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highplainsdem

(49,488 posts)
Sat Jul 1, 2023, 12:20 PM Jul 2023

Loony Musk calls the BBC and real media the "effete elite"

So all this time he just wanted to be Spiro Agnew...






BBC article he was commenting on: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-66056375


Traditional media have used the term “far-right” so frequently & hyperbolically that it no longer means anything.

What use of that term by media actually represents is the immense ideological gap between the effete elite and the people.



The idiot thought "effete elite" was so clever he pinned the reply.

And in case anyone wonders why Loony reminds me of Agnew now:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiro_Agnew

Nixon had Agnew deliver a series of speeches attacking their political opponents. In New Orleans on October 19, Agnew blamed liberal elites for condoning violence by demonstrators: "a spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals".[121]

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Loony Musk calls the BBC and real media the "effete elite" (Original Post) highplainsdem Jul 2023 OP
Man-child musky is and always will be Javaman Jul 2023 #1
like this jackass knows anything about normal people eShirl Jul 2023 #2
The actual overused terms are "radical left" and "socialist" JHB Jul 2023 #3
Elon is a fast learner. He now knows all the buzz words dalton99a Jul 2023 #4
No, Elon - "far-right" means YOU. dchill Jul 2023 #5
Stay in your lane, Musk, the one where many thought you were a genius. brush Jul 2023 #6
He can't stay in his lane any better than his shitty cars Effete Snob Jul 2023 #8
Heehee. brush Jul 2023 #9
Woohoo! I made it! Effete Snob Jul 2023 #7
So I guess Musk thinks he's a 'man of the people' peggysue2 Jul 2023 #10
Effete elite ... dawg Jul 2023 #11
Pasty Porker Pol-Pot. n/t Hiawatha Pete Jul 2023 #13
When you grew up as a white in apartheid South Africa, you don't get to define muriel_volestrangler Jul 2023 #12
PROJECING like a trump & deMoron. Cha Jul 2023 #14

JHB

(37,183 posts)
3. The actual overused terms are "radical left" and "socialist"
Sat Jul 1, 2023, 12:37 PM
Jul 2023

"Far right" is only "over"used because they ain't bothering to hide it anymore.

brush

(54,606 posts)
6. Stay in your lane, Musk, the one where many thought you were a genius.
Sat Jul 1, 2023, 01:38 PM
Jul 2023

Alas that's been proven w-a-a-a-a-y wrong (see his acquisition and management of Twitter — both disastrous).

peggysue2

(10,950 posts)
10. So I guess Musk thinks he's a 'man of the people'
Sat Jul 1, 2023, 02:14 PM
Jul 2023

Hahahaha!

As for the effete elite label? Has this man looked in the mirror recently?

Insufferable, the major lot of these so-called 'libertarian,' billionaire tech guys.

Btw, if Elon Musk, Peter Thiel et al don't like the far-right descriptor, how 'bout fascist?

I'm willing to trade the terms out.

muriel_volestrangler

(101,622 posts)
12. When you grew up as a white in apartheid South Africa, you don't get to define
Sat Jul 1, 2023, 03:15 PM
Jul 2023

what "far right" is. Most of the people you grew up among were far right, unless your parents were getting arrested.

Plus, of course, Musk is desperate to attract the far right, and bigots ("effete" is a homophobic dog-whistle) to Twitter, so he'll bullshit all day about what "the people" think. The BBC defines as far right the French National Front (or whatever they renamed themselves to pretend they'd changed), the Austrian Freedom Party (roots: the Nazi Party), Meloni in Italy (roots: the Fascists), the Sweden Democrats (roots: neo-nazis), Vox in Spain (roots: Franco). Objectively, these are far-right - well right of mainstream right wing parties, with roots in fascist authoritarian parties that we (yes, even South Africa that would then institute apartheid) fought in WW2.

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