Chief Twit Elon Musk is no midwit.
On Wednesday, Musk addressed the World Government Summit currently taking place in Dubai. Via video conference, Musk professed a sharp defense of nationalism and sovereignty while blasting the idea of a one-world government.
The Tesla founder advised the leaders of more than 150 countries that sometimes, too much cooperation can be a bad thing. If countries were to merge under a world government and create a single civilization, then the entire world could face calamity if that system came crashing down, he argued.
“I think we want to be a little bit cautious about being too much … of a single civilization because if we are too much of a single civilization, then the whole thing may collapse,” he said.
Musk went on to praise what deemed “civilizational diversity.”
“But I think we want to be a little bit wary of actually cooperating too much — it sounds a little odd, but we want to have some amount of civilizational diversity such that if something does go wrong with some part of civilization that the whole thing doesn’t collapse,” he added.
The free-speech-loving billionaire used examples from history, arguing that cultures have been protected thanks to heterogeneity in the past.
“If you look at, say, the history and the rise and fall of civilizations that really all throughout history … it hasn’t meant the doom of humanity as a whole because there’ve been all these separate civilizations that were separated by great distances,” he explained.
Seemed like the right venue
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 15, 2023
Musk pointed to the fact that while Rome was falling, Islam was rising. Since Rome did not have a monopoly on all forms of government and culture worldwide, knowledge was able to survive and even thrive.
However, if we were to place civilization under one authority today — then we would naturally risk chaos should that power structure fall.
During his address, Musk also detailed how Twitter under his watch seeks to abide by laws in certain countries without imposing a progressive worldview that has become synonymous with The Bay area where the company is headquartered.
“I think … the general idea is just to reflect the values of the people as opposed to imposing the values of essentially San Francisco and Berkeley — which are somewhat of a niche ideology as compared to the rest of the world,” he stated. “But you know Twitter was, I think, doing a little too much to impose a niche … ideology on the world so, you know, I thought it was important for the future of civilization to try to correct that thumb on the scale.”
Indeed, it is no secret that the previous leaders of the social media platform viewed it as their duty to be the arbiter of truth while pushing certain narratives. Under the guise of protecting against disinformation, Twitter previously stifled free speech and imposed an arguably woke worldview on everybody else. In many ways, they tried placing the entire globe under a “one world government” on the internet.
Musk has no interest in that and believes that making Twitter a place for free thought and citizen journalism — where people can be entertained and informed — is crucial for protecting democracy.
Since he purchased the company and told the world his plans, he has been described as everything from a “fascist” to a “threat to global democracy.” The criticisms don’t exactly make sense. He is against big business working with big government and wants to protect democracy by promoting free speech.
Folks who oppose such measures are men like World Economic Forum head Klaus Schwab. Musk has previously blasted WEF for “increasingly becoming an unelected world government that the people never asked for and don’t want.”
Schwab also spoke at the World Government Summit Wednesday. Not surprisingly, he argued precisely the opposite of what Musk had to say.
He wants to see an increase in global cooperation to foster a “global rules-based order.”
Schwab also warned that artificial intelligence and other advancements will increase over the next five years and that those”who master those technologies in some way will be the master of the world.”
It’s not hard to see that right now, Musk is, in many ways, blocking the WEF-aligned crowd from controlling the world through their ideas about proper governance. Right now, he stands athwart a global government. His acquisition of Twitter has thrown a wrench in globalist plans on everything from Ukraine to content moderation to ESG, and more. Twitter, under Musk, fosters the sort of creativity that technocrats cannot control. And that’s what they are really afraid of.
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