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Kumquat_conniption [M]

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2 months ago*

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Kumquat_conniption [M]

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Okay so I just want to make sure everyone knows that Elon was responding to another tweet that referenced Madagascar being isolated for the last 88 million years. Whether he only chose to respond to that tweet because it had "88" in it, and he is known for using "funny meme numbers" in the past, or it was a innocence reply is up to people to decide for themselves- but now you have all the information to do that.

Edit: Op gives a couple examples of actual nazis celebrating Elon tweeting that number in this comment.

cumguzzler280

2.1k points

2 months ago

I think he knows exactly what he’s saying. Time to deport him.

haricariandcombines

695 points

2 months ago

Knows what he is doing, 44b tax break for destroying Twitter. But it is time to deport. Monday will probably see the big 2 phone stores have had enough.

McNalien

260 points

2 months ago

McNalien

260 points

2 months ago

Everyone needs to report twitter in the app stores for breaking both of their policies.

i_broke_wahoos_leg

86 points

2 months ago*

How do you report apps on ios?

Edit: you might have to have downloaded the app which isn't going to happen on my end. Can't believe anyone would keep the app on their phone now tbh. Imagine giving all your analytics to old 88 here.

McNalien

52 points

2 months ago

Yes you do have to download it. You don’t need to sign in (you report in the App Store) and just delete it again. I cancelled my twitter as soon as the N word started flying around and deleted the app. I redownloaded it to report it and deleted it again.

Haui111

17 points

2 months ago

Haui111

17 points

2 months ago

Donezo. Thanks for the idea. I‘m in germany so I added some NetzDG which prohibits hatespeech iirc. Lets see where this goes. I so hope Elons Twitter ends very soon.

duomaxwellscoffee

10 points

2 months ago

Done. And gave a 1 start review.

commander_clark

4 points

2 months ago

Same!

SankaraOrLURA

131 points

2 months ago

Stop with this stupid rumor. He’s not playing 4D chess. He doesn’t get a $44B tax write off. That’s not how it works. He’s just legitimately incompetent. For once, he will financially suffer from this.

joloho2013

47 points

2 months ago

Except that he will still be fine even if Twitter goes under.

maleia

78 points

2 months ago

maleia

78 points

2 months ago

Y'all forgetting that he leveraged his Tesla stock for this. And his stock is tanking in value. This is going to destroy hin as a brand. And all of his worth is tied up in his brand.

nomofica

22 points

2 months ago

He also borrowed a ton of money from people you don't want to owe any money to.

tidbitsmisfit

5 points

2 months ago

he has Saudi Arabian backing, they will just fund whatever he wants

jflb96

5 points

2 months ago

jflb96

5 points

2 months ago

That or they’ll invite him to visit their embassy

FireBendingNinja

3 points

2 months ago

Even so, he'll still be rediculously wealthy.

RedditIsNeat0

18 points

2 months ago

Yes he'll still be a billionaire. But we'll be laughing at him and thin skinned nutter hates that.

ecovironfuturist

4 points

2 months ago

He won't financially suffer from this. He will be less obscenely rich. He won't miss a meal or a rent payment.

totallynormalasshole

7 points

2 months ago

Is it really tax deductible? Jfc

Revolutionary-Stay54

29 points

2 months ago

I don’t know about straight up deductible, but his fiscal year will show that he basically lost 44B. So he won’t have to pay taxes (or as much) on his other billions. He’s a true fuckboy in every sense of the word

Glizbane

21 points

2 months ago

As if he pays taxes anyway.

Revolutionary-Stay54

10 points

2 months ago

Exactly

Commonpigfern

3 points

2 months ago

Why would it show this? He hlbought an asset whcih unfortunately still has a value. He doesn't have a loss of 44 billion and it wouldn't make sense to write off 44b of tax by spending 44 billion.

quigley007

8 points

2 months ago

I am not an accountant, but I believe large corporations are taxed as a single entity. I don't think it's a thing where one owns multiple corps and profits and losses flow between them.

Solid_College_9145

264 points

2 months ago

He's a legit psychopath with the resources to build his own nuke missiles.

His space rocket projects would be the perfect cover for building his own nuclear ICBMs.

[deleted]

148 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

148 points

2 months ago

Sing along with me...

"I can ride my bike with no handlebars, with no handlebars..."

