Leftists are notorious for eating their own.
They build up their heroes of virtue only to smash them to pieces with a giant wrecking ball.
Once a darling of the left, Elon Musk is now in the left’s crosshairs for one ridiculous reason.
Elon Musk, the tech billionaire and founder of Tesla, has been adored and lionized by liberals because of his sleek and stylish electric cars.
Musk represents a progressive green warrior to the left, stomping out old energy sources with his boots.
Musk was showered with praise for stepping away from a presidential advisory board after Donald Trump pulled out of the flawed Paris Climate Accord.
What the left didn’t understand about the climate accord was that it actually allowed for the biggest emitters of greenhouse gasses (China and India) to have more lax emission standards —not stricter — while the United States was forced to bear a huge economic burden.
Top CEOs in the energy space were big fans of the climate accords because it meant trillions of dollars in government subsidies would go to their companies to fund green-energy boondoggles.
Nevertheless, liberals cheered Musk’s “principled” stance against Trump’s policy shift.
However, Musk soon became an enemy of the left.
Musk complained about being treated unfairly in the press because of an accident related to one of his Teslas. Musk pointed out that General Motors doesn’t get ripped in the press every time a Chevy breaks down.
The press ratcheted up its attack on Musk, and one leftist reporter even tried to dig up personal dirt on Musk to smear his name.
Musk didn’t back down and essentially called out the press for propagating fake news. He suggested the idea of a news rating system voted on by the public to determine the trustworthiness of news outlets and journalists.
The fake news commentariat was obviously aghast by Musk’s idea, not only because they hate the idea of being held accountable, but because he has the resources to actually make it happen.
People on the left ripped Musk and said he was echoing Donald Trump’s rhetoric about the dishonest press.
The final nail in the coffin for Musk with regard to the left came recently when it was revealed he gave $33,900 to the House Republicans’ “Protect the House” PAC.
For this ignominy, Musk was officially cast out from the left.
Many leftists, including celebrities, immediately washed their hands of Musk:
Nice to know the person responsible for making electric cars is able to divorce himself from climate change by donating to the very people who deny its existence. I traded my Tesla in last week after my friend’s Tesla caught on fire, so I saved a trip https://t.co/rDqiERd8qt
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler)July 14, 2018
The reality is many business owners contribute money to both sides for a variety of reasons. They could have personal connections to a particular politician, or they agree with one side on a particular issue.
In the case of Musk, he’s a registered independent who’s given tons of money to left-wing organizations, such as the Sierra Club.
However, because Musk gave a modest $33,900 to a GOP PAC, he must be excommunicated from polite society.
This is the leftist playbook in a nutshell. If they don’t get 100% ideological conformity, they purge.
Musk is merely the left’s latest causality, but he won’t be the last.