The left has a new conspiracy theory and it is not surprising that it revolves around Elon Musk.
Musk has been a “man of the hour”, in a sense, over the past few months since he completed his deal to buy Twitter. It’s been difficult to keep up with the moral panic and moral panic that has emerged on the left regarding the move. Recent allegations are that he is telling people to follow QAnon.
We reported previously that Musk’s campaign to end child exploitation on Twitter is what led to this charge. Apparently, if you don’t want child pron on social networks, then you are QAnon.
Musk had a perfect answer when asked about the controversy.
“Asked for his thoughts about QAnon, Musk responded in an email: ‘lol'” pic.twitter.com/ByYVEc2P8n
— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) December 15, 2022
After hearing so much about QAnon over the years, I still don’t understand why anyone would care. It has no effect on mainstream politics. To the extent it exists, it does so in cyberspace, making it as much of a trolling tool for its “supporters” as any other. The conspiracy theory is so popular that the media can’t stop talking about and referring to it.
It is transparent that Musk has been trying to be a part. Who really believes that the richest man on the planet, a man who voted in Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is secretly a QAnonian? It is also ridiculous to think that anyone with a legitimate concern about child sex trafficking, a real problem in real life, is secretly QAnon. It is also dangerous because it allows for cover for many really bad actors.
Musk could have sung sweet things into the journalist’s ear and waxed poetic about it when asked. It was a good move that he didn’t. These hacks should be laughed at and not allowed to become a part of the mainstream. Musk is not QAnon, and anyone wasting their time on such nonsense is a fool. Evidently, there are many of them on the left.