Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched a fresh verbal assault on fellow mogul George Soros, accusing the 93-year-old Democratic mega-donor of undermining “the fabric of civilization.” Musk, known for his outspoken nature, criticized Soros for supporting progressive prosecutors and accused him of harboring a fundamental disdain for humanity.
Soros and Progressive Prosecutors: During an appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, Musk expressed his disapproval of Soros bankrolling progressive prosecutors, particularly those he deemed as “soft-on-crime.” Musk attributed part of the crime-related issues in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles to the influence of Soros-backed district attorneys who, in Musk’s opinion, refuse to prosecute crime adequately.
Musk’s Theory on Soros’ Strategy: Elon Musk proposed a theory explaining why Soros focuses on local races rather than national campaigns. According to Musk, Soros recognized the cost-effectiveness of investing in city and state district attorneys. Musk asserted that changing the enforcement of laws, rather than altering the laws themselves, became Soros’ strategy to achieve his goals through the Open Society Foundations.
Allegations of Soros’ Disdain for Humanity: In a bold statement, Musk claimed that Soros “fundamentally hates humanity” based on the billionaire’s perceived impact on society. Musk contended that Soros engages in activities that erode the fabric of civilization, particularly by supporting prosecutors who, according to Musk, contribute to the challenges faced by cities.
Musk on Twitter Acquisition: During the podcast, Musk delved into his decision to acquire Twitter for $44 billion last year. Musk asserted that Twitter, which he claimed was “fundamentally controlled by the far left,” had a “corrosive effect” on society. He accused the platform of acting as an “information weapon” for radical progressives at the expense of diverse viewpoints.
Challenges Faced by Musk’s Twitter Overhaul: Elon Musk faced scrutiny for his significant changes to Twitter, including rebranding it as “X,” introducing premium features with user fees, and easing content moderation standards. Musk defended his actions, arguing that the changes were necessary to counter the perceived dominance of radical progressive perspectives on the platform.
Financial Implications for Musk and Twitter: This week, Musk’s Twitter overhaul faced financial setbacks as X employees were awarded stock, valuing the company at $19 billion—less than half of Musk’s acquisition cost one year ago. The development raises questions about the long-term success of Musk’s transformative efforts on the social media giant.