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Tesla CEO and X owner Elon Musk says in a forthcoming biography that a far-left school that his son attended in Los Angeles turned him against the tech mogul.
The comments are contained in "Elon Musk,"
from Walter Isaacson. The Wall Street Journal featured an excerpt from the book on Thursday.
The excerpt was about what was behind Musk's drive to purchase Twitter, which is now X.
"Musk's swelling concern with the dangers of what he called the 'woke mind virus' that he believed was infecting America"
was a crucial factor behind Musk's desire to acquire the company, the excerpt said.
"Unless the woke mind virus, which is fundamentally anti-science, anti-merit, and anti-human in general, is stopped, civilization will never become multiplanetary,"
Musk told Isaacson.
Isaacson then wrote about Musk's child who became transgender:
Musk's anti-woke sentiments were partly triggered by the decision of his oldest child, Xavier, then 16, to transition. "Hey, I'm transgender, and my name is now Jenna," she texted the wife of Elon's brother. "Don't tell my dad." When Musk found out, he was generally sanguine, but then Jenna became a fervent Marxist and broke off all relations with him. "She went beyond socialism to being a full communist and thinking that anyone rich is evil," he says. The rift pained him more than anything in his life since the infant death of his firstborn child Nevada. "I've made many overtures," he says, "but she doesn't want to spend time with me."
He blamed it partly on the ideology he felt that Jenna imbibed at Crossroads, the progressive school she attended in Los Angeles. Twitter, he felt, had become infected by a similar mindset that suppressed right-wing and anti-establishment voices.
Musk has previously slammed the political Left for turning his son against him.
"It's full-on communism...and a general sentiment that if you're rich, you're evil,"
says Musk. "It [the relationship] may change, but I have very good relationships with all the others [children]. Can't win them all."