IS SOMEONE SABOTAGING MUSK?

We've all heard the stories: someone in Japan invents a car that runs on water; news reports and articles are written and reported, then the inventor turns up missing or dead, and the invention is never heard from again. Someone invents an engine that can run on vegetable oil; he takes a trip by ship, ends up overboard and quite dead, and his breakthrough engine is converted to run on petroleum and not another word is heard about its original intended fuel(incidentally folks, that man's name was Rudolf Diesel). Someone else comes up with the neat idea that oil itself is the remains of gobs and gobs of dinosaurs that, under the pressure of Earth and millions of years, somehow converts the remains into the black substance; hence, said substance is limited and non-renewable, it's a "fossil fuel", and prices of the black goo and its refined products rise accordingly (incidentally folks, the guy's surname was Rockefailure). Lesson: the gimickry of the greedy billionaire busybodies is limitless, as is usually their amorality and lust for power.

The whole public history of the alternative energy and technology phenomenon is replete with stories like this, which makes this story shared by Ms. K. M. all the more intriguing, for now none other than Elon Musk, whose Tesla electric cars have suffered a rash of mysterious accidents, bursting into flames, crashing into obstacles, and so on, and whose rockets have occasionally suffered catastrophic failure when launching crucial payloads, has apparently weighed in with an email to company employees, invoking deliberate sabotage and a conspiracy theory of his own:

Elon Musk emails employees about 'extensive and damaging sabotage' by employee

Musk's full email reads as follows according to the CNBC article above:

From: Elon Musk

To: Everybody

Subject: Some concerning news

June 17, 2018

11:57 p.m.

I was dismayed to learn this weekend about a Tesla employee who had conducted quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations. This included making direct code changes to the Tesla Manufacturing Operating System under false usernames and exporting large amounts of highly sensitive Tesla data to unknown third parties.

The full extent of his actions are not yet clear, but what he has admitted to so far is pretty bad. His stated motivation is that he wanted a promotion that he did not receive. In light of these actions, not promoting him was definitely the right move.

However, there may be considerably more to this situation than meets the eye, so the investigation will continue in depth this week. We need to figure out if he was acting alone or with others at Tesla and if he was working with any outside organizations.

As you know, there are a long list of organizations that want Tesla to die. These include Wall Street short-sellers, who have already lost billions of dollars and stand to lose a lot more. Then there are the oil & gas companies, the wealthiest industry in the world — they don't love the idea of Tesla advancing the progress of solar power & electric cars. Don't want to blow your mind, but rumor has it that those companies are sometimes not super nice. Then there are the multitude of big gas/diesel car company competitors. If they're willing to cheat so much about emissions, maybe they're willing to cheat in other ways?

Most of the time, when there is theft of goods, leaking of confidential information, dereliction of duty or outright sabotage, the reason really is something simple like wanting to get back at someone within the company or at the company as a whole. Occasionally, it is much more serious.

Please be extremely vigilant, particularly over the next few weeks as we ramp up the production rate to 5k/week. This is when outside forces have the strongest motivation to stop us.

If you know of, see or suspect anything suspicious, please send a note to [email address removed for privacy] with as much info as possible. This can be done in your name, which will be kept confidential, or completely anonymously.

Looking forward to having a great week with you as we charge up the super exciting ramp to 5000 Model 3 cars per week!

Will follow this up with emails every few days describing the progress and challenges of the Model 3 ramp.

Thanks for working so hard to make Tesla successful,
Elon

Mr. Musk is pulling no punches here, for he is stating that the sabotage consists of (1) altering code in operating systems, (2) giving details of systems - which presumably may include those very same operating systems - to "unknown third parties," (3) there is this an external factor or factors wanting Tesla to fail, and (4) Musk explicitly mentions the energy industries and manufacturers involved in the "fossil fuel" industry and in the manufacture of vehicles reliant upon it. Then, finally, (5) Musk states there may be even more to the "situation than meets the eye" and that an investigation is continuing.

