Talk:Elon Musk

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Delete or write a real page[edit]

All Musk has to do with Hyperloop is publishing a PDF stating that it is possible. It's definitely not the only thing he does, so it seems unfair to redirect him there. It's as if somebody looked for anything bad about him. At most it could be mentioned as reverse stopped clock. — Unsigned, by: 62.245.80.77 / talk / contribs

how the fuck could he win?[edit]

when nothing he said about Unsworth was remotely true, and when accusations of this type ruin lives. AMassiveGay (talk) 16:19, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

becaues he was tried in Silicon Valley, it's a statistical impossibility to find five people in Silicon Valley and have absolutely none of them be insane Musk cultists who think he's the messiah and can do no wrong and would never under any circumstances vote to convict him.
Speaking of which how is Musk not classified as a libertarian wingnut and how is there no section on his insane cult of personality at this point? 76.126.165.152 (talk)
By all means 76.126.165.152, start writing it and we'll help you out. ShabiDOO 17:15, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Pyramidology[edit]

See variously on the net. Anna Livia (talk) 20:04, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

On wanting to launch your own astronauts being “nationalist”[edit]

I question the wisdom of ever insisting that we rely on just one launch vehicle to get humans into orbit. But after February 24, 2022, the folly of believing that we wanted to develop our own solely because of “nationalism” should be obvious. So I took the liberty of removing the offending statement from the article. 2600:1006:B142:B24D:69BC:AC32:3109:7845 (talk) 19:11, 21 April 2022 (UTC)A

Uh what's going on? --Andrew5 (talk) 21:54, 21 April 2022 (UTC)
Is it not obvious? The war in Ukraine and its consequences like massive sanctions? 2600:1700:38E0:A040:5DA4:774:7389:4DA3 (talk) 20:48, 23 April 2022 (UTC) A on a different computer

Ukraine War[edit]

This article needs an update for what Elon has done in Ukraine. While he had semi-legendary status in Ukraine due to providing internet through Starlink, he has pretty much pissed away all goodwill when he proposed a "peace treaty" that had straight-up Russian propaganda and screamed "I looked up the Ukrainian conflict on Wikipedia for 5 minutes so now I'm a foreign policy expert." --Anti-Putinist Action (talk) 18:19, 6 October 2022 (UTC)

"Sociopathy" -_-[edit]

Can we please refrain from making an ASPD diagnosis for this person? He is (self-admittedly) autistic, and blindly labeling him a sociopath will only serve to further the stigma towards those who suffer from autism and personality disorders. There is no evidence that he is a " narcissistic sociopath" anyway. Where are the reliable sources? What if he's just a rich asshole?. This is page is nothing more than armchair psychology until we hear from his psychiatrist or whatever. Something needs to be done about this section. To even speculate what his psychopathology is based just on watching him on television (and two unreliable sources with a hate boner for him) is completely offensive and inappropriate. Don't act like you know his neurodivergencies more than he does.--RadicalRadish (talk) 04:59, 17 November 2022 (UTC)

Sociopathy isn't interchangeable with ASPD. For the record, you can be narcissistic without having narcissistic personality disorder. Personality disorders exist on the extreme manifestation of personality traits that interfere with one's ability to maintain healthy social and occupational relationships. Not every descriptor of a personality with negative connotations is a diagnostic label or a product of neurodiversity. - Only Sort of Dumb (talk) 06:35, 17 November 2022 (UTC).
You didnt directly address my argument. The concern was not the narcissistic part alone, I put loads of emphasis on the Sociopath side of things. Sociopathy and ASPD are interchangeable terms BTW. The term sociopath has always referred to people with the neurodiversity, healthline says so, googling sociopath will show you the wiki page for ASPD, and even our own wiki states that people diagnosed with ASPD are often called sociopaths. With that said I still stand with the notion that this section needs a makeover. It is unethical to speculate and suggest the mental health disorders of real people, especially if its being done so to put a person in a negative light... Its just very ableist especially since mental health diagnosis were originally made to harm those who were different. We arent mental health professionals, the youtube video cited as a source suggesting Elon Musk is a sociopath wasnt made by a mental health professional, and even if we were its unlikely any of us are professionally examining Elon Musk one-on-one.--RadicalRadish (talk) 09:46, 18 November 2022 (UTC)
OSD has a degree in psychology, and as a clinical diagnosis ASPD is not equivalent to sociopathy, which as a term is medically disparaged. That being said I otherwise agree with you, although Elon is still a miserable pile of shit. Vee (talk) 09:49, 18 November 2022 (UTC)