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ainothefinn · 3 days
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the scorpion doesn’t care who it stings
I posted this on my Facebook four days ago, and it seems to have taken on a life of its own for a minute.
I thought I’d repost it, here:
I can not fathom the emptiness, the insecurity, the insatiable need for attention and validation, the staggering arrogance, the malevolence and total void of human experience that is Elon Musk.
He’s the richest man on the planet. You can’t go anywhere or do anything without interacting with something he’s part of in some way. There are literal millions of people who uncritically worship him, in spite of overwhelming evidence that he’s a douchebag. Some number of them will come after me, as they come after anyone who points at their naked emperor. They’ll spend entire days going after me and people like me, slavishly serving a man who does not even know they exist. They are his army of fools, uncritically serving his every whim. And it still isn’t enough.
He can have any material thing he wants, and he will *never* be happy or satisfied. He has no real friends. Every single person around him is either a viper, a parasite, or both.
So what does he do? He bullies and threatens and harasses and trolls and behaves like the weak, scared, insecure child he has always been. That’s a tragedy for him, but it’s dangerous for us. He doesn’t care what he destroys or who he hurts as he chases this existential thing he cannot ever have.
You know the saying “hurt people hurt people”? He’s a hurt person who is hurting our society, making people I care about less safe. The consequences of this one man’s midlife crisis are global, and that terrifies me.
In a comment, about an hour later, I added:
You know what’s really interesting is the tiny number of people who are attacking and harassing me are either typical right wing idiots who all spew the same garbage from behind their wraparound sunglasses, or these weird nerds who are DESPERATE to justify how toxic and cruel and destructive Elon Musk is. Like, nerds, listen to Old Man Wheaton, please. 
Don’t hitch your wagon to Elon Musk. There are countless people who are amazing and genuinely good, who do all the things we wish we could do. Stop defending this piece of shit who would push you into a volcano without even learning your name, if it would save him half a second on his way to his next shitpost on $8Chan (formerly known as Twitter).He doesn’t stand up to anyone. He doesn’t stand up FOR anyone. He is not your champion. He’s angry and chaotic and destructive, and you have to understand that the scorpion doesn’t care who it stings.
Finally, I want to add two things: 1) It’s interesting to me that a lot of the people who came to my post to be dicks used a lot of MAGA language. It reminds me of this thing my friend says about concerts: the audience looks like the band. Of course there’s substantial overlap between the angry, hateful, terrified, cowards who support Trump and the same who Stan Elon Musk, and it’s real interesting to see it in action.
2) I haven’t used Twitter for years. I quit before it was popular (lol) because it was better for my mental health. I logged in once when my book was published, and I deleted all my tweets when he announced he was buying Twitter. When he took over and immediately amplified a conspiracy theorist, I made my account private. In a perfect world, I would delete my account entirely. But I have to keep it for reasons I hope I don’t have to explain. After I posted this on Facebook, it made its way around Twitter (still is, four days later, which is … a thing that is happening) and when people went to look at my account, they saw that it was closed. As much of a fucking manbaby Elon Musk clearly is, he didn’t do anything to my account. In fact, the only reason he even knows I exist (if he does) is through a vanity search of his name. I locked my account on my own, and so should you.
I am only on:
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Facebook (itswilwheaton)
Instagram (itswilwheaton)
and my blog that I’ve been neglecting for too long at wilwheaton.net.
I’ve had a Reddit account since 2006, predating user-created subs! I’m u/wil there.
Okay that’s all. Thanks for listening. Please choose to be kind.
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ainothefinn · 3 days
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Hey guys I just bought this cool cylinder from some guy in the flea market parking lot, not sure how it works but when you take the lid off it makes your camera all grainy, super cool!
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ainothefinn · 5 days
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Drawtober 2022 by Julia Körner
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ainothefinn · 5 days
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due to inflation you must answer my riddles five
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ainothefinn · 5 days
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Elon Musk lands on Mars and steps out of his spaceship
“It’s a small step for a man, but a giant leap for mankind,” says ground control officer and cuts off all communications.
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ainothefinn · 5 days
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ainothefinn · 7 days
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thoughts on doctor who?
Is that another Tumblr imaginary movie?
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ainothefinn · 7 days
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one CREEPY spider just earned the KISS of a lifetime- turning her back into her original princess form! (larger spider
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Why do you refuse to follow me, Lynda?
I’m a leader, not a follower.
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ainothefinn · 14 days
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Unmute !
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one of the many New Types Of Guy from the latest ceramic batch. tried a single color underglaze pattern under a colored celadon glaze, and he turned out amazing! also returning to an older form with some troll-y beasts, but this time with some modernizations!
im holding onto this specific guy, but others of his ilk will be available in the november shop update :^)
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ainothefinn · 14 days
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WASH YOUR PEETS
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The Mountain hare/skogshare reminds you of the importance to wash your feet, including between your toes!
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ainothefinn · 14 days
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WHAT A DREAM
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she accidentally turned off her game and politely asked me to turn it back on🥺
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