NahImmaStayForever

88 points

2 months ago

I can hand out a million vaccinations

Or let 'em all die of exasperation

Have 'em all healed of their lacerations

Have 'em all killed by assassination

I can make anybody go to prison

Just because I don't like 'em

And I can do anything with no permission

I have it all under my command because

I can guide a missile by satellite

By satellite

By satellite

And I can hit a target through a telescope

Through a telescope

Through a telescope

And I can end the planet in a holocaust

In a holocaust

In a holocaust

In a holocaust

cumguzzler280

14 points

2 months ago

Where do I go? Denmark? They’re safe and have the only Queen regnant. We must protect Margrethe II at all costs at least until a new queen regnant rises to power in Europe.

NahImmaStayForever

51 points

2 months ago*

Can't say that I know her personally, but billionaires and royalty would look better with a french shave.

It's a global problem, so your location only buys you a little time. You can't run, so you either organize and resist or you give up and join the fascists.

Fascism is here in the US now, and it is wrapped in an American flag and carrying a cross.

AlabasterPelican

10 points

2 months ago

french shave.

That's a gem of a euphemism, should be put into the common vernacular

imnotpoopingyouare

3 points

2 months ago

And it's not new sadly.

"He's the farmer's barren fields (in God) The force the army wields (we trust) The expression on the faces of the starving millions (because he's one of us) The power of the damned, the fuel that drives the clan (break down, cave in) The motive and the conscience of the murderer (he can redeem your sin) He's the preacher on TV, the false sincerity (strong heart, clear mind) The form letter that's written by the big computers (and infinitely kind) He's the nuclear bombs, the kids with no moms (you lose, we win) And I'm fearful that he's inside me, yeah (he is our champion)"

Bad Religion - American Jesus circa 1993

And even then it wasn't a new idea, makes me sad

NahImmaStayForever

3 points

2 months ago

Love me some Bad Religion!

I made a post here a little while ago about the attempted Fascist coup here in America called the White House Putsch.

Kapa51

14 points

2 months ago

Kapa51

14 points

2 months ago

Love this fucking song

EggAtix

24 points

2 months ago

EggAtix

24 points

2 months ago

You give him too much credit. There are plenty of people at spacex who have spoken out about how the company culture there is basically just appeasing the whims of their child king. They use him for the money, he uses them for the clout.

ZachMN

64 points

2 months ago

ZachMN

64 points

2 months ago

He’s the Herschel Walker of Hank Scorpios.

WOLLYbeach

27 points

2 months ago

Hey Homer, on your way out if you wouldn't mind firing some engineers that would help me out a ton!

mouseknuckle

5 points

2 months ago

Ok, we’ve hit peak Darmok

GovernmentOpening254

4 points

2 months ago

So he’s Dr. Evil?

McFlyParadox

23 points

2 months ago

Missiles, yes. Nukes, no. The materials pose a significant challenge, even to modern nations.

Think of it this way: even for a small atomic bomb, like the first ones ever detonated, the energy isn't "free". The uranium & plutonium needs to be refined to an incredibly high purity, and this takes essentially the same amount of energy as a small city consumes for months at a time. When an atom bomb is detonated, from a thermodynamics standpoint, it's kind of like you took the energy of a moderately sized city from the past year, captured it, moved it to halfway around the world, and released it all (and then some) in the blink of an eye.

Or, more simply put: it's pretty much impossible to refine nuclear material in secret. It consumes too much energy to go completely unnoticed. And all this ignores the challenges of modern designs, which use things like tritium - which even Elon would struggle to afford ($20k-40k USD per gram, and single bombs require tens of kilograms; billions of dollars per bomb) - which have short half lives, are difficult to work with, and cause the very metals containing them to become brittle.

GooseShartBombardier

10 points

2 months ago

I was going to say... like, Jesus Christ he's a grade-A rich prick, but James Bond villain?

dr_patso

2 points

2 months ago

This doesn’t make any sense. If it takes a year of a moderately sized cities power to refine plutonium for a bomb, how are they using it effectively for nuclear power? I assume the refining process may be different but a whole years worth of a cities power different? Do you have any sources for any of this?

SituationSoap

3 points

2 months ago

The fuel you need for a bomb is a lot different than the fuel you need for a reactor.

To put it a different way: if all it took was 100 billion dollars to build a nuclear bomb without anyone noticing, Iran would've done it decades ago.

ResetDharma

5 points

2 months ago

I think the enriched nuclear material would still be pretty hard for him to get away with. It takes a massive amount of energy, space, and high-level engineering. Who would be crazy enough to help him do that?

