May 19, 2017
Elon Musk responded to The Guardian’s request for comment on the treatment of his factory workers by threatening to “annihilate their species.”
The thing about slavery was that it actually was insurance against poor treatment. As your owner, the slavemaster needed to care for you, as your health and longevity was in his financial interest.
The wage-slaves of the megomanical psychopath Elon Musk have no such slave-insurance, and thus are put through a living hell by their evil master.
When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted “factory of the future”, where giant robots named after X-Men shape and fold sheets of metal inside a gleaming white mecca of advanced manufacturing.
The appetite for Musk’s electric cars, and his promise to disrupt the carbon-reliant automobile industry, has helped Tesla’s value exceed that of both Ford and, briefly, General Motors (GM). But some of the human workers who share the factory with their robotic counterparts complain of grueling pressure – which they attribute to Musk’s aggressive production goals – and sometimes life-changing injuries.
Ambulances have been called more than 100 times since 2014 for workers experiencing fainting spells, dizziness, seizures, abnormal breathing and chest pains, according to incident reports obtained by the Guardian. Hundreds more were called for injuries and other medical issues.
In a phone interview about the conditions at the factory, which employs about 10,000 workers, the Tesla CEO conceded his workers had been “having a hard time, working long hours, and on hard jobs”, but said he cared deeply about their health and wellbeing. His company says its factory safety record has significantly improved over the last year.
Musk also said that Tesla should not be compared to major US carmakers and that its market capitalization, now more than $50bn, is unwarranted. “I do believe this market cap is higher than we have any right to deserve,” he said, pointing out his company produces just 1% of GM’s total output.
Yeah, this is the other headline.
They called him up to talk about widespread abuse of factory workers, and he’s like “oh well, we’re actually a failing company, and our stock is completely overpriced, as a matter of fact – these people holding it must be stupid.”
It’s a bold move, but I guess a necessary one: the factory abuse story comes out, so he has to bury it with something.
“We’re a money-losing company,” Musk added. “This is not some situation where, for example, we are just greedy capitalists who decided to skimp on safety in order to have more profits and dividends and that kind of thing. It’s just a question of how much money we lose. And how do we survive? How do we not die and have everyone lose their jobs?”
Musk’s account of the company’s approach differs from that of the 15 current and former factory workers who told the Guardian of a culture of long hours under intense pressure, sometimes through pain and injury, in order to fulfill the CEO’s ambitious production goals.
“I’ve seen people pass out, hit the floor like a pancake and smash their face open,” said Jonathan Galescu, a production technician at Tesla. “They just send us to work around him while he’s still lying on the floor.”
He was one of several workers who said they had seen co-workers collapse or be taken away in ambulances. “We had an associate on my line, he just kept working, kept working, kept working, next thing you know – he just fell on the ground,” said Mikey Catura, a worker on the battery pack line.
Richard Ortiz, another production worker, spoke admiringly of the high-tech shop floor. “It’s like you died and went to auto-worker heaven.” But he added: “Everything feels like the future but us.”
People just dropping left and right as Elon whips his Mexicans to the bone in a feeble attempt to make up for the fact that the entire concept of his company is retarded.
Electric cars are not a solution to any existing problems. Even if you believe in global warming – which I do not – they are still using the same amount of carbon energy as a gas-powered car, it just comes from somewhere else.
Only 10% of the electricity in America is produced through “renewables” (I personally believe that most likely, oil itself is renewable and being produced by the planet itself constantly and that “peak oil” is a conspiracy theory devised for political reasons – basically, “global warming” is just peak oil 2.0).
Then you’ve got 9% nuclear.
And the energy costs and energy loss associated with the transfer of it to the plug in your house more than outweighs that 19 percent. So you are using more “fossil fuels” (that these fuels come from “fossils” is another concept that I believe is most likely a hoax)
“Renewable energy” is, was and always will be more faggoty baby-boomer “Imagine” bullshit.
We have enough oil to last a very, very long time as long as we don’t let Africa reach its projected population of 4 billion by 2100.
If Musk wanted to build a successful company, he would build a company focused on somehow drastically reducing the population of the third world. Because either that is going to happen, or they are going to overrun the planet, and eventually eat everything that lives – including each other. You will be left with one final “kang nigga” cannibal, who will die of starvation on a planet with no life on it, save for at the bottom of the ocean.
Electric cars are moral masturbation.
I mean, if I’m just going to rant here – cars themselves are a stupid, wasteful concept in most locales. Urban areas should have working public transportation (most people would prefer saving the money, not dealing with the hassle of keeping up a car and the act of driving itself). But they don’t, because it wouldn’t be safe, because of niggers. Plus, car manufacturers and oil companies lobby against government programs to build metro systems, because they would cut into their profits. They don’t lobby against Tesla, because they know it’s a hopeless, nonsensical project, which exists purely because of the boomer desire to borrow money from the Chinese to fund feel-good fantasies.
tl;dr: The only way Tesla exists in the first place is because the government funded it for feel good boomers to feel good about. After all, why not pass another however many billions in debt onto your grandchildren in order to fulfill another tid-bit of the “Imagine” fantasy?