New York – Elon Musk launched a series of scathing anti-Semitic attacks on the Jewish philanthropist on Twitter George Soros, comparing him to the super villain Magneto, a Marvel character of Jewish origin. Musk said that Soros “hates humanity” and “wants to erode the very fabric of civilization”, evoking the whole repertoire of conspiracy theorists, who see evil in the progressive philanthropist.
Musk did not explain the reasons for his attack, but many noted that it came three days after Soros’ investment fund decided to sell all of his shares of Tesla, Musk’s electric vehicle company. The Twitter owner compared the billionaire to Magnetothe comic book character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and published by Marvel Comics.
Magneto, whose original name is Max Eisenhardt, is a character who first appeared in the pages of X-Men in ’63. He is the Lord of Magnetism, capable of generating and controlling magnetic fields and manipulating metals. His story is that of a Jew born in the 1920s in Nuremberg, Germany, who experiences firsthand the ferocity of the Nazi regime in the Auschwitz concentration camp. The character is one of the most powerful mutants on Earth and fights to help mutants not suffer a Jewish-like fate and be persecuted by humans. Sometimes positive hero, sometimes ruthless. “Soros reminds me of Magneto”Musk wrote Monday night. The tweet, which has recorded 36 million views, has sparked comments in favor and criticism.
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The Marvel reference recalled the conspiratorial idea of the Jewish billionaire who would use his philanthropic foundations to flood Europe with refugees and corrupt American politics. Progressive commentator Brian Krassenstein reminded Musk how that Magneto reference is about a person who is really a “Holocaust survivor”. “And he is constantly attacked – he added – for his good intentions which are defined as bad by some Americans only because they do not agree with his political affiliations”. The Twitter owner responded five minutes later: “You think they’re good, but they’re not. He wants to erode the very fabric of civilization. Soros hates humanity”.
Jonathan Greenblatt, president of the Anti-Defamation League, the largest Jewish non-governmental organization, commented: “Soros is being attacked by the far right and blamed as the source of the world’s problems. Seeing Elon Musk, beyond his intentions, fuel these theories, and comparing him to a Jewish super villain, is not only distressing, but dangerous: it encourages extremists who are already inventing anti-Semitic plots ”. Since he acquired Twitter for October in October 44 billionMusk has given voice to extremists, racists and anti-Semites, re-launching false accusations, such as the one that Soros allegedly donated a million dollars to the New York district attorney and accuser of Donald Trump.