So the news broke last week by an exuberant media that Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter might not go through. Cue rejoicing in the streets. Cue those on the Left blowing beer out their noses mocking conservatives for getting their hopes up. It might be nothing, but I can tell the press is hoping it means the deal is void. I've not heard any updates, so who knows what is going on.
Here's my thing. I know little to nothing about Musk. I remember some years ago I got tired of hearing about him. For a while it seemed as if every MSM outlet gushed over him. There were times I couldn't go two days without some 'praise Musk' story. I recall telling my wife if I see one more story gushing over Telsa I'm going to scream. Beyond that, I notice he says things that riles people on the Left.
Other than that, no clue. He could be Lenny the Leftist for all I know. He might be Batman, more likely the Joker, or something in between. Those who cling to the Gospel have been burned too many times in recent years after hitching their wagons to the latest potential superstar for conservatism.
I do think that no matter what he has served his purpose. The whole hysteria about Musk threatening democracy, the world and the universe if he gets Twitter showed a couple important things. First, it showed what we all know, that double standards and naked hypocrisy are mother's milk for progressive activism. The same ones screaming about his takeover were the ones, only a few months earlier, dismissing concerns about social media censorship and message control: 'It's just a social media outlet, get over it. Find another one if you don't like it.' Or so they said. Again, it's wrong when it hurts progressives, it's right when it helps.
But more importantly, he also showed how far we've descended into a world held by an oligarchy that has gamed the system, is tired of freedom for the little people, and makes sure the rules help only themselves. We saw this a year ago with the Game Stop debacle. That was about nothing other than someone outside of the official cabal daring to game the system the way the cabal no doubt does on a daily basis. The system is only to be gamed by those who control it. Hence the 2020 election. An election not stolen per se, but gamed.
The problem with Musk isn't that he is some right wing radical. It's not that he's some MAGA Trump type. It's that he is out of the system. He isn't in the rules and living within the rules of those who now control the rules. He is a wild card, and that is anathema to the modern establishment. Gates, Buffet, even Zuckerberg may occasionally run afoul or this or that leftwing dogma, but they nonetheless run within the system. They pander to the system and exist within it.
Musk does not. He seems to go where he will, and most of the time the establishment doesn't seem to care. But this is important, controlling the message. Yet Musk wasn't trying to obtain Twitter on their behalf, or by their permission. Someone outside the system getting hold of a major source of narrative control? Hence the subsequent days of global outrage, calls for the government to step in, hysterics over the fall of freedom and democracy.
Now the deal might not happen. Or the deal could go through. I dunno. That's beyond my ability to guess one way or another. Perhaps it was just Musk playing around. Maybe he's snickering about all those yokels who thought he was their white knight. Maybe he gets his kicks laughing at all those people who thought they were in control. Again, I don't know. I just know that no matter what, I'm not going to see us any better off if Musk does everything he's suggested he will do - when he's not doing anything else he feels like doing. I've learned never trust people who are defined by being wild cards. That falls under the old adage of never underestimating an enemy, but never overestimating an ally.