Elon Musk called billionaire George Soros a supervillain

Elon Musk called billionaire George Soros a supervillain

George Soros and Elon Musk

Elon Musk lashed out at George Soros after the billionaire liquidated his stake in Tesla, smearing the 92-year-old in a personal attack.

Fresh from picking a new CEO for his financially troubled Twitter acquisition, the entrepreneur compared the Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor to the nemesis of Marvel’s popular band of mutant protagonists.

“Soros reminds me of Magneto,” he wrote on Monday, claiming the philanthropist uses his considerable wealth to the detriment of mankind.

In the comics, the X-Men villain escapes a Nazi death camp to pursue his own radical form of supremacy in which mutants gifted with superpowers like himself are bent on dominating the human race.

The world’s second wealthiest businessman did not explain what prompted his attack on Soros, but a quarterly SEC filing last week revealed that the investor dumped his entire $16 million stake in Musk’s company last week, along with most of his shares in EV rival Rivian

In his Monday tweets targeting Soros, Musk claimed the Hungarian-born financier that achieved worldwide notoriety in 1992 for crashing the U.K. pound “wants to erode the very fabric of civilization”.

He hates humanity,” the Tesla CEO claimed, without elaborating further.

Musk’s battle with critics

It’s not unusual for Musk to lash out at his critics.

While he rewards those that support his business endeavors and talks favorably about them, such as Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, he can be equally vindicative towards critics and short-sellers.

When Bill Gates asked him to join in a philanthropic cause, the CEO of Tesla refused on the basis that the Microsoft co-founder placed bearish bets against his EV manufacturer. Musk then made light of Gates’ body.

Attacks on Soros by conservatives are commonplace since he funds a lot of civic causes through his Open Society Foundations, in particular in Eastern Europe and his native Hungary following the fall of the Iron Curtain.

These are typically aimed at strengthening democracy and discouraging the return of toxic nationalism that led to two world wars.

Among the alt-right, however, this stance against ethnic identity has earned him virulent criticism.

He often ranks alongside World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab and the Rothschild banking dynasty at the top of their list for globalist elites supposedly looking to exert control over everything and everyone.

Since Soros is Jewish, however, attacks on his person are often interpreted as antisemitic dog-whistling.

Musk’s accomplishments in electric vehicles and artificial intelligence have mostly insulated him from blowback over his increasingly controversial social media presence.

But he got himself into hot water before, and it is not the first time that the red-pilled Democrat-turned-Republican has inflamed sensitivities on the issue of anti-Jewish bigotry.

In one recent Twitter post Musk portrayed himself as a musketeer with both Kanye West and Donald Trump, who were both under fire at the time either for remarks that were outright antisemitic or in the case of the former president borrowed heavily from negative stereotypes.

In another, he effectively claimed that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was worse than Adolf Hitler, who murdered six million Jews.

“Enough! Hitler isn’t a meme Elon Musk, he was evil incarnate,” the Jewish advocacy group Simon Wiesenthal Center tweeted from its official account, calling on the tycoon to apologize to Trudeau.

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