My Thoughts

Elon Musk sure has a confounding way with words, often perplexing, at times contradicting himself in mid-sentence. As Paul Bois wrote for the Daily Wire, “Though it’s doubtful that Musk will ever be a friend to conservatives, it is fair to note that he has always marched to his own drumbeat and has never conformed to lockstep Silicon Valley leftism.”

For instance, as billionaires like Bill Gates and others were actively pushing population control measures to help with climate change, typically in poor African countries, Musk went against the grain and said the world actually needs more people on the planet, not less.

“The world’s population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care,” he tweeted in 2017 in response to a New Scientist article about a “population bomb” going off in 2076.

“Real issue will [be] an aging & declining world population by 2050, *not* overpopulation,” he tweeted in 2019. “Demographics, stratified by age, will look like an upside down pyramid with many old people & fewer young.”[1]

Yesterday, Musk tweeted “Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD.” Regarding whether false positives could be contributing to the major spike in cases, Musk said, “If it’s happening to me, it’s happening to others. I’m getting PCR tests from separate labs. Results will take about 24 hours.”

Speaking of Silicon Valley leftism and the technocrat oligarchs who have achieved an enviable economic status (can you spell “multi-billionaires”,) these tech titans have become “afflicted with a particular malady of the wealthy: believing that their material success was indicative of their brilliance in all areas of life. The belief system of these new oligarchs is based on a ‘scientific caste system’ which bears more resemblance to Soviet central planning than any inherited tradition or philosophical acumen.”[2]

The same belief system is equally held by the Hollywood elite with more money than talent or brains, the overpaid media pundits profusely pandering punditry pompously, and the bought and paid for politicians sporting Botox smiles behind their bandito masks (they cannot hide their lying eyes.)

On a lighter note, in honor of this hallowed Friday the 13th (how interesting that the first Tuesday in November this year was the 3rd, ten days later …):

I wasn’t allowed to say anything until today, but it’s now okay for me to share that I have volunteered for the Covid-19 vaccine trials that the government is running in partnership with Pfizer. This vaccine has been part developed in Russia. I received my first dose this morning at 06:20 am, and I wanted to let you know that it’s completely safe, with иo side effects whatsoeveя, and that I feelshκι я чувю себя немного стрно и я думю, что вытл осные уши. чувству себя немго страо.

Wakeup America.

Just my thoughts for a Friday, for what it is worth.

[1] Paul Bois, “Elon Musk: I Got A COVID Test Four Times In One Day. ‘Two came Back Negative, Two Came Back Positive.”, The Daily Wire, November 13, 2020.

[2] John M. DeJak, “The Serfs of Silicon Valley,” a review of “The Coming of Neo-Feudalism” by Joel Kotkin, Chronicles, November 2020, 28.

About the author: Deacon Chuck

Deacon Chuck was ordained into the permanent diaconate on September 17, 2011, in the ministry of service to the Diocese of Reno and assigned to St. Albert the Great Catholic Community. He currently serves as the parish bulletin editor and website administrator. Deacon Chuck continues to serve the parish of Saint Albert the Great Catholic Community of the Diocese of Reno, Nevada. He is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and Homebound Ministries for the parish, conducts frequent adult faith formation workshops, and is a regular homilist. He currently serves as the bulletin editor for the parish bulletin. He writes a weekly column intended to encompass a broad landscape of thoughts and ideas on matters of theology, faith, morals, teachings of the magisterium and the Catholic Church; they are meant to illuminate, illustrate, and catechize the readers and now number more than 230 articles. His latest endeavor is "Colloqui: A journal for restless minds", a weekly journal of about 8 pages similar in content to bulletin reflections. All his reflections, homilies, commentaries, and Colloqui are posted and can be found on his website: Comments are always welcome and appreciated. He is the author of two books: "The Voices of God: hearing God in the silence" which offers the reader insights into how to hear God’s voice through all of the noise that surrounds us; and "Echoes of Love: Effervescent Memories" which through a combination of prose and verse provides the reader with a wonderful journey on the way to discovering forever love. He regularly speaks to groups of all ages and size and would welcome the opportunity to speak to your group.


  1. Dorothy and John Ritter

    Enjoy your comments. Off the subject, but do you know a Mina Lanham? Was cleaning out an old shed on Leo Bell property and found a painting by her from 1960. Would like to give to someone who would appreciate it.

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