Ultra-wealthy investor George Soros has been on the receiving end of harsh criticism for years due to the nature of his far-left political activism.
From funding soft-on-crime prosecutors across the U.S. to backing anti-Israel groups around the world, there is no shortage of concerns about the way he has allocated billions of dollars of his personal fortune.
This week, fellow billionaire Elon Musk offered his take during an interview with podcast host Joe Rogan, insisting that Soros “fundamentally hates humanity.”
“He’s doing things that erode the fabric of civilization,” the Tesla CEO asserted. “You know, getting the DAs elected who refuse to prosecute crime — that’s probably the problem in San Francisco and L.A. and a bunch of other cities.”
When Rogan asked whether Soros’ activism was limited to domestic issues, Musk replied: “I mean, he’s pushing these things in other countries too.”
Of course, Musk argued that Soros, now in his 90s, is no longer capable of spearheading the societal changes that he has pushed for over the past several decades. Just a month after Soros’ son, Alexander took over the influential Open Society Foundations earlier this year, the organization announced that about 40% of its staff was being laid off.
Despite being “a bit senile at this point,” however, Musk credited Soros for being “very smart” and recognized that he was able to make a fortune in the financial markets because “he’s very good at arbitrage.”
While Soros has clearly left his mark in the investment industry, Musk said that the lasting impact of his insight can be seen across modern society.
“Soros realized that you don’t actually need to change the laws, you just need to change how they’re enforced,” he explained. “If nobody chooses to enforce the law or the laws are differentially enforced, it’s like changing the laws.”
Musk publicly compared Soros to a supervillain earlier this year and doubled down on that comparison in a subsequent interview.
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His recent assessment echoed that of other prominent critics in recent year, including Government Integrity Project Director Tom Anderson, who asserted nearly two years ago: “George Soros has quietly orchestrated the dark money political equivalent of ‘shock and awe’ on local attorney races through the country, shattering records, flipping races and essentially making a mockery of our entire campaign finance system.”