All of which leads one to ask, what more could there be other than some implied conspiracy of the oil and gas industries and auto manufacturers? Musk may be hinting here of even deeper players, and if he is, I suspect he's correct. He may also be hinting that the alleged sabotage of the Telsa electric automobile could be connected to similar allegations about his private space corporation. Some have advanced the idea that Mr. Musk is simply making up some sort of vast sabotage conspiracy to cover the defects in the companies he's running. It wouldn't be the first time that a new technology company made promises it could not keep, and resorted to "spin" and "smoke and mirrors" to keep the game going as long as possible.

But I doubt it in this case. Defects there may be. But to compose such an email, knowing full well that it would probably be leaked to the press, implies that Mr. Musk is sending messages, and perhaps throwing out a fishing line for anyone who may know who the other parties are, and where they're located, and what they're ultimately up too.

Here's a hint, Mr. Musk: it's not your technology, it's your timing. New energy technologies are not feasible until a new financial system is in place, and "they" are not done building that out yet. But more importantly, you've said certain things about artificial intelligence that expose "their" own philosophical roots, and "their" own agenda. And "they" don't like that either.

As for the rest of us, I suspect we've not heard the last of this story... not by a long shot...

See you on the flip side...

24 thoughts on “IS SOMEONE SABOTAGING MUSK?”

    1. Also note, (sorry it posted before finished thought) it looks like as if a “God” weapon was used and hot these other cars.

    2. LBL, there are a bunch of ‘short’ people out there who have bet big money that Tesla will fail. They crow when a Tesla car has gone up in flames. But when you look into individual accidents, you find that someone has gone into a wall at 60-100mph and the car’s batteries were mangled enough to catch fire. The point that the ‘shorters’ do not emphasize is that a comparable crash in a gasoline-based car would have had the gas tank ruptured in a 60-100mph crash and instant fire everywhere. It is a matter of momentum, not batteries or gas. But when you are staring at your ‘shorts’ costing you big-time, you propagandize…

  1. “Here’s a hint, Mr. Musk: it’s not your technology, it’s your timing. New energy technologies are not feasible until a new financial system is in place, and “they” are not done building that out yet. But more importantly, you’ve said certain things about artificial intelligence that expose “their” own philosophical roots, and “their” own agenda. And “they” don’t like that either.”
    Bingo!!!!!!’ Spot on Joseph

  2. There is nothing “new energy” about Tesla. The Model S and X use a Panasonic cell that has been around since 1994 and was fully developed before Tesla started to use it. Tesla also chose to use the least stable/most dangerous chemistry of lithium battery. Electric motors are known technology, so beyond batteries and electric motors Tesla’s are just cars powered by petroleum except the power plant is remote. Only 68% of our electrical power comes from petroleum, but 100% of any additional load on the grid comes from petroleum. They don’t uncover solar panels when an EV is plugged in.

    If the powers that be allow ‘free energy’ technology out to the public Tesla will still be immediately crushed due to the basic fact that they are very inefficient at producing cars and are buried in debt ($600M a year just in interest or around $5,000 per car sold). Under GM/Toyota the Fremont plant make about 400,000 cars per year with 4,000 workers. Tesla makes about 130,000 cars per year with 10,000 workers.

    Tesla has lost over $10 Billion in the past 14 years. They have been burning a billion dollars a quarter for several quarters now and have maybe two billion in cash left today, a working capital of NEGATIVE $2B at the end of Q1, no profitable products, and a horrifying credit rating. Wall Street is clearly not interested in any more equity sales and their bonds are trading at over 7% ROR.

    Tesla will burn out soon. Why would “big oil” or anyone else risk sabotaging them? And in any case why does “big oil” care if we burn gasoline in our cars or other petroleum products in power plants?

    TSLA put options are an incredible value right now given the horrifying financial condition of the company combined with the stratospheric stock valuation. The Jan. 2019 $50 Put options are paying over 100:1 in the event of a bankruptcy which seems highly likely in the next 6 months.

