Musk calls shelter-in-place orders ’fascist’ on Tesla Q1 earnings call

Musk calls shelter-in-place orders ’fascist’ on Tesla Q1 earnings call

Elon Musk Wednesday called sweeping US restrictions to curtail the pandemic ’fascist’ and described California’s shelter-in-place order as ’forcible imprisoning’ that had robbed Americans of ’their constitutional rights.’The CEO of Tesla Inc was speaking during an earnings call where he said the company had posted its third quarterly profit in a row that had the automaker’s stock soaring.

Chris
Chris
Mutatis
Mutatis 3 weeks

It will be interesting when he declares himself ruler of Mars. In any case, I do agree the orders should be made more lax in a majority of states, though likely for less personal motivations.

Boo
Boo 3 weeks

Then he should vote R in the next election. But he won't. He will just cry and moan then vote in those that make him cry and moan. Silly cycle.

Seekster
Seekster 3 weeks

At least we know that he will not issue Shelter in Place orders once he sets up his city on Mars.

Arrow
Arrow 3 weeks

He's not wrong that lockdowns must temporarily break freedoms, but I've seen what this virus can do to people, and the sooner we can stop the spread, the sooner we can be free without the risk of drowning in our own respiratory fluid.

Dave
Dave 3 weeks

Love Musk but gotta disagree with him on this one. Your freedom ends where someone's life begins. America has freedom of speech, till you falsely yell "fire" in a crowded theatre and put people's lives at risk. If people could be trusted not to, oh I don't know, go on spring break and completely ignore the government guidance? Then they wouldn't need to enforce it. The question is: will the government give up these new found powers once the threat has passed?

Kiayu
Kiayu 3 weeks

He right on. I dare to add Fascist military dictatorship

Will Miller
Will Miller 3 weeks

I agree with Elon Musk

IIzard
IIzard 3 weeks

He's correct.

LustyArgonianMaid
LustyArgonianMaid 3 weeks

What a crappy pic to use lol. You sir can be defined as pathetic.

Virtual Signals
Virtual Signals 3 weeks

"Fascist" is the most overused and incorrectly applied political descriptor of our times.

Fin
Fin 3 weeks

Smoking to many jays

Howdy
Howdy 3 weeks

Yeah and they are 100%

Paul Saxon
Paul Saxon 3 weeks

I love this guy!

Tee
Tee 3 weeks

Love Musk but really missing the mark here as he often does.

Occam’s lazer
Occam’s lazer 3 weeks

Well he’s not wrong

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