There are variations of a joke that have been making their way round the Internet.
A version goes something like this:
Q: What is the difference between pedophiles and Republicans?
A: Washington, D.C. and Big Tech will work with pedophiles.
We all know how both DCs Swamp Creatures and the monstrous Big Tech monsters feel about members of the GOP.
President Donald Trump is the first Republican in decades to actually take seriously the implementation of conservative policies.
And DC and Big Tech – the Swamp Elites – HATE him.
And whenever Big Tech companies discover Republicans on their payroll – they carve them out as if they were melanoma cells.
One of the Swamp Elite’s favorite people – was Jeffrey Epstein.
You remember Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein committed suicide in jail in August – after FINALLY getting (again) arrested after decades of sexually assaulting underage girls.
Epstein sounded like a really pleasant fellow.
But Epstein was rarely alone on his escapades.
And sometimes – members of DCs Swamp Elite were on board and along for the ride.
Well that’s hardly a galloping shocker. But….
And when it came to political coin – Epstein was like serial woman assaulter Harvey Weinstein.
Both loved lavishing lots of coin on Democrats. Which bought both of them lots of closed eyes and turned heads – when it came to their sexual depravities.
The Left desperately tried to tie Trump to Epstein. Except….
“‘…because Epstein sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club, according to court documents….’”
You know who didn’t ban Epstein from…anything at all? Big Tech’s Elite.
“After pleading guilty to charges of soliciting prostitution from an underage girl, Jeffrey Epstein spent part of 2011 reintroducing himself to elite society.
“A March 2011 dinner with the most powerful figures in tech showed just how connected he was…..
“Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Google cofounder Sergey Brin, and others were all in town for TED, the annual conference with the slogan ‘ideas worth spreading.’ They were among friends at an annual event called the ‘billionaires’ dinner’….
“This elite dinner, and another similarly select gathering that Epstein attended later that year, were both organized by the New York literary agent John Brockman, whose exclusive intellectual club, called Edge, seems to have played a role in Epstein’s efforts to regain credibility and influence in circles of the rich and powerful.
“At the time, he was less than two years removed from finishing a 13-month prison term in a Florida state jail for soliciting prostitution from an underage girl….
“Epstein wasn’t named in the photos posted on the Edge website, but he appears in the background of a snap of Zack Bogue, a venture capitalist and husband of Marissa Mayer, then a vice president at Google….
“Other photos show the participants mingling before or after taking their seats. Also present were Bezos; Musk; Brin; Salar Kamangar, then CEO of (Google-owned) YouTube; Mayer, who the following year left Google to become CEO of Yahoo; and Anne Wojcicki, Brin’s then-wife and CEO of genetic testing startup 23andMe….
“Epstein attended a second exclusive Edge event in July 2011, held over a weekend at a winery in St. Helena, California. There, he mingled with a handful of leading scientists and several science journalists, plus wealthy power brokers including Sean Parker, former president of Facebook, and Nicholas Pritzker, a venture capitalist and former CEO of the Hyatt Development Corporation. Pritzker’s venture firm has invested in Uber, (Musk’s companies) Tesla and SpaceX and he is now on the board of vaping startup Juul Labs.”
That is a veritable Who’s Who – of Big Tech Elites.
What have we learned?
Nothing new, really – if you’ve been paying any attention at all.
Just like DCs Elite, Big Tech’s Elite will put up with a whole lot of really heinous behavior – if you keep kicking in huge coin to fund their activities.
And/or provide illegal extracurricular activities in which they can engage.
All of which begs a set of separate, specific questions: Of the Donald Trump Administration – about government-funded perpetual failure Elon Musk.
Musk owns the aforementioned SpaceX and Tesla – and SolarCity.
All three of which – have (at least) two things in common:
They have each taken billions of dollars in government money – and they are all miserable failures.
About which Musk couldn’t care less – so long as it’s our massive money he’s losing.
If ever there was a person at the Big Tech-DC Swamp crossroads – it is Elon Musk.
Almost no one has his snout more deeply buried in the DC money trough.
Almost no one is more beloved for his many, MANY government-funded failures.
Musk is Big Tech’s biggest DC Swamp Creature.
So why hasn’t Donald Trump ejected Musk – the way he ejected Epstein?
The Trump Administration – has kept the Musk government gravy train a-rolling.
Despite Musk’s badmouthing Trump prior to the 2016 election.
Despite Musk endorsing Democrat Andrew “$1K a Month In Vote-Buying Bribes for All” Yang for 2020.
Despite ALL of this – we get:
VP Pence’s meeting would have only made sense – if he had taken it to deliver pre-President Trump’s famous phrase:
It’s WAY past time – to FINALLY get uber-failure Welfare King Elon Musk off the government teat.
This first appeared in Red State.