I’m afraid you just have to take my word for it on this one: I wrote this to a close American friend six days ago by email: ‘Musk’s plan is to engineer the right result from a Congressional session at which he can say that forgiven accounts exceed any spam (aka real Opposition) IDs he has vapourised’.
Lo and behold, yesterday Musk faced a federal enquiry into why and how he chose to dilute much of his fortune (and thus screw his insanely loyal stockholders) in order to complete a takeover of internet censorious pinched goblin anal giant social medium Twitter. EM’s line has always been that he risked everything “to restore free speech” across the World.
In order back up his case, the less than fragrant Musk all-over deodorant has set out to show how the forgiveness of reinstated accounts vastly exceeds Twitter ‘nuisance spam’ he’s vapourised (of course) in the name of unfettered freedom to say what you think.
Which is just dandy, except that it isn’t true.
What he’s done is to continue zapping the likes of genuine open-mind lovers like Ana Viosi and Citizen Smith, but released whole petrified forests from 10-15 years ago, whose broadcasters are either deceased, or have long ago forgotten they ever had such an ID. I tried this out and discovered that one I had myself in 2013 had been released from the Bastille cells. Ask yourselves: how many tweeters from ten years ago apart from saddos like me would bother to rekindle that particular long-dead spark? And if the Elongated phallic symbol is really setting out to spread the word of Truth, how come my own research shows conclusively that 88% of followers are still not receiving Slogposts? OK, that’s down from 93% in the pre-Musk era. I find myself underwhelmed.
How often do I have to repeat online what Elon Musk is about? He is a guy who has but one technique: a boyish smile alongside a risible rationale used to camouflage his perpetual capacity to show the Truth in full view of the public, and lap up the degree to which the suckers fall for it.
Slogposts I published – one in June 2020, another in May 2022 and finally in November 2022 – all pointed inexorably in one direction:
‘harken unto this, brethren: those in charge of US defence spending have already expressed great interest in buying from SpaceX, and in using the Starlink system to improve comms among the more than a thousand overseas bases used by NATO/the CIA and the Pentagon.….Not only are the two astronauts Musk has launched into Space NASA employees, SpaceX’s billionaire founder and CEO has said he’s onboard with the sixth branch of the U.S. military….Elon Musk is building, if not a weapon, then at the very least a global coordination tool for American hegemenous quasi-military neocon foreign policy’.
‘In-Q-Tel – [one of many vehicles use by Musk to buy Twitter] is completely owned and funded by the CIA…’
‘Musk 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…..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.’
As his own tax returns demonstrate, Elon Musk is a fully paid-up member of the US Deep State.
At any rate, this Slogpost has a dual purpose: first, to warn again that there is a yawning gap between what Musk says, and what he does; and second, to turn a page for good and all between Twitter and The Slog.
Under Twitter’s Holier than Thou rules, everyone following my timeline should (all 4,000 of them) see everything I post. They don’t: the last time I checked on that in early December, about 8% were getting them.
Since Musk’s arrival from the skies atop a Mars-destined SpaceX vehicle, that situation has stayed pretty much the same…..but the number of well-researched Twitter accounts being culled has gone up; further, my followers rose rapidly from 1,000+ to 4,899 in the 2010 to 2018. Since then until today, allegedly I have lost six users and gained zero. All of a suddink – jus’ like that. Gorn. But each week I get mailed by at least eight fans and told they can’t get their comments published on either Twitter or The Slog blog itself.
To crown everything, the number of emails and social media counts officially being sent out for me is seven times what is was in 2015 – but my daily hits average has decreased by 89%.
How to remain in touch with the Slog and ensure Musk’s camouflaged asassination of Free Speech fails miserably
So – sad as I find it – I’ve been doing the premium job I paid the three biggest fraudsters involved in this mockery (Twitter, WordPress and Gmail) myself for the best part of seven years, and now I’m all manual shifted-out. In the end, using self-constructed lists makes very little difference, because they see what you’re up to, and the finished email link goes variously into spam, trash, no response or any other convenient shell-hole they can think of.
Therefore, these are the new arrangements I don’t exactly commend to all those still keen to see what The Slog has to say, but rather, present them as the only approach allowing me to avoid total frustrated exhaustion:
*All those who already follow me on Twitter but rarely if ever see my tweets linked to Slogposts, please request a daily email from me directly, leaving your email adress at email@example.com. If I am ever deplatformed by Google, WordPress or Twitter, these emails will also give you clear directions for relocating The Slog.
*If you already receive emails direct from me, you need do nothing.
*My tweets will still appear regularly at Twitter, but not be directly follower name-tagged.
*If all else fails, add me to your favourites in the search engine/browser combos you use.