For nearly fifty years, the CIA and the Bush family variously laughed at, cajoled, threatened (and probably in at least one case murdered) anyone who suggested a link between George HW Bush and the CIA before he was appointed director formally in 1976.
In 2002, young peanut-head Dubbya Bush tried to get Bush Sr’s CIA employment file before that date vapourised for good and all. It tells you a lot about The Firm that they could happily tell the nascent White House dynasty to go forth and multiply.
GH Bush joined the CIA in 1952, aged 27. Overnight the 21st and 22nd November 1963, he stayed at a Dallas hotel where, the following morning, he ‘briefed a Secret Service team’.
President Donald Trump demanded the release of that file. It remains redacted.
I hope I now have your full attention. In a dystopian Police State, all things are possible.
What has any of this got to do with Elon Musk? Well, not much beyond the fact that large periods of his life, like that of “Holly” Bush, demand explanation beyond the official account. The Bush family strategy has always been blank denial. Musk is made of different stuff: he likes to court an air of mystery and indulge in silly titles and pranks. He’s happiest when sailing close to the wind, and engaging in jolly japes. What a card – oh how we laughed….and oh how he loves daring the media to ponder whether the Joker might not be joking at all.
Until he sold Paypal in 2002, Musk had never done anything except innovate online in the field of shifting money around. Suddenly, however, in late 2001 he got involved with the Mars Society. MarsSoc was founded by Robert Zubrin who wanted reinstatement of the NASA Mars missions by showing how objectives could be achieved more cheaply. As a result, he mixed with senior rocket development companies enjoying various supply contracts with the US government. NASA is and always was closely attuned to the needs of the Pentagon military complex.
The bottom line was that the US government was indeed sufficiently impressed to cancel cuts in the Mars programme. Further, after 1998, the focus of MarsSoc increasingly changed (succesfully) to one of lobbying the US government. Musk was about to take One Giant Step into a world whose science he understood….if not the politics.
He did so in a very odd manner, by donating $105,000 to the Society, joining its Board and then almost immediately quitting to set up his own missions under the banner of SpaceX….using, as Wikipedia would have us believe, ‘aerospace engineers he had met beforehand’. The way you do. Once set up and running, Musk set his spin-doctors to work at convincing the public that SpaceX was “a publicity stunt”. Now why would he do that? As I set out earlier, our Elon is a bit of a tease: he just can’t resist positioning his activities as a bit of a larger than life giggle. His technique is to disguise nefarious things cleverly in full view.
But then curiouser and curiouser, he went to Russia in search of spare rockets, and was offered one at the bargain price of $8 million….then turned it down – following which (most sources suggest) he left in a huff and set out to to build his own version…that cost “him” $100 million. This was more than half of the $175.8 million he’d just been paid following the acquisition of his brainchild PayPal by e-Bay. I suspect that, like me, you may well see this as the most expensive publicity stunt in history.
There are two reasons why it wasn’t. First, the idea of the Russian trip was to persuade the relatively new Federation that the US NASA plans were novitiate-clown amateur nights. And second, the $100 million wasn’t by any means all Elon’s money. This is a recurring reality in the history of cleverly re-titled investor names in Musk punts of one form or another….some of which often lead back to secret State “fronts”.
By the turn of its fourth year, SpaceX had 76 largely institutional investors. The sources who inspired this Slogpost insist that several larger bandwagon jumpers can be traced back to Langley Virginia via a mixture of false shopfronts and recycled budgets. (If you doubt this, examine the means by which funds ‘for Ukraine’ were, earlier this year, able to come straight back in order to pay mid-term bribes as charity for the Democratic Party)
But it’s the Russian visits about old rockets we need to note….because they bear all the hallmarks of CIA behavioural disinformation. Suggesting very strongly that Elon Musk was knowingly part of a ‘Sting’….and thus already “working for the US Government”..in or around 2002. By 2008, in fact, SpaceX had contracts direct from NASA worth $1.6 billion for its Falcon series of rockets
The inverted commas in the above paragraph highlight a point I’ve already made – but which bears repeating: much further down the line, Elon Musk in April 2021 named his employer as the US Secret Service when declaring his political contributions….as “a joke”. There went the wind, there was the billionaire sailor as close to it as anyone.
In the late teens of this our troubled century, Elon’s larking about got him into trouble with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) about Tesla his Electric Car Company. Alongside all the other bizarre projects he was into in the 2001-8 period, Musk embarked on a roller-coaster salvation of Tesla which, by the start of 2009, had attracted $187 million in investment and produced just 147 vehicles.
It was not Elon Musk’s decision to get into Tesla; Tesla had by now become a US Government liability, given that much of its funding came from the US Department of Energy. To quote the official Washington definition, the DoE ‘ is an executive department of the U.S. federal government that oversees U.S. national energy policy and manages the research and development of nuclear power and nuclear weapons in the United States.’
Yet somehow, he was unable to say “No”. As an outstanding straight-A’s physics student, Elon knew the electric car concept envisaged under the Tesla banner was a joke, because it failed to address the obvious problem that one would still need to recharge the cars and such recharging would inevitably involve either naughty fossil fuels or even naughtier nuclear power. But still he got involved.
What’s far more interesting is how Elon Musk emerged from this idiocy much richer than when he entered the compartment of Fools’ Gold. Frustrated by much of the blind obedience involved, in 2018 he threatened to take Tesla private: the SEC jumped multiple times on his head with spiked lead boots….and yet, when Elon sold his stock in the car company for $3.95 billion four years later – 40 times more than his initial exposure – in order to effect the purchase of Twitter, all seemed sweetness and light.
Here’s why: the Unelected State had used Elon Musk to ensure his chutzpah would give Tesla a respectability as some kind of going concern with real possibilities.
This he had done: the SEC objected to Musk’s earlier buy-back threat because an awful lot of it was Government money. But now the Surveillance State had another job for the Boy Wonder…the long-overdue destruction of already heavily censored Twitter.
Over the last few days, I must confess to a degree of astonishment about how Twitter users themselves have reacted to the Hell-in-a-handcart Wall of Death that accompanied the completion of Musk’s purchase of their favourite social medium.
I am not in possession of enough smoking guns to assert categorically that the military>surveillance complex in the US owns Mr Musk lock stock and barrel. But reliable New York sources seem to me to be consonant with the behaviour of this man since 2002. I think he works for the Unelected State more on a fairly long leash than any kind of submissive blackmail. But there is no doubt in my mind that he is a much-favoured son of those I regard as The Enemy.
His anarchic management of Twitter this past week has been exceeded only by those tweeters who – barely a fortnight ago – proclaimed their hatred for the censorious goblins they now seem hell-bent on depicting as heroes.
Herein lies the twisted genius of handing this mess to Elon Musk. His ‘job’ is, very obviously, to take the original anti-MSM leakology of Twitter and destroy it utterly.
I feel safe in asserting this Saturday morning opinion because every last action he has taken thus far is in direct contravention of those things for which he claims to stand.
The oft-repeated mantra of The Slog applies: ‘Harken not unto what they say, but rather, pay close attention to what they do’.
John Ward potters up and down Gambian beaches when not tottering about in Gambian bars. He is pleasantly surprised each day by the high internet speeds available in West Africa, all of which are vastly superior to those in the EU at a fraction of the price.
Postscript: Elon Musk started a Twitter poll late last night asking followers to vote on whether to reinstate former U.S. President Donald Trump’s account on the platform, with early results showing roughly 60% voting yes. [Note that he waited until the midterm steals were firmly in the bag, and Trump had been turned into a leper by both Parties.]