Elon Musk’s forthcoming biography by Walter Isaacson sheds light on his concerns about what he terms the “woke mind virus” in America. Musk, the CEO of Tesla and owner of X, attributes this concern as a key factor behind his desire to acquire Twitter, now X. According to Musk, unless the woke mindset, which he views as anti-science, anti-merit, and anti-human, is halted, the advancement of civilization, including multiplanetary ambitions, is at risk.
The excerpt from the biography also delves into Musk’s family dynamics, specifically his oldest child Xavier, who transitioned at the age of 16. Xavier’s transition and subsequent embrace of Marxist ideologies created a rift in their relationship. Musk, while initially understanding of Xavier’s transition, expressed distress over the ideological shift towards communism and the belief that wealth equates to evil. Musk’s efforts to reconcile with Xavier have been met with resistance.
Musk attributes some of Xavier’s ideological transformation to the progressive environment at Crossroads, the Los Angeles school Xavier attended. He draws parallels between this experience and what he perceives as a similar mindset infecting platforms like Twitter, which he believes suppress right-wing and anti-establishment voices.
Elon Musk has been critical of the Left’s influence in shaping his child’s worldview, describing it as “full-on communism.” While acknowledging that the rift with Xavier may change in the future, he emphasizes maintaining good relationships with his other children, recognizing that one cannot win every battle.
Musk’s perspective highlights concerns within conservative circles regarding the impact of progressive ideologies, particularly in educational institutions, on young minds and family dynamics. It also underscores the broader debate surrounding free speech and the suppression of opposing viewpoints on social media platforms.