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On Thursday night, the world's richest man announced he was thinking of creating a new university in Texas, where he had moved the headquarters of his world-famous business from California.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc. and founder of SpaceX, tweeted, "Am thinking of starting new university: Texas Institute of Technology & Science."
He added with a twinkle in his eye, "It will have epic merch. Universally admired."
In addition to other reasons he may have for starting a new university, it's possible Musk would like to see a university that is not redolent with leftist indoctrination. He has criticized both President Biden and the Democratic Party; this week, he slammed Democrats for considering a proposal that would tax unrealized capital gains.
As The Daily Wire reported, someone posted online a template for how Americans should respond to the Democrats' proposed plan by writing:
Dear (Senator of Congress Member's name),
I expect you to oppose the Wyden proposal to tax unrealized capital gains. Although the proposal targets billionaires and not myself, the government of elected representatives have a track record of scope creep when writing new taxes. I anticipate that any new unrealized capital gains taxes will slowly make their way down to middle class retirement investments over the next several years. It will start with billionaires, then eventually millionaires, then the modest investments will get hit possibly within a decade. Although principle residences and holdings in 401K plans apparently will be excluded, the Wyden proposal takes new tax hikes a step closer to imposing unrealized capital gains tax on the average investor.
Musk responded on Twitter, "Exactly. Eventually, they run out of other people's money and then they come for you."
After Musk's SpaceX had sent four civilian astronauts on a three-day trip to space, the first flight to orbit Earth with an exclusively civilian crew, one of Musk's followers tweeted: "The President of the United States has refused to even acknowledge the 4 newest American astronauts who helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for St. Jude. What's your theory on why that is?"
"He's still sleeping,"
In July 2020, Musk issued two tweets tweaking the Left. The first likely confounded members of the Left confident that their support for attacks on America, whether physical (riots, looting) or philosophical (the 1619 project) was shared by everyone in the so-called center of the political spectrum. Musk tweeted, "The left is losing the middle."
Musk followed twenty-five minutes later with another tweet attacking the father of communism, Karl Marx, writing succinctly, "Das Kapital in a nutshell,"
followed by a picture of Marx with the statement in quasi-German, "Gib me dat for free."
In May 2020, Musk famously tweeted, "Take the red pill."
In the film "The Matrix,"
the hero, Neo, is offered a choice between a red pill and a blue pill; the red pill would free him from a dream-world imposed on humanity and let him see reality. Some conservatives aver that taking the "red pill"
means for a former liberal or leftist to embrace the conservative philosophy. As an opinion piece in Fox News explained in 2017:
The mainstream media failed to see the rise of Donald Trump in 2016. Now it's overlooking another grassroots movement that may soon be of equal significance- the growing number of liberals "taking the red pill." People of all ages and ethnicities are posting YouTube videos describing "red pill moments"-personal awakenings that have caused them to reject leftist narratives imbibed since childhood from friends, teachers, and the news and entertainment media.
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