Elon Musk gets an EARFUL after suggesting only ‘SUBWAY STALINISTS’ oppose creation of underground highways
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO conducted a survey on Twitter in which he asked his followers if they liked the idea of “super safe, Earthquake-proof tunnels under cities to solve traffic.” After an overwhelming majority of e-voters responded “definitely,” Musk triumphantly declared: “As expected, 69% want car tunnels! Stop whining, subway Stalinists, the people have spoken.”
As expected, 69% want car tunnels! Stop whining, subway Stalinists, the people have spoken … pic.twitter.com/g8GBvjDdvK— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 28, 2019
However, Musk later deleted the tweet, for reasons unknown.
While some applauded his victory lap, many Twitter users booed the tech entrepreneur's characterization of public transit enthusiasts as fusty communists. "He also happens to sell cars," one commenter wrote, "but that's obviously a coincidence."
Anyone who thinks we are "subway Stalinists" for wanting to use public resources to fund mass transit--not a commercial tunnel intended for the elites to escape traffic congestion and poors--obv doesn't give a damn about the environment *or* traffic congestion. #EatTheRichpic.twitter.com/EAHWG5WXLj— elaine layabout will fight for you (@elainelayabout) December 28, 2019
“Your crusade to further atomize the populace and discredit public transportation sucks,” read a top reply to his self-congratulatory tweet.
Hey Elon, subways can be described as "super safe, Earthquake-proof tunnels under cities to solve traffic". You didn't mention cars. "As expected, nobody chose the option I didn't give them."Your crusade to further atomize the populace and discredit public transportation sucks.— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) December 28, 2019
You lost me at "subway Stalinists." If you can't honor the value of public transportation, I sure as heck am not going to support your plan for tunnels for the elite.— Lisa Pease (@lisapease) December 29, 2019
Musk was further lambasted for his poll’s ambiguous wording and biased voting choices: ‘definitely’, ‘maybe’, and ‘no, I like traffic’.
The wording of your poll makes the results completely bogus. A related point - stick to batteries and cars: human systems are obviously too difficult for you.— Harvey Miller (@MobileHarv) December 28, 2019
The notion that underground roadways would mitigate traffic was also questioned, with some pointing out that tunnels built for car travel already exist – and are not immune to congestion.
Musk created his own tunneling firm, the Boring Company, and has advocated for underground roads as a way to solve traffic in cities. He said in a tweet that a transportation tunnel being built by his company in Las Vegas “hopefully” should be “fully operational” in 2020.Also on rt.com Fragile glass, handle with care: BULLETPROOF windows on Elon Musk’s electric truck crack during awry live demo (VIDEO)
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