So Tech Lord Elon Musk this week engineered a hostile takeover of Twitter, a move which most Conservatives would otherwise criticize had another Corporate Oligarch done. Pundits are calling the move "a great victory for free enterprise and free speech," even though it concentrates an enormous amount of economic power and social influence into the hands of a small directorate.
Capitalizing on this latest round of accolades, Musk today criticized the Junta's creation of a Disinformation Governance Board within the Department of Homeland Security. He and other pundits, however, prudently omitted that our last 'Red Tsunamis' brought us approval of Bill Clinton's Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996 which 'deregulated' the point where the Media is now 90% controlled by half-dozen transnational Corporate enterprises. Or, that the creation of algorithms and data collection on social media was set up by the Bush Administration which has made de facto censorship of such platforms possible. Or, that a GOP-controlled Congress handed Obama a repeal of the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 which prohibited federal interference in the dissemination of domestic news, and so on.
Aside from being a very shady character, Musk doesn't exactly have strong Conservative credentials. A really insightful article was posted recently on Open Secrets which catalogues Musk and his Corporate enterprises' records of political financial support. Here are some interesting tidbits which haven't appeared in any of the hero-worshipping puff-pieces written by Neocons:
"Since 2002, Musk has given about equally to both Democratic and Republican candidates...The candidate who received the most money directly from Musk is former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel at $55,300... Of the presidential candidates he has financially supported, both were Democrats: Barack Obama in 2012 and Hillary Clinton in 2016."
I'm not sure how Conservatives reconcile their belief that Musk is a great champion of the Right when the political figures whom he most admires seem to be as far to the Neo-Liberal Left as humanly possible. But as if that wasn't bad enough, the article further informs us that:
"This election cycle, Tesla has given just over $70,000 to state candidates, almost all toward the California State Assembly or Senate. The only campaign the company has supported outside California so far this cycle is Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s (D) reelection bid with a $2,500 contribution. In the 2020 cycle, Tesla similarly supported predominantly state candidates in California. But the company also threw financial support behind a number of state candidates in Nevada, Hawaii and a handful of other states, as well as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s (D) reelection bid. In 2018, Musk supported California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) campaign, contributing a total $11,800 in May of that year. He also gave $5,400 to Sen. Dianne Feinstein."
Musk is CEO of Tesla and Space X---both of which have multi-billion dollar contracts with the Biden/Harris Junta. It shouldn't be surprising therefore that both companies are major Beltway lobbying powers. Tesla currently retains 18 lobbyists---half of whom are revolving-door former federal bureaucrats; while Space X commands 51 lobbyists, of whom 35 are former government employees.
Now the official narrative coming from such 'Conservative' news outlets like Fox News is that Musk represents an alternative of some kind to 'woke' Corporatism. It's probably only a coincidence that they would say so, considering that Rupert Murdoch's son James Murdoch sits on Tesla's Board of Directors. But that aside, we see Musk talking out of both sides of his mouth again: he's listed as the top donor to Bill Gates' very-woke Giving Pledge Campaign.
Tesla's nominal CEO is Robyn Denholm, an Australian national and former executive in disgraced accounting firm Arthur Andersen, of Enron Scandal notariety. Denholm currently also serves as Chair of the Tech Council of Australia---a nation with some of the most brutally repressive laws against freedom of speech and communications in the West. This group recently signed on as technical advisor to the state of New South Wales: one of the worst lockdown tyrannies on the planet. This seems to be a bit at variance with Musk's alleged opposition to Scamdemic regimes---this and the fact that Musk profited massively during the lockdowns to the tune of tens of billions of dollars.
Other interesting characters on Tesla's Board include WEF member Hiromichi Mizuno. Mizuno is also one of the architects of the UN's Principles for Responsible Investment Association, an organization heavily influenced by Klaus Schwab's Fourth Industrial Revolution. Ira Ehrenpreis, a 2014 inductee into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame, served as an advisor in Obama's Department of Energy. The Agency was headed then Ernest Moniz (unanimously confirmed by a Republican-controlled Senate), who formerly worked as an advisor for BP, General Electric, and the Saudi Oil monopoly (all WEF Top 100 Strategic Partners). Kathleen Wilson Thompson is also a top executive in Big Pharma conglomerate Walgreens----whose Vice-President is also a member of the WEF. Along with James Murdoch, Larry Ellison is the token Neocon on Tesla's Board. According to his biography:
"In response to the September 11th terrorist attacks of 2001, Ellison made a controversial offer to donate software to the federal government that would have enabled it to build and run a national identification database and to issue identification cards...Ellison also was critical of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, saying that 'Snowden had yet to identify a single person who had been wrongly injured by the NSA's data collection.'"
Space X's CEO is WEF member Gwynne Shotwell, who was also part of the Atlantic Council's Captains of Industry series. The Atlantic Council is funded in part by the Junta's State Department, Soros' Open Society Foundation, and lobbyists for the Ukrainian Government. Luke Nosek, founder of WEF partner Pay Pal, also serves on the Board. Open Secrets shows that Nosek is a major donor to major RINOs: Bush Jr, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski and Dana Rohrbacher, etc. Steven Jurvetson, who was also a former Tesla Board member, was appointed by Obama to be Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship in 2016. Donald Harrison of Space X's Board also serves on the Board of WEF Strategic Partner Google, where he is in charge of global partnerships and corporate development. Board Member Antonio Gracias was Obama's Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship prior to Steven Jurvetson. Gracias is also a trustee of the shady Aspen Institute, a major think-tank heavily funded by the Gates Foundation and several other dubious organizations. Aspen's CEO is one Daniel Porterfield, a former Clinton bureaucrat; the other trustees of Aspen read like a Deep State Who's Who.
If Tesla and Space X are any indications of the Conservative trend that Twitter is supposedly going to take, we were probably better off under its old management. The examples above are specimens of the kinds of WEF shills, cringing Neocons, and Left-Wing crackpots that Musk is going appoint to the Board of Twitter---make no mistake about that. And there's little doubt that WEF banksters Blackrock and Morgan-Stanley---which combined hold more shares in Twitter than Musk---will have a lot to say about who does what.
The Twitter takeover is no victory for the Right. It's business as usual posing as a victory.