[ExI] what would any of us have done differently?

John Klos john at ziaspace.com
Thu Dec 15 16:45:47 UTC 2022

>> ...An asshole like Elon can't be trusted to not lie, to not fabricate, to
> not do whatever he wants even when it's unambiguously wrong and hope to not
> get caught.  John

> OK well we already caught Jack Dorsey.  My guess is they won't prosecute:
> Jack already bought enough retail politicians to cover it.

It's discussions like this that are why I generally refrain from 
participating in online discussions. The discussion was originally about 
how Elon is somehow a champion of "free speech".

In reality, he's an asshole who, for reasons we don't know, wants to 
platform white supremacists, anti-Semitics, people with a history of 
hateful behavior and more. He does so by claiming it's in the interest of 
"free speech".

You, Spike, are optimistic about this and appear to take Elon at his word, 
whereas I, and many others, look at his actions and therefore don't 
believe him.

An important point was brought up: a Twitter account that tracked his 
plane was terminated. He said, quite literally, that he wouldn't do that. 
You never addressed this, but instead started talking about all sorts of 
other, apparently irrelevant things.

Here, you do the same: who cares about Jack Dorsey? The fact that Elon is 
an asshole and therefore we expect him to behave like one has nothing to 
do with Jack Dorsey, nor with anyone else. Even if a million people 
behaved exactly like Elon, that doesn't justify his actions.

If you want to posit that Elon is for "free speech", yet you don't want to 
acknowledge relevant points made about how that has been proven to not be 
true, then I have a feeling more people than just I will find it easier to 
ignore messages like these than engage with you.

I really like that most of the discussions here are rational and 
reasonable, yet we can still wonder fantastically and run with our 
imaginations. But fanboi worship without caring about facts? Not fun :(


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