A while back, I wrote about Elon’s takeover of Twitter. At the time, I thought it was a done deal, in the bag, finalized. More recently, I came to the knowledge that’s not exactly the case.
The deal as far as I know, isn’t dead, but there are issues that need resolution. I just felt the need to issue this post for clarity sake.
I am admittedly actually a bit embarrassed that I pre-maturely thanked him for buying the platform, knowing as of lately that the deal hasn’t been completed as I originally thought.
I saw personally, people saying that if Elon fully bought Twitter, they’d leave the platform. I also saw the full on meltdowns/adult tantrums the other day, and today I saw people claiming said meltdowns didn’t happen.
They are lying. If they’ll lie over something as trivial as that, how can they be trusted on anything of significant importance?
I lost a couple connections personally on the platform as soon as I expressed thanks to Elon for buying it. I responded as follows:
To my connections, past, present, and potential: If you are upset by me being happy that Elon bought Twitter, I bear no animosity towards you. Simultaneously though, neither do I apologize for being happy that he did. I like him, you don’t, and life goes on for us both.
I still presently BELIEVE Elon when he says he advocates free speech on the platform for all users (barring any actual ILLEGAL CONTENT, obviously.) and I support and respect him for that reason.
While it’s true that I bear no animosity toward those who are upset about Elon’s takeover, I did find the meltdowns hilarious.
This is a follow-up to my recent notes on Elon Musk and Twitter. Apparently, the Tesla mogul has actually gone through w/ buying a stake in the social media company. How much? about 10% according to what I read. I just thought it was an interesting development.
Twitter IS a private company, as has been pointed out by those who claim Twitter can entirely do as it pleases w/in it’s own realm, so to speak. HOWEVER, Twitter is bound (as an American company) to American law.
The Constitution is America’s law, certain people disliking that fact is irrelevant.
Even though Twitter is a private company, they DO NOT have the right to violate the Constitutional rights of the people who engage on their platform.
This is true regardless how much Twitter’s present admin may have selective tantrums over the free exercise of those Constitutional rights, or how many may claim Twitter somehow ISN’T bound to the Constitution.
I’ve been reading that many people want Elon Musk to buy Twitter. Elon believes in free people being able to speak their minds without the cancel cult being able to just shut down anything they dislike.
As long as Elon keeps said reasonable mindset, I’d be all for him buying Twitter (and any other social he sees fit) to save said socials from the insanity that is the cancel mob.
Not surprisingly, there are those who HATE the idea, because they ENJOY being able to silence anyone w/POV’s different from their own. Some of the people who hate the idea, are calling anyone who encourages Elon to buy Twitter “mentally ill” etc.
It will be interesting (to say the least) to see what comes of it all.