Elon Musk, Racist

I'm usually not one to see racism around every corner and under every rock, but this tweet by Elon Musk certainly fits the bill. Not only does he fraudulently diss socialism, his repugnant incorporation of two alt-right themes about Blacks (#1 - can't speak proper English; #2 - want "free stuff" from the government) to make his point is beyond the pale.

In addition to this PoS tweet, in Friday's Automotive News podcast, he simultaneously manages to bash Americans and promote a stereotyped view of Asians.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk lamented the “entitled” and “complacent” character of people in the United States, and lauded the “smart” and “hard working people” of China, in the first installment of a three-part interview with Automotive News’ “Daily Drive” podcast published Friday.

Specifically, Musk criticized New York and California -- states that have supported his businesses, especially Tesla, with considerable tax breaks, regulatory credits and other government help.

Source: Elon Musk says ‘China rocks’ while the U.S. is full of ‘complacency and entitlement’

I guess genius always comes with a touch of madness. Much like his automobile's namesake, Nikola Tesla, Elon Musk sometimes makes valuable technology contributions while blithely espousing eccentric and even extreme personal views.

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Has little room to talk when he's got tons of free shit from the government

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If it was easy, everyone would do it.

edg's picture

@Crazytimes

He believes in "capitalism for thee, socialism for me".

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Azazello's picture

You getting any rain up there ?
This was in this morning's Star:
Study suggests Tucson's miserable monsoon might not be your fault

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It didn't have to be this way.

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@Azazello

We had a nice dousing one night last week but this monsoon has been a dry one.

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As well as a self entitled plutocrat who believes wholeheartedly in his own greatness. When he says over the Twitiot how "we'll coup anyone we want, deal with it" when confronted over his own role in going after the resources of another country to benefit his own company I think one can safely call him a racist for that as well. Just one more over rated asshole who represents American idiocy extremely well, not to mention a vapid celebrity culture that elevates these types to hero status when most could barely make it on their own without said worship or government subsidies. As for "free shit" it ISN'T free if we're all paying taxes for it, moron.

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Only a fool lets someone else tell him who his enemy is. Assata Shakur

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@lizzyh7

When he says over the Twitiot how "we'll coup anyone we want, deal with it..."

Wonder just who is this "we" when he proclaims "we'll coup anyone...?"

Somehow, I don't think he's talking about his employees. For me, one thing is certain. This "we" he speaks of is my enemy.

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@travelerxxx

He was fully in favor of it because he needed the materials that we now have free access to. He got lots of shit on Twitter for what he was saying about it. This is too simple an explanation but it’s the gist.

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“When police break the Law then there is no Law - just a fight for survival.” - Billy Jack

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@snoopydawg

Yeah, I did know the gist of it. Guess I was trying to point out that his use of "we'll" – of course short for "we will" – meant that he has others beside himself doing the dirty work. The usual suspects, of course. Even 85 years ago Gen. Smedley Butler could have easily filled us in on who exactly "we" meant.

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@snoopydawg

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@lotlizard

and remember that sslf declared coup prident janine anez has long looked down on bolivia's darker-skinned indigenous as snake worshiping cultists, or some such racist/racialist rubbish.

We will coup whoever we want’: Elon Musk and the overthrow of democracy in Bolivia', july 30, alternet

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@lotlizard

Yes Bolivia. Thanks for the correction. My brain was fried when I wrote that, but I knew it was a B. Love when folks pick up the slack.

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“When police break the Law then there is no Law - just a fight for survival.” - Billy Jack

SpaceX splashdown smoothly delivers NASA astronauts back to Earth.

Oldsters recall when NASA return flights always did splash landings. The last one was when? Skylab 4 splashed down in 1974 and the Space Shuttle was inaugurated in 1981. How much did NASA spend to have Musk reinvent a space capsule splash landing?

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@Marie  
Now even many unauthorized, indigent migrants from third-world countries arrive carrying computers that are thousands of times more powerful in their bag or pants pocket.

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@lotlizard Hope his ego was taking notes when NASA launched the second Mars probe, Perserverance. It was smooth as silk. Rec'd!!

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Inner and Outer Space: the Final Frontiers.

@lotlizard such as the three in Hidden Figures, engineers, and systems programmers who really had to know their stuff.

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Pluto's Republic's picture

Flaunt it.

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I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for Enlightened Men — if they ran for public office — but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.
— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America