Elon Musk has come up with a new solution to the Russian invasion of Ukraine: a one-on-one battle with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I hereby challenge Vladmir Putin to single combat,” Musk said in the tweet. “Stakes are Ukraine.”
This seems to be your usual Elon crazy meme post, and that is most likely the case. Musk, on the other hand, subsequently said that he was “absolutely serious”. As a result, it seems that the conflict in Ukraine has irritated him more than one may have anticipated.
But if such a fight did actually happen, does Musk have a chance against Putin, who — as you may remember — is a real-life black belt in the martial art of judo?
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is 6’2”, so he is taller than Russian’s Vladimir Putin 5’7”. This gives Musk an edge. He could use an Iron Man suit or one of his flamethrowers to aid him battle. Plus, Putin is older now. At 69 years old, Vlad is almost 20 years Elon’s senior, who is 50. That’s a pretty big difference when it come to fighting.
All joking aside, the idea that the rich and powerful should be the ones duking it out in the ring rather than sending our impressionable youth to die is not a new one. In the age of Nuclear Weapons and chemical warfare, and the prospect of the literal destruction of our very planet, perhaps it is an idea that should be taken seriously. Let the politicians fight it out if they have a problem with each other. I mean, why not?
As Woodie Gunthrie so eloquently stated: “I would like to see every single soldier on every single side, just take off your helmet, unbuckle your kit, lay down your rifle, and set down at the side of some shady lane, and say, nope, I aint a gonna kill nobody. Plenty of rich folks wants to fight. Give them the guns.“
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