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posted ago by redman012 ago by redman012 +47 / -0

“Ahhh gotta love the Right. Elon looks like he's actually about to succeed at the thing we all cheered him for a week ago and half this thread is turning on him and calling him part of the enemy for actually not being stopped by said enemy. No wonder the Right can never manage to actually take any real ground or deal any real blows to the enemy. Even actually trying is considered evidence of being a turncoat.”

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Steampunk_Moustache 28 points ago +28 / -0

It's a fair comment, but can you blame anyone for being suspicious?

I expected Soros, Bilderberg, Blackrock, all the ESG funds to move in to outbid him, but no. He just fucking bought the the website that has ultimately dictated the popular politics of the entire western world for years.

The cathedral is screeching in pain, but the cathedral also did absolutely nothing to try and stop this. Those two things don't add up, so something at least seems amiss.

Time will tell.

We will learn more about Elon over the course of the next few years than we have over the course of his entire life thus far. We are going to learn exactly what his priorities are simply by watching how twitter policies change.

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WeedleTLiar 9 points ago +9 / -0

The problem is that we don't know the rules of the game. It's possible that there wasn't anything they could do to stop him.

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Steampunk_Moustache 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's possible that there wasn't anything they could do to stop him.

I expected woke billionaires and ESG investment funds to join together to try and outbid him. The fact that they didn't tells me that either they believe they can control the platform through other means, or twitter just wasn't worth more than Elon's offer to them.

I can't see how control of speech in a massive chunk of the western world's defacto public square would not be worth 50 billion to them.

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lolfail9001 3 points ago +3 / -0

twitter just wasn't worth more than Elon's offer to them.

I can't see how control of speech in a massive chunk of the western world's defacto public square would not be worth 50 billion to them.

Why? Feels perfectly obvious to me that blackrocks of the world have long learned that "public opinion" is not worth spending too much to control. Especially if the control mechanism is twitter level of basic.

In fact, the image of twitter being sold for 50 billion is still comical to me.

OTH I can bet you TikTok can't be sold even for 500 billion.

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CptLightning 19 points ago +19 / -0

Yeah, and he's outright stated he want to verify all human users. Tell me how ending anonymity is winning?

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ernsithe 25 points ago +26 / -1

Anything that puts a nail in twitter's coffin faster.

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loubag1997 13 points ago +14 / -1

THIS. The goal isn't a better Twitter, it's the death of it. And pray nothing festers in its place.

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Bullseyed 5 points ago +5 / -0

I mean if Twitter has been losing money forever, they'll take his money and use it to start up a new one. And bring over all their bot/efamous posters to try to kill twitter.

And the new rebuilt one will probably have more banning and spying built in from the start.

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Vebent 4 points ago +4 / -0

We're going to see if people on the right will either jump ship to the new platform (if there will be one) when all the lefties move over or will they stay like they've been doing. Despite the fact that they should've left a long time ago. I have a feeling they're going to jump ship to wherever the high traffic is. Social media influencers are retarded like that.

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ShitComment 6 points ago +6 / -0

Ruin what? YT was ruined ages ago. Meta was so bad they had to change names. There is no shortage of weirdos in the Valley, if HQ was moved to Montana it might help, slightly.

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subbookkeeper 2 points ago +3 / -1

isnt that to remove the bots?

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WhitePhoenix 17 points ago +17 / -0

There's two segments of the New Right - there's those that blindly jump in to praise a leftist or heterodox person for being "based" when they come to an epiphany, then there's the section that's been burned by so many two-faced assholes that sees one or two things wrong with the person and basically calls them off as being another person just wanting to cash in on the fame or take power for themselves.

I can't blame the second faction. You will never find a perfect representative, talking point, or politician because they're all human. If you let the perfect be the enemy of the good you will never get anything done.

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Unknownsailor 12 points ago +12 / -0

then there's the section that's been burned by so many two-faced assholes that sees one or two things wrong with the person and basically calls them off as being another person just wanting to cash in on the fame or take power for themselves.

Ah, yes, the patented conservative circular firing squad.

