Elon is a genius, a complete and total genius. While that’s true of his business savvy and vision for the future, it’s doubly true of his sense of what the people want and what to say when he’s attacked by the far-left and haters in the regime.
Such was the case when, around the time he paid the largest tax bill in history and was voted Time’s “Person of the Year”, Elizabeth Warren claimed he hadn’t paid enough and said “Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else.”
Firing back, Elon hilariously said “You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason,” Musk said. “Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen .” Later he fired off what might have been the best tweet string in all time, saying “And if you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year. Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already.”
Boom. That’s how one responds to regime hacks like Lyin’ Liz Warren: by mocking them mercilessly and pointing out their many flaws.
And now Elon’s done it again, this time in response to a ridiculous Washington Post (who else) op-ed claiming that Elon will be bad for free speech. Yes, really. The guy that spent billions buying a huge stake in Twitter to defend free speech is really an anti-free speech evildoer!
The ridiculous column, written by an MSNBC political hack named Tim O’Brien, viciously attacked Musk for his hilarious tweets. O’Brien was particularly outraged about one having to do with Trudeau, saying that he “once tweeted, then deleted, a meme comparing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Hitler“. Oh, and Elon is a bad guy because he has “tweeted transphobic memes.”
The delusion continued as O’Brien pretended that Twitter doesn’t curtail free speech, saying that “Twitter hasn’t done a lot to curtail” Musk’s free speech, but “despite ample room in which to exercise his speech — and aggressively trying to curtail the free speech of some of his critics — Musk evidently feels aggrieved.”
Then, in what might have been the most ridiculous part of the article, O’Brien claimed that Elon will actually be bad for free speech on the platform, saying that Musk is not “absolutely in favor of free speech” and that “That’s worrisome because it’s not ideal to have a free speech absolutist who isn’t absolutely in favor of free speech at the helm of — or even close to — a media company.
Yes, really, the guy who just a few lines earlier was saying that Twitter did a good thing by cracking down on Trump supporters was also attacking Musk for not being a free speech absolutist…the cognitive dissidence is strong in O’Brien.
So what did Musk do? Did he make a fool of himself, as many on the left do, by whining about how unfair it is that the media was saying mean things about him? No. He just fired off a tweet so glib that it made the WaPo look totally ridiculous. Responding to a tweet by Mark Andreesen that included the article, Musk simply said “WaPo always good for a laugh.”
WaPo always good for a laugh
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
It was the perfect response, one that shows how unconcerned he is about the pearl-clutching and hand-wringing of the regime while also making that same regime look ridiculous. Brilliant!
This story syndicated with permission from Gen Z Conservative