Since when is the left allowed to judge an immigrant based on their home country? Remember the outrage when Donald Trump dared to speak the truth about the “shithole countries” many migrants seem to originate from?
Well, now that their stronghold on the national conversation is coming to a swift and abrupt end, the anti-Elon Musk propaganda has begun to circulate.
The New York Times published a hit piece recently completely insulting Elon Musk’s character. The Tesla CEO can’t help where he was born, and nor can the rest of us, but the NYT believes Musk’s upbringing in apartheid South Africa somehow shaped his decision to acquire Twitter.
In less words, the NYT is asking what everyone clearly wants to know: why did Musk, as a child, not single-handedly abolish apartheid?
Elon Musk grew up in elite white communities in South Africa, detached from apartheid’s atrocities and surrounded by anti-Black propaganda.
He sees his takeover of Twitter as a free speech win but in his youth did not suffer the effects of misinformation. https://t.co/bciCJDWGGP
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 5, 2022
Overnight, Musk became the poster boy for apartheid as the NYT brandished its pen with the hope of casting Musk as a proponent of segregation. Of course, the Times then concedes that Musk was just about the complete opposite of everything they opined. One must assume the Times hoped that like most of their pieces, their readers would tune out after the fifth boring paragraph rather than read until the end.
When Musk announced his bid for Twitter, he did so under the guise that it serves as the “de facto public square.” Musk, who reportedly grew up in a community “shrouded in misinformation,” appears to have made his offer for the platform in the hopes to avoid the type of world he grew up in, not replicating it as the Times would want you to believe.
Despite the gallant effort on behalf of the Times to paint Musk as an apartheid-loving, free-speech hating billionaire, the Times concedes that after speaking with Musk’s father, who was part of an anti-apartheid group, it turns out Musk and his siblings “were aware from a young age that there was something wrong with the apartheid system.”
“They got along well with Black people, [Musk’s father] said, pointing to his children’s good relationship with their domestic staff,” the Times reported, but not before noting how the “description of their lives … underscored how removed they were from the country’s violent reality.”
Still, Musk made the decision to leave South Africa after graduating high school because he refused to partake in the nation’s mandatory military service because he would have been forced to participate in the apartheid regime, according to the article.
But unfortunately for Musk, since he didn’t experience “the beatings and gunshots of state security forces like the Black children who were fighting for basic rights,” he surely cannot believe in free speech!
Worse was that Musk befriended a black student and was later bullied for chiding a fellow classmate who used a racist slur against Musk’s black friend — all telltale signs of a free-speech lunatic who cannot be trusted.
Musk, who did not end apartheid in South Africa when he was a child, surely cannot be entrusted with ensuring free speech.
We should all expect a slue of anti-Musk propaganda to come out in the very near future.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth