‘Old world dying in blaze of splendour’ Musk’s tweet shocks fans with apocalyptic vision

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Elon Musk sent fans into a frenzy after posting a tweet with the message “old world dying in blaze of splendour.”  This tweet follows the Taliban takeover of Kabul and Afghanistan which has left thousands trying to flee the country.

Elon Musk is the founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla.

The self-made billionaire is considered one of the world’s most powerful people, ranking 21st on Forbes’ list in December 2016.

However, this tweet is from a book on WWI which read in full: “So gorgeous was the spectacle on the May morning of 1910, when nine kings rode in the funeral of Edward VII of England that the crowd, waiting in hushed and black-clad awe, could not keep back gasps of admiration.”

It continued: “The muffled tongue of Big Ben tolled nine by the clock as the cortege left the palace, but on history’s clock it was sunset, and the sun of the old world was setting in a dying blaze of splendor never to be seen again.”

A user responded on Twitter: “Elon is trying to tell us something important! What is it?”

Another commented: “Something big and significant is coming and happening …”

Someone else commented: “I know what’s coming , it’s all laid out before us , this book the perfect story for what about to take place. What is taking place.

“Thank you Elon Musk some of us hear you , keep up your good work.”

Elon wrote out the whole opening text of the book on Twitter.

He captioned the post with ‘The Guns of August’, which is a book by Barbara W. Tuchman.

The Tesla CEO added to the mystery by referencing JRR Tolkein by writing: “Nine rings for moral men.”

This excerpt comes from the famous Lord of the Rings trilogies.

Within these books conflicts are heavily involved.

Another commented: “I assume Mr Musk is insinuating that our future is a bleak one; perhaps, WWIII is heading our way.”

Elon Musk is yet to respond to any comments confirming whether he is trying to make a deeper statement or whether he is just referring to the books.

This follows as it was reported recently Elon Musk is “interested” in building a Tesla gigafactory in the UK after facing red tape in Berlin, Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng previously told Express.co.uk.


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Mr Kwarteng told Express.co.uk: “Elon Musk is interested [in the UK] and the reason why is it is a fantastic place to invest in that technology.

“He wants to invest in gigafactories to be a part of that green revolution.
“I would welcome him to return to the UK.”

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