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Elon Musk has made several moves that has put him at odds with Progressives that previously praised him for his leadership in “green” industries: solar power and electric vehicles. He made a tender offer for Twitter with the express intent of ending viewpoint censorship that was crippling conservative voices; he has been critical of Biden; he has defended capitalism, etc. And now he is assembling a legal team to prepare for the coming conflict with Progressives.
This announcement is bookended by Elon Musk’s deal to purchase the Twitter social media platform, a resistant internal company ideological adversary, and a warning from the political left with Business Insider publishing an alleged sexual misconduct story. Indeed, it does appear that Elon Musk is preparing for a war that will likely include the Fourth Branch of Government as an adversary.
Additionally, Elon Musk is drawing attention to the corruption in the 2016 election by spotlighting the trial of Hillary Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann. Mr. Musk notes in his remarks that discovering the Trump-Russia collusion story was a hoax put together by the Clinton campaign, media and allies in government, “makes you wonder what else is fake.”
Progressives are taking comfort in the fact that Musk, born in South Africa, can never run for President of the United States. Despite a humorous meme that Musk has found a Hawaiian birth certificate, there is no chance that Musk will be president. But Progressives should take no comfort from this. Although history does not repeat itself, it rhymes. And more and more we are seeing parallels to 1776: tyrannical rule; the “real” rules being set by persons not elected by voters in this country; the threat of foreign operators exercising control over our population.
Whether it is the “equity” agenda, climate change-justified economic damage, pandemic-justified censorship and deprivations of liberty, more and more the powers that be are denying self-government set forth in the US Constitution. Progressives seek to enmesh and subordinate American domestic policy to trans-national control under the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization, etc. So the issues that faced Americans in 1776 are in the forefront again. Are we entitled to sovereignty? Do we have individual natural rights given by the Creator?
And just as in 1776 there are persons of talent and means who are not natural born citizens but who are willing to take the traditional American position in this conflict. Although post-modern history likely ignores them, at least two figures — Tadeusz Kościuszko and the Marquis de La Fayette (known in America simply as “Lafayette”) — played prominent roles in securing our national independence. And just as foreign actors are being brought to oppress us today, the British employed auxiliary soldiers from various German states to aid them in putting down rebellion. They did not succeed, but they tried then just as they are trying now.
Again, from CTH:
Do not dismiss the importance of what Elon Musk is doing. In addition to introducing millions of Americans to something they are newly experiencing, this shift in cultural opinion is akin to Musk playing the role of John Galt and swinging the social control pendulum away from the government.
As we keep watching, do not forget to pause and notice there are many new social, cultural and political battles we are winning.
Be of good cheer, our assembly is growing, and we are gathering significant resources.
Yes, John Galt, but also Kosciuszko and Lafayette.Published in