When Elon Musk teases the media-repressive complex. Second part

Quand Elon Musk taquine le complexe médiatico-répressif. Seconde partie

Since Elon Musk took over Twitter for 44 billion dollars, the storm fell on him as on the social network. Mass layoffs, financial warnings, back and forth on canceled or postponed decisions, establishment of a certified paying account, temporary censorship of certain journalists, openness to Trump and others, attacks of all kinds. Our correspondent for the North American continent takes a little height with a political analysis of the phenomenon in two parts, of which here is the second on the reactions of the media to a process which exceeds them.

Understand the 4 typical media reactions

  • Contempt: the media did little or nothing about the revelations, calling them insinuations, lies. They preferred to make the others speak, namely the FBI (here). They tried to present the crisis as a circus, and Musk as incoherent, not to say drugged, his business going very badly. In other words, it is the thesis of the wet firecracker.
  • False parallel: admission that problems exist, but these are presented out of all proportion, and anyway there is nothing illegal… contrary to what Trump did. Not to mention the fact that Musk also has trials stalking him, certainly less serious.
  • False compliment: all this is only technicality. Of course, this dirty laundry had to be washed in public, but not in front of anyone. Because fascism is watching.
  • Demonization. Musk himself is a fascist and a racist. Potentially a danger to national security. Putin is at the corner of the woods. The FBI is as noble as the Capitol geese.

Reorganize your ecological niche

In this vein, we had already reported here the concerns of a civilizational nature expressed by Elon Musk at the time of the acquisition of Twitter. Today, the genius entrepreneur extends a huge pole to libertarian reformists of all origins.

What are the Republicans going to do? Especially those in the House, part of which is revolting against the party establishment?

Are they going to systematically exploit the ten scandals of the moment, not just to settle accounts but to transform the system, in other words to drain the swamp? Will they be content with a formalist micro-strategy, or will they proceed, as the Democratic establishment would do in their place, with a fundamental reorganization of the Washingtonian ecological niche?

Here are the burning political and legislative projects we are talking about, having an impact on the media-repressive world:

  • As a result of his partisan collusion, particularly his interference in the 2020 election, structural reform of the FBI;
  • For the same reasons, reform of social media and their legal status;
  • Relatedly, repression of regime change attempts on US soil;
  • Reform of health bureaucracies;
  • Reform of lobbying and election financing;
  • Reform of the revolving door of elected officials and senior civil servants;
  • Reactivation of Spygate, in other words the currently dormant judicial inquiry into the regime change attempt against Trump;
  • Public communication of the totality information collected by the allegedly partisan January 6 commission on the Capitol “insurrection.”

These works of the impossible, which for the most part owe much to the Musk revelations, involve a reorganization of the structures or operating systems of the media, bureaucracies, political systems, large companies and their practices, so-called charitable organizations and lobbies. The task is enormous.

Suffice to say that it is not from within, with a few Trumpist deputies rebelling against the caciques of both parties, and not having Think Tanks who can support them in the preparation of legislative texts, that the American regime will to modernize oneself. Nor is it with Donald Trump, too old for the immensity of the task. This is how the undermining work of the gifted strategist Elon Musk, who declared himself inclined to support Florida Governor Ron de Santis, another gifted, in the next presidential election, could be understood. We could indeed see it as a way for him to create a business environment conducive to the realization of the dreams of his conglomerate.

Setting an example and renewing political teams

It is worth noting that Musk is already setting an example for Silicon Valley industrialists who do not dare to restore order to their teams of spoiled children accustomed to an environment where money flows freely. At Twitter, a freewheeling company, he promised investors to bring the teams into the real economy. That of productivity gains. He will do it and has done it elsewhere. His former employees describe his method well, for example here and here. Whatever his investment, according to them, his obsession can be summed up in one objective: to get his hands, even if it means transforming it, on a disruptive technology capable of ensuring a monopoly.

As the Canadian newspaper La Presse wrote in December 2022, ” with Space X, humanity becomes multiplanetary, but the technological challenge consists in dominating the satellite telecommunications market. With Tesla, it is a question of scaling up carbon-free mobility, but the objective remains to sustainably capture the infinite income of autonomous transport. With Neuralink, the human must remain superior to the artificial intelligence which would master the general intelligence, but its chips are intended to be the absolute submersive technology in the universe of the metaverse. With Twitter, the stated intention is the sanctification of freedom of expression [] making Twitter the guardian of freedom of expression, supported by a technological platform at the service of advertisers, is the measure of Musk’s ambition for domination. This will require overcoming several technological challenges, while overcoming the coming dispute with Apple. »

This probably explains the fact that Musk is interested in other platforms like Substack, which seems to have good complementarities with Twitter.

By breaking the mainstream of the media, by freeing the political class from current lobbies, by disinfecting and refocusing the bureaucratic caste, Musk is no doubt trying to position himself as the biotechnetronic monopoly of the fourth industrial revolution. Hence perhaps his strained relationship, not to say his rivalry, with Davos.

To conclude, let’s say that Musk’s purchase of Twitter teaches us that it is possible, with forty billion dollars, to launch a revolutionary insurgency in the United States. A real one, not the Hollywood-Pelosian masquerade of the Capitol. No, a profound revolution, using a hundredfold the agitprop methods of the American establishment. Gifted activism. The modern world knows two famous Aspergers: Elon Musk and Greta Thunberg. Greta makes young people dream. Elon puts them back to work.

So, are Americans ready to experience the emergence of a third American political party embodying the “technological future” that would displace the other two? Who Would Make America “Great Again”? Who would make the conquest of space profitable? In order, for example, to drill the moon to extract minerals full of helium 3? One thing is certain, if Americans do not understand that without a sudden qualitative leap that is both technological, psychic, moral and organic, their empire will implode for having forgotten that it has already been surrounded by the followers of Sun Tsu. Including on the moon. He will only have war left to survive.