SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has delivered an unabashed, scathing criticism of wokeness as a great threat to modern civilization.
This happened in an hour-long interview that he did with the editors of The Babylon Bee, the conservative satirical edition.
Musk has oftentimes been tangled in one-on-one, fiery Twitter exchanges with progressivist Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, dealing deadly blows to their socialist demands for unbridled taxation and federal government spending spikes.
Infected by the ‘Woke Mind Virus’
Musk told the Babylon Bee editors he is a fan of their publication and no longer likes The Onion, another (formerly) satirical website. This is because the latter has fully embraced the agenda of liberalist leftism and is no longer funny.
The billionaire went further by describing The Onion as having gotten “the woke mind virus.” He lambasted NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the same reason.
Musk criticized SNL for seeing much of its cast turn into “moral lecturers” who no longer do comedy, but instead tell everyone they are “bad human beings.”
He asked rhetorically if comedy has a propaganda element in this case. The world’s richest person then said he views The Babylon Bee itself as being “moderately right,” not far-right, and not centrist.
In his words, the goal of wokeness is to “make comedy illegal.” Musk then blasted it for being “divisive, exclusionary, and hateful.”
He added that wokeness gives “mean people” what can only be described as a “shield of false virtue,” allowing them to be “cruel.”
Creating ‘Compelling Products’, Not Companies
Musk’s interview with The Babylon Bee editors also delved into matters about his wealth, business ventures, and taxes. Musk explained he believes a CEO is morally obliged to keep his stock in the companies he leads together with their investors.
Musk put it more explicitly by saying the “captain” should be all in and prepared to “go down” with his ship, if he fails to steer the ship so it doesn’t sink.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO also revealed his understanding of businesses as the venues for offering excellent services and products, not for getting rich or creating jobs. Musk was also sure to make it clear that providing a “compelling product or service” has always been his motivation for his startups.
In his comments for the Babylon Bee, Musk, whose net worth is estimated at $278 billion at the moment, exposed the bureaucratic and socialist excesses in long-time Democrat-run California, where he used to live until recently.
Musk has since moved both his home and the Tesla headquarters to Austin, Texas. He stated California is no longer the land of opportunity. Instead, it has sadly been turned into a place of “over-regulation, over-litigation, and scorn.”
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— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 22, 2021
Should be taught to all at a young age pic.twitter.com/GlVkjcdhah
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 19, 2021