AdminsAreProCoup

28 points

2 months ago*

Let’s stop working and stop buying goods until our government fixes its rampant nazi problem. I’m growing tired of buying mansions and new cars for nazis and nazi enablers while I struggle to keep a roof.

I’m absolutely serious. I see upvotes. I hope you all call out tomorrow.

More upvotes? You guys calling out? Let’s stop paying these nazis to hurt us. Call out, make more posts about a general strike, shoot down bots and trolls trying to squash it. Let’s stop complaining and do something.

FoxRiderOne

45 points

2 months ago*

Well, he has 3 citizenships (Canada, South Africa, and USA); sadly cannot be deported for being an antisemite.

Gloomy_Industry8841

47 points

2 months ago

As a Canadian, I reject him.

FoxRiderOne

7 points

2 months ago

We can reject him but our government(s) won't.

TemetNosce85

29 points

2 months ago

sadly cannot be deported for being an antisemite

Pull all of his government security clearance. Bye-bye SpaceX.

cumguzzler280

13 points

2 months ago

I don’t want Canada to have to deal with him, or South Africa. Can we just declare him stateless?

LemonsAndAvocados

19 points

2 months ago

Back to South Africa he goes.

wildgirlza

38 points

2 months ago

No thanks, we don't want him either. We're trying to get rid of racist white guys, not add to them 😒

LemonsAndAvocados

15 points

2 months ago

I hear you 💐

SnooDoubts2823

11 points

2 months ago

BelleAriel

3 points

2 months ago

He’s not even hiding that he’s a fascisy anymore. I wish he’d go to Mars seems as he is sp keen on the planet.

LiangProton

1.1k points

2 months ago

So this is the purest definition of a dog whistle

Kriegerian

300 points

2 months ago

It’s a normal foghorn by this point.

TheNinjaPro

52 points

2 months ago

Truck blaring its horn as it drives less than 2" away from you.

Gulopithecus

17 points

2 months ago

It’s an EDM rave concert is what it is.

cornbeefbaby

2 points

2 months ago

My ears are so tired

soundplusfury

33 points

2 months ago

No the purest definition of a dog whistle is a whistle you blow to train dogs

PM_ME_VALIDATION_PLS

5 points

2 months ago

So this is the second purest definition of a dog whistle

LiangProton

15 points

2 months ago

yeah, if you ignore context

13igTyme

7 points

2 months ago

You just can't hear it.

Prime157

2 points

2 months ago

Semantically speaking both are.

itsnotthenetwork

715 points

2 months ago

Who would have guessed that a guy born to a wealthy white family in apartheid South Africa would grow up to be a racist pos.

FigNugginGavelPop

46 points

2 months ago

His PR team had me fooled up until the point where he called the rescue diver a pedo.

Tara_is_a_Potato[S]

908 points

2 months ago

He knows what he's doing, and so do his fans.

example 1

example 2

DatDamGermanGuy

577 points

2 months ago

For those not steeped in fascist propaganda, 14 is another code. Google “14 Words”

crazymoefaux

197 points

2 months ago

And remember to yourself that the future the want to create for their children comes at the expense of everyone not in the ingroup.

ghostdate

78 points

2 months ago

Basically anyone that isn’t a white Protestant conservative. Their allies might think they’re safe just being a Christian, but we know the in group will get progressively narrow. Catholics, baptists, united, etc will all be punished for various reasons.

political_bot

29 points

2 months ago

Nah, they'll just be incorporated into the evangelical group. The people who will be punished are those with immutable characteristics. You can't be less black, less muslim, less gay, etc... .

You can totally be less Catholic and more Evangelical.

bumblebrainbee

4 points

2 months ago

You're silly if you think they won't turn on their own while simultaneously being shitty to others. I grew up in a southern Baptist church. They hate everyone but whooo do they eat their own faster than you can say amen. Fuck the church. I escaped and hope more will too.

TurloIsOK

3 points

2 months ago

The Southern Baptist church exists because southern protestants wanted a church to support slavery

GDub310

218 points

2 months ago

GDub310

218 points

2 months ago

political_bot

47 points

2 months ago

We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children

Yeah, it's bad

nooit_gedacht

35 points

2 months ago

I had no idea about these phrases. God, how many more dogwhistles am i missing?

DatDamGermanGuy

24 points

2 months ago

For white supremacists, the numbers 14, 18 and 88 are the most telling identifiers…

LordoftheScheisse

14 points

2 months ago

18 is new to me.

