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Elon Musk Hates Everybody, Especially His Users

What the fuck, people of Twitter?

CJ Sterling
5 min readNov 12, 2022

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Elon Musk slapped us all in the face on Day One by posting a conspiracy theory about Nancy Pelosi just days after the brutal attack on her husband Paul. On Day Two, he backhanded us by posting a picture of a Nazi soldier with a crate of messenger pigeons and urged Americans to vote Republican. Get the joke? Messages, messenger pigeons? He openly, blatantly called Twitter users, his product, pigeons. With a Nazi soldier carrying his message.

Why, oh why, are people hand-wringing over ending their Twitter accounts? “I’ll hang for a while…”

Yeah, and your brother will quit smoking weed every day.

Musk made an impulsive $44 billion purchase, changed his mind, and now he is breaking the toy he doesn’t want anymore. It wasn’t enough that former CEO Jack Dorsey deliberately left Trump to gin up an entire insurrection, only banning Trump after he had allowed enough time for the entire plot to be organized and deployed. You know, the one where the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, and Trump followers, led by Trump Tweets to propel an infuriated mob convinced by conspiracy theories to invade our Capitol in order to prevent a peaceful transfer of power and murder the Vice President and Nancy Pelosi?

Dorsey finally resigned after being pulled into Congress and was let go after weakly admitting that Twitter “played a role” in the attack on our Capitol. Dorsey finally banned Trump two days after the attack. Dorsey ignored his own Safety Team’s pleas to ban Trump as the hatred mounted, gave him a free hand in violating Twitter Terms of Service to fan the flames of violence. Dorsey, like Trump, has still not been held accountable.

In May this year, Musk and Dorsey agreed that Trump should be allowed back on Twitter, after the so-called permanent ban. “We should always revisit our decisions and evolve as necessary,” the former Twitter CEO tweeted after Elon Musk said he’d lift the ban on Donald Trump. Dorsey’s comments came after Musk told the Financial Times that the ban on Trump was “morally wrong and flat out…

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CJ Sterling

Writer, journalist. Commentary: Washington Post, Economist, Daily Beast, New York Times, Seattle Times, Crosscut, The Stranger. 2.8 million views, Quora.