Elon Musk has an enormous reach for a single person.
Not only is he a robust and influential billionaire, but he also now controls a massive social media platform with global reach.
Musk wrote on Twitter ahead of the incredibly consequential midterm elections:
“To independent-minded voters:
Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties; therefore, I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the Presidency is Democratic.”
Public figures always tell people which way to vote, so why does it matter?
It matters because Musk is an outsider many see as infallible and trustworthy. His voice will carry a lot of weight. But Musk’s reasoning – because the President is a Democrat – is an outdated reaction that ignores the hazardous issues at stake on ballots this election cycle.
If perhaps, Musk told people to vote against election deniers or vote for the rights they wish to preserve, he would be using his voice responsibly.
But Musk is always the shit-stirrer who loves throwing a monkey wrench into things. Remember how he played with the stock market? The untouchable billionaire sees every world market and interaction as his plaything.