He is now using that wealth to create a safe space for anti-Black racism globally.
Elon Musk is not a self-made billionaire. He came from a very wealthy family. Elon’s dad Errol owned an emerald mine in South Africa.
The mine was profitable and made the family wealthy beyond imagination. Errol once described their obscene wealth by saying,
“We were very wealthy. We had so much money at times we couldn’t even close our safe. One person would have to hold the money in place with another closing the door. And then there’d still be all these notes sticking out and we’d sort of pull them out and put them in our pockets.”
The family didn’t end up owning the mine through hard work. The ownership happened through racist laws and policies that allowed white Europeans in South Africa exclusive access to the natural and human resources of the country.
When he bought the mine in 1980, only whites in South Africa were allowed to own mines. Apartheid created a system where South Africa’s wealth was totally concentrated in the hands of Europeans like Errol Musk.
Apartheid laws and policies barred South Africans from benefiting from their own natural and human resources. Instead, non-Africans like the Musk family were given privileged access to exploit natural resources.
Whites in South Africa were allowed to exploit the human resources of South Africa.
Europeans like the Musk family made millions while the real South Africans lived in abject poverty. Europeans like Errol Musk made millions stealing the wealth and resources of South Africa and South Africans.
When Elon came to America as a teenager, he was already a rich person. He was walking around with his pocket full of literal emeralds. The emeralds that his family stole from South Africans. The emeralds that generated millions for him and the rest of his family.
Elon then used that stolen wealth to set himself up in America. He used that wealth to open a series of businesses. He sold most of them at profit. In 2003, he created Tesla. That company made him a billionaire and the richest man in the world.
So yes, he is a billionaire now because of the millions his family stole from South Africa.
Now, Apartheid Clydeis using the billions he generated from the exploitation of Blacks in Africa to create a safe space for anti-Black racism worldwide.
That is right. Apartheid Clyde bought Twitter and has turned the platform into a free-for-all bigotry platform.
Since Elon took over Twitter, anti-Black racism has EXPLODED on the platform.
Elon has made it clear that anti-Black racism will be protected and even encouraged. Right after he announced his acquisition of Twitter , he tweeted about “free speech” which is a code word for allowing people to post bigoted tweets without consequence.
He fired the Twitter personnel responsible for the suspension of many of the bigoted accounts, including the chief bigot Trump himself.
When a right-wing terrorist attacked Paul Pelosi, Elon tweeted a conspiracy website that accused Paul of being a pedophile.
All in all, Elon has made it clear that Twitter will be the largest platform for racism and other forms of right-wing bigotry.
Many anti-Black accounts have been celebrating Elon’s purchase of Twitter because it means they can be as racist as they want without fear of being deplatformed.
So really, in a sad twist of things, the billions Elon and his family stole from Africa is financing a safe space for anti-Black racism globally.
My Lovely Suque. Medium.com, on November 1, 2022.