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This is a tale of two billionaires. First, we have Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, among other things, who can be unpredictable. But one thing about him seems sure: He’s pro-freedom. Bill Gates, on the other hand, is a globalist who wants to dictate what you can eat.
Musk has been in the news cycle lately for his takeover of Twitter. That’s not all he has been busy with. As founder of SpaceX, he has been in the thick of keeping democracy alive in Ukraine.
Starlink is a satellite broadband service deployed by SpaceX in Ukraine to keep the war-torn country online. When the Russians tried to thwart the implementation of Starlink through electromagnetic warfare, Musk and company weren’t having it.
“The next day [after reports about the Russian jamming effort hit the media], Starlink had slung a line of code and fixed it,” Dave Tremper, director of electronic warfare for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, said in a recent C4ISRNET Conference, as reported by the Air Force Times.
“And suddenly that [Russian jamming attack] was not effective anymore,” Temper continued. “From [the] EW technologist’s perspective, that is fantastic … and how they did that was eye-watering to me.”
Starlink was a game-changer. “Starlink is what changed the war in Ukraine’s favor,” one observer tweeted at the time.
“I want to say one thing: @elonmusk‘s Starlink is what changed the war in #Ukraine‘s favour. #Russia went out of its way to blow up all our comms. Now they can’t. Starlink works under Katyusha fire, under artillery fire. It even works in Mariupol.” pic.twitter.com/C2QnVTE3tc
— David Patrikarakos (@dpatrikarakos) April 27, 2022
I wonder if the tweet would have been possible without Starlink.
Musk is a man of action. While Joe Biden was more than likely wandering aimlessly around the White House and Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey was presumably getting a new piercing and a nice beard waxing, SpaceX got the job done.
Temper explained that the government can learn a lot from the private sector, because the government has a “significant timeline to make those types of corrections.” Tedious bureaucratic analyses have to be done before the government decides how to address a problem. Then they have to get a contract in place to get it corrected. By that time, the war could be over.
It took Starlink one day to get the job done.
“We need to be able to have that agility,” Tremper said. “We need to be able to change our electromagnetic posture to be able to change, very dynamically, what we’re trying to do without losing capability along the way.”
Musk is a world away from Bill Gates, who told James Temple of the MIT Technology Review, “I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef.” If Gates had his way he’d label synthetic meat — maybe it should be called mystery meat — “beef,” so all of us dummies would fall for it, like the illiterate citizens of an Idiocracy.
“I’m afraid the synthetic [protein alternatives like plant-based burgers] will be required for at least the beef thing,” added Gates.
Temple was interviewing Gates about his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” The title says it all. To stymie climate change, according to Gates, we’ll have to eat synthetic meat, basically get rid of carbon emissions, and, well, do as we’re told.
Last January, Gates called for carbon taxes to jump-start a fundamental change in industry to “accelerate” the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
“The rich countries have to play a central role, both funding [R&D] and having policies, in some cases carbon taxes will be used to drive the demand for these clean products,” Gates said in a speech to the World Economic Forum.
“Only by doing that in an aggressive way will the economic costs be brought down enough that we can turn to all the middle-income countries and say ‘OK, change your whole cement industry, change your whole steel industry,’” Gates continued.
Get the picture? Gates and the entire Great Reset crowd want control over YOU.
Musk, who appears to have libertarian leanings, favors free speech, which requires free choice. If you want to eat a hamburger and can afford it these days, go for it.
You’re not going to save the planet or humanity by controlling everything and everybody. Even if you could, instead of utopia, all you’d be left with is hell on earth.
I have some doubts about Elon Musk. He’s reportedly pro-transhumanist and he’s either agnostic or atheist. Nevertheless, an enemy of my enemy is a friend — for now. Maybe he and those like him will cause the Great Reset crowd to crawl back under the totalitarian rock they came from.
One can always hope.
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