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El American’s Idiocy of the Week award goes to the progressive wailing amid Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout. We haven’t heard so much progressive nagging since the 2016 election that Trump won. The reactions to the new owner are so diverse and encompass so many types of mental pathologies, that sorting through them seems an arduous task. But it’s worth a try.
Classification and nomenclature of the Twitter wailing
I have detected a first little group of Twitter crybabies and wailers formed by celebrities who say they are going to leave Twitter — we could call them “Qwitters” — who are usually the same ones who said that if Trump won they would move to Canada, but they never left. The same thing will probably happen this time around because… who are they kidding? We know they still need a place where they will get the attention they constantly and desperately demand.
If, as expected, they finally stay, they will have to learn to endure the immense suffering caused by having to go through the ordeal of reading opinions different from their own. Terrible!
Continuing with the titanic task of classification, we would have a second group of Twitter weepers and whiners from politicians, journalists, blue-checks and tweeters of all kinds who complain about the price of the operation and take the opportunity to show us their altruism from their Twitter accounts. Let’s call them “Altrwistters.”
They are usually math and finance geniuses who do the math on what they would do with the $44 billion that Musk has invested in Twitter. Right off the bat, they almost always get the math wrong and think that $44 billion divided by 44 million works out to $1 million apiece. This is very enlightening about the intellectual level of those who are always very generous… With other people’s money.
This argument is almost always accompanied by cheap feelings, such as saying that it is immoral to spend so much money on this, and not on ending world hunger or poverty. Well what can I say, I think Musk’s $44 billion is very well spent, seeing so many hypocritical progressives crying has been worth every damn penny.
The third group of Twitter crybabies and mourners is made up of those who complain that Musk’s Twitter feed is going to proliferate misinformation. But look at the coincidence, those who complain about disinformation are the same ones who insist on things like that a man can get pregnant.
It seems evident that their concern for “controlling” misinformation is not in the sense of keeping it under control, but of keeping it under their control. They are “Dictatorzuelos”, or as I like to call them, “Dictwitterzuelos.” They are so dismayed by their impending loss of power, that the government has created a “Disinformation Governing Board.” They called it that because the name “Ministry of Truth” was already taken, and was also very blatant.
Such is the aversion of these people to freedom of speech that we have even seen some human rights organizations complain about Elon Musk buying Twitter. Members of Amnesty International, ACLU — of course — or Human Rights Watch have shown their deep concern for the right to freedom of speech. Now. Just now that Musk has promised to restore it. Curious.
Although there are many more profiles eligible for this classification of Twitter weeping and wailing, and new syndromes are sure to emerge as Elon Musk’s plans come to fruition, for now it’s these Twitter mourners who take El American’s Idiocy of the Week award.
Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.
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