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Top podcaster Joe Rogan and a former CIA agent he had as a guest blasted billionaire leftist mega-donor George Soros during Wednesday’s “Joe Rogan Experience” episode over his support for far-left district attorneys who go on to adopt soft-on-crime policies blamed for rising crime rates.
Rogan was speaking to former CIA covert operations officer, and current CEO of Portman Square Group, Mike Baker, both of whom riffed on Soros.
“I had a conversation with the governor of Texas about him, with Greg Abbott, where he was explaining to me what George Soros does, and it’s f—ing terrifying that he donates money to a very progressive, very leftist – whether it’s a D.A. or whatever politician, and then funds someone who is even further left than them to go against them,” Rogan said, as reported by Fox News. “He just keeps moving it along, so he’s playing like a global game and that he enjoys doing it.”
Baker went on to point out that Soros really understands where the power is on the ground level to change societies.
“It’s telling, right? He understood early on where you wanted to seize power, right? Sometimes you think ,‘A senator, that’s the pinnacle of success,’ well, it’s not, really. It’s the D.A.’s, and it’s the state level politicians. That’s where real change occurs and where things can happen,” he noted.
“Or real corrosion,” Rogan countered. “That’s what’s scary, is that it seems like he funds corrosion, it’s like he wants these cities to fall apart, he wants crime to flourish, it’s almost like he’s an evil person in a Batman movie.”
Baker reminded viewers and listeners that Soros “made his real fortune by almost busting the Bank of England. He’s not out there for truth and justice.”
Afterward, Rogan, in a mocking manner, went on to read a late 2021 article detailing how Soros had started backing a media company to “combat disinformation.”
“Good Information Inc. aims to fund and scale businesses that cut through echo chambers with fact-based information,” Rogan sarcastically read. He added: “As part of its mission, it plans to invest in local news companies.
“It’s all very weird. This guy has obviously been involved in politics at a very high level for decades and decades, and it seems like it’s his fun little game,” Rogan observed.
Baker offered that Soros “likes being the puppet master, he likes pulling strings, he likes having that influence, that impact.”
That led Rogan to note that Soros is “uniquely public about” all the chaos he sows, and later asked, “What’s his endgame?”
Fox News noted further:
The conversation went deeper into how people learned about the importance of local politicians in recent years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Baker said he noticed a heightened “awareness” of people toward “the importance of knowing who your city council is or knowing who your state congressman is or the head of the PTA, whatever it might be, and being aware of the importance of that,” because “if you want to bitch and moan, your obligation on the other side is you have got to take part.”
Agreeing, Rogan said, “I don’t think people realized the implications that it had on their actual lives, with politicians, what rules people could and couldn’t enact until the pandemic, until they shut down businesses, shut down restaurants, mandated certain things, mandated vaccines for children’s schools.”
“When you saw politicians doing things like that, that’s when people started freaking out, like, ‘I didn’t know you guys had that kinda f—ing power,’” Rogan added.
In November, a left-wing district attorney in Philadelphia whose campaigns were financed, in part, by Soros, was been impeached by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
DA Larry Krasner’s approach to crime has been blamed for dramatic surges in violence and homicides in the city since he was first elected in 2017. He was reelected in 2021.
“Philadelphia’s elected Democratic prosecutor faces a state Senate trial and possible removal from office after the Republican-led state House voted Wednesday to impeach him over progressive policies he has enacted amid rising crime in the city,” CBS News reported.
“Lawmakers voted 107-85 to impeach District Attorney Larry Krasner, setting the stage for what would be the first Pennsylvania Senate impeachment trial in nearly three decades. Republicans currently have a 29-21 majority in the state Senate, going to 28-22 early next year, and a two-thirds vote of the senators present would be required to remove Krasner,” the report continued.