Purity spirals have been a fixture of the right since Buckley read the John Birch Society out of the Republican party for opposing the 1964 Civil Rights Act. JBS opposed it because it they claimed it violated the 10th Amendment, which it does, it steps all over it with golf shoes on.

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LungPaoSicken 10 points ago +10 / -0

I think, I hope, states are starting to wrestle their autonomy back from the federal government. As governors like DeSantis who openly flout the administration and its forces grow in popularity, I hope more follow.

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vicious_snek5 2 points ago +2 / -0

Purity spirals have been a fixture of the right since Buckley read the John Birch Society out of the Republican party for opposing the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The neocons kicking out the actual conservatives was a coup from the left, not a purity spiral. They'd have done better if they'd have kept out the neocons from the start.

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WhitePhoenix 2 points ago +2 / -0

The left has the same problem - any ideology that gets a bigger following turns into a purity spiral. See the left with idpol.

Elon Musk is not perfect. But I see him as someone who is making lives for leftists worse. He's not our ally, he's not our friend, but he's not our enemy, for NOW. He is useful to our cause but obviously should not be worshipped.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. If Twitter dies thanks to him that is a blessing as well.

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WeedleTLiar 6 points ago +6 / -0

We need a third side; we need people on the right saying "How do we turn this to our advantage?"

Both of the types you mention are spectators. They are useful, maybe, at election time and that's it.

The question we should be asking is not "What's Elon up to?" but "What can we do in this upheaval to promote our values?"

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MargarineMongoose 2 points ago +2 / -0

Finally, a pragmatic take.

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Mpetey123 13 points ago +14 / -1

Elon isn't the cartoon character the rest of the lefties are, I think we all still acknowledge he is a leftist. Still I appreciate he will occasionally break programming

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Norenia 6 points ago +6 / -0

Huh... Yeah, sounds about right.

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Constipatriot 5 points ago +5 / -0

If it hurts Twitter, I'm all for it.

But I'm still not signing up for it.

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anon12 3 points ago +3 / -0

The right stabs its own back the hardest, but Elon definitely isn't "the right", he's just Elon lmao

I won't shit on him for making twitter less shit, but he is definitely not automatically trustworthy.

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WeedleTLiar 2 points ago +2 / -0

Why isn't he creating an army to violently overthrow the government? Obviously he's controlled opposition...

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nuggetpatrol 1 point ago +1 / -0

As soon as Twitter dies because of this and the verification process Musk wants to bring to Twitter, something else will form in it's place, and rapidly become Twitter 2. It'll stay afloat for awhile, sliding into what Twitter 1 became, until someone buys it and then we're back to square one. I want to be happy about it, but it's just one head of the hydra.

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TheImpossible1 -7 points ago +4 / -11

We didn't all cheer him on. I suspected he was a plant since he defended Amber Heard and knew he was when he started pumping the birth rate racket.

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MargarineMongoose 6 points ago +6 / -0

when he started pumping the birth rate racket.

You genuinely desire the extinction of the human race, don't you?

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TheImpossible1 -2 points ago +1 / -3

A few retards having more kids won't change trends.

It'll just mean more people living in misery. There has to be change in women for the trend to shift, good luck with that.

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FrostedCricketFlakes 5 points ago +5 / -0

He's behind the Neural Link, and has talked about using it to control behavior (make people less fat). He has pump and dumped crypto.

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Assassin47 6 points ago +6 / -0

control behavior

Supposedly entirely voluntary though, just to be clear.

However we know how that goes.

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Killroyomega 7 points ago +7 / -0

Just like it's "voluntary" to take the death shot in most western nations.

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FrostedCricketFlakes 5 points ago +5 / -0

voluntary, but once you have the ability, and people hooked up to the system, who knows. A little manipulation isn't very noticeable, but if you keep doing it constantly, it adds up.

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Grumman 1 point ago +1 / -0

He has pump and dumped crypto.

Crypto is unfit for purpose. I disagree with pump-and-dump tactics, but we shouldn't pretend that crypto's gatekeeping - which is designed only to protect against attackers who have a first order economic motivation - secures it against ideologically motivated attackers. If you let China handle your transaction approvals because you think China isn't willing to burn that investment to suppress economic activity they don't like, you're a fool.