Elon Musk Has Three Little Words For the Powers That Be: 'FREE AMERICA NOW'

Nick Kangadis | April 29, 2020
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Sometimes all it takes is three little words to make you believe again, and I'm not talking about the words "I love you" or "free pizza toppings."

No the three little words I'm referring came from the Twitter account of Tesla CEO Elon Musk early Wednesday morning:

While the majority of us are stuck in our homes, a growing portion of the population is being made to feel guilty by media, celebrities and politicians for wanting to get back to work.

Musk responded to one Twitter user's observation of how some Americans have given up on their freedoms in favor of safety.



Louderwithcrowder.com writer Courtney Kirchoff wrote about the "illusion of safety," and it reminded me of a quote I use often from the late, great stand-up comedian George Carlin.

""That's what Americans do now," Carlin began. "They're always willing to trade away a little of their freedom in exchange for the feeling, the illusion, of security. What we have now is a completely neurotic population obsessed with security and safety and crime and drugs and cleanliness and hygiene and germs."

How true is that? And Carlin said that 21 years ago, way back in 1999. 

I'm not going to get into all the miserable people on Twitter who jumped on Musk for his "freedom" tweet. The Twitterati think they know so much, when at the end of the day, he's still Elon Musk and they're not. Heck, enough people must agree with Musk, because - as of this writing - his "FREE AMERICA NOW" tweet has over 41,600 retweets and over 228,400 likes in a little less than 13 hours.

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