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Anonymous' hacking group issue veiled video 'warning' to Elon Musk

‘Anonymous’ threatens to expose billionaire Elon Musk as ‘not everything he claims to be’ as revenge for his constant manipulation of Bitcoin’s value with his ‘cavalier’ tweets

  • The ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous have recorded a message aimed at Elon Musk
  • Group express their frustration with the Tesla CEO over his ‘cavalier attitude’ to crypto where tweets from Musk can send the digital currency plunging 
  • Musk’s ‘breakup meme’ tweet on Thursday night sent Bitcoin falling 7% 
  • Anonymous say his tweets show ‘disregard for the average working person’
  • The group essentially implies that Musk isn’t everything he claims to be and issues a veiled warning
  • Anonymous are responsible for some of the biggest digital hacks in history including PayPal and the Church of Scientology

International hacking collective Anonymous say they plan to target Elon Musk for sending the price of cryptocurrencies plunging with his tweets.  

In the video, the group claim that the Tesla CEO weirds too much power over the cryptocurrency markets and they are tired with the way he appears to be so cavalier in his attitude towards them. 

On Thursday, Musk issued a cryptic tweet that many in the world of digital assets  interpreted as the billionaire’s breakup with Bitcoin. The tweet included the Bitcoin logo and a broken-heart emoji.

The ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous have recorded a message aimed at Elon Musk

It sent Bitcoin plunging 7% during trading on Friday.    

Anonymous were forthright in their frustration with Musk.

‘Millions of retail investors were really counting on their crypto gains to improve their lives. This is something that you will never understand because you were born into the stolen wealth of a South African apartheid emerald mine and have no clue what struggle is like for most of the working people in the world.

‘Of course, they took the risk upon themselves when they invested, and everyone knows to be prepared for volatility in crypto, but your Tweets this week show a clear disregard for the average working person.

‘As hardworking people have their dreams liquidated over your public temper tantrums, you continue to mock them with memes from one of your million dollar mansions.’

Musk has been a major promoter of cryptocurrencies but has turned critical of Bitcoin since suspending Tesla plans to take it in payment for cars, owing to concerns about its energy use. 

New Bitcoins are ‘mined’ by powerful computers solving complex mathematical problems, sparking concerns over the amount of energy used by those machines.  

Anonymous claims despite Musk presenting himself as someone who is concerned about the environment with Tesla’s pivot away from the digital currency, he does not practice what he preaches within the company itself.

‘For the past several years you have enjoyed one of the most favorable reputations of anyone in the billionaire class because you have tapped into the desire that many of us have to life in a world with electric cars and space exploration, but recently your carefully created public image is being exposed and people are beginning to see you as nothing more than another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention.’ 

Anonymous then makes things personal and says Musk suffers from a superiority/savior complex and say he is hurting working-class people and their prospects with him ‘constantly trolling’ the crypto markets. 

Musk seemed to be trolling furious investors with tweets and a follow-up on Thursday

‘It appears that your quest to save the world is more rooted in a superiority and savior complex than it is in actual concern for humanity. This has been obvious to your employees for a long time who have faced intolerable conditions under your command for years,’ Anonymous said in their message.

The group expressed their frustration with the Tesla CEO over his ‘cavalier attitude’ to crypto where tweets from Musk can send the digital currency plunging

‘It is also obvious to the young children working in your overseas lithium mines which are destroying the local environment as well. You have been open about your willingness to stage coups in order to install dictators in places where your toxic products are being mined. You have even prematurely crowned yourself ‘Emperor of Mars,’ a place where you will be sending people to die,’ the group continued.  

Anonymous essentially implies that Musk isn’t everything he claims to be and issues a veiled warning. 

‘You may think you are the smartest person in the room, but now you have met your match. We are Anonymous! We are legion. Expect us.’ 

In the past, Anonymous has managed to disrupt computer systems ran by large corporations including PayPal and the Church of Scientology.

They have also been involved with movements including Occupy Wall Street.

Bitcoin is well off its peak but remains up 28% from the start of the year

ANONYMOUS’ MESSAGE FOR ELON MUSK 

Greetings citizens of the world

This is a message from Anonymous, for Elon Musk.

For the past several years you have enjoyed one of the most favorable reputations of anyone in the billionaire class because you have tapped into the desire that many of us have to life in a world with electric cars and space exploration, but recently your carefully created public image is being exposed and people are beginning to see you as nothing more than another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention.

It appears that your quest to save the world is more rooted in a superiority and savior complex than it is in actual concern for humanity. This has been obvious to your employees for a long time who have faced intolerable conditions under your command for years.

It is also obvious to the young children working in your overseas lithium mines which are destroying the local environment as well. You have been open about your willingness to stage coups in order to install dictators in places where your toxic products are being mined. You have even prematurely crowned yourself ‘Emperor of Mars,’ a place where you will be sending people to die.

Your fanboys overlook these issues because they are focused on the potential good that your projects can bring to the world but you are not the only show in town and your competition is growing more intense with each passing day.

There are plenty of other companies working on space exploration and electric vehicles you are just the only CEO who has gained a cult following through sh*tposting and trolling the world on social media. In fact, many people are not learning that the vast majority of Tesla’s income doesn’t come from selling cars, it comes from government subsidies – selling carbon tax credits for your innovation with clean energy

This technically isn’t your innovation though because you aren’t actually the founder of Tesla. You simply purchased the company from two people much more intelligent than you are – Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning

Tesla has also made more money holding Bitcoin for a few months than they did in years of selling cars.

It is also more than likely that this Bitcoin was purchased with money from these government subsidies.

It is now widely believed you have been forced to denounce your company’s involvement with Bitcoin in order to keep that green government money flowing into Tesla’s coffers.

The energy use argument about proof-of-work mining is a very nuanced conversation that requires a fairly complex understanding of how power grids work and how excess energy is wasted by power companies and sought out by crypto miners.

This is a conversation that you have been having for over a year and were intimately aware of but as soon as your main source of income was threatened as your pretended to be clueless in an attempt to play both sides of the fence

Then, your move to create a Bitcoin miner council was rightly seen as an attempt to centralize the industry and take it under your control.

Reading the comments on your Twitter posts, it seems that the games you have played with the crypto markets have destroyed lives.

Millions of retail investors were really counting on their crypto gains to improve their lives. This is something that you will never understand because you were born into the stolen wealth of a South African apartheid emerald mine and have no clue what struggle is like for most of the working people in the world.

Of course, they took the risk upon themselves when they invested, and everyone knows to be prepared for volatility in crypto, but your Tweets this week show a clear disregard for the average working person.

As hardworking people have their dreams liquidated over your public temper tantrums, you continue to mock them with memes from one of your million dollar mansions.

You may think you are the smartest person in the room, but now you have met your match. We are Anonymous! We are legion. Expect us.

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