Is Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter a shot from the Aurora? Maybe. In any case, it marks a comparable change to the election of Donald Trump. A huge medium is emerging that is not controlled by liberal democrats. All future elections and all future political disputes will take place in a different landscape. And let’s not forget that the rule of the new aristocracy is very fragile. This may be the impetus that sets in motion the demise of its dominion. Or it may not.
In America under the dictator Elon Musk, most people would be much better off than under the current oligarchic government – in terms of wealth and personal freedom.
While we are comparing the Twitter takeover to the Aurora Shot, let us also recall that the Aurora Shot and the attack on the Winter Palace were followed by a long civil war. Can Elon Musk win a civil war against the new aristocracy – the social strata of intellectuals, top managers and owners (which are in fact closely linked)? It will be much harder than it may look today. The banks may cut off Musk’s businesses from lending. Corporations can stop advertising on Twitter. Tesla may come to be seen as a Putin brand in the upper classes. The European Commission may impose one fine after another or even block Twitter in EU countries. One personality against the crowd. The crowd can stomp Musk into the ground. Musk can motivate many others to openly enter the scene and they can disperse the crowd of new aristocrats.
But two things are certain.
First. This is the first case of one personality winning (at least temporarily) over a new aristocracy. And the first case can always be the beginning of a trend.
Second. In America under the dictator Elon Musk, most people would be much better off than under the current oligarchic government – in terms of wealth and personal freedom. And such an America would pose much less of a threat to the rest of the world.