Griping MSNBC panel bemoans ‘policy choice’ to ‘allow’ billionaires like Musk to even exist

There is much weeping and gnashing of teeth at MSNBC where hosts and guests alike have spent weeks bemoaning billionaire Elon Musk’s long overdue overhaul of Twitter, the worst nightmare of leftists who have completely abandoned trying to sway people to their viewpoint and now rely exclusively on bullying and censorship using their Silicon Valley allies as thought police.

On Monday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” it was strongly suggested that billionaires should be outlawed with MSNBC analyst Anand Giridharadas saying that such wealthy individuals are only permitted to exist “at our collective pleasure,” while suggesting it is a “policy choice” to “allow” people like the world’s richest man to accumulate vast wealth.

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Giridharadas who just penned a New York Times column saying that largely thanks to Musk that “billionaires made a strong case for abolishing themselves,” laid out his communistic case.

“I think something we often forget as Americans is that billionaires exist as a class of people who have that much money at our collective pleasure, right? It is a policy choice to allow some people to accumulate that much money, hundreds of billions of dollars, in the case of people in the United States before everybody has the chance to live with dignity, right? Other countries make that choice very differently. We have chosen historically to heavily prioritize having billionaires over having dignity for all people. And that’s a choice, I would just start by saying that we could make differently in the future,” he said.

“And so I wrote the piece to try to remind people of that choice we have,” he said of his column. “And last week was remarkable. I mean, I’ve written about billionaires for years and talked about these issues on this show. But it was hard to imagine a week when there was so many spectacular reminders of the way in which this kind of billionaire classes is inconsistent with democracy as we live it.”

As is always the case, the complaining about billionaires omits the likes of Jeff Bezos, George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg and others who are on the blue team.

Also weighing in on Musk’s management style was NBC’s Ben Collins, the chief cop on the network’s disinformation beat who appeared on Monday’s edition of “Andrea Mitchell Reports” where he and a glum Mrs. Alan Greenspan whined about the lifting of the bans on the Twitter accounts of former President Donald J. Trump and rapper Kanye “Ye” West, both of whom are loathed by the intolerant left.

Mitchell expressed her grievances over Musk’s bringing of the democratic process to the platform with the recent poll of users on whether Trump should be welcomed back, “that is hardly what we could call a poll,” she griped.

“Yeah, you can’t think of a less scientific poll than a guy posting something with no warning, you know on Friday night,” Collins agreed as Mitchell complained that it was Trump’s own followers who voted, a contemptuous view held by the coastal cultural elite who feel the same way about regular elections.

The topic turned to West’s being allowed to post again only weeks after he had all but been completely de-platformed with Collins expressing his extreme dissatisfaction that not only was “Ye” allowed back on Twitter but that Musk was communicating with him.

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“He’s allowing people back on the platform,” he said, “and in fact, he is de facto endorsing them by liking all their tweets and responding to them and telling them, you know, they’re back, they’re back in the game here.”

“I am not entirely certain that if I were a brand name advertiser trying to reach families or children or regular people, this is where I would take my stuff,” all but throwing his network’s support behind the left’s economic terrorism of advertising boycotts.

“I think he’s trying to get as many users as possible really upset on his platform, get them to see the car crash, get them crowd around it, and then see what he can do with that from then on out,” he claimed.

“Again, I just want to stress to people, this is a website. Just a website. It’s optional, you don’t have to go there. There are other places to get news, there are other places to talk about, in my world, the NBA or something,” Collins added. “You don’t have to go here. There are other places that are about to pop up. If I were you, I’d just wait it out. I have to go there, but you guys don’t have to.”

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