Over Rosh Hashanah, I read a biography about the man named George Soros, “Soros: The World’s Most Influential Investor” and walked away convinced the man is perhaps the world’s most dangerous billionaire. While the book provides interesting insightm including helping to understand what makes him tick, it shows him to be someone devoted to controversial extremist causes. While it discusses how Soros made (and makes) his billions as one of the worlds best investors, it also discusses at length his world philosophies.
While the world often describes Soros as a Jew, on his website “he identifies himself as an atheist.” His political stances, and donations are all discussed at length, including an early introduction to what Soros did during the Holocaust, which has been the constant source of controversy particularly following the 2010 comments television personality Glenn Beck made about Soros.
The book describes in Soros’ words what he did during this period, and described further Soros’ interview on ‘60 Minutes’ (below in part):
KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that’s–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.
KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
Mr. SOROS: No.
KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?
Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c–I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was–well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets–that if I weren’t there–of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would–would–would be taking it away anyhow” (‘Interview with Steve Kroft,’ ‘60 Minutes,’ December 20, 1998).
Soros’ meeting with an Israeli businessman is detailed in the book, as well as his subsequent speech at the Dan Acadia hotel in Israel. There’s also commentary from a speech he made in front of the Jewish Funders Network where he said “European anti-Semitism is the result of the policies of Israel and the United States.” Soros, from his plush expensive offices helps Anti-American, Anti-West forces which harm the West to a tune of over $900 Million dollars in 2012. From Human Rights Watch, to J Street (which opposed sanction on Iran and regularly condemns Israel), and so many other dangerous causes.
As a Jewish-American, it isn’t just Israel he condemns – it’s also America. Soros’ commentary that “America is the gravest threat to world freedom” is detailed as are so many other of his pet projects. Essentially, everything capitalist for this billionaire is bad. (Interesting for a man who made his money while living in the U.S.).
Today is Primary Day in New York City, and Bill de Blasio is the front-runner to be the next Mayor of the city. Soros’ is a major donor, and endorsed him – as de Blasio
Is the furthest left-wing candidate in the race.
Joe Lieberman says Soros’s views on America are “so negative, so critical, and so often anti-American.” Reading more about George Soros will only show just how right criticism of Soros is.