Placing a small bet

The flurry of “news” about Elon’s “battle” with Twitter reminded me of my Follies theme. Sometimes a rich man’s toy advances science.

Elon superficially resembles Ned Green, who inherited his evil mother’s criminally acquired fortune and tried to turn it toward enjoyment of science.

The spaceflight competition among Elon and Bezos and Branson also has a similar flavor.

There’s one big difference. The spaceflight competition is NOT advancing science or technology in any way. These three toy-loving rich fuckheads are simply recreating an achievement from 50 years ago. It’s more like an expensive road race of classic cars.

Does Elon intend to turn Twitter into a more open and less censorious platform? Or is he just pumping and dumping to make more money?

Since today is Take A Wild Guess Day, I’ll bet on pumping and dumping. Not a strong bet. Remains to be seen.

Later: A Substack commenter reminded me that Elon’s SpaceX launches communications satellites for NSA. So he’s a fully licensed and registered part of Deepstate, not an “independent” by any definition.