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Dear Cowardly Conservative Billionaires: Emulate Elon Musk to Save Your Country
Elon Musk is courageously showing the way.
“Courageously” because he knew full well the far-left and their lap-dogs in the media were going to come after him hammer and tongs. And so they have. With a vengeance.
Because of the vile and threatening pushback being directed at him, Musk himself addressed the possibility of an assassination attempt on his life. Said the CEO in part via Twitter:
“Frankly the risk of something bad happening to me, or even literally being shot, is quite significant…It’s not that hard to kill somebody if you wanted to, so hopefully they don’t, and fate smiles upon the situation with me and it does not happen. There’s definitely some risk there.”
There is more than “some risk there,” and yet knowing that, Musk is not only not caving-in to the craven unethical pressure, but doubling down on what he will next release to further infuriate those corrupt elites.
To that very point, Musk just called The New York Times a “lobbying firm for far left politicians”
For years now, I have been “Johnny-one-note” warning about the increasing dangers to our nation based on the fact that the left and far-left have a strangle-hold on what I call the “five major megaphones” of our nation. Those being: the media, academia, entertainment, science, and medicine.
A critically important subset of those megaphones being Twitter. Until Musk came along to buy it, it served – as most of Big-Tech still does – as an anti-liberty, pro-censorship of truth and conservative thought machine the left used to do its bidding time and time again.
Like him or not, Musk is emulating some of the courageous actions taken by our Founding Fathers almost 250 years ago. You think that’s a stretch? I do not.
This past summer, I put out a book titled “The 56” not only praising the 56 men who signed The Declaration of Independence, but warning about the escalating attempts by the far-left to not only smear and cancel those heroic men, but cancel the 4th of July itself.
Like Musk, a number of our Founding Fathers were beyond wealthy. In today’s world, many would have been the equivalent of multi-billionaires. Back in 1776, the vast majority of the wealthy in the Colonies either remained silent, or openly became “Loyalists” to the British Crown. Why? They did not want to rock the boat or risk their wealth and privilege.
Our Founding Fathers decided they could not live with themselves if they did not step out from that pack of entitled silent-sheep to take a stand against the tyranny of the Crown. And with their actions, a new nation was born.
250 years later, Musk is taking a stand against the tyranny of Big-Tech. In some real ways, it can be argued that the insidious tyranny of Big-Tech is an exponentially greater threat to the Liberty and rights of the American people of today than the Crown was to the Liberty of the Colonists.
Is Musk a saint? Of course not. Is he without flaws? No. But neither are any of us and neither were our Founding Fathers.
But, Musk is showing that one person – with the right resources – can still make a positive difference in a world increasingly controlled by the dictates of the far-left.
If Musk is – even unintentionally – emulating some of the Liberty-saving moves of our Founding Fathers, why can’t a number of our nation’s conservative and Faith-based billionaires emulate Elon Musk?
They do have the wealth, power, and privilege to save our country from the suicidal actions of the far-left. They simply need to exercise that power.
If you add up the wealth of self-identifying conservative and faith-based billionaires and mega-multi-millionaires – and I have – it totals over $1 Trillion. More than enough to create honest media sites, actual institutions of higher-learning, and “non-woke” entertainment companies and health-care facilities.
To paraphrase the movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it, conservative, faith-based, and commonsense Americans will come.” By the tens of millions.
Instead of risking their wealth, these conservative billionaires stand a very good chance of increasing it via that tens of millions grateful customer-base with the end result being they contributed to the salvation of the greatest nation on the face of the earth.
Ideally, Musk’s next course of action after he cleans out the rats-nest that was Twitter, would be to convene a summit of these conservative billionaires and show them the template to reclaim the five major megaphones of our nation from the censoring left.
As Musk just demonstrated, it can be done. But exactly like in 1776, the power to vanquish Liberty-robbing tyranny rests with but a tiny percentage of individuals. The time has come for them to step-up.
Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of the book: The 56 – Liberty Lessons from those who risked all to sign The Declaration of Independence – Before they and the 4th of July are Banned.