Ah, remember those halcyon days not so long ago when Elon Musk was employing his giant galaxy brain to imminently solvable problems such as digging giant traffic tunnels under L.A. without setting off the San Andreas fault, or sending men to Mars and getting them back, still hydrated and fed, to Earth in time to draw their Social Security checks, instead of plotting world domination by purchasing a social media site for the GDP of Portugal, or bringing peace in our time by double dealing Ukraine away like some sort of modern Neville Chamberlain in Munich?
After Ukraine told him this week to fuck off (in precisely those words) lil Elon took them at their word that they did not require his unique problem solving skills, and apparently decided that Taiwan might be more receptive to compromise with their would-be oppressor, and happily make it easier for him to continue his lucrative Tesla operations in Shanghai.
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Billionaire Elon Musk, days after floating a possible deal to end the war between Russia and Ukraine that drew condemnation in Ukraine, suggested that tensions between China and Taiwan could be resolved by handing over some control of Taiwan to Beijing.
“My recommendation . . . would be to figure out a special administrative zone for Taiwan that is reasonably palatable, probably won’t make everyone happy,” the world’s richest person, told the Financial Times in an interview published on Friday.”
No, Elon that would probably make about 0 people in Taiwan happy, as it has spent the better part of 75 years protecting themselves against the eventuality that anything like that would ever come to pass.
Why on earth would you suggest such a thing? It wouldn’t be that you wish to curry favor with the PRC, who owns the property that your most profitable Tesla plant sits on?
I am sure that you have considered Taiwan’s objections and formulated a galaxy brain response to their trepidations:
“And it’s possible, and I think probably, in fact, that they could have an arrangement that’s more lenient than Hong Kong,” Musk, was quoted as saying by the newspaper.“
Brilliant, Elon! Evoke Hong Kong, where protesters are now susceptible to being hauled off to Peking for trial… that will surely have them racing to sign on the dotted line.
“Wang Ting-yu, a senior lawmaker for Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party who sits on parliament’s foreign affairs and defense committee, slammed Musk on his Facebook page.
“Individual independent companies cannot take their ownership as a joke,” Wang said. “So why should they casually pass off the democratic freedoms, sovereignty and way of life of 23 million Taiwanese? It’s not acceptable for Ukraine, and Taiwan certainly won’t allow it.”
I think that’s a “fuck off” in Chinese, Elon.
Maybe you should leave the foreign policy to experts, galaxy brain, and apply your talents to something more practical like a pocket cold fusion device?
That should keep you busy and out of our hair for a while.