Elon Musk Backs Out of Twitter Deal: Are You Seriously Surprised?

Jonathan Garner
2 min readJul 12, 2022
Source: Andrew Kelly | Reuters

If you are surprised that Elon Musk backed out of the Twitter deal, I think you are seriously naive (at least when it comes to Elon Musk). That dude is a con man.

And I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that.

Musk is a fraud, but that’s my OPINION.

As an example of fraud, the dude has been promising robotaxis for nearly a decade. Am I supposed to think that he’s that incompetent? That he didn’t know the technology wasn't even possible? Just because it can’t be proven in a court, doesn’t mean it’s unreasonable to believe that he knew he was full of it (nevertheless, a judge wasn’t so kind to Musk). Other examples would include things like the Tesla-Semi or Cybertruck because those have also been promised to come for years. There are also many incidents, ironically, on Twitter itself. Like the time that Musk tweeted that he was taking Tesla private.

Whether Elon Musk has crossed the line into fraud, legally speaking, is above my pay grade. My point is that, ethically/morally, the dude is compromised. But again, that’s just my opinion. And I’m only talking about business ethics because I don’t know what he is like in real life.

I suppose you could just say that Musk is a hypester instead of a fraudster. I don’t really care about this supposed distinction because, again, I’m not saying he’s a fraudster in the legal sense. But that distinction also doesn’t explain some of the incidents with some of Musk’s tweets.

Musk fanboys (i.e. his cult followers) will say I’m just “jealous” of Musk’s “success”. Ironically, much of that “success” comes out of Musk’s cult buying Tesla stock, which is paper wealth unless you sell the stock. In addition, even if I were jealous, that doesn’t mean Musk isn’t a con — that would be a fallacy.

So, when the Twitter deal was first announced, I was suspicious that it would go through at the end of the day. And I was proven correct. At the end of the day, the deal did NOT go through. When it comes to Elon Musk, I don’t trust him. And why should I? Indeed, I just went over the reasons why I don’t trust Musk.

Jonathan Garner

Finance/Investing/Economics/Philosophy/Religion blogger. I’m also a Philosophy of Religion blogger:https://jonathandavidgarner.wordpress.com/