News of Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter outright is still rippling across the platform, and the meltdowns have been swift and, often, deliciously sweet. We obviously don’t have the time or space to be able to devote an entire post to every single example of liberal outrage, so we have to pick and choose carefully which angry, triggered liberals to spotlight.
We’ve decided that author and MSNBC political analyst Anand Giridharadas would be an excellent candidate. Giridharadas has greeted the big news with another one of his trademark piping-hot takes:
Elon Musk is why to abolish billionaires.
Asking them to chip in their fair share isn’t enough. Regulating them isn’t enough.
When people are allowed to acquire this much concentrated influence, they will inevitably manspread economic power into every other form of power.
— Anand Giridharadas @ The.Ink (@AnandWrites) April 14, 2022
So much to unpack there.
“abolish billionaires” https://t.co/3d3YQ3ATO8
— JimmEEE (@EEElverhoy) April 14, 2022
Yes, there’s that bit, of course. But we can’t help but also be intrigued by the idea of manspreading economic power into every other form of power. That’s definitely a new one for us.
A thought experiment.
Imagine America w/ either:
– 50% more Elon (Space X, Tesla, et al)
– 500% more Anand (bottomless cynicism about people w/ money)
For all the griping about 'fair share' and 'manspreading economic power,' which alternate-America would you rather call home? https://t.co/75bZOvVgVf
— Kmele 🖐 (@kmele) April 14, 2022
We’re gonna have to go with the first one. Because, you know, Anand Giridharadas is stupid and insane.
Anyone want to tell Anand what happens when government decides how much wealth "people are allowed to acquire?" https://t.co/MUkDa6Fw3R
— Jon DiPietro, Village Skeptic (@jondipietronh) April 14, 2022
This guy thinks he's not the authoritarian. pic.twitter.com/X4RaZutrom
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 14, 2022
This guy just … this guy. This effing guy.
Expect to hear from a lot more of Anand Giridharadas’ intellectual peers in the coming days as the saga of Elon Musk’s offer plays out.
And try to sit back and enjoy it as much as you can.
Yes, yes, don't stop, just like that https://t.co/NwHBMXZsvL
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) April 14, 2022