Hedge fund investor and humanitarian, George Soros, once said: “when you have wealth, people like to make you a media target.” Soros, the 86-year-old, Hungarian-born Jew, knows he’s a big media target. He’s been the topic of financial and economic news stories for years. Most news reporters respect Soros. They realize how smart and energetic this former refugee and waiter is. The story of George Soros life is certainly movie-worthy. Being forced to leave Hungary or be captured by the Nazi was a traumatizing experience. Leaving his family behind, and starting a life in England wasn’t easy either. But George did it.
The young member of the Schwartz family found a job waiting tables in London. He still wasn’t comfortable using the name, Soros back then. But that’s the name his father chose to protect the family from the Nazis. In Hungarian, the name Soros means “next in Line.” or “successor.” George Soros Nazi didn’t know exactly what he was next in line for, but when he was accepted to the London School of Economics in 1947, he realized what his calling was. He was good with figures and money, and he wanted to use that talent. In 1954, Soros earned a Bachelor of Science in philosophy and a Master of Science in philosophy.
In 1954, Soros began his financial career in London, but a friend suggested he apply for a job in New York. Soros took that advice. In 1956, George Soros moved to New York, and he started working for F. M. Mayer Brokerage House. He concentrated on European stocks, and that job was the catalyst that landed him on the Forbes List of wealthiest people years later.
Glenn Beck, the news commentator, and talk show host, wasn’t impressed with George Soros. Beck decided that Soros was an anti-Semite. Beck made comments that suggest Soros was complicit in the Holocaust. Beck also believes Soros is Israel’s enemy. Nothing could further than from the truth. Soros has never denied his Jewish heritage, and he was never taken part in fueling the Holocaust. George Soros has always promoted Democracy, freedom, and human rights. He has never donated money to Republican candidates as Beck implied on his radio show. George is a card-carrying member of the Democratic Party, and he is a super-sized donor and supporter.
Beck’s comments about Soros crossed the line of truth, and they landed in the pit of lies and fabrications. George Soros has demonstrated his love for his adopted country, and his heritage through the years, in interview after interview.
No one is sure where Beck vindictiveness came from. Soros has never said or done anything to Glenn Beck. George has never instigated any violence in European nations. But George Soros has helped some of those nations find Democracy by donating billions of dollars through his Open Society Foundation.
Soros is not on a mission to destroy the United States. He is on a mission to bring the world together. For some reason, Beck can’t or will not agree that Soros is a billionaire humanitarian that is giving away huge chunks of his wealth to promote freedom and Democracy.
Read more about Glenn Beck’s misread of Soros on Reason.com