So George Soros is paying for the launch of a website, Teapartytracker.org. to engage in smear tactics, disinformation, demonization, and propaganda against the grassroots movement that is about to upset the liberal applecart.
They say that by the time a child is five, his personality is pretty much set for life. So these tales from Soros' teenage years ought to be considered as a fully integrated part of his personality, the way we do not forgive even now SS Guards or concentration camp commandants. Speaking for which, what did young Soros do when the German's came a Jew-hunting in Hungry?
To survive, George, then a teenager, collaborated with the Nazis.
First he worked for the Judenrat. That was the Jewish council set up by the Nazis to do their dirty work for them. Instead of the Nazis rounding up Jews every day for the trains, they delegated that murderous task to Jews who were willing to do it to survive another day at the expense of their neighbours.
Theodore [his father] hatched a better plan for his son. He bribed a non-Jewish official at the agriculture ministry to let George live with him. George helped the official confiscate property from Jews.
Did it haunt him, sending his neighbors to the gas chambers, while assisting the the grave robbing? Apparently not:
How does Soros feel about what he did as a teenager? Has it kept him up at night?
Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes asked him that. Was it difficult? “Not at all,” Soros answered.
“No feeling of guilt?” asked Kroft. “No,” said Soros. “There was no sense that I shouldn’t be there. If I wasn’t doing it, somebody else would be taking it away anyhow. Whether I was there or not. So I had no sense of guilt.”
Ezra Levant adds some further insight on Soros:
A Nazi would steal the Jews’ property anyways. So why not him?
That moral hollowness has shaped Soros’ life. He’s a rabid critic of capitalism, but in 1992 when he saw a chance, he speculated against the British pound, causing it to crash, devastating retirement savings for millions of Britons. Soros pocketed $1.1 billion for himself. If he didn’t do it, someone else would, right?
In 2002, Soros was convicted of insider trading in France, and fined millions of dollars. He admitted buying the shares, but denied it was a crime.
Last year, when he made $3.3 billion off the banking collapse, he called the world’s financial crisis “the culmination of my life’s work.”
This is a man who boasted he offered to help his mother commit suicide. Apparently he didn’t see enough death in Hungary.
Soros is a sociopath....
Jeff Carter at Points and Figures has a different take:
No action undertook by Soros is random. When he donates money, it’s for a purposeful endgame. When he grants an interview, it’s to send a message, or to try and shape something. It’s entirely about himself and winning.
What is the one concept that all hard left ideas have in common? Central planning. If Soros can turn the American government, and economy into one centrally planned place, he wins. He will control it and feather his nest. Crony capitalism will reign, and he will be the biggest crony.
Freidrich Hayak wrote about “the wisdom of crowds”. This is a very dangerous, possibly debilitating, concept to people like Soros. No one man can control crowds. The Tea Party movement has no central leader. But it has a persistent viral idea that is an anathema to a person like Soros. Free will and a marketplace of ideas. Individual rights over the rights of a central government. No central planning.
Decentralization unleashes randomness in markets that drive people like Soros crazy. It makes it much harder to compete. It increases the amount of risk on each trade. It’s much less valuable to be an insider. It’s much harder to cheat and win the game.
I agree with Ezra and Jeff: Soros is a sociopath, and it is all about him. He aligns with the Left (fairly sociopathic in and of itself), not out of ideological affinity but because they will give him the edge he needs to enrich himself even further, perhaps making him...the most powerful man in the world.
He may be the closest thing to a real-life comic-book super-villain to ever exist (the evil of Hitler and Stalin, in comparison, were are still are somewhat inconceivable and almost too fantastical for the world of fiction).
And he has turned his weapons upon us - conservatives, libertarians, and Tea Partiers - as we are perhaps the last opportunity for Good to prevail over the evils of socialism, leftism, racialism, and tribalism.
And there is no Superman to defeat our particular Lex Luthor. We must join together and fight him and his powerful minions - the President, Congressmen, Senators, unions and various hucksters trying to jive us like Three-Card Monty dealers - ourselves. With the only weapons we have in hand: Truth. Our freedoms, while they still exist. And our courage, which is our strongest weapon and the one that will be tested most frequently.
Forget the polls. This will be a much harder sixty days than any of us can imagine....