Despite Elon Musk being 49 (yes, he’s 49), he has demonstrated himself to be a man child. One of first controversial tweets was to a diver who had rescued kids at the Tham Luang cave. Elon musk you see, got insulted when the diver responded to Musk’s tweet about building a submarine for the cave rescue. Musk, who thought he should defend his ego, responded by calling him pedo guy. Musk’s Twitter account has millions of followers, and at this time, was one of the world’s wealthiest men and the CEO of Tesla.
Fast forward to 2020 (after more Musk shenanigans, one so significant that he had to resign from Telsa) Musk is now spending his precious time spreading COVID-19 misinformation, claiming that it will disappear, that it’s stupid, that tests are shady (he later admitted he had COVID-19 and couldn’t attend a Space X launch), and that lockdowns (and any other policies related to COVID-19) are fascist.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Elon Musk, who claims to be a registered independent, donates roughly 50/50 to Democrats and Republicans. It’s not the worst thing in the world to be bipartisan, but donations to Republicans, the party overwhelmingly denes climate change? Elon Musk accepts the dangers of climate change, especially previously being CEO of Tesla (which by the way, is a top seller of electric vehicles) so this contrary spirit of donating Republicans is outright illogical and infuriating.
While Musk not donating to Republicans this year would otherwise be viewed as a good thing, his refusal to donate to Democrats, who actually want to do something about climate change, is no good. Musk provides legitimacy to the ignorant (and utterly wrong) belief that Democrats and Republicans are the same. News flash: Republicans, leaded by Trump, is the party of white supremacists, bigots, crooks, climate change denialists, misinformation, and borderline totalitarianism. Musk even contemplated voting for Trump in 2020, which is all kinds of wrong. Musk has proven that was never fit to be the CEO of Tesla, and that he is a coward