The decentralized group Anonymous has published a message for Elon Musk in a video where they called the Tesla CEO â€œnothing more than another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention.â€ They shed light on many things people may not know about Musk, including how he treats his employees, harms the environment, where his fortune came from, how Tesla actually makes money, and his attempt to centralize and control bitcoin mining.
Anonymous, a decentralized international activist and hacktivism movement, posted a video Friday directed at Tesla CEO Elon Musk. It is unknown if the people behind this video are the same Anonymous as the hacktivist group known for cyber attacks against several governments since 2003. The video begins with a message: â€œGreetings citizens of the world. This is a message from Anonymous for Elon musk.â€
Elon Musk Is â€˜Nothing More Than Another Narcissistic Rich Dude Desperate for Attentionâ€™
The video starts by explaining why Elon Musk became popular. â€œFor the past several years you have enjoyed one of the most favorable reputations of anyone in the billionaire class because you have tapped into the desire that many of us have to live in a world with electric cars and space exploration,â€ the group described, adding:
â€œIt appears that your quest to save the world is more rooted in a superiority and savior complex than it is an actual concern for humanity,â€ they declared.
Employees, Young Children, Local Environment Suffer Under Elon Musk
Anonymous then emphasized that Elon Muskâ€™s lack of concern for humanity â€œhas been obvious to [his] employees for a long time who have faced intolerable conditions under [his] command for years.â€
The group referenced an article in the Observer titled â€œElon Musk, Tesla are pushing factory workers to the brink as profits soar.â€ The article explains that â€œTesla workers and worker advocates say the company is risking the health and safety of its workers in relentless pursuit of these gaudy numbers.â€
In addition, Anonymous referenced a different article on The Times titled â€œâ€˜Blood batteriesâ€™ fuel the fortune of Elon Musk,â€ stating:
â€œYou have been open about your willingness to stage coups in order to install dictators in places where your toxic products are being mined,â€ the group also said.
â€œYou have even prematurely crowned yourself â€˜Emperor of Mars,â€™ a place where you will be sending people to die,â€ the group continued, pointing to an article titled â€œElon Musk proclaims himself emperor of Mars.â€
â€œYour fanboys overlook these issues because they are focused on the potential good that your projects can bring to the world,â€ Anonymous suggested.
However, the group added: â€œyou are not the only show in town, and your competition is growing more intense with each passing day. There are plenty of other companies working on space exploration and electric vehicles. You are just the only CEO who has gained a cult following through shitposting and trolling the world on social media.â€
Teslaâ€™s Main Income Is From Government Subsidies, Not Cars
Anonymous then talked about how Tesla makes its money. â€œMany people are now learning that the vast majority of Teslaâ€˜s income doesnâ€™t actually come from selling cars. It comes from government subsidies, selling carbon tax credit for your innovation with clean energy,â€ the group detailed. However, they pointed out:
The two people Anonymous referred to were Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. In an interview with CNBC, Tarpenning said Musk was an investor of the company. â€œHe was always supportive from the beginning but he wasnâ€™t the founder. We started it,â€ he confirmed. Eberhard added: â€œHe actually accomplished some amazing things â€¦ Iâ€™m not sure why he has to also said that he was the founder when he wasnâ€™t. I donâ€™t understand that.â€
Referencing an article titled â€œTesla: Bitcoin sales and environmental credits boost profits,â€ Anonymous suspected:
Elon Pretends to Be Clueless About Energy Use When Teslaâ€™s Main Income (Government Money) Is at Stake
On the subject of bitcoin and Teslaâ€™s income from the government, Anonymous said: â€œIt is now widely believed that you have been forced to renounce your companyâ€™s involvement with bitcoin in order to keep that green government money flowing into Teslaâ€™s coffers.â€
The group noted that â€œThe energy use argument about proof-of-work mining is a very nuanced conversation that requires a fairly complex understanding of how power grids work and how excess energy is wasted by power companies and sought out by crypto miners,â€ emphasizing:
Elonâ€™s Attempt to Centralize and Control Bitcoin Mining
The video then talked about Elon Muskâ€™s attempt to centralize and control bitcoin mining. On May 24, the Tesla CEO announced on Twitter that he had met with leading North American bitcoin miners. During the closed-door meeting hosted by Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor, he said the miners have agreed to form a Bitcoin Mining Council.
However, Anonymous said:
The group then referenced an article on Bitcoin News titled â€œCrypto proponents become skeptical of closed-door meeting between billionaires and bitcoin miners.â€
Elon Destroying Crypto Holdersâ€™ Lives With Memes and Twitter Posts
Anonymous also accuses Elon Musk of destroying crypto holdersâ€™ lives with his memes and tweets, stating in their video:
â€œThis is something that you will never understand because you were born into the stolen wealth of a South African apartheid emerald mine and have no clue what struggle is like for most of the working people in the world,â€ the group further opined, referencing an article titled â€œElon Muskâ€™s family once owned an emerald mine in Zambia â€” hereâ€™s the fascinating story of how they came to own it.â€
While acknowledging, â€œOf course, they took the risk upon themselves when they invested and everyone knows to be prepared for volatility in crypto,â€ Anonymous maintained, â€œbut your tweets this week show a clear disregard for the average working person.â€ They concluded:
The video ends with a message to Musk that says: â€œYou may think you are the smartest person in the room, but now youâ€™ve met your match. We are anonymous. We are Legion. Expect us.â€ The video is shown below:
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