Dear Elon Musk,
You have an awesome opportunity to do good. The First Amendment, freedom of speech, is sacred for Democracy to thrive. Yet, like yelling “Fire!” in a movie theater, there are some words that are too dangerous, that incite violence, unleash hate, and endorse malice.
What will you do, Elon, with that big, beautiful, #twiceexceptional brain of yours?
I imagine you as the one who holds back the mob that threatens to trample democratic ideals, keeping those who are different, safe from oncoming crushing, lethal blows. Will you allow animosity, acrimony and antagonism break through to leave death and destruction in their wake?
At With Understanding Comes Calm, we know how important our voice and messages are for the #gifted and #twiceexceptional communities. We know our resources, education, and consultations are lifelines for many. We won’t #cancel you Elon, because we want to hear your answer and give you an opportunity to respond, stand up, and take the opportunity to stave off the devastating and stifling voices that mean to demean, disrupt, and disgrace the human condition.
But, Elon, if something doesn’t change, if you allow the mob mentality to trample and squash democratic ideals, we will have to leave your platform. We cannot endorse blood on your hands, because blood on your hands, is blood on ours, when we stand by and do nothing.