I’ve been saying for some time that the “silent majority” description truly does fit us. While we’re typically passive and quiet, you can see us most clearly during elections, companies experiencing large influxes of cash, and viewership numbers for movies and television. These are just a few examples, but they all share one common thing; an individual’s choice.
Given our system, choice plays a massive role in each of our lives. Businesses, politicians, and more spend a massive amount of their time and resources attempting to convince you that what they’re selling is best and that you should give them your loyalty. Ad agencies are some of the most successful businesses in the land for this very reason.
Some governments make choice an illusion, or just do away with the pomp and circumstance and make it very clear that you don’t have a choice in what happens to you at all. You can see it happening now in China as they evict people from their homes, kidnap and kill their pets, and arrest anyone who complains. You can see it happening all the time in North Korea and Venezuela.
Here in America, elitists and hard-leftists had to try to convince you of the illusion of choice, but in the end, it’s clear that your desires aren’t really what matters here.
Case in point, Disney has had its own staff, shareholders, and subscribers to their streaming service rise up in protest over the politicization of the company but Disney doesn’t seem to care. A poll showed that seven out of ten Americans reject Disney’s political turn. Still, they don’t care.
It’s likely that Disney’s board and its brass have either been coerced or intimidated into obedience, if not wholly made up of hard-leftist believers. At this point, your choice in what the company doesn’t matter. The elitists want to have their way and they’ll smash the company to bits to get it. Even if you stop buying Disney products, watching Disney movies, and never mention the name Disney in conversation again, they’ll continue doing what they do because they would rather burn it to the ground and rule the ashes than be deposed of even an inth of their power.
You can see this Twitter’s latest move. The board enacted a “poison pill” which, as RedState previously covered via CNBC, would dilute the shares till they’re worth far less, effectively stopping a major buyout attempt by someone…someone like Elon Musk:
Under the new structure, if any person or group acquires beneficial ownership of at least 15% of Twitter’s outstanding common stock without the board’s approval, other shareholders will be allowed to purchase additional shares at a discount.
The plan is set to expire on April 14, 2023.
Such a move is a common way to fend off a potential hostile takeover by diluting the stake of the entity eying the takeover.
Musk’s goal was to take Twitter as his own and open it up to be the free-speech-centric site it should be. This terrified the board, a gathering of coastal elitists who are more loyal to the leftist agenda than the company and its shareholders. They too would much rather see the company tank than allow the people to freely speak their mind.
They’re not going to allow the shareholders to vote on the purchase by Musk, instead choosing this nuclear option. They know that under Musk they would lose power, and I’m not just talking about Twitter’s board. I mean the entire leftist complex. Twitter is integral to narrative control, and without that control, the people may disperse information that would be highly inconvenient.
They can’t have that and so they’ll more or less destroy Twitter rather than hand it over to Musk…or more accurately, to us.
(READ: Here’s What the Left Is Really Mad About With Elon Musk’s Offer to Buy Twitter)
It’s an unfair move, but it reveals their desperation. They’ve exposed one of their weak points. We should do what’s necessary to exploit it when the option presents itself.