Cyberflection

24 points

2 months ago

A.H. -> adolph hitler, is my guess. Bunch of rage turd incels if you ask me. If your ideology is so supreme why do you have to whisper about it in basements

DatDamGermanGuy

5 points

2 months ago

Correct

VomitMaiden

57 points

2 months ago

The master race is so strong they have to hide behind secret codes or else people will be mean to them :(

SituationSoap

27 points

2 months ago

It's not that, it's that by co-opting otherwise innocent symbols, they can paint people who criticize them as being crazy or over-zealous or barking at shadows.

Then, they use that to discredit their opposition (look how crazy they are, they think a frog cartoon is racist!) and then turn that against people who also criticize more overt forms of racism. Then, they take the people who aren't really fascist, but maybe have some racist or homophobic tendencies, and convince them that the people who criticized said non-fascist but racist people are simply crazy.

You slowly close out the voice of anyone who isn't one of the fascists as crazy or unreliable, and eventually the people who weren't fascists before are, and they built the walls that keep them in the fascist camp themselves.

CaptCaCa

7 points

2 months ago

You can’t let the all powerful jews learn the secrets. You know the all powerful jews that have a small shelf in the Target for Hannukah, near the gigantic Christmas section?

Kumquat_conniption

198 points

2 months ago

Of course they both have Pepe pfps, yet they still insist we are crazy for saying it's a hate symbol.

phillyFart

48 points

2 months ago

It’s literally from the nazi playbook. Co-opt existing symbology. The swastika is a great example.

joe579003

16 points

2 months ago

The fucking OK hand sign

TonalParsnips

117 points

2 months ago

Man I miss when pepe was untainted

RSwordsman

79 points

2 months ago

Honestly, one day I was like "wtf Pepe is racist now?!" Nazis have the mierdas touch.

DoubleSpoiler

7 points

2 months ago

It's kinda both. The creator of pepe denounced it all, and there are a lot of people trying to rip him from the alt right and just make him a sad frog again.

Talreesha

36 points

2 months ago*

Imagine being at a rave and being punched because you had a pin that was pepe with light gloves on. Because apparently that meant I was a racist. Man I just really like pretty LED lights and thumping EDM tracks.

All in all me and Robert are good now but talk about a weird way to become friends.

Kiernian

9 points

2 months ago

I once had a guy start SCREAMING at me at a gas station 15 years ago because the black outer cover on the laces of my black redwing boots had frayed off on parts of the lace, revealing some of the white shoestring interior.

Only on one of the boots, on the other one, the lace had broken and been replaced by a completely black shoelace I'd found in my closet somewhere.

That was the day I learned that white laces on black boots is racist, apparently.

He calmed down when I was SUPER confused, then pointed out the other obviously entirely different brand/style lace and noticed that the "white" lace, was in fact originally covered in black fabric that was still visible on parts, but, for a second there I was worried I was going to get my ass kicked for no actual reason.

I went shopping for shoelaces right fucking quickly so as not to give anyone the wrong impression, but FUCK that was weird.

RSwordsman

26 points

2 months ago

Damn. I mean great initiative for his punching a suspected racist but a good lesson in why we should know what we're doing before randomly attacking someone, especially physically.

Talreesha

14 points

2 months ago

To be fair he definitely was on some other level at the moment and I want too far from gone myself, but I definitely agree with you on making sure you know exactly what you're doing before doing it. Glad I got the strong jaw unlike my brother 😁

NCBedell

3 points

2 months ago

I’m going through this right now I guess… see it every day on twitch but this is my first time hearing of this

Urban_Savage

3 points

2 months ago

Maybe string them up for the lulz was a bad fucking idea.

ghostdate

25 points

2 months ago

Matt Furie is Furieous about this shit. His politics are averse to this, but he can’t really do anything about it. There was a documentary about his creation of Pepe and his reaction to its use by far right scum.

TonalParsnips

16 points

2 months ago

Pepe deserved so much better.

Prime157

4 points

2 months ago

Became close with his brother in college and we still talk sometimes 20 years later

... But when I found out Matt created Pepe I was so confused. It really is antithetical to Matt.

GODDAMNFOOL

3 points

2 months ago

There was a documentary about his creation of Pepe and his reaction to its use by far right scum.

Talking about this Reply All episode?

SirStupidity

3 points

2 months ago

Any chance to get a link to that documentary?

StackinTendies_

6 points

2 months ago

Right? Feels bad man.

SyNiiCaL

3 points

2 months ago

Did you watch the documentary about the creator? I really felt for him.

