When I first heard about Elon Musk years ago, I thought he was a cool dude. Created PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX? This guy is like Tony Stark! He even had a cameo in Iron Man 2.
It’s only when I read about his personality, the way he’s treated employees, his family, and the suppression of journalists who have negative things to say about his companies’ products that I started to dislike him. Add on top of that the things he’s said that are just flat out weird or whiny… he just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
It’s hard for me to look at his track record and say “this man cares about the little guy, the common people”.
He’s like Tony Stark in the first movie, before he gets kidnapped.
History is filled with rich people who abused their weatlh, power and influence, and Musk is no different.
That said, I do think for many people, those attributes are a thin layer covering the main reasons they dislike him which is he does not agree with their opinions on things.
Over the last few years it has become more and more common to sabre rattle, bang drums, etc. while grabbing the pitchforks in an effort to ignite outrage and support and that is true for those who like and hate Musk.
Every side is noble, every side is right and anyone who disagrees is wrong. Even when a side admits a little fault they are quick to say, "but .. but .. the other side is worse!"
I just do not get worked up over "sides" in things. It is pointless to me to waste time dwelling on things outside of my control.
Musk and his investors own Twitter. If Musk picks the next CEO, it will be someone he controls and someone who agrees with his vision.
At this point, the media will continue doing their best to foster outrage and anger, the people who hate Musk or his ideals will continue whining about it and the people who like Musk or his ideals will continue whining about those who don't.
As I have said many times, as long as popular celebrtiies, musicians, professional athletes, etc. keep using Twitter, the masses will keep using and following it. Sure, famous people can get attention by saying, "I'm done with Twitter!" but when they see no one else following them they will be right back with their "I'm not going to let him win, I'm staying here" return tweets.
What most people forget sometimes is that famous people are brands and for brands to make and keep making money they need to stay relevant. Leaving a popular social media site is just not good business sense except for aging/former famous people who are likely not benefitting much from it already beyond ego stroking.