by Angeline Tan November 3, 2023
Article audio sponsored by The John Birch Society
During a podcast interview with Joe Rogan on October 31, SpaceX CEO and Tesla founder Elon Musk blasted major Democratic Party donor George Soros for effectively trying to “erode the fabric of civilization” and “changing laws” by making sure they are not enforced.
The SpaceX CEO then posited that while the 93-year-old Soros was “pretty old” and “basically a bit senile” at the moment, he was still “very smart” at figuring out that the highest “value for money” was in backing local races instead of national election campaigns such as those for the presidency.
“He’s doing things that erode the fabric of civilization,” Musk lambasted, declaring that the present lawlessness embroiling American cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles is the consequence of Soros backing progressive district attorneys who “refuse to prosecute crime.” Moreover, Musk pointed out that Soros was “pushing these things in other countries too.”
The aforementioned American cities singled out by Musk have, in recent years, witnessed a drastic rise in crime, which many have linked to progressive DAs such as San Francisco’s Chesa Boudin. In 2022, Boudin was voted out of office in a recall election after facing allegations for not being tough on criminals.
“Soros realized that you don’t actually need to change the laws; you just need to change how they’re enforced. If nobody chooses to enforce the law or the laws are differentially enforced, it’s like changing the laws,” Musk asserted.
Back in May, Musk likened Soros to the comic-book supervillain Magneto from the X-Men series and declared that it was erroneous to presume he harbored good intentions.
In August, Musk pledged to take legal action against nongovernmental organizations bankrolled by Soros over their alleged efforts to clamp down on free speech.
In a post on X, Musk reacted to an article by journalist Ben Scallan, who maintained that NGOs backed by the Open Society Foundations, a grant-making network established by Soros, are pursuing a “censorship agenda” in Ireland and Scotland that entails police searches of homes and personal electronic devices.
In his piece, Scallan countered statements by Irish leaders that hate-based crimes in the country were increasing, contending that local police and authorities have urged citizens to report this type of misconduct, causing a rise in the statistics, but not the actual number of crimes. Scallan also slammed those policies for catalyzing a change in the perception of what could be deemed hateful. The journalist went on to say that such moves would embolden a country’s authorities to advocate for stricter laws that suppress free speech.
“Exactly. X will be filing legal action to stop this. Can’t wait for discovery to start!” Musk posted, alluding to the Soros-backed NGOs’ alleged activities to suppress free speech.
Meanwhile, earlier this month, the office of Russia’s prosecutor-general listed the Soros-funded Central European University (CEU) as “undesirable” for trying to “discredit” Russia’s political leadership and rewrite Russian history.
The “so-called educational international non-governmental organization” organizes various programs that “deliberately devalue and distort the history of the Russian state, downplay the merits of prominent Russian scientists, writers, and cultural figures, and promote pseudo-scientific claims that Russia is to blame for all the world cataclysms, which is clearly not true,” the Prosecutor General’s Office declared in a statement.
While the CEU’s official aims are to encourage the values of “open society and democracy” in the republics of the former Soviet Union, its activities are presently aimed at “discrediting” the Russian political leadership and Russia’s military actions in Ukraine, the Prosecutor General’s Office declared.
These CEU programs are set up to focus on Russia’s alleged “war crimes” in Ukraine and “Russian propaganda,” the prosecutors continued, and try to establish “an anti-Russian agenda in the global media, imbued with hatred of Russia and its multinational people.”
Set up by Soros in 1991 and funded by his network of NGOs, the CEU was initially based in Budapest and provided U.S.-accredited degrees. In October 2018, the school announced its relocation to Vienna, after Hungarian authorities denied permission for it to extend its accreditation. In 2018, Soros’s Open Society Foundations also ceased operating in Hungary, on the pretext of Hungary’s “increasingly repressive political and legal environment.”
In Russia, a group that is considered undesirable will have its activities banned. Any offices it may have in the country must close, and conducting business with it is punishable with a fine — or imprisonment, in the case of repeat offenders. In 2015, the U.S. Congress-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED) was the first organization to be classified as such by the Russian government.
In September, the New York Post reported that Soros provided at least $300,000 to a group of left-wing TikTok creators in 2022, who used the funding to promote left-leaning narratives, often working under the direct purview of the White House.
Soros’ Open Society Foundations donated $5.5 million to the nonprofit Accelerate Action Inc. in 2020 and 2021, which in turn provided at least $300,000 in 2022 to Gen Z for Change, the Post reported, quoting tax filings.
Gen Z for Change portrays itself as a network of more than 500 social media “activists, organizers, and creators.” Across various social media platforms, the group produces content promoting gun control, liberal immigration policy, and “climate justice,” its website states, causes that have long been promoted by Soros. Biden also hired Gen Z for Change to spread his message and undermine Republican politicians.
Members of Gen Z for Change were invited to interview Dr. Anthony Fauci in 2021, and were called to the White House in 2022 for a briefing on the Russia-Ukraine crisis, during which they were urged to promote “explanatory” content about U.S. policies regarding the conflict.
The close ties between the Biden administration and Gen Z for Change have attracted considerable media attention, with even the Saturday Night Live YouTube channel lampooning such relations last year.