FLASHBACK: Anti-Shutdown Hero Elon Musk Quit Trump’s Business Advisory Council After Withdrawal From Globalist Paris Climate Agreement
Some conservatives and libertarians have become enamored with Tesla CEO Elon Musk after the billionaire resumed car manufacturing operations in Fremont, California in defiance of coronavirus edicts from county and state health officials, but patriots should be cautious of coronating Musk as a hero.
The technocratic elite quit from President Donald Trump’s business advisory panel in June of 2017, incensed that the President had the audacity to withdraw the United States from the globalist Paris Climate Change agreement. The global climate pact mandated that the United States reduce its annual carbon emissions by an order of magnitude, while going easy on developing polluters such as India and China- in fact, giving the nations license to actually increase their carbon emissions.
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
The United States has consistently lowered its annual carbon emissions every year during President Trump’s term in office, proving that the nation doesn’t need to subject itself to a globalist UN-tied bureaucracy in order to be environmentally conscious and responsible.
Musk’s decision to reopen his business may very well have merit. But the Silicon Valley-linked elite, whose heavily subsidized green transportation company generally has produced little in spite of receiving massive government subsidies, is far from a hero to conservatives on the basis of his track record of climate change alarmism.
Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX companies receive billions in state and federal government subsidies every year. Such taxpayer-funded gifts are actually commonplace in the automotive industry, but Musk frames his need for government funding on the basis of his company’s supposedly game-changing environmental impact on transportation. The electric cars Tesla produces are widely out of the price range of the American public, and there’s reason to believe that the company is only sustainable on the basis of its generous Solyndra-style subsidies from blue state governments eager to claim a replacement for traditional fossil fuels is imminent.
Musk had joined hands with other corporate globalists, such as the CEO’s of Uber and Disney, in stiffing the President’s economic advisory board. The man’s not a conservative hero by any stretch of the imagination, and Trump supporters should be cautious of pointing to him as such.