George Soros, the notorious deep-pocketed billionaire financier and liberal philanthropist, has donated to many causes over the course of his lifetime, but in the last year, the Democratic Party and the campaign of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in particular, have been the beneficiaries of much of his largess.
Whispers abound that Soros may have lost as much as a billion dollars in betting on Clinton as the next president, and he’s certainly most unhappy with the election’s outcome. Soros has ranted that new President Donald Trump is a “Nazi” — a matter that he would know something about, having experienced several of his childhood years growing up amidst the horrors of Nazi-occupied Budapest in Hungary.
In order to shield his son from persecution, Soros’ father had papers forged that stated that Soros was Christian, rather than Jewish, and Soros stayed with a Hungarian government official’s family that took care of him while Nazis rounded up the capital city’s Jews and confiscated their property.
Young Soros was not ignorant of these actions; he witnessed this confiscation firsthand as the patriarch of the family he was staying with executed some of these tasks. Soros has talked about this time in interviews and says that the confiscation of the property didn’t bother him because he wasn’t doing it personally.
He compared it to the havoc he’s wreaked in financial markets — Soros stated that if he hadn’t taken the actions he had, he believes someone else would have. Therefore, he looked at the head of the household where he was staying in the same way; if this man had not taken the actions he had, someone else in an equivalent position would have done the same things.
But this willful disassociation from wrongdoing may have become pathological for Soros in his later years; in at least one famous interview (with reporter Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes in 1998), Soros remarked that he acts in the financial markets without regard to moral or social consequences.
When one examines Soros’ actions in the last few decades, certain apparent hypocrisies emerge. Soros claims that he wants the European Union to succeed as a venture, but is firmly behind the flooding of it with refugees.
Soros says he is pro-democracy, but when democratic regimes turn against him, he has no qualms about funding their overthrow.
Soros vows he is against fascism, but he funded a neofascist, nationalist regime in Ukraine to fight against the political and military influence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he now sees aligned with Donald Trump.
A few pundits view Soros’ wish to create what he refers to as “Open Societies” — whereby there are no borders (states or countries) and people learn to coexist — is a result of his upbringing amongst intolerant Nazis. It’s also the case that his father, who was a lawyer by profession, was one of the leading European promoters of Esperanto, an attempt at a “universal language” that would allow people of different backgrounds to communicate.
But what Soros may be missing is that it’s usually difficult to produce coexistence artificially and at an accelerated pace. Instead, when coexistence is forced, what often occurs is stress, intolerance and violence, which is what’s been seen in Europe where millions of refugees have been forcibly relocated to countries and communities that had neither expected nor desired them.
As far as the United States is concerned, Soros wrote in a New Year’s message to some of his organizations that “Democracy is now in crisis. Even the U.S., the world’s leading democracy, elected a con artist and would-be dictator as its president.”
Apparently, Soros sees Trump in the same vein as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. “What lies ahead? I am confident that democracy will prove resilient in the U.S. Its Constitution and institutions, including the fourth estate, are strong enough to resist the excesses of the executive branch, thus preventing a would-be dictator from becoming an actual one. But the U.S. will be preoccupied with internal struggles in the near future, and targeted minorities will suffer. The U.S. will be unable to protect and promote democracy in the rest of the world.”
The last sentence may be a reference to the fact that Democrat Hillary Clinton’s globalist-friendly plans to topple regimes such as Assad’s in Syria or install friendly governments in places like Libya will likely not come to pass.
His statement that “targeted minorities” in the U.S. “will suffer” is more worrisome. By funding groups like Black Lives Matter (BLM) in the U.S. and inciting them to riot against Trump, Soros has brought about violence — and yes, suffering — to its members.
It’s quite possible that more of this is planned; Soros has a history of making pronouncements about future events where his investments will benefit him, and his deep pockets certainly are capable of promoting much rage and hatred.
It’s known that in the wake of the election, Soros met with Democratic strategists at the elite Washington, D.C. Mandarin Oriental hotel to discuss plans for 2017. It’s also known that Soros has capitalized on and possibly even funded the anti-Russian “fake news” spurt that claimed that Russian hackers helped elect new President Donald Trump.
It’s documented that Soros has given money to political leaders who have been most vocal about this “crisis,” including Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina as well as Ohio Governor John Kasich of the Republican Party, not to mention numerous members of Congress in the Democratic Party, which Soros has traditionally been more of a sponsor of.
It’s worth noting that Soros’ home country of Hungary has recently decided to shut down his political activities and foundations there. The Prime Minister of Hungary has been openly hostile to Soros and was invited by President Trump to visit the United States.
Trump himself has also weighed in on Soros, calling the shadowy political player part of “a global power structure that’s responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”
On several occasions, Soros has been asked if he’s religious.
Soros has said that he’s not; he believes man created God, rather than vice-versa. However, in Great Britain’s Independent newspaper, Soros admitted that he had fantasies about playing God as a child.
“It’s a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out,” Soros said. Perhaps when one is able to escape death while one’s peers are not, this can imbue one with a sense of deification.
~ Liberty Planet