Elon Musk Says the Far Left ‘Hates Everyone, Including Themselves’

Billionaire Elon Musk slammed far-left progressives on Friday morning, providing another glimpse of his political views as he moves forward with his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter.

“The far left hates everyone, including themselves!” Musk tweeted Friday morning.

Musk, however, followed up 16 minutes later, adding, “But I’m not a fan of the extreme right either. Let’s have less hate and more love.”

Musk weighed in on politics when his purchase deal sparked fierce resistance from Twitter employees and left-wing pundits, some of whom vowed to abandon the platform altogether, citing fears that the billionaire’s leadership will result in more content. abusive or hateful.

Friday morning’s tweets also came hours after he sparked controversy on Twitter by sharing a cartoon depicting the country’s changing political landscape over the past decade.

The cartoon, drawn by Colin Wright of the online magazine Quillette, shows a stick figure sitting slightly left of center on the political spectrum as of 2008, only to end up as a right-wing conservative in 2021 as a figure labeled as “progressive woke up” gradually. he moved further to the left.

Elon Musk slammed far-left Democrats on Friday, adding that he’s also not a fan of the far right.
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Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion.
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Musk later elaborated on his initial post, noting that he was a prominent supporter of former Democratic President Barack Obama.

“I strongly supported Obama for president, but today’s Democratic Party has been hijacked by extremists,” Musk added.

Musk has stepped up his criticism of far-left politics in recent days. Earlier this month, he blamed Netflix’s recent subscriber losses on a “wake-minded virus” that has made the platform “unwatchable.”

The billionaire has also frequently traded blows with moderate Democrats, like President Biden, and far-left politicians like Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts).

Musk’s move to buy Twitter drew sharp criticism from progressives, including MSNBC host Joy Reid, who suggested the South African-born billionaire bought the company because he “misses” apartheid.

Meanwhile, Musk has claimed that he will rethink Twitter’s policies to emphasize free speech, using existing laws as a barrier to acceptable dialogue.

“By ‘freedom of expression,’ I simply mean what is within the law. I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law. If people want less freedom of expression, they will ask the government to pass laws to that effect. Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people,” Musk said.

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