What should a man like Musk do with his money, all those billions of dollars?
Should he spend it on a lavish lifestyle, decadent entertainment, and floating through life like the worst and most depraved of the Caesars?
Should he use it to invest in companies he thinks are the future, sending money and expertise to ompanies like the ones he currently owns that produce the goods and innovate in ways that no one else can match?
Or, as many liberals would undoubtedly prefer, should he just give it all to charities and hope they spend it well?
Musk obviously believes that he should do option two: spend it on investments and companies that could produce the future we dream of and have dreamt of for years but are yet to reach.
Leftists, however, tend to find being productive evil and so support things like charities, NGOs, and non-profits that push their “values” around the world. Plus they hate those that do otherwise and so would prefer that people like Elon do the same and send money to some corrupt NGO in Africa rather than invest in unlocking value in a company like Twitter.
That dichotomy in viewpoint came to a head-on collision during Elon’s appearance at the Met. While walking down the famed red carpet, a reporter asked him why he bought Twitter rather than giving his money away, saying:
“There are some critics out there that would say…‘Why didn’t you use the money that you purchased Twitter with to do something for charity, philanthropy, or good with that money?”
Elon wasn’t having it, nor did he show any inclination to bend the knee to the woke imperative that all money is to be tossed to some charity rather than spent or invested.
So, though he first responded by saying “Well, I do do a lot of things philanthropically,” he quickly followed that up by explaining all the good done by his companies, good that couldn’t be done if he just gave his money away. Speaking on that, Elon said:
“Really, my companies are intended to do good for the future of humanity, with Tesla trying to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport and energy, and SpaceX is providing internet to the least served people around the world.”
Adding to that, he then said “Aspirationally, I am trying to do good for humanity and the future of civilization.”
Watch the interaction here:
And that wasn’t all. Musk then went on to explain what good he hopes to do with Twitter, saying he hopes to “make Twitter as inclusive as possible”, that he wants more people of all sorts on the platform, and that he wants Twitter to be “interesting, entertaining and funny.” Watch that here:
.@ElonMusk says his goal is to "make Twitter as inclusive as possible", get more people on the platform and wants them to find it "interesting, entertaining and funny."
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 3, 2022
Elon’s obviously right, both in outlook and temperament. The point of wealth isn’t to toss it away on some corrupt charity in the armpit of the world, but to spend those vast sums on investments that enable human flourishing. That’s what he’s doing, what he’s always done.
And fortunately for us, it doesn’t look like the leftist media will stop him from continuing to do so!