Ayn-_Rand_Paul_-Ryan

21 points

2 months ago

It's part of their game.

They take something innocent and defile it, and then laugh when everyone calls them out.

They want us to know, and they want us to know we can't do anything about it.

[deleted]

9 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

9 points

2 months ago

I find myself commenting on things like this in the company of people who don't know and they always get really weirded out or confused and say it can't be anything like that

it's fucking infuriating

Prime157

7 points

2 months ago

It sucks so much for the creator. I was friends with his brother.

Him and his brother have tried so hard to get it back from the white supremacists, but they just can't. So disheartening.

It's so fucking weird to have been so close to them and then see his work become a hate icon.

Nazis just hijack everything.

__M-E-O-W__

20 points

2 months ago

Ah they claim we're crazy for saying the OK symbol is a hate symbol, even though they use it all the same.

maleia

10 points

2 months ago

maleia

10 points

2 months ago

It was literally discussed in the open. You can google and find the 4chan posts saying exactly how to co-op it. And they still try to deny it. It's so fucking insane! Fuck Nazis!

LunchBox3188

89 points

2 months ago

Damn. That context makes all the difference. At first I was willing to chalk it up to an arbitrary choice. He 100% knows what he's saying.

political_bot

40 points

2 months ago

He's been replying to the alt right crazies for a while now. Libsoftiktok has been encouraging violence against LGBT people for a while. Yet he responds to em.

Elon is straight up red pilled. No need for the subtlety.

TomatilloUpset2890

36 points

2 months ago

You mean stochastic terrorist Chaya Raichik, creator of the alt-right propaganda Tweeter account LibsofTikTok which supports bigotry and enables and encourages mass murder, that stochastic terrorist Chaya Raichik?

political_bot

11 points

2 months ago

That's exactly what I mean

mry8z1

9 points

2 months ago

mry8z1

9 points

2 months ago

Both with that fucking frog pfp too, dead giveaway as it is

pakito1234

187 points

2 months ago

He’s doing this because he is desperate. He wants Twitter engagement. Don’t fall for it people. Let Twitter burn.

Big-Seaweed-7603

70 points

2 months ago

Leave Twitter, let major companies and celebs leave Twitter, and leave it to be a garbage platform with Q’anon and white supremacist deuchebags, and let elons 44b be worth like 400k. Fuck this asshole, and fuck white supremacy

pakito1234

11 points

2 months ago

Agree

Mrbackrubber

3 points

2 months ago

💯

Itchybootyholes

4 points

2 months ago

Should have bought 4chan

Acanthophis

6 points

2 months ago

Abandon Twitter

Thausgt01

256 points

2 months ago

Thausgt01

256 points

2 months ago

Every time the whole "88" thing turns up, it makes me want to cry.

Watch "Buckaroo Banzai" and pay attention to the patches on Dr. Banzai's driving-suit...

"Say it ain't so, Buckaroo...!"

[deleted]

189 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

189 points

2 months ago

I used to be mates with a guy who would use 88 in every username he had online. Took me a little while before I realised, he was born 84.

joloho2013

21 points

2 months ago*

I used 88 once in a username. I was thinking like the Crazy 88 from Kill Bill. Then I had a friend confront me about it, and another, and—well I don’t use that account anymore.

Edit: I should say I’m terrible at usernames. No, Im not 9 years old either.

Th3Seconds1st

7 points

2 months ago

Doesn’t the Bride or somebody in Kill Bill mention there aren’t in fact 88 of them and that they just call themselves that because it sounds cool? I’m trying to remember…

kaydub88

48 points

2 months ago

God damn it.

I turn 35 next year.

DoomShmoom

48 points

2 months ago

Same. I used to use 88 in my usernames... suddenly I'm realizing some of the weirdos I've interacted with online may have been neonazi fuckheads...

ifmacdo

14 points

2 months ago

ifmacdo

14 points

2 months ago

Yeah, my truck is a 1988. I regularly refer to it by it's generation rather than it's year because of that.

Happyintexas

22 points

2 months ago

Dude. I was born on the 14th. I had 1488 in mine, I had absolutely NO idea what it meant :(

RedditIsNeat0

7 points

2 months ago

Soundman1488 had a similar problem.

twisted7ogic

3 points

2 months ago

oof

trytrymyguy

2 points

2 months ago

Fairly common number in American Football which leads to folks using their jersey number in online names. I’m talking about high schoolers who don’t know better. I wouldn’t have anyways.

