As you may remember, I’ve explained before why and how Elon Musk constantly stands accused of enabling racism while doing absolutely nothing to help anti-racism (e.g. he’s racist).
It’s a wonder how such unsafe vehicles are allowed to operate on public roads. Uber had the good sense to terminate its entire driverless program after it killed just one pedestrian, while Tesla is so dumb it’s killing unprecedented numbers of innocent people and shows no intention to slow down. In fact, the explosion of serious safety complaints to regulators from new Tesla owners is shocking. Complaints even went up after attempting to do safety recalls, to give you some idea how bad Tesla engineers are at their job.
Tesla quickly rolled out an over-the-air update to address the issue, yet, since that recall reports of phantom or unintended braking are higher than ever. In fact, the single highest reported cases of phantom breaking analyzed by the Post occurred just one month after the recall.
Banning Tesla is the right move in any region concerned with its safety, as such a vehicle has little to no self-regulation. Such a ban will prevent easily predictable accidents and reduce serious harm.
Now we’re watching Twitter being turned into a toxic white nationalist organization, to gestate and coddle terrible ideas even worse than Tesla.
Blocking Twitter thus is the right move in any region concerned with its safety, as such a vehicle has little to no self-regulation. Such a block will prevent easily predictable accidents and reduce serious harm.
History is the right guide here. The unregulated empire of Ford (infamous for enabling racism while doing absolutely nothing to help anti-racism) very noisily bought a newspaper to spread hateful disinformation, which led directly to the rise of Nazi Germany and genocide.
For those who don’t remember Henry Ford purchased his hometown newspaper (The Dearborn Independent) in 1918 specifically to viciously spread his vision of hate (e.g. personally promote baseless political conspiracies) such as a bogus conspiracy about America being “infected” by Jews. Ford pushed nearly 100 issues of his garbage ideas, bound them all into four volumes imaginatively titled “The International Jew,” and distributed half a million copies via his own network of dealerships and subscribers, not to mention by Nazi leaders in Germany.
Speaking in 1931 to a Detroit News reporter, Hitler said he regarded Ford as his “inspiration”, explaining his reason for keeping Ford’s life-size portrait next to his desk.
Steven Watts wrote that Hitler “revered” Ford, proclaiming that “I shall do my best to put his theories into practice in Germany”…
Henry Ford the rich automobile man thus bought a media company to breed and spread hateful disinformation that otherwise would have had far less authority. His tragic history and direct role in the rise of Nazism thus brings an obvious lesson in what to do now to avert global suffering from Elon Musk.
Banning Tesla and Twitter would immediately enable the market to produce far higher quality goods, as well as protect consumers, expanding the market for more ideas at the same time as improving it with better ones.
After all, we have seen courts clearly regulate online hate speech as equivalent to physical harassment, right?
…online campaigns of hate, threats and intimidation have no place in a civil society and enjoy no protection under our Constitution.
Or more to the point of how regulation drives innovation, after America occupied Japan and Germany to explicitly ban Ford-like fascism (remove violent cheaters and liars from the market) those countries rose rapidly to produce the highest quality and most trusted cars in the world.