John Oliver Roasts Elon Musk Over Energy Journeys, Antisemitism, Rocket Man Hits Again

John Oliver Roasts Elon Musk Over Power Trips, Antisemitism, Rocket Man Hits Back


Love him or hate him, the embattled CEO reminds us of the Lord Acton quote “Energy tends to deprave, and absolute energy corrupts completely”

 John Oliver Roasts Elon Musk Over Power Trips, Antisemitism, Rocket Man Hits Back

Within the lengthy historical past of mankind, maybe no particular person has wielded the identical quantity of energy and affect that Elon Musk does. Love him or hate him, the embattled CEO has confirmed to be a power in contrast to few others. Whether or not that power is for good or evil is the topic of a John Oliver monologue that lasts greater than half an hour.

Oliver’s Final Week Tonight present on HBO is a mixture of severe journalism, satire, and comedy wrapped up right into a single package deal. It highlighted all the pieces from grifter non secular leaders to the damaged jail system within the USA. This week although, the richest man on the planet was within the crosshairs.

Oliver calls out Musk’s alleged ties to antisemitism, his “bait and change” ways early on at Tesla, and his a number of product launch foibles just like the glass that shattered within the Cybertruck and the individual in an Optimus robotic go well with two years in the past. He additionally highlights how Musk evidently has sufficient private particular person energy to dictate issues of warfare between Ukraine and Russia.

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Most individuals with comparable points can be known as out in a heartbeat and probably “canceled” however as Oliver factors out, many consider that Musk is a “internet constructive.” The nice issues he does like push for cleaner vitality and superior house journey expertise have, within the opinion of some, given him a type of ‘corridor go’ to behave badly in any other case. Like many others in Hollywood, Oliver calls to account Musk’s takeover of Twitter.

The comic and host goes so far as to indicate a brief clip of two white supremacists who brazenly talk about how significantly better issues are for his or her motion since Musk’s takeover. That’s solely a tip of the iceberg relating to what Musk finally controls. Over half of the lively satellites within the sky are these of SpaceX.

Oliver quotes one report that states day-after-day “Musk’s corporations management extra of the web, the facility grid, the transportation system, objects in orbit, the nation’s safety infrastructure, and its vitality provide.” In the long run Oliver’s personal emotions doubtless echo many within the inhabitants “I’m most likely now extra impressed by what he’s doing however extra frightened by the truth that he’s the one doing it.”

The Tesla CEO, in his ordinary Musk trend, responded to Oliver’s takedown on his X platform, previously generally known as Twitter, saying, “Oliver was nice a number of years in the past, however stopped being humorous when he bought his soul to wokeness the place humor is principally unlawful”.

Historian Lord Acton as soon as famously stated, “Energy tends to deprave; absolute energy corrupts completely.” That assertion would possibly apply to Elon Musk extra so than some other human in historical past. Right here’s to hoping that Lord Acton obtained it mistaken however Oliver makes a case that maybe he didn’t. 

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