People have asked me lately if I’ve seen news footage of the giant symbol erected haphazardly atop Twitter headquarters in SF. Yes, yes, I tell them. I sometimes watch it getting destroyed by the U.S. Army just to cheer me up.
Oh, they say they did Nazi that coming.
Twitter’s ‘X’ sign is taken down in San Francisco after neighbors filed 24 complaints
Why do I wish they had filed 88 complaints? But seriously, let’s talk about the “X” for a minute.
Anyone who knows basic Nazi history can attest that the antisemitic use of a swastika started in the late 1800s with an “X” design. Elon Musk saying he is obsessed with such an “X” is very, very similar to a certain group of Swedes, Poles, Romanians, Finns, Germans… saying they used the swastika as an innocent “good luck charm“.
It was only meant as “good luck” to the Aryans who thought it would bring them victory in an existential fight to the death with the “unlucky” (non-swastika) races they hated and wanted to exterminate. That’s what “lucky” meant in swastika terms to those who proudly displayed their “X” affinity.
Perhaps even more to the point, the exploding swastika video at the start of this post is from Nazi party rally grounds. Do you know the peculiar and specific phrase that commonly was associated with it?
…the [new swastika app] tagline reads either like a desperate admission or an embarrassing troll. It references a colloquialism…that valorizes a spectacular but premature death.
The slogan promoted by Twitter today seems quite familiar, given Nazi history of disinformation.
Twitter is banging a big Nazi drum, arguably the biggest since ’45. Can you hear it?
…death resulting from choosing to fight back against overwhelming enemy force rather than surrender; to choose to receive unilateral deadly force in conflict rather than end the conflict…
WWII was basically over in 1942.
…it was difficult to go to work, knowing [staff working for Elon Musk] would face racist slurs, references to slavery and offensive graffiti for 12 hours at a time. He said he made a verbal complaint to human resources in late 2021, but never heard back and nothing changed.
Hitler never changed.
We’ve talked about the symbol.
We’ve talked about the phrase.
But wait, there’s more when we look at the app.
That sounds like Twitter’s “blaze” strategy, to attract kids with an app they can use to harm others in a mad rush towards the “extreme freedom” of hitting bottom and commiting suicide.
The British soldiers said that God and Chocolate is what melted a Nazi child’s cold coal heart full of false fears and nightmares. Such stupid orientation of kids towards mass suicide was the result of disinformation, the kind of thing Twitter’s app is known for, right?
Speaking of running out of chocolate, consider how the Nazis tried to control all aspects of life through an “everything” synchronization plan.
The Nazi Party came to power in 1933 and quickly began trying to control all aspects of society. This internal consolidation of power to remake Germany as a Nazi state was known as Gleichschaltung. The term is a German word that means “coordination” or “synchronization.” Under Gleichschaltung, German political, social, and cultural life were rearranged to serve Nazi goals.
While Twitter has fashioned an obnoxious “X” symbol different yet similar to Hitler’s adaptations of the same symbolism, they also just invoked the Nazi concept of Gleichschaltung.
New CEO Linda Yaccarino tweeted that X would be “centered in audio, video, messaging, payments/banking,” a step toward Musk’s vision of creating the “everything app”…
A proprietary, centrally planned and controlled app (Gleichschaltung) to control all aspects of life (serving Twitter’s goals) is a terrible, terrible idea from a terrible human who wants to repeat the worst mistakes in history.
Twitter has been rebranded with a Nazi symbol, with a Nazi phrase, and even with a Nazi Gleichschaltung app… need I go any further?
Let’s be honest and just admit this is all about some very misguided people hoping to bring Nazism back without resistance.
…Twitter has threatened to sue a group of independent researchers whose research documented an increase in hate speech on the site since it was purchased last year by Elon Musk.
Another repeat. I guess I did need to continue.
Did Hitler sue people in court for reporting a rise of hate speech? Yes, Nazis setup a rushed Kangaroo court and then beheaded them.
At this point I have to also point out Nazis really hate being called out for being Nazis.
Here, watch this again to cheer yourself up. Works for me.
Update November 2023:
Elon Musk boasts to reporters that he thinks some of his best friends are Jewish, after he says he knows that the phrase is antisemtitic.
After this he spread and supported a “deadly” antisemitic comment on his swastika platform.
Elon Musk’s Disturbing ‘Truth’: The billionaire affirmed the deadliest anti-Semitic conspiracy theory in recent American history.
Update September 2023:
People are writing that the CEO, laying in a bed with Saudi Arabia, is now belting out obnoxious hateful anti-Semitic rants on the platform that he has covered in swastikas. Yeah, so anyone think maybe the Nazi logo, tagline and app weren’t enough evidence already?
The latest news has people asking yet again when he will be stopped.
Elon Musk has admitted that his refusal to grant Ukraine permission to use his Starlink satellite network was an attempt to prevent a drone attack on a Russian naval fleet…. Having apparently spoken to the Russian ambassador to the United States – who is reported to have told him that an attack on Crimea would trigger a nuclear response – Musk is then said to have ordered his engineers to turn off Starlink coverage “within 100km of the Crimean coast”.
Elon Musk was actively defending the Russian fleet (likely due to insistence of the Chinese government) with lies about escalation risk.
Meanwhile U.S. policy clearly has been to destroy military equipment used for firing missiles into civilian areas of Ukrainian cities. Remember how in April 2022 “U.S. intel helped Ukraine sink Russian flagship Moskva“?
Destroying Russia’s flagship should have cascaded into sinking far more ships. Instead, SpaceX self-admittedly interfered by helping Russian officials protect their warships in order to keep firing missiles at schools and hospitals. Odessa’s infrastructure used in grain and agricultural exports, for example, were under attack by this Russian fleet and impacting a lot of the world. Musk’s interference to keep the attacks coming, while ignoring every and all other military use of communication, exposes him as having very political intent.
The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953) is old and obscure. It was enacted by President Adams in 1799 very soon after George Logan, a doctor from Philadelphia, had setup meetings in Paris to “usurp the Executive authority” intending to influence France and defeat U.S. foreign policy objectives.
To obtain a Logan Act conviction, a prosecutor would need to show that the defendant sought to influence a foreign government with respect to a discrete “dispute” or “controversy” with the United States or would need to identify a “measure of the United States” that the defendant sought to “defeat.” …if the law is ever used, we suspect it will be used against the narrow class of people who are capable of causing serious damage to U.S. foreign policy.
It is almost never enforced but that should probably change now. Just think how it would have kept Nixon out of office.
Related: What Isn’t a Swastika?