Decentralized hacktivist group Anonymous has published a message for Elon Musk in a video where they called the Tesla CEO “nothing more than another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention.”
In the video posted on Friday, Anonymous sheds light on many things people may not know about Musk.
It is unknown if the people behind this video are the same Anonymous as the hacktivist group known for cyber attacks against several governments since 2003. The video begins with the following message:
“Greetings citizens of the world. This is a message from Anonymous for Elon musk.”
The video then explains Elon Musk’s popularity:
“For the past several years you have enjoyed one of the most favorable reputations of anyone in the billionaire class because you have tapped into the desire that many of us have to live in a world with electric cars and space exploration.”
“But recently your carefully created public image is being exposed, and people are beginning to see you as nothing more than another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention.”
Anonymous then zooms in on Tesla’s earnings and the government subsidies it receives:
“Many people are now learning that the vast majority of Tesla‘s income doesn’t actually come from selling cars. It comes from government subsidies, selling carbon tax credit for your innovation with clean energy.”
The group then refers to the actual founders of Tesla, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning who in an interview with CNBC, said Musk was an investor of the company.
“This technically isn’t your innovation though because you aren’t actually the founder of Tesla. You simply purchased the company from two people much more intelligent than you are.”
Referencing to its recent purchase of Bitcoin and selling 10% of its holdings recently, Anonymous said:
“Tesla has also made more money holding bitcoin for two months than they did in years of selling cars. It is also more than likely that this bitcoin was purchased with money from these government subsidies.”
Commenting on Musk’s recent ‘change of heart’ when it comes to Bitcoin, the group made allegations of Musk having to do so in order to keep his government subsidies secure “in an attempt to play both sides of the fence.”
The video further discussed Tesla’s CEO ‘lack of understanding’ Bitcoin’s principles and his recent attempt to centralize and control Bitcoin mining as they call his involvement with the North American Bitcoin Mining Council. A move already received with a skepticism in the Bitcoin community:
“[Elon’s] move to create a Bitcoin Mining Council was rightly seen as an attempt to centralize the industry and take it under your control.”
The group concludes that the billionaires Tweets have wreaked havoc among many retail investors when crypto prices dropped to up to 50%:
“Reading from the comments on your Twitter posts, it seems that the games you have played with the crypto markets have destroyed lives. Millions of retail investors were really counting on their crypto gains to improve their lives.”
“Of course, they took the risk upon themselves when they invested and everyone knows to be prepared for volatility in crypto, but your tweets this week show a clear disregard for the average working person.”
Anonymous ends their message to Musk by saying:
“You may think you are the smartest person in the room, but now you’ve met your match. We are anonymous. We are Legion. Expect us.”
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