During a podcast with Joe Rogan, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made controversial statements about prominent US Democratic Party donor George Soros, accusing him of trying to dismantle society. Musk claimed that Soros is effectively “changing laws” by ensuring that they are not enforced, leading to lawlessness in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. These cities have seen an increase in crime rates in recent years, which many attribute to the election of progressive District Attorneys backed by Soros.
Musk stated that Soros’s strategy is to support progressive DAs who refuse to prosecute crime, instead of focusing on national elections. According to Musk, Soros has realized that changing the enforcement of laws is enough to create an impact. Musk described Soros as “very smart” and good at arbitrage, finding the highest value for money by supporting local races.
This is not the first time Musk has criticized Soros. In May, he compared him to the comic-book supervillain Magneto from the X-Men series and questioned his intentions. Although Musk acknowledged that Soros is “pretty old” and “basically a bit senile” at this point, he emphasized that Soros remains intelligent and effective in his actions.
In addition to these remarks, Musk also discussed the recent designation of the Soros-funded Central European University as “undesirable” by Russia’s prosecutor-general. The university was accused of attempting to discredit Russia’s political leadership and distort history. The prosecutor general’s office stated that the institution deliberately devalues and distorts the history of Russia, downplays the achievements of Russian scientists and cultural figures, and promotes pseudo-scientific claims blaming Russia for global catastrophes.
It is worth noting that Russia has previously banned other Soros-affiliated NGOs, accusing him of interfering in its domestic affairs. The country has consistently voiced its concerns about Soros’s influence and his alleged attempts to meddle in Russian politics.
Musk’s comments have sparked controversy, with some praising his willingness to speak out against Soros, while others question the validity of his claims. The debate surrounding Soros’s influence and intentions continues, with different perspectives on his impact on society and politics.
As the podcast conversation concluded, listeners were left with a range of opinions about Soros and his alleged role in societal changes. Whether Musk’s criticisms were warranted or not, they have once again brought attention to the divisive figure that George Soros has become in political discourse. The impact of his actions and the consequences of his influence are complex and continue to be debated by individuals and experts alike.