Glenn Beck is an ardent believer in conspiracy theories. In fact, he enjoys them so much he makes up his own. Unfortunately, his attempt to paint George Soros as a dark anti-Semitic puppeteer, hiding in the shadows and pulling strings of revolution in places around the world, falls more than a bit flat. Soros, it seems, refuses to stay behind the curtain.
Soros, in fact, completely ignores Beck. After all, he’s endured worse.
Young George Soros survived Eichmann’s purge of Jews from Hungary by serving as a runner and messenger of the Budapest Jewish Council. These understandably frightened elders hoped to avoid notice by keeping the Jewish community of Budapest calm and quiet. The few Jewish survivors from the Hungarian purge survived by taking on false identities and going into hiding, as Soros did.
Upon surviving, Soros became a successful businessman. With his wealth, he set about to destroy communism. Rather than fighting with guns, George Soros smuggled copy machines into Hungary to shatter state control of information. Indeed, Lord Mark Malloch Brown of the International Crisis Group credited four people with the destruction of communism: Reagan, Pope John Paul II, Thatcher, and George Soros.
Glenn Beck’s Ridiculous Misreading of George Soros Might Not Be As Inappropriate As Busting a 14-Year-Old’s Balls for How He Behaved During the Holocaust, But It Still Sets Back the Cause of Human Understanding
Beck dedicated three segments of what he refers to as “news” attempting to paint Soros as a Jew-murdering collaborator in 1944. At that time, Soros was 14 years old, living a false life as a Christian in a city under the Nazi boot heel. Beck seems to give Soros a reprieve for being a child under hideous living conditions, but then paints him as a man who knows how to live a lie.
In a video clip, Soros refers to his time under Nazi occupation as “happy.” He was fourteen and in terrible danger, but he was with his father and managed to survive. Per Beck’s take on this clip, this is an indication that Soros hated his fellow Jews and still does, as he disagrees with Israel.
Beck disregards an obvious source for Soros’ happiness. Perhaps this child was just thrilled to be alive at the end of each day?
Learn more about George Soros: http://www.thenation.com/article/and-now-anti-semitism/