How the modern Democratic Party has evolved
madly to the left, according to Elon Musk
In 2022 Elon Musk essentially completed the long process of going from what he described as a moderate who had previously voted overwhelming for Democrats to a Republican voter strongly hostile to the present Democratic Party.
He announced this shift in a tweet on May 18, 2022, in which he said the following:
In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party.
But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican.
Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold. [emphasis mine]
In the almost twenty months since Musk made that statement, his prediction of a “dirty tricks campaign” by the Democrats has become quite evident and true. Numerous federal agencies under the control of President Joe Biden began taking strong actions to stymie Musk’s companies, sometimes abusing the law in what appear to be legitimate ways, and sometimes abusing power in ways that are absurd. Below is a short list, many of which have been repeatedly reported here at Behind the Black:
- The Department of Justice sued SpaceX for not hiring illegal immigrants, even though by law SpaceX as a rocket company is forbidden to do so and would be sanctioned by the State Department if it did.
- The Federal Trade Commission began an investigation into Twitter’s security practices, instigated by claims by some of the many former employees Musk fired when he took over the company and cleaned house.
- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) instituted its own investigation into Musk’s purchase of Twitter.
- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) canceled a $886 million grant to Starlink to provide rural internet service, claiming absurdly that SpaceX’s service failed to provide the service, when Starlink is presently the most successful company doing so globally.
- The Justice Department began an investigation into Tesla.
- The FAA began slow-walking the issuance of launch licenses for SpaceX’s Starship/Superheavy rocket, delaying each license by months and thus preventing development to proceed as planned.
- The Fish and Wildlife Service also inserted itself into SpaceX’s efforts to launch this rocket, acting also to delay the issuance of launch licenses by demanding environmental investigations even though it itself admitted the launches had done no harm.
- The Transportation Department opened an investigation into Musk’s Neuralink company.
This list, which I am certain is not complete, involves seven different federal agencies under the control of President Biden doing investigations or regulatory hold-ups on all of Musk’s most well-known companies. While any one or two of these government actions might be considered justifiable based on law, their number and scattershot nature (sometimes involving laughable charges) instead tells us that they are really a campaign by the Biden Administration against Musk, instigated by his decision after buying Twitter to end its censorship campaign against conservatives and allow criticism of Biden policies on that platform.
In reviewing all these investigations, the question any American must ask bluntly is this: What exactly has Musk done that is wrong or criminal? It appears nothing. Even the one or two accusations that might be legitimate seem incredibly petty. The investigations instead all look like the White House is throwing darts wildly at a wall, hoping one will eventually hit a target it can’t yet see.
What makes this dirty tricks campaign by the Democrats even more odious is that it is attacking what might be the most successful American businessman in decades, a person who has created numerous new companies, industries, and products that have not only improved the lives of millions of Americans but have also created tens of thousands of new jobs while revitalizing the economies of whole cities.
In other words, the Democrats are aiming their guns directly at American success, in an effort to shut it down. All that matters now in the Democratic Party is to maintain and cement its power, even if by doing so it causes direct harm to the nation and its people.
Such actions seemd incredibly stupid and foolish. By attacking Musk and his companies, the Democrats are guaranteed to antagonize large numbers of voters. And those new enemies vote.
Yet the Democrats seem entirely unconcerned about this fact. It seems they no longer care whether they antagonize voters. It is almost as if they are fully confident that they can guarantee election victories, even if every voter votes against them.
If so, this is a truly scary thought. It suggests that the 2024 election is going to be badly rigged, even more so that the 2020 and 2022 elections. It suggests that the Democrats now have established reliable vote tampering tactics nationwide that they can institute in every election, guaranteeing that they always get enough votes to win no matter how few people actually vote for them.
The legal persecution of Donald Trump by the Democrats, similar in tone to the dirty campaign against Musk, reinforces this conclusion. The Democrats no longer believe in democracy in any way, and are now working to make opposition to them illegal. With such an attitude it is only a small step to falsifying election results aggressively.
The modern Democratic Party
But this conclusion is not the worst aspect of the Democratic Party under the leadership of Joe Biden. The Biden campaign against Musk proves the Democrats no longer care about America itself. To them, it is more important to maintain their power and squash their enemies politically, even if by doing so they shut down whole industries and put millions out of work.
We can therefore expect the country to experience more bankruptcies and financial disasters, as the Democrats continue their relentless push for power. As Lord Acton stated in the 1887, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The Democrats have allowed their lust for power to corrupt them wholly. If given a choice between helping America or helping themselves, they now choose the latter every single time.
Woe to America in the coming years if it doesn’t do something, anything, to throw these bums out of office. Not only does every American need to emulate Elon Musk and vote against the Democratic Party, there needs to be a tidal wave of citizens acting to protect those vote counts.
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