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Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk grasps this concept — but leftists predictably don’t.
Responding to the storming of the U.S. Capitol, Musk posted a funny meme Thursday afternoon containing a photo of the infamous “barbarian” seen hovering over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s podium. The caption of the meme read, “This Is What Happens When You Cancel Burning Man.”
Get it? Burning Man is a a hippy festival in which barely dressed hipsters gather in the middle of the desert annually (except for last year because of the coronavirus pandemic) and basically behave like barbarians (kind of).
Now check out Musk’s meme:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
It’s funny, no? I mean, how often does a “barbarian” break into the U.S. Capitol and pose by the House Speaker’s podium?
Leftists disagreed, of course, and responded with their usual ululations of anger, grief, hysteria, bile and false claims.
— Sam Abuelsamid (@samabuelsamid) January 7, 2021
So you’re a nazi too?
— Heathen_Gay2274 (@HGay2274) January 8, 2021
Not funny. Try again & this time show at least a smidgen of concern for the horrific scenes unfolding yesterday at the Capitol. Or just go silent if you can’t be helpful. Very disappointing you can use your fame constructively.
— Jo Ann (@JoAnn91975271) January 7, 2021
It’s not funny Elon.
— Block2Chainz (@The_Mi_ke) January 7, 2021
Not funny at all. I admire you and everything you do but sometimes you jumped the shark. This isn’t the time for humor.
— Michael DelHoyo (@rmd2332) January 7, 2021
Just imagine if a Muslim was standing there instead or simply a black man for that matter.
— ثمینه (@Saminneehh) January 8, 2021
I dont think this situation is funny. Its sad how they treat white protesters vs black/people of color protesters. They literally get away with hurting people because of their race religion and political beliefs. This is the opposite of what America represents. 😞
— Marc Wax (@makingwaves561) January 7, 2021
This is so far off. Burning Man is a festival about inclusion. If anything it’s evolved into a destination for social media influencers, celebrities and the Silicon Valley elite. The picture you posted is of a white supremacist intent on the end of democracy. @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/xsovj0bAEb
— Steneirøs (@steneiros) January 7, 2021
Notice the abundance of claims that the pro-Trump rioters would have been treated differently had they been black or Muslim versus predominantly white.
This is a blatantly false narrative that can easily be debunked by simply looking at the Black Lives Matter riots of the summer.
BLM extremists burned down numerous homes/businesses, terrorized innocent people and even killed a few, yet their movement was wholly embraced by virtually every Democrat, every corporation and every institution.
Meanwhile, every law enforcement agency literally bowed to them:
“But if it was BLM doing it, they would’ve been shot!” pic.twitter.com/e7r2pOuktT
— Eduardo Neret (@eduneret) January 8, 2021
And during the few instances that law enforcement officers did fight back against the left-wing extremists, they — not the extremists — were condemned.
In fact, congressional Democrats went so far as to block a GOP-crafted measure in the House to condemn the violent riots. Instead Democrats crafted their own measure — one calling for the defunding of police officers nationwide.
House Dems pass anti-police reform bill, while party blocks GOP effort in Senate — ‘The Five’ calls out ‘scam’ https://t.co/chlYRGzyPe
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 26, 2020
As for Musk, he doesn’t appear to be stressing over the blowback. If anything, he’s now doing better than ever before in his life.
“Elon Musk just became the richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than $185 billion. Thursday’s increase in Tesla’s share price pushed Musk past Jeff Bezos, who had been the richest person since 2017 and is currently worth about $184 billion,” CNBC reported earlier Thursday morning.
“Musk’s wealth surge over the past year marks the fastest rise to the top of the rich list in history — and is a dramatic financial turnaround for the outspoken entrepreneur who just 18 months ago was in the headlines for Tesla’s rapid cash burn and his personal leverage against the company’s stock.”
Of course, leftists are mad about this as well.
genuinely don’t know which is worse, the fact Elon Musk has amassed such a disgustingly unnecessary amount of wealth or the way that literal victims of capitalism are applauding him for his ‘achievement’ of being the richest person on the planet
— zach (@xyzachh) January 8, 2021
Elon Musk becoming the richest person in all of human history and having never held a job in his life shows us all that capitalism is set up to make rich people richer while the rest of us toil away, selling our labor to make ends meet while we line their pockets.
— DAMARKO BONES, BUT A LOT MORE FUN. (@xDamarko) January 7, 2021
Elon Musk, who was enriched by Emerald mining under Apartheid South Africa, is now the richest man in the world.
In other news, South Africa has one of the highest rates of poverty and wealth inequality in the world.
Still think capitalism works?
— Joseph Mullen (@josephfromfl) January 7, 2021
Haters gonna hate.
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