He arrived like a rock star and on stage, after a quick change of clothes, he went up with his little son (one of his 11) in his arms to encourage Italians to have more children and defend freedom of thought against ‘the Woke’ . virus’ of the left from which she stole the symbol of the clenched fist, and then said goodbye to her with the cry of ‘wa to the humans’.
Elon Musk did not disappoint those who were waiting for a show from the stage of the Fratelli d’Italia event where he, absolute protagonist of electric vehicles, also criticized environmentalists, accused of sowing terror and “losing hope” in the climate crisis and “demonize” oil and gas. The volcanic businessman, without ever losing his smile, expertly took advantage of some of the themes most loved by the public: the no to illegal immigration, the fight against the demographic crisis, the tyranny of political correctness and a bureaucratic and hyper-regulatory Europe, receiving several rounds of applause and gathering assistance each time on different topics, launched by the interviewer Nicola Porro. In the front row, listening to him in a very full room, the Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni – with whom he will later have a conversation for three quarters of an hour -, the leader of Vox Santiago Abascal and the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama.
In the afternoon, there was also a meeting with the leader of the League and deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini: “Nuclear, mobility and freedom”, the topics discussed with Musk, who stopped in front of the model of the Strait Bridge. Dressed in a dark suit and a white button-down shirt, but with trekking shoes on his feet, Musk thus made those present forget his image as an anarchic capitalist, with a disordered personal life and children obtained through surrogacy, a drug user. , a speculator. with cryptocurrencies, from the easy dismissal and in favor of the free market pushed to the point of raising doubts even in the United States. “Contradictions that, however, are highlighted by several exponents of the center left: in particular, the desire of the owner of Tesla to resort to gestation for others ends up in the spotlight. Zan for the Democratic Party, Fratoianni and Bonelli for Avs , Magi by Più Europa accuses “the right of hypocrisy.”
The GPA “is not a crime – says Nicola Fratoianni – if you have money and power, it is not a change if you are rich, white and friends with them.” In fact, even Musk’s ideas on the economic front clash with some points on the agenda of the party and the government (or rather one of its components) also composed of price control measures and subsidies. Despite being against public aid, it must be said, Musk’s companies have often monopolized it and, previously critical of climate denialism and in favor of electric energy, the businessman now recognizes the need for a transition in the that oil and gas “are not demonized.” Positions, along with the expansion of the links on comments and posts on X, which attracted the sympathy of the American and European right and criticism from the EU.
Italy, Musk admits at Porro’s urging, “is a good country to invest in,” but it suffers from a low birth rate, like other industrialized countries. Last June, among other things, the owner of Tesla, during a visit to Palazzo Chigi, had opened investment scenarios in the aerospace and automotive sectors, two sectors in which Italy has a good supply chain. but this time on stage he does not unbutton. ‘Joy’ is another common thread in Musk’s speech. That of merit and enjoyment put at risk by excessive standards and “woke” thinking. Where he recognizes the need for regulation is in artificial intelligence, considered “a double-edged sword.” And this time too, when he talks about space and innovation, Musk is passionate, quotes Enrico Fermi and assures that he “has not seen aliens.” One last appeal against “censorship and freedom of expression, foundations of democracy” and it’s time to go: stand up, raise your left arm and salute with a closed fist, then just a couple of selfies and that’s it.