    Tesla is a great example of what Sec. Fitts refers to as Entrainment.

    1. thank you for summarizing so well.

      it’s been a lark to give the appearance of a proof that electric cars are not viable and that the market for them will never exist. kinda like giving the public hybrids and pooching the batteries and controllers so that the batteries need expensive replacements early and often.

      kinda like grinding up all the ev1’s after repossessing them from their lease holders as gm did in what year? oh yeh just before honda’s and toyota’s first hybrids and tesla’s first roadster.

      and that ev1 had a new powerplant far superior with proven nickel metal hydride batteries and worked beautifully.

  3. . . . “Sabot,” a type of wooden shoe, were once worn by early peasantry of Europe – Namely from France, Sweden, and Belgium. . . Going Dutch, anyone? . . During a worker’s up rising about poor working conditions and unfairness, those angered workers threw their wooden shoes into the mechanisms they worked, disrupting the machinery and product output. . . The term sabot merged into the French verb – sabotage – and was adopted into English in reference to the willful destruction by a workforce of their employer’s property during a strike. . . Hence, the term sabotage in reference to deliberate disruption or destruction of a process not prone to failure. . .

    . . . As for willful industrial sabotage, . . it becomes a matter for a prosecutor to prove willful intent to damage and destroy a Tesla company product. . . There are some folks who suggest something similar with what’s behind various automotive recalls in the US of other manufacturers, especially, hackable onboard auto computing interfaces that are internet linkable. . .

    . . . One is reminded of the workings of some privateers whose goals were to maintain a monetary in flow for self-serving interests and any who would distract from that end result be damned. . . Not all who engage in such behaviours are necessarily flying the ‘Jolly-roger’ to let people know of their clandestine operations or ill intent upon approach. . . Today it’s more of a catch-me-if-you-can sort of thing as the perpetrator takes the money and runs. . . That it could have been introduced into many vehicles now on the road is unsettling for all drivers. . . Hope not. . .

    . . . This matter of concern will depend on the evidence, of course, but is on the table one thinks. . . Similarly, computer program hacking from outside the company that implicates an unwitting inside programmer as the patsy or by proxy, is not out of the question and still needs to be determined. . .

  4. marcos toledo

    Musk should count himself lucky he not continuing the development of the engines that NASA was developing for the canceled X-33. The successor of the Space Shuttle when that project was axed not even the military was allowed to take it over. Which why they had to develop the mini-shuttle instead the X-37. If had tried he might have shared the fate of Rudolf Diesel.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      [Couldn’t resist.]
      I somewhat happy in one sense; as I don’t cotton to a hierarchical organized economic system that generates ungodly inequality. Even today, I learned the Supreme Denial Court handed public unions it lunch. Tools have been geared to commercialized economies & computer/mechanical metaphors; even the language I’m typing.
      So I enjoy stories that disrupt their narrative storylines being jammed down our throats.

      On the other hand, I ….

      1. Robert Barricklow

        …see the elites are hellbent on not only militarizing space, but monopolizing it as well; and, that means building a bridge from the current monopoly on money & energy into the space platform, from which to reap their ongoing harvest of human labor[both manual & intellectual] & future machines/robots.
        They continue their goal of owning it all;
        including you.
        They are getting ever closer to the ultimate lockdown goal – that space between your skull.

        1. Robert Barricklow

          They’re assuming, of course,
          the soul goes w/their conquered territories.

          1. marcos toledo

            Nothing new Robert does October 14, 1066, strike a bell. Our masters are old hands at this swindle.

          2. Robert Barricklow

            Yes,
            and the Magna Carta never did live up
            to the spirit of the peoples’ revolution.
            The same w/the American Consti tu tion not living up to the spirit of
            the Declaration of Independence.
            Follow through just is not being accomplished in these revolutions.

