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WATCH:  John Oliver Drags Elon Musk for Filth

In his last episode of 2023, John Oliver comes for the richest, anti-Semitic asshole in the world, Elon Musk and does not miss.  Taking his usual hilarious deep dive into Last Week Tonight’s main story, Oliver traces the rise of tech giant from PayPal partner to tech pioneer to becoming an indispensable US Defense partner.  He also gets to the root of Musk’s journey down the rabbit hole of conspiracies and his Twitter obsession.

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It’s all pretty fascinating but there’s one thing John Oliver didn’t touch on and no one else in the media really has either.  Whatever you think of Elon Musk as a person, it’s hard to deny that he’s not a tech genius; but throughout history genius has also come with a certain degree of madness.

Based on what we see in reporting, Musk’s behavior is getting more and more irrational.  For example, Twitter is worth half what it was when he bought it, and last month he told advertisers who left because of his anti-Semitism to go fuck themselves.  Last week, he re-platformed Alex Jones, after publicly stating in November 2022 that he would never allow him back on.

“My firstborn child died in my arms. I felt his last heartbeat,” Musk tweeted. “I have no mercy for anyone who would use the deaths of children for gain, politics or fame.”

Elon’s increasingly “odd” behavior is reminiscent of another tech innovator, Howard Hughes who famously spiraled out.  While isolation and oblivion don’t sound like a bad thing for Musk, keep in mind Hughes didn’t have nearly his power.

 

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