Elon Musk: What the Hell Happened?

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By Jordan Martinez

Elon Musk is one of the most brilliant minds of our time. He was born and raised in South Africa and is a co-founder of SpaceX and Paypal, Tesla, and the Boring Company. He has a keen eye for entrepreneurship. A far-fetched idea but SpaceX, Nasa, Blue Origin, and some private companies are making strides in public space travel, a mission he believes in and of course for the human race to colonize Mars.

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We can learn a lot from Elon Musk and his business ventures. He strives for growth, innovation, and technological advancement. Entrepreneurs like Musk pave the way for other entrepreneurs by creating new technologies and innovations that others alike can follow and succeed. Musk solves problems, and the world has a lot of problems.

Right now, the way he’s trying to fix these problems isn’t always the right way, but he is trying, and we should give props where props are due. But I’m afraid I have to disagree with almost everything Elon Musk is doing nowadays, but I respect what he’s accomplished.

In this article, we’re going to focus on the recent mishaps of Elon Musk and what that means, his mission, and maybe how he could turn it all around.


Elon Musk has his fair share of unpopular political views causing a negative image. For instance, asking for a redo in the elections of annexed regions near and in Ukraine thinking Russia will leave if that’s what the “will of the people” wants, is bullshit. Also, he heavily criticized NATO, and we’ve seen just how resourceful NATO could be during the Russain Invasion of Ukraine. It is weird that he just decided to enter the political arena in which, for so long, he took the stance of “I prefer to stay out of politics.” So, you must ask, “why did he just now join?” is it due to profits, or does he feel he is looking out for American voters? Who knows? Only Elon Musk knows. But having a political leaning when you built your career on being above politics doesn’t help the image, plus it leaves out the other half of the population with which his views don’t align.


Elon Musk made a bid to buy Twitter for 44 billion dollars, a valuation that produced a lot of skepticism. Mainly because the company wasn’t and still isn’t profitable, Elon made this bid because he felt the platform needed a significant overhaul, with the primary mission being “protecting free speech!.” Twitter has political problems driving this business into the ground; advertisers don’t want to advertise on the site due to racism, bot accounts, and the overall status of moderation. Since Elon’s takeover, he’s fired more than 7,000 employees, including top executives, and now making the current team work around the clock. God dam Elon!

Now Musk is forced to sell Tesla shares to meet his loan agreement from his acquisition, plus to cover payroll and other expenses.

How can Elon Musk Recover?

When it comes to his current political views, I must say, for him to come out on top of this, he needs to re-take the stance of staying out of politics and being above it—leaving politics in his private life. It’s hard because people have a right to their opinion, but then again, it’s a fine line; Elon just has a hard time balancing it. But I do feel if he gets back to his roots of being; the mad genius who is above politics, who wants to recolonize Mars, who does cool shit with his gadgets, he could restore his image, maybe…

But when it comes to his most recent endeavor, Twitter. In my opinion, if Elon rolls out an active subscription, keyword “active,” and he can capture a vast majority of users in that subscription model, that would be a significant increase in revenue for Twitter. Whose current model is revenue from sponsorship. Also, if he could get the moderation under control because racists and bigots are running amok, we could see sponsorships rolling back into Twitter.

Sponsorships, moderation, and a subscription pay model could see Twitter again in the bright lights. It might get better, or it might just get really worse. But only time will tell.

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