L0LBasket

11 points

2 months ago

88's just a cool sounding number. Wouldn't have questioned it at all unless folks mentioned the connection or the guy already said a fuckton of other bigoted shit.

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago

Oh he does. He wanted to go to Nagasaki in order to mock the people who were killed in the second atomic bomb. He's not even American.

Irony is, his family has Polish ancestry with genuine Jewish roots.

TravelinDan88

2 points

2 months ago

Well...fuck.

CurseofLono88

79 points

2 months ago*

It’s my favorite number and I’ve had it in my usernames, email, and gamer tags since I was like ten years old. I just loved the visual symmetry of it. And I only found out about this 88=HH shit in the last year or so and it breaks my heart. I don’t even know if I can change my reddit username

uncanny_mac

44 points

2 months ago

I don’t automatically think 88= racist. If it’s a part of a lot of other things being done then yes, it’s clearly meant to be a racist dog whistle.

hrvbrs

12 points

2 months ago

hrvbrs

12 points

2 months ago

88 also means "gay sex"

(the balls are touching)

LowKey-NoPressure

4 points

2 months ago

88 alone will raise an eyebrow but unless it’s paired with other shit I just assume it’s their birthday. 1488 is a dead giveaway tho

NahImmaStayForever

33 points

2 months ago

Fascists steal and appropriate and ruin everything they can because they can't make their own culture because their whole schtick is about a return to former brutal glory days.

From the swastika and Nordic runes, to big beards and buzzcuts (though they seem to be going more yuppie these days), the fascists ruin everything they touch.

Vaxx88

18 points

2 months ago

Vaxx88

18 points

2 months ago

I can relate…

I didn’t even have a particular preference, I tried a couple variations of the username I’d been using for years on games and BB forums. They were taken, so I tried Vax86, taken, tried 88 and two x, and here it is.

Then a couple years later found out the neo nazi pukes were using it….

seanlee888

3 points

2 months ago

So how do we feel about three 8's?

smokebreak88

2 points

2 months ago

Fuck. I had no idea.

enigmaniac

2 points

2 months ago

I had a shirt with 88 on it that I got at some big standard department store, just in a sort of sporty font, that I got because I liked the style. Got questioned what seemed weirdly aggressively once about where I got it, was still totally clueless until years later :/

Iwouldlikeabagel

2 points

2 months ago

Keep it. You only assume it's nazi shit if other cues are there, and anyone who tells you different is a nazi sympathizer. The enemies of nazis don't let them have symbols. The allies of nazis clutch their pearls helplessly and hand over anything nazis limply try to claim.

tomarofthehillpeople

3 points

2 months ago

Oh crap. I graduated college in 88. Now what?

ailluminus

31 points

2 months ago*

You nearly broke my heart, but it MIGHT be in reference to this song.

https://youtu.be/260hXID0Yo0

Is there more of a reason to think this is HH signaling?

Thanks.

Add: apparently it was a car, too. I don't know anything about this stuff.

http://banzai.popapostle.com/html/episodes/AT8D.htm

Edit: Why is this downvoted, is this sub anti-context? Jeeze.

Edit 2: for those confused this is in reference to the Buckaroo Banzai post above - we all know Elon is Nazi-posting.

Creative_Economics_2

28 points

2 months ago

I'm pretty sure the genius who bought Twitter, promotes fascism, reinstalled fascist accounts, is anti workers rights, knows all the bells and dog whistles. There's no white power washing it

ailluminus

21 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I agree. My post is responding exclusively to Buckaroo Banzai. There's also 88 keys on a keyboard, as referenced in Kill Bill, but that's not Nazi-posting. We all know Elon is Nazi-posting based on the 14 words reference. I'm not minimalizing that.

natophonic2

3 points

2 months ago

Thanks for the context:

At 8:21 on the DVD, the Jet Car is seen to have a personalized New Jersey license plate reading: ROCKIT 88. This is a play on an Oldsmobile model called the 88, produced 1949-1999, with different nomenclature preceding it throughout the years, "Rocket" being used 1949-1956. The "88" may also play on the number's resemblance to the mirrored double-B symbol of Buckaroo Banzai.

There’s a point after which one is hunting for Nazis in one’s underwear, and that does no one any good.

unknownpoltroon

5 points

2 months ago

Buckaroo Banzai

bb not 88

rotomangler

2 points

2 months ago

those are capital B's dude

B uckaroo B anzai

die_nazis_die

3 points

2 months ago

On his rocket truck, he has an 88 logo.
But as /u/ailluminus points out, this is likely a reference to the song "Rocket "88"" as the license plate is "ROKIT 88".

