Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, hasn’t done any work with it yet. However, after becoming the largest shareholder in Twitter, many doors suddenly opened.
As we have already covered, Elon Musk used his status as the world’s richest man to buy large amounts of shares in one of the most influential but also the most corrupt social media platforms in the West. In fact, he acquired 9.2 percent of the company. The resulting control shift saw Twitter’s stock rise like a SpaceX rocket, a staggering 25 percent.
Musk teased the move by saying that free speech was essential for a functioning Democracy. Then, he answered questions about Twitter and what to do about it. Musk made a change that changed everything, as he is known to do.
Now, the question is: What will Musk do to change? And how will it change us?
First, let’s remember what a famous man said. Dave Chappelle, a comedian, commented on being harassed by transgender activists via Twitter. He was accused of being “transphobic” and said he didn’t care because Twitter wasn’t real.
However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it cannot be.
People were kicked off Twitter for simply saying things that Twitter thought were offensive to its hard-left employees. It was becoming clearer that Twitter’s terms and conditions were more like a pirate’s code than actual rules. A Twitter employee can ban someone who says something that could hurt their ego or cause them to be considered dangerous.
Carpe Donktum is a notable example. He was a conservative meme creator who created many funny and effective videos that made Trump look bad and the left look good. Donktum didn’t do anything wrong, and he followed Twitter’s rules even if he did break them. He made a funny video about CNN’s misreporting of news at one point. Twitter asked him to remove the video after Donktum, the original creator, requested it. Twitter sent him a suspension notice a few days later, with no way for him to retrieve his account.
Jennifer Van Laar said at the time that Donktum was banned from Twitter in 2020 despite following every request of Twitter and not breaking any rules. He was banned not because he broke any rules, but because he could do something that the left couldn’t, which was making people laugh at his political opponents.
In 2018, two years before this, I reported on how Twitter’s bias had grown to the point that actual threats were made against the children of right-wing leaders. Twitter did nothing to stop it. They were also suspending conservatives who stated that Islamic extremists were violently attacking the innocent. Project Veritas footage showed employees admitting that they had banned pro-Trump tweeters from the platform because they were pro-Trump.
Babylon Bee’s satirists were recently suspended from their account for making a joke about Rachel Levine (transgender activist currently serving our nation as Assistant Secretary of Health) being “man-of-the year.”
Chappelle’s statement that Twitter isn’t a real place was correct. However, this statement is false because the town square is so tightly controlled by leftists that it has become artificial. The platform has a lot fewer right-leaning voices than it did ten years ago, and the ones that remain are restricted in what they can say.
Musk can free the conversation from its tyrannical grip, and that, to his credit, seems to be his goal.
It’s not clear when or how Musk will do this, but it’s possible that the changes will be rapidly based on Musk’s passion for doing things rather than complaining about them. The town square will be fuller than ever and the noise level will rise higher than ever before when they do.
The home-field advantage of leftists on Twitter is no longer an advantage. They cannot rely on Twitter’s ability to silence their opponents for them. Conversations will need to be held on equal ground. Many of the people who were removed from the platform will return, and the left will have to engage with new voices who will not be silenced because they are telling the truth. The platform will be a battlefield of ideas for a while. I don’t think the radical leftists who control it can win.
I have spoken of a second Rennaissance in our society that is needed to bring it back on track. It would start when people get tired of all the lies and nonsense being presented to them online by activists of every type. I stated that something had to end eventually.
It happened with Musk’s acquisition of Twitter.
We can see today that the world is in chaos. Logging onto social media websites opens up a world in which the news sells you blood and conflicts amidst a populace that eats it up while signaling virtue after virtue and offering very little substance. As Sagan stated, we have regressed but something is going on. People will get tired of all the noise and nonsense and seek a better path. They won’t allow themselves to fall back and will instead look to the wisdom of others to help pave the way ahead.
Although the second Renaissance may not be happening today or in the next few decades, I believe it is on the horizon. Humanity is not one that loves to wallow in the mud, and society will soon reject those who want to keep us there.
Musk’s purchase of Twitter could be the first sign that there is a second Rennaissance. It’s a huge deal to open up the town square to free discussion. Without the careful curating by the radical left, society may be exposed to ideas and concepts they haven’t been allowed or permitted to discuss.
It won’t all be easy, but it will not be ugly, at least for the first time. Freedom and chaos are close cousins. The tumultuousness caused by so many voices being added at once will create quite a stir, but it will eventually settle down. The open discussion will allow for good ideas to rise to the top. With good ideas shining, society might find itself changing with them.
The truth may come through, biology can be respected, jokes made again without restriction, sacred cows destroyed, and so much more.
The future looks brighter.