Well, it appears that Elon Musk will get to buy Twitter and bring it private. I hope it works out for him. It seems like a crazy risk of a ton of money. But what the hell do I know about any of this stuff? There are two extra commas involved in his net worth versus mine. So, kudos, you magnificent nerd and may you turn Twitter into some kind of futuristic electronic town hall where even Deplorables feel like they have a corner to congregate in.
But I fully expect that the Justice Department and the FDA will be plaguing Musk over every tweet that calls Fauci or Garland fascists. But first things first. Musk should immediately invite POTUS 45 back to his natural environment. Trump needs to be tweeting 24/7/365 about all the things that were unfair and wrong.
The only problem is Trump is trying to tout his own social media site, Truth. How is he supposed to replace Twitter if he goes back on it? And how about the Gab guys? What happens to them if Twitter becomes a viable option for social media for the Right. It’s all very confusing.
And what about me? Does this mean I have to start tweeting and hawking my products; my photos and my books on Musk’s free speech paradise? Well, I don’t know. I’ve never really figured out how to have my stuff discovered on mainstream platforms. I’ve always done better in a rightwing ghetto. It’s so much easier to be a slightly less small fish in a small pond.
I wonder how long it will take to find out if Musk can make this thing work. Will he have to fire thousands of the blue-haired wine aunts and cat ladies that work for him in order to stop them from banning anyone who says that old bald fat men in wigs and dresses aren’t women? Will the government shut him down if he allows scientists and medical doctors to speak the truth about what really happened during the COVID fraud?
Honestly, I have serious doubts whether he won’t regret throwing away that obscene amount of money for a company that doesn’t produce any tangible product and caters to a generation of crazy people who believe in things that even a village idiot thinks are too way out there. I mean what happens if this is a scam and now Musk discovers after a few months that he just pays useless people to run a mad house that no one needs or even likes? I mean, wouldn’t that make him the stupidest rich guy in the world? I guess he’d still have the satisfaction of firing Jack Dorsey and fumigating his old office to cleanse it of the bedbugs that must infest that ratty looking beard of his. And maybe if he fires 95% of the staff there, he could get the thing working efficiently.
So, as you can probably tell I’m conflicted about Musk’s Twitter play. But in the back of my mind, I’m a little bit hopeful that a guy as smart as Musk is supposed to be, sees the diamond in the rough that Twitter represents and has a plan to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse.
But somehow, I think he would have been better off buying a 49% stake in Orion’s Cold Fire. I would have settled for one billion.