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Thomas Gallatin / December 23, 2021

Musk Mic-Drops CNN and Wokeness

The billionaire Tesla and SpaceX founder says the Left has become humorless and wants to make comedy illegal.

The recently named Time magazine “Person of the Year,” billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, has been in an ongoing dustup with leftist Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA). She accused the Tesla and SpaceX founder of not paying his fair share in taxes and “freeloading” off the American taxpayer.

What got Fauxcahontas’s feathers all in a knot was Musk’s advice for the Democrats’ now-defeated Build Back Better socialist spending boondoggle — “delete it.” Of course, for a socialist Democrat like Warren, the fact that Musk is the world’s wealthiest man is justification enough to blast him for not paying enough in taxes despite the fact that, as Musk pointed out, “If you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year.”

“For those wondering, I will pay over $11 billion in taxes this year,” Musk revealed over the weekend.

Of course, rushing to Warren’s defense was Leftmedia nut and MSNBC talkinghead Joy Reid, who blasted Musk as “a freeloader, and a selfish and disrespectful one.” She railed at him “for misappropriating black vernacular for misogynistic purposes” and concluded, “Elon Musk is the absolute worst.” Wait … who’s the one actually guilty of appropriating another ethnicity, and all for career gain?

Meanwhile, Musk, a literal African American (he was born in South Africa and immigrated to the U.S.), got the better Reid, referring to her as “(Lack of) Joy Reid” and a “lobbyist for Sen. Karen.”

Most recently, Musk stuck it to the Leftmedia when he did an hour-long interview with our favorite satire site, The Babylon Bee. He joked that he couldn’t do an interview with CNN because he’s “not perverted enough.” That’s an obvious reference to CNN’s recent sordid history of sexual impropriety and abuse from significant members of its staff, including legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, the recently fired star anchor Chris Cuomo, and longtime senior producer John Griffin.

But Musk’s CNN quip wasn’t simply an opportunistic jab. He further expressed an assessment of the state of the Left as it has embraced the cult of wokeness. “Wokeness basically wants to make comedy illegal,” Musk observed. “Trying to shut down [Dave] Chappelle — come on, man, that’s crazy. Do we want a humorless society that is simply rife with condemnation and hate, basically? At its heart, wokeness is divisive, exclusionary, and hateful. It basically gives mean people a shield to be mean and cruel, armored in false virtue.”

In fact, Democrats embracing wokeness is one of the reasons why Musk left California for Texas. “California used to be the land of opportunity. Now it has become sort of the land of over-regulation, over-litigation, and scorn,” he stated, also joking that “Gavin Newsom is U-Haul salesman of the year.”

Musk may not be a conservative, but the man certainly has a sense of humor and embraces the spirit of individual Liberty upon which this great nation was founded.

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