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Elon Musk v. George Soros

Recently Elon Musk compared George Soros to Magneto, the antihero of the Marvel Comics Universe. The comparison was unfair – to Magneto.

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Two nights ago, Elon Musk took on arguably the most disruptive – and dangerous – financier in the Western world: George Soros. That he would do such a thing at all, struck Twitter like a thunderclap. More to the point, he started a heated debate. But many who took part in it simply don’t know who George Soros is, and what he intends. Now that Elon has started the conversation, it’s time to join it.

What Elon Musk said

Actually Elon Musk began the conversation with a simple comparison:

“Magneto,” in the Marvel Comics Universe, is a super-powered mutant specializing in generating and controlling magnetic fields. (More on him later.) George Soros is another matter – the Spooky Dude who makes his money by destructive currency arbitrage, among other practices. He, through his various front groups, has replaced many State Secretaries of State and prosecuting attorneys. The latter are far more damaging, for they selectively prosecute self-defenders and true champions of justice while letting real criminals go free. One such person is Alvin Bragg, who is prosecuting Donald Trump in New York on spurious campaign finance charges. He also gave millions to the Democrats to help them build the Blue Seawall that held against the Red Wave at Midterms.

To reply to a new effort to rehabilitate him: George Soros is not a Holocaust survivor. He once avowed selling out his fellow Jews (he is a Jew by heritage but not in practice) to the Nazis. In fact, as Darrell L. Castle revealed five years ago, Soros is not religious and does not believe in God. He holds that man created God, not the other way around.

So don’t call him a Holocaust survivor. He is a collaborator. And if Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-defamation League doesn’t realize that or won’t acknowledge that, the more fool he.


Did Elon Musk do an injustice to Magneto?

In fact, Elon Musk, in making the comparison, said something unfair – to Magneto. For according to his creator Chris Claremont, Magneto is a Holocaust survivor. Wikipedia (at time of writing) has the most comprehensive version of the Magneto story available. Born Max Eisenhardt, he was part of a middle-class German Jewish family. The family fled Nazi Germany after Kristallnacht, but when the Nazis invaded Poland the Eisenhardts wound up in the Warsaw Ghetto. They escaped from there, but fell back into Nazi hands. This time the Nazis executed the lot of them and buried them in a mass grave. Or so they thought – because Max, not really dead, discovered his magnetic-field powers and used them to escape that grave.

But his troubles did not stop there. Again the Nazis captured him and this time sent him to the infamous Konzentrationslager at Oswiecim – better known as Auschwitz. There the SS put him to the most humiliating of tasks: disposal of the dead.

But you can’t keep a mutant down forever. He reconnected with a Romani girl named Magda, and the two escaped Auschwitz in the Great Revolt of October 1944. They made their way to Ukraine, and had a little girl. Unfortunately, a fear-crazed mob burned down his house with the girl inside. Enraged, he lashed out, full (magnetic) force, killed them all, then fled to Israel. There he met Charles Xavier, eventual leader of the X Men. But by then he sought, not justice, but revenge.

Which means…

So Magneto was never a villain at all, but an anti-hero – one who resolves the conflict in his life by choosing evil rather than good. In the way his story has played out, that didn’t last. But George Soros is a villain; the story of his life makes that abundantly clear. Magneto came by his lust for vengeance and “mutant supremacism” honestly; George Soros does not come by his misanthropy honestly.

Bear this in mind when examining the dialogues Elon Musk provoked by making the comparison.


First, why did Elon Musk make the comparison? That’s difficult to say – but he made it after Soros disclosed his sale of his Tesla stake. (Why Soros so acted, no one knows.) The first news organ to notice the comparison was the New York Post.

Brian Krassenstein took Elon Musk to task first – and that started the most salient debate.

Someone else came close to pointing out Elon Musk’s injustice to Magneto – but the debate rapidly turned to some facts about George Soros.

During another debate, someone quoted this video embed by End Wokeness:

Someone else made a perhaps more apt comparison:


And then came this tweet by Jonathan Greenblatt:

Clearly Greenblatt doesn’t understand Magneto. As for Soros, perhaps Greenblatt and Soros are allied.

Fact v. fiction

Fact: George Soros has always been a misanthrope. This has nothing to do with his Jewish heritage – because his sentiments do not come out of the Tanakh. And remember: he is not a practicing Jew. He is not a practicing anything, except a stone-cold atheist.

Another fact: Elon Musk has come yet again to a realization about certain people’s bad intentions. We’ve seen him repudiate the World Economic Forum. Now he has repudiated George Soros. The only mistake he made was to make an unfair comparison to a fictional antihero. Unfair, that is, to the antihero, not to George Soros. Max Eisenhardt is extremely bitter, but one can understand that, and perhaps reach him. One cannot reach a George Soros.

Those who criticize Elon Musk, fail to understand either George Soros or the fictional character to whom Elon compared him. Even Elon doesn’t understand Magneto, but he understand George Soros. Who is all-in on depopulation and a command economy, same as the World Economic Forum and its leaders.


Elon Musk clarifies

At 7:08 a.m. EDT May 18, Jonathan Greenblatt clarified his position (sort of). He does not call Elon Musk antisemitic, but does say he repeats conspiracy theories. Theories Greenblatt does not want to hear, and says are untrue.

In reply Musk offered instructive clarification:

In fairness, I must concede that Joel has a good point and I will endeavor to be more thoughtful in the future.

Comic book analogies are obviously imperfect, to say the least. Just because George Soros can bend metal using his mind doesn’t mean he’s Magneto!!

Anyway, my actual concern with Soros is that he has funded so many politicians & DAs who are soft even on violent crime, which has caused great damage to many cities imo.

Also, while I am very much in favor of expanding legal immigration, we must have some vetting of who comes in, so that we do not allow dangerous felons to prey upon innocent Americans.

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Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.

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Donald R. Laster, Jr

From the things I have read about George Soros he does not qualify as a Holocaust survivor and he is wanted in Myramar (Burma) for economic crimes where he destroyed their economy. He was tried in absence apparently since he refused to show up. And from his apparent history is a classic Socialist/”Left”ist working hard to create a “Left” dictatorship.


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