.2.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  Tessylo @11.2    one month ago
If Musk is center left why is he jumping on the batshit crazy alt-right wagon?

He isn't.  He said he was voting Republican, not batshit crazy alt-right.  There is a huge difference.  It might be that he is concerned the batshit crazy woke left is hijacking the democratic party away from the center left where he would like it to be.  He would not be alone in making that decision.  

 
 

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