Who is George Soros? Glenn Beck of Fox news attempted to answer this question back in 2010 through a series of slanderous video clips defaming the hedge fun investor who also funds anti-totalitarian and liberal causes. He implied the Jew himself was an anti-Semitic, evil, and manipulative puppeteer who controls the media, unions, Democrats and even the President. To add insult to injury, George Soros Ukraine was depicted as a greedy overlord that had the power to bring down governments and a man who sent Jews to death camps during the Holocaust.
On the surface, all of this seems too awful to be true; that a hateful man like this would exist. Well, it is too awful to be true. Delving below the surface, each and every one of Glenn Beck’s claims can be disputed. Each one of his allegations can be proven to be taken out of context by simply examining the life of George Soros a little further.
Soros grew up as a 13 year old Jewish/Hungarian boy in the Holocaust. His family and him survived due to the cunning action of his father who forged documents and fake identities to hide from the Nazis. Later, Soros immigrated to London and studied at the London School of Economics and afterwards traveled to New York to take a job on Wall Street. Soon, his wealth grew into billions through stock and currency speculation. He spent millions of his billions on funding to overthrow socialist and communist movements in Europe and later funded the candidacies of Barack Obama and John Kerry.
Now take a step back and view the bigger picture. Isn’t Glenn Beck the one that seems like a judgmental slanderer? Beck attacking Soros as a 14 year old Jewish boy during the Holocaust is low. Beck said “Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to death camps” (Puppetry). Not only is he unaware of the situation that faced Soros in the Holocaust, he implies that a mere boy had some nerve to survive during one of the most tragic events in human history. It is disgraceful to watch and to read.
So, who is George Soros? By all accounts, he is a man who survived an infamously tragic event in his younger life, never letting it hinder him and came out on the other side as a billionaire who cared enough to take an interest in liberal policies, while aiding in the fall of communist governments. No one is perfect but not one of us is inextricably evil like the slanderous, outrageous Fox news described.
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