Elon Musk hasn't delivered any large-scale public works, hasn't invented anything that has changed the way we live, hasn't promoted or invested in anything that has any means of helping the working class or the environment. He has literally bought his way into the discussion.
Why is he allowed to sit at the table with people who have dedicated their lives to public service? Why is he allowed to even hold an opinion on the problems of public transport when he can't even identify them or promote a meaningful solution that will help the public?
He looked at the dearth of infrastructure, the lack of funds, the continual divestment of public money from public interests, and said "we need tunnels". Fuck you, man. We need taxes on people like you.
1. He doesn't know anything about city planning.
2. He has no reason to include the poor in his plans.
3. Fucker doesn't even take public transportation.
4. PUBLIC TRANSPORT WORKERS ARE A POWERFUL UNION. HE'S JUST 5. TRYING TO UNDERMINE THEM. THAT'S THE WHOLE PLAN.
Points 4 and 5 are a continual point that bear repeating.
He has repeatedly union-busted and refused to allow his workers—y'know, the people actually creating the dumbfuck tech he dreams up—to hold any power, meaningful wages, or job security.
He is a venture capitalist who has tricked you into thinking he's benevolent. It's the oldest trick in the book, my dudes. He's not taking you with him. He's going to waste taxpayer money for several decades and give up. That's the plan. That's it. Taking your money.
A THIRD OF THE WORLD DOESN'T HAVE ELECTRICITY. TECH WILL NOT SAVE YOU. HE'S JUST ANOTHER SMILING FACE OF CAPITALISM, STEALING THE VALUE FROM YOUR LABOR. THAT'S THE WHOLE THING.