Elon Musk, who loathed short-sellers on the stock trade is the stuff of mythopoeia, has just cited a quote from Bhagavad Gita, calling himself “destroyer of shorts” all over Twitter.
Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX CEO penned, “I am becoming meme, Destroyer of shorts”. That tweet arrives following the GameStop fiasco in where a bunch of Redditors pulled a takeover on Wall Street. Musk, being a lover of Redditors and skeptic towards short-sellers, lent his zealous support, giving stonks through the roof.
The tweet of Musk is indeed a game on a citation from the Bhagavad Gita, 700-verses Hindu script that is portion of the epic Mahabharata trusted to have been penned in the second century BCE. Original line follows somewhat like this “Now I have become Death, destroyer of worlds” which was spoken by Lord Krishna to Prince Arjuna to convince him to take up his task and go to battle against the Kauravas. Bhagavad Gita has been dually as a treatise on battle and tranquility as well as standing on the foundations of Hindu dharma.
Musk, who seems to tweets about space, cat GIFs, science, anime girls and sometimes what you must support, beholds a weird leeway when it lands on the stock market. One single tweet can proceed to a never-seen-afore surge in costs of holdings and stocks. So it is what the Internet had recently coined ‘The Musk Effect. ‘Very currently, short-lessers lost millions of bucks after the Tesla chief did add the word ‘Bitcoin’ in his Twitter bio, which caused liquidation of $387M in shorts.
Musk, who just now declared a “break” from Twitter, just to make a come back in two days with an innovative Dogecoin meme, which seemingly has bit of fun to it. But this supply of the iconic Bhagavad Gita phrase must be leaving dually Oppenheimer and Vyass turning in their tombs.