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We are long past reacting to antisemitism by simply vocalizing our sympathies. What is needed is sustained efforts to fight back with meaningful measures to force change. Trying to change bigotry by maudlin moral entreaties results, as always, with only smirks and sneers from bigots. Musk's power rests less with his wealth than with his personal stature of CEOship of his financial ventures, no matter how he manipulates the changing of chairs of titles to gain endlessly nuanced financial advantages and avoidances of accountabilities. To the point, treat him as a corporation. It is good that his corporate contributors have called a time-out of support, but these are temporary and selfishly face-saving. They will forgive him if he apologizes, stiff in self-righteous, self-serving postures. Forced apologies are supposed to suggest real addressment of racist bigotry? Corporations are massively powerful entities, seemingly omnipotent. There is one way however with which to combat these our oligarchic beasts (corporations are people!). Boycott. Boycotts against every entity of Musk's enterprises and against every corporate entity who shows simple, temporary chesty chastisements. To paraphrase Gecko, boycotts are good, boycotts work.
Repudiation is the keyword. Thank you.
As President Clinton said.
Politics are about people
Culture wars are about politicians
He only cares about his wallet. If enough individuals and companies shun him, he may get the message
I have been watching Musk for some time...all the wide ranging things his name comes up involved with. My most wide ranging fear is his availability and use of the satellite system that this entire world is reliant upon. Perhaps he is one of the Trump puppet masters out there??? I come to conclusions like this based on 80 years of living and trying to come to rational ideas. I’m really worried about America...it’s time to start looking inward as a society.
Musk is a provocative character. It's a little bit difficult for me to believe he is a full-blown antisemite. I listened to his talk with Netanyahu not long ago (but before the war). They spoke of several things including AI and Iran. Elon visited Israel, and if I remember correctly, also met Netanyahu in Jerusalem. I believe he appreciates Israel's innovation in tech especially.
I don't follow Elon Musk much, but when I hear him speak I don't think he deeply hates Jews. From Twitter it seems like he is very prone to conspiracy theories, those that include Jews as well.
He is unpredictable and could turn out to be a rabid antisemite one day, but I am not totally convinced of this right now. We should keep an eye on him. But as a Jew who lives in Israel, he is not in my top 100 to-worry-about list.
Even if Musk “changed his ways” and apologized tomorrow, he has already shown us who he is. His apology would be for opportunistic reasons such as trying to lure advertisers back to X. He has repeatedly shown us who he is, an anti-Semite cut from the same cloth as Henry Ford.
Nancy … the and - is always the most difficult. In a perfect world one has to recognize the errors of their ways, clean up their act, and become the kind of person society requires for advancement. The character flaws identified are frailties that attack all of us. It’s what we do about it that counts. Free will. What do I choose to do about it? This depends upon what we see as right or wrong. Take DJT for instance. To me, he’s the best example of what not to be you may ever find. On the other hand, he’s admired and loved by multitudes, how can that be? Free will. Yes, he’s artificially created a fear component that attracts many to his false promises and real threats. However, they willingly go down his path of disgusting behavior patterns with a smile on their face and glee in their heart. It’s amazing stupid at best. Free will. The Adam and Eve story gives us a clue as to why. Even in the Garden of Paradise mankind found a way to make a mess out of it. It didn’t stop with these two, it’s bled over into every human experience. Free will. I suspect the saying, it’s hard to fix stupid, has some impact here. God did describe his Chosen People as “stiff necked” for a reason. Free will. Maybe we need to ask God to take it back! ( just kidding )
Thank you Dan Rather for Speaking up. How about an analysis of how Israel has lost the PR War. Or how organizations or news/commentary outlets American Jews patronise have supported the Hamas Narrative approach to telling this War's stories.
Just as I'm about to buy a Powerwall battery, the 5 star ****ole Musk, has confirmed what I already thought: he's not as clever as as his sychophantic followers think he is. I certainly wouldn't want to go to Mars with him as its absolute ruler! The super rich in general have too much power and influence. undermining democracy. Some are good but others have extreme, fanatical and harmful views, unfettered by anyone near them.
We have been here before of course, early billionaire; Henry Ford held unpleasant views and many of the ruling classes and newspaper magnates here in Britain admired Hitler.
I'm not a fan of any religion but if it didn't exist the haters and conspiracists would find something else to attack no doubt.
We in Britain have just lost a vile Home Secretary whose nastiness was almost eclipsed by her stupidity, as she spouted off in all directions; often offending those whom she was supposed to be siding with, without realising it.
The stupidity of the haters is their greatest weakness. In the not so distant past we had Enoch Powell, who was a great intellectual and fluent in over a dozen languages. He was notorious for his racially divisive speeches. Even he was beaten back by leadership and the goodness of most people who would not accept his message. I would hope that even with the power of modern media we can defeat the comparitive fools who populate social media today.
Yes, that often is correct. But it is necessary to be precies in talking to of analising the enemy. There are many and they have power.
What a wonderful comment. That so completely captures Johnson 🙏
Hamas has broken as many treaties with Israel, as the U.S. with American Natives.
I want to just hug you and your clear, truthful words !
Thank you for speaking out, saying it (antisemitism) what is really going on here. Lies, hate speech and scapegoating.
Calling out X statements and billionaire Musk for what is being pushed, allowed and advocated through a massive personally owned publishing device.
Nothing more than a huge historical mobbing mentality , to vomit one's personal discomfort/dislikes/miseries about anything negative in one's own life experiences on to one single group of people.
How ignorant, shameful, immoral and convenient to blame the world's problems upon a single group of human beings!
As one who believes we possess two natures - the old nature being negative - the new nature positive, the anti’s are understood as the “dark side” of human nature. We all posses these possibilities, some succumb to this human frailty, others do not. To me, antisemitism, bigotry, misogamy, homophobia, xenophobia, nativism, etc., is happening because on a personal basis, we allow it to. It doesn’t have to happen. It’s a conscience decision. And if you allow yourself to fall into this position on any of the above fore mentioned character flaws it can take over rather rapidly. What causes this? I believe it’s fear. Fear of whatever it is you contrive is going to happen because of these people. Fear is a very powerful emotion. You will find alliances with alike thinkers. Together you will fall deeper into this pit of disgusting thoughts and actions. You will lose your ability to use reason to consider issues that matter to yourself and others. Irrational thoughts will replace common sense and reasoning.