Elon Musk And David Sacks Blast Soros Over Funding Liberal District Attorneys

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 03:40 PM

Days after it was revealed Soros Fund Management, the family office of billionaire George Soros, slashed its stake in electric vehicle maker Tesla, Elon Musk then tweeted Monday night: "Soros reminds me of Magneto." 

Magneto is a Jewish supervillain who "fights to help mutants replace humans as the world's dominant species," as explained on Marvel's website - which of course sparked an ADL-esque firestorm of anti-Semitism complaints against Musk (though Marvel apparently gets a pass on the whole 'Jewish supervillain' thing in the first place).

In response, left-wing commentator Brian Krassenstein tweeted at Musk:

"Fun fact: Magneto's experiences during the Holocaust as a survivor shaped his perspective as well as his depth and empathy. Soro, also a Holocaust survivor, get's attacked nonstop for his good intentions which some Americans think are bad merely because they disagree with this political affiliations." 

Followed by Musk tweeting:

"You assume they are good intentions. They are not. He wants to erode the very fabric of civilization. Soros hates humanity.

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said Musk's comments will "embolden extremists."

"Soros often is held up by the far-right, using antisemitic tropes, as the source of the world’s problems," he tweeted.

Musk later said "Hey, stop defaming me," followed by a tweet saying "ADL should just drop the A".

During a Tuesday interview with CNBC's David Faber, Musk reaffirmed his thoughts about Soros when asked about the Magneto tweet, and denied being an anti-Semite.

"I’m a pro-Semite, if anything," he told Faber. When asked if his tweets may affect Twitter revenues, Musk replied: "I’ll say what I want, and if the consequence of that is losing money, so be it."

This segways into a late Tuesday night discussion between David Sacks and Musk. Sacks, citing a 2016 article by Politico titled "George Soros' quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system," said Soros "has been so uniquely destructive to law & order in American cities" through funding progressive district attorneys. Here's the full tweet:

George Soros has been so uniquely destructive to law & order in American cities that there's a name for the carnage he's wrought: "Soros DAs." His organization described its strategy to Politico in a 2016 article: it would change the law, not by going through legislatures, but rather by buying under-funded DA elections. His DAs would then change the law through the abuse of prosecutorial discretion. 

Soros' strategy worked because few were paying attention to hyper-local DA elections. No one expected out-of-town money to come in and seek to radically change their quality of life. Now that the results are clear, many more people are paying attention. This has caused some in the mainstream media and leftwing political groups to attempt to portray any criticism of Soros as anti-semitism. This is absurd. 

Soros sought to have an outsized impact on public policy. He should not be immune from criticism. In any other context, the influence of money in politics would be a legitimate topic of conversation. Indeed, it is highly appropriate in a democracy to recognize when a special interest has subverted the public interest.

And just after midnight, Musk chimes in with a response to Sacks:

Perfectly said. Among other things, Soros astutely identified a massive arbitrage opportunity in district attorney elections, where a relatively small amount of money has outsized influence.

 Soros's instructions to his pet prosecutors were (essentially) to minimize prosecuting even violent criminals. 

That's why a criminal – someone who had already stabbed his roommate – could brutally assault Dave Chapelle on stage with that same deadly weapon and yet receive merely a misdemeanor!

Musk might believe Soros "hates humanity" because a Soros-funded DA (recently booted from office) helped transform downtown San Fransico into a hellhole through progressive policies. 

"The disaster that is downtown SF, once beatiful (sic) and thriving, now a derelict zombie apocalypse, is due to the woke mind virus," Musk recently tweeted. 

Musk's Twitter headquarters is based in the progressive hellhole, for now.

Finally, we give the last word to Summit News' Steve Watson, who seemed to sum the furor over Musk's comments perfectly: "What is more dangerous? Saying George Soros is eroding the fabric of civilisation or George Soros actually eroding the fabric of civilisation?"