Elon, Twitter, Free Speech and Capitalism

Do you remember the GameStop short squeeze? There’s a relationship between it and the offer from Elon for Twitter. The common thread is the existential threat the hoi polloi (deplorables, plebs, and the rabble) represent to the elites, and whilst Elon isn’t a commoner, he holds provincial thoughts (wrongthink) about free speech that cannot challenge officially sanctioned narratives™.

And the common man also understands with a certain deftness the old George Carlin bit about the club. Joel Kotkin says the working classes are ready to erupt but the swamp is deep and not the caged animal described by some patriots.

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