Elon Musk, one of the world’s premier inventors and entrepreneurs, is disgusted and alarmed by the “fascist” government-imposed, stay-at-home and economic lockdown orders coming from countries all around the world in response to the coronavirus.
“Give people back their goddamn freedom,” he exclaimed.
“We are a bit worried about not being able to resume production in the Bay Area, and that should be identified as a serious risk,” Musk said this week.
FREE AMERICA NOW
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 29, 2020
Musk did not doubt that there was a public health issue at large, but he felt allowing governments to end all economic activity as a means to safeguard health was Orwellian, to say the least.
“The expansion of shelter-in-place, or as we call it, forcibly imprisoning people in their homes, against all their constitutional rights, is, in my opinion, breaking people’s freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong, and not why people came to America and built this country,” Musk said. “What the fuck!”
“If somebody wants to stay in the house that’s great,” Musk added. “They should be allowed to stay in the house, and they should not be compelled to leave. But to say that they cannot leave their house and they will be arrested if they do… this is fascist. This is not democratic. This is not freedom. Give people back their goddamn freedom.”
Musk noted that these draconian shutdowns don’t hurt him or his big companies. They hurt regular workers and small businesses.
“Everything people have worked for all their lives is being destroyed in real time,” he said of the state edicts to shutter “non-essential” businesses. “I think the people are going to be very angry about this and are very angry.”
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