He has a sympathetic feel-good story behind every event. This is part of his public face.
He will have an answer for everything negative and millions will readily believe his every word and “defend him” against any and every drip of criticism, real or imagined.
It’s not person to Musk. He’s another in a long line I’ve criticized my whole life.
Bill Gates got my criticism once upon a time; he was the superboy.
But any influencer with the same kind of following will get this same criticism from me. It’s not about politics or money. It’s about social influence and what that does to people’s critical thinking skills
It’s not possible to make headway unless I’m talking to a skeptical fan. A sign a skeptical fan would be to be able to criticize without then putting a bandaid on the criticism to make it a justifiable action that really isn’t worthy of criticism
You see, there are aspects of Musk that I am a fan of. Yet with the good comes the bad and the good doesn’t justify the bad. They’re both true simultaneously.