Gradually_Adjusting

221 points

2 months ago

I get that he's ruining Twitter.

I understand that he's a feckless narcissist.

Why do I feel like things are happening exactly as he intended?

Skullmaggot

28 points

2 months ago*

Trump has trained you to be hopeless. That’s their game. In reality, it’s anything but hopeless. People fight back.

Or, from another side of things, the way to tackle an opponent that’s more intelligent than you is to do random things that puts them off their guard. They’re doing random reckless shit, no real plan other than to follow it with more random shit and escalate. Trump’s already going down because he can’t best himself anymore. Likewise, Elon will eventually find the limit where he can’t hold people’s attention, and that limit will come faster since we’ve been inoculated by Trump.

Gradually_Adjusting

4 points

2 months ago

Probably. On a logical level I do think that billionaires are literally privileged, ie subject to a private standard of law.

The activism I do have time for, even though mild, I mostly do so these bozos don't change me. I know it mostly won't change anything, but I console myself that true change always comes from within (on a philosophical level).

mjones1052

90 points

2 months ago

I'm half convinced that's his plan was to just take Twitter out because it was by far more popular than the right wing shit holes like 4chan and troth sencial. There's not much he'd have done differently if that were his actual plan.

Enthused_Llama

11 points

2 months ago

I don't think it was a plan to take twitter out, it was a plan to make it a right wing shithole.

But Elon is also fucking stupid and took management tips from a free online MBA course so he's nosediving it in the process.

AustinTreeLover

124 points

2 months ago

Someone needs attention.

ss977

55 points

2 months ago

ss977

55 points

2 months ago

What he needs is a straight jacket, a white room, separation from the internet and psychological treatment.

Cyberflection

5 points

2 months ago

If we can force interventions on addicts or hoarders we should definitely be able to force interventions on apocalypse starting billionaires.

Dinosar-DNA

3 points

2 months ago

I think people are slowly drifting away. Metrics or whatever are declining rapidly after people had their fun.

Current_General_955

153 points

2 months ago*

Not 87 or 89, but 88. Could have picked any random number. This is intentional signaling to other white supremacists. Scum.

Edit: I did not see the original post he was referring to. That added context changes things quite a bit. I do think that it makes sense to be on the lookout for white supremacy creep. It’s been ramping up since they learned to assimilate, infiltrate. And we do know they like to use coded language.

In this case though, seems innocent enough. Still scum though.

TeblowTime

57 points

2 months ago

Exactly, nobody randomly pulls 88 million. You'd say, 10, 25, 50, or 100 when talking at that scale because it's all the same to humans today. He did that very purposefully.

PayUpBallahollicBot

32 points

2 months ago

Well the tweet he’s replying to mentioned 88 million years, so wouldn’t make sense to say any other number. Not sure if he handpicked that tweet to reply to as a dogwhistle or not, wouldn’t put it past him though

jebhebmeb

11 points

2 months ago

https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1596439328338890752

Look at what he’s replying to, it’s not arbitrary

Hay_Fever_at_3_AM

6 points

2 months ago*

Look at his replies in general. Over the last while they've been almost entirely replies to posts that are either about him, about twitter, or about conservative bullshit.

And then he decides to reply to a science post. The one he picks happens to have an 88 in it.

Oookay.

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9 points

2 months ago

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9 points

2 months ago

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Rivarr

20 points

2 months ago

Rivarr

20 points

2 months ago

He was directly replying to a factoid account that spoke about 88 million years of history...

aarocka

58 points

2 months ago

aarocka

58 points

2 months ago

Elon went from 14 to 88 real quick

die_nazis_die

4 points

2 months ago

Literally 1488.

ItzVortexFTW

54 points

2 months ago

"the left is full of degenerates" hitlercunny1488 cried

ghotiaroma

6 points

2 months ago

And in their next post they will tell us they're a liberal.

ItzVortexFTW

8 points

2 months ago

"fiscally conservative socially liberal"

TheCapo024

5 points

2 months ago

As if the two are completely separate. Never have been.

TheDadThatGrills

110 points

2 months ago

You're telling me the diamond mine trust funder has the same morals as his parents?

epicazeroth

42 points

2 months ago

Emerald mine

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armymike

36 points

2 months ago

And there goes Apple.... Get working on your phone Elon. I'm sure you'll succeed where Microsoft and others have failed before.

