Elon Musk sends fans into meltdown with message about old world dying in blaze

SpaceX and Elon Musk fans were left baffled after the Tesla CEO posted a bizarre tweet about the 'old world dying in a blaze of splendour'.

Musk also seemed to reference a war that could be among us.

It comes after the Taliban took over Afghanistan as thousands fear for their lives under their strict rule.

Many fans believe the message could be referring to the uncertain times in the country and what it could mean for the rest of the world – others joke it is a sign about Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency Tesla followers believe the billionaire owns.

However, it seems the passage is from a historical fiction book that begins with a funeral, with a large royal parade arriving to pay their respects.

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In the message, which appeared to be text from a book on WWI, it said: "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."

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The message continues to explain how the sovereigns rode through palace gates, followed by five heirs and other royals – the 'last' royal ranks of its kind.

It ends with: "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."

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Elon simply captioned the post with 'The Guns of August', which is a book by Barbara W. Tuchman.

His fans had some ideas on why he shared the post and did not explain the reason he published the opening passage.

One follower wrote: "Elon is trying to tell us something important! What is it?"

A second wrote: "In Elon we trust."

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A third added: "I assume Mr Musk is insinuating that our future is a bleak one; perhaps, WWIII is heading our way."

Fans of the war book claim its opening passage is 'iconic' and foreshadows the war to come – with others believing this is what the Tesla CEO was referring to.

He then added to the mystery by referencing JRR Tolkein folklore by writing: "Nine rings for mortal men," from the famous Lord of the Rings trilogies.

In the books, a war rages in Middle Earth, set in another time and place.

Musk hasn't responded to any of the comments confirming whether he was just a fan of the book or wanted to make a statement – we'll just have to find out if he really is trying to tell us something important.

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