  5. Tesla (the car company) is not radical energy or transport technology. Nor is Space X.

    Now the cars have all sorts of creepy big brother features built in; those are features completely unnecessary to the operation of the vehicle properly.

    Where both companies are radical is in the manner in which they take on established car builders (GM, Ford, etc) and conventional rocket/satellite companies (Boeing, Lockheed, etc).

    Musk is fundamentally a showman, then secondly a code head–that’s his only real technical success and brilliance.

    The internet rumor of Tesla (the man) and the Pierce Arrow propelled by a conventional electric motor deriving energy from off the shelf tubes is vastly more challenging to authority than any car or rocket Muck has worked on. And yes, there are solid ideas of how Tesla the man did it in the 1930s.

    Given how good the electric vehicles being sold by conventional car makers (GM, BMW, and Nissan especially) are becoming. Tesla Motors is only a challenge to those companies if it is allowed to be a challenge. In other words, the “challenge” presented by Tesla Motors is for show. (It’s also paying the guys who work in the overly dangerous factory only slightly above poverty wages–Musk not having learnt the basic ideas even the fascistic Henry Ford figured out.)

  6. Musk is a disrupter – in a good way. It is too late to go after SpaceX, which has now hit its stride. But the hatred thus-generated in the doomed part of the MIC is now being directed at Tesla, before it hits its stride…

    Over at ZeroHedge, every article is virulently anti-Musk/Tesla. MSM is trumpeting the (few) crashes & fires to high heaven. Perception is a big thing in the investment world. If the waters can be psychologically-poisoned enough, big-bucks backers may be persuaded to withdraw…

    There is an interesting dynamic here: Musk is obviously being supported by some inside-players at NASA, DoD, etc., through funding to get SpaceX up to speed. Will these same inside-players allow Tesla to be ‘sabotaged’, knowing that Musk will be severely impacted (both financially and emotionally)?

    1. P.S. I also suspect some alphabet-agencies are in a vengeful mode. Before Musk/SpaceX, common humanity was walled-off from space access by cost. Space was the private turf of the alphabet-agencies and select players. Musk is allowing the ‘riff-raff’ into space. Some may be out to ruin him (through destroying Tesla) in revenge…

    2. Tesla (the car company) is not radical energy or transport technology. Nor is Space X.

      Now the cars have all sorts of creepy big brother features built in; those are features completely unnecessary to the operation of the vehicle properly.

      Where both companies are radical is in the manner in which they take on established car builders (GM, Ford, etc) and conventional rocket/satellite companies (Boeing, Lockheed, etc).

      Musk is fundamentally a showman, then secondly a code head–that’s his only real technical success and brilliance.

      The internet rumor of Tesla (the man) and the Pierce Arrow propelled by a conventional electric motor deriving energy from off the shelf tubes is vastly more challenging to authority than any car or rocket Muck has worked on. And yes, there are solid ideas of how Tesla the man did it in the 1930s.

      Given how good the electric vehicles being sold by conventional car makers (GM, BMW, and Nissan especially) are becoming. Tesla Motors is only a challenge to those companies if it is allowed to be a challenge. In other words, the “challenge” presented by Tesla Motors is for show. (It’s also paying the guys who work in the overly dangerous factory only slightly above poverty wages–Musk not having learnt the basic ideas even the fascistic Henry Ford figured out.)

    3. goshawks:

      “Over at ZeroHedge, every article is virulently anti-Musk/Tesla. MSM is trumpeting the (few) crashes & fires to high heaven.”

      And that’s completely understandable given all the creepy big brother features that come (unnecessarily) with the purchase of a car from Tesla.

  7. There are lots of $$$ to be made by battery manufacturers and those building the recharging systems, whether on or off the grid. But even the promotion of the control-freak’s dream, the driverless car, has not made the company immune from recent events. So maybe something is “fishy” in the space sector….

    1. Then there’s that comment on “big car company competitors…willing to cheat about emissions”. Referring of course to GERMANY’S top car producer.

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