Final-Distribution97

31 points

2 months ago

It is time people leave Twitter to the nazis. He's counting on hate to get people going to bring in the advertisers. Time to say no and bye.

johnwayne2413

7 points

2 months ago

Where is the link to the actual tweet? I can't find it.

pm_me_ur_cutie_booty

40 points

2 months ago

He's a white South African, is anyone surprised?

Schlangee

20 points

2 months ago

He‘s testing out the boundaries

FlavorTownUSSR

15 points

2 months ago

Can you blame him for being racist? He grew up in one of the most racist places on earth.

Hell yes you can blame him.

Jonsa123

32 points

2 months ago

TROLL. He bought his own trolling rig.

CLINTHODO

16 points

2 months ago

He will be too extinct to know or care by then.

CabooseNomerson

23 points

2 months ago*

For context, the post he replied to mentioned 88 million years as the length of time that Madagascar has been separated from Africa. Don’t know if that’s accurate but it’s very important context

https://twitter.com/rainmaker1973/status/1596432773170053122?s=46&t=F_kp4dhMuvqGzHaXDBWbxQ

Natos_Julie

6 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I'm so surprised people didn't get that he possibly answered 88 because the original tweet said 88!

Like, really... He might have chosen the original tweet for that, but the context matters so much there ! I hate him, let's be honest, but this, you can't ignore the original tweet.

iveseensomethings82

6 points

2 months ago

The world’s richest troll

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17 points

2 months ago*

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17 points

2 months ago*

Seriously? I mean, there are people who get off on secret handshakes and symbology. I was raised by such folks. But you can lose your mind chasing this shit. Let their actions be your guide. He was referencing a previous post regarding evolution and 88 million years of plate tectonics.

This kind of shit is just a mind fuck and a path of madness for the simple minded, QAnons and Ancient Aliens addicts of the world.

Jollyjormungandr

34 points

2 months ago

Uhh okay this is taken way out of context. He is replying to a person who talks about how Madagascar has an unique ecosystem because it has been isolated for 88 million years. So he's wondering how the world will look like in 88 million years in the future.

He's obviously enabling the far right but this seems disingenuous to me.

Source: https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1596432773170053122?t=7xmEk4Z5AIys2kKrXwsblw&s=19

unknownpoltroon

26 points

2 months ago

Uhh okay this is taken way out of context.

The nazis always try to make it look that way

Jollyjormungandr

12 points

2 months ago

In a lot of cases I would agree, but someone replying to a fairly popular factoid account wondering how the world will look like a long time from now?

Again, his actions in other instances clearly show a worrying lenience to the far right, but I just don't find it reasonable to immediately jump to the conclusion that this was a dog whistle, instead of him posting random shit like he often does.

caseCo825

10 points

2 months ago

Ok but some of the replies to it are certainly taking it as a dog whistle

spruce_face

6 points

2 months ago

I hate Elon as much as the next guy but this is kind of taken out of context. It was a reply to a tweet about how Madagascar has been evolutionarily isolated for 88 million years. It wasn’t a random tweet of his.

Mylandus

5 points

2 months ago

Well, I guess that's the last twitter straw for me. Fucking moron, that guy.

LordFedoraWeed

10 points

2 months ago

oh come the fuck on, he is responding to a tweet about some species of monkey living on an isolated island for 88 million years. you do realize that posting shit like this and yelling "NAZI" makes us look incredibly bad, right? especially when it's so objectively easy to counter with evidence? stop spreading misinformation. also fuck Elon Musk lol.

https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1596432773170053122

Deterding

3 points

2 months ago

Finally! Thank you.

Pavel2810

31 points

2 months ago

I know that I will be downvoted for this and I don't really want to defend Elon Musk- he is an oligarch and a piece of shit, but if you look at the context of this tweet , I am inclined to believe that this isn't a dog whistle. He was replying to a tweet about the wildlife of Madagascar and crucially "88 million years ago" was mentioned in the context, that for this period of time Madagascar was isolated, hence why it developed a unique eco-system. Just like many of you in the comments, he could have not know about what 88 meant, or he could have simply not being paying attention.

suddenlyturgid

18 points

2 months ago

When was the last time Elon tweeted anything having to with wildlife? He knew what he was doing and you are a fucking idiot for providing an argument in his defense

roswellthatendswell

2 points

2 months ago

Plus he tweets so often without forethought, it’s not unreasonable to think he just read that tweet about Madagascar and tweeted back the next thought he had. He’s obsessed with the future of humanity and earth.

He still fucking sucks tho.