The world’s richest man and CEO of Tesla, Space X, and much more, has trolled the seemingly liberal satire site, The Onion.
For a satire site, The Onion posted the following headline which was neither funny nor satire; “The Habits Of Silicon Valley’s Most Powerful Fortune 500 CEOs,”
Musks response was bang on target, bringing to light what we all know, the left cant make jokes anymore.
Have you read @TheBabylonBee? It’s great!!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2021
The Babylon Bee, a conservative satire site is known for its witty commentary and clever satire constructions. Something that has brought them much hate from the left who seem unable to take a joke. For example, when Justice Amy Coney Barret was undergoing her confirmation trial, The Bee posted this joke about Democrat Hirono:
“Senator Hirono Demands ACB Be Weighed Against A Duck To See If She Is A Witch,” a clear reference to a popular monte python joke.
“Oh, she’s a witch alright, just look at her!” “Just look at the way she’s dressed and how she’s so much prettier and smarter than us! She’s in league with Beelzebub himself, I just know it! We must burn her!” The Bee had pretended to quote Hirono, obviously as a joke.
Not surprisingly, Facebook reviewed the content and removed it for “inciting violence.”
The article was eventually reinstated after Facebook said removing it was a “mistake.” “It’s always a mistake,” Babylon Bee Seth Dillon said. “They’re reaching, stretching to make us in violation of their community standards.”
Elon Musk is not new to criticizing the left, last year he tweeted, “Take the Red Pill”, A clear indication that he intended to support the Republicans. The saying, a reference to The Matrix, means that we are presented with a choice of Red pill (republican), or a blue pill (Democrat).
He also resisted lockdown regulations, calling them “fascist”. He did however support large economic stimulus checks and a universal basic income:
“As a reminder, I’m in *favor* of universal basic income,” he tweeted. “Goal of government should be to maximize the happiness of the people. Giving each person money allows them to decide what meets their needs, rather than the blunt tool of legislation, which creates self-serving special interests.”
“Another government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people imo,” he continued. “These are jammed to gills with special interests earmarks. If we do a stimulus at all, it should just be direct payments to consumers.”