The big game: Elon Musk and Twitter – A commentary by Ernst Wolff
Elon Musk‘s takeover of Twitter is stirring things up around the world. The mainstream media are lambasting him. Millions of Musk fans, on the other hand, celebrate their hero. But few have any idea what really lies behind the Twitter takeover....[continue reading]
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30.01.2023 | www.kla.tv/24925
On his YouTube channel, the well-known German economic and financial expert Ernst Wolff consistently sheds light on the opaque global financial world with his contributions and interviews (www.youtube.com/@ErnstWolffOfficial). Complex interrelationships are reduced to the essentials and explained in an understandable way, even for the layman. In the format “Der aktuelle Kommentar” (The current commentary) Ernst Wolff also takes a stand on current topics and shows backgrounds and interrelationships that are not mentioned in the mainstream media. Listen below to a commentary on Elon Musk and Twitter. “Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter is stirring things up around the world. The mainstream media are lambasting him for announcing that he will no longer exercise censorship and that they now fear a flood of fake news. Millions of Musk fans, on the other hand, celebrate their hero as the savior of free speech. But both groups obviously don’t realize that their respective attitudes are making them victims of the most dangerous trend of our time – the division of society! Let’s try to analyze the whole thing soberly and first look at who Elon Musk is all about. Musk is one of the founders of Pay Pal. PayPal, whose main shareholders are BlackRock and Vanguard, is currently the subject of various lawsuits for allegedly defrauding customers and luring investors with false information. Musk founded SpaceX and Starlink in 2002. Starlink is by far the largest satellite operator in the world, with nearly 2,600 satellites, and is used for warfare by the corrupt regime in the Ukraine, among others. Musk has been CEO of the car company TESLA since 2008, whose main shareholders are also BlackRock and Vanguard. Anyone who buys an electric car from Tesla accepts that the car will upload driving data to the manufacturer’s cloud. Anyone who wants to escape this data collection by making changes to the vehicle will receive a warning from Tesla’s lawyers for license infringement. Musk’s companies, Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX, have received nearly $5 billion in government funding in 2015 alone. So Musk is not an adversary, but a partner and profiteer of the state. Musk graduated as a Young Global Leader in 2008 from the World Economic Forum, which promotes public-private partnerships around the world. Musk founded the company Neuralink in 2016. Its transhumanist goal is to develop a device for communication between the human brain and computers, a so-called brain-computer interface. Musk, a great admirer of economic progress in China, proposed in October 2022 to make Taiwan a “special administrative zone” under Chinese rule. This is just some of the information about the work of a man who knows better than anyone how to present himself as someone who swims against the tide and who has promised to make Twitter a “marketplace of free speech.” But what is behind Musk’s decision to take over Twitter in the first place? Quite obviously, the plan is also to turn Twitter into a financial services provider and issue private currency through it, opening up a whole new line of business. Musk already bought back the X.COM domain in 2017, which was shut down in 2002 when PayPal took it over, and he announced that he would make Twitter be for pay. In this way he will get what interests him most, namely the data of his users. PayPal has just shown what awaits them. The company told its customers in October 2022 that they could face penalties of up to $2,500, account suspensions of up to 180 days, and even the withholding of their entire balance if they spread misinformation. What does all this mean? No more and no less than that a pseudo-conflict has been ignited with the discussion about freedom of speech. This, like the great health crisis of recent years, is doing an excellent job of distracting world public opinion from the most important processes in the background – the ever-increasing concentration of money and data in fewer and fewer hands and the subordination of us all to the digital-financial complex."