Elon Musk admits there’s a pretty good risk of his being “whacked.” He isn’t going to let it stop him from doing business for an instant. Right now, the only safe place for the controversial mogul is on Mars.
Significant risk of assassination
One of the questions which popped up during a Q&A session was about his risk of assassination, especially now that he released the “Twitter Files.” Twitter’s new commander Elon Musk went on his platform’s “Spaces” for a two hour audio chat Saturday night, December 3.
When quizzed about his bodily safety, Musk acknowledged the possibility is “quite significant.” Grinning, the platform’s new owner told listeners he “definitely” would not “be doing any open-air car parades, let me put it that way.”
Nothing changed with his file dump, he clarifies. “Frankly the risk of something bad happening to me, or even literally being shot, is quite significant.”
Elon Musk claims the risk of his assassination is “quite significant.” Even Musk is afraid of driving Tesla's.
— Paul van der Meer (@Paul_VanDerMeer) December 5, 2022
“It’s not that hard to kill somebody if you wanted to, so hopefully they don’t, and fate smiles upon the situation with me and it does not happen.” While there is always a chance he could be extracted, he tries to avoid being a target.
The risk of violence goes hand-in-hand with the title of “world’s richest man.” Flipping the middle finger at Deep State censorship by taking a very public stand on free speech absolutism didn’t make the job of his security team any easier.
“At the end of the day,” he noted, “we just want to have a future where we’re not oppressed.” He really doesn’t want to become a martyr because he hasn’t finished his work conquering the solar system yet.
Fear of reprisals
Elon Musk was quick to spin the issue back around in the face of oppressive government suppression. He envisions a future where “our speech is not suppressed, and we can say what we want to say without fear of reprisals.”
Free speech has already been murdered and nobody wants to do an investigation. “As long as you’re not really causing harm to somebody else, then you should be allowed to say what you want.” That statement alone puts his life at risk more than anything else.
Reinstating the suspended account of President Donald Trump was expected. It’s no surprise to anyone that he would also grant a “general amnesty” to everyone “who had been booted off that had not broken the law or engaged in spam.”
Elon Musk is in the crosshairs of some VERY powerful people. People who will destroy your life and family.
Yet he exposed the truth anyways without batting an eye. This is the courage I wish our elected leaders had.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 4, 2022
It wasn’t even his lifting of corporate policy “against Covid-19 misinformation” that puts him at risk for termination with extreme prejudice. It’s his support of uncensored free speech.
Especially concerning to Merrick Garland and the officials who really run this country are the documents proving they were covering up crimes of Joe Biden for a year before the election. The latest risk to Musk comes from revealing all the gory details of how the platform was manipulated to suppress a legitimate New York Post story which almost certainly would have altered the outcome of the 2020 election.
Now that people are starting to believe that Donald Trump really is the rightful president, after all, Musk is ramping up efforts to leave the planet soon. Without any help from anyone to send him to an afterlife, either.