Friday, August 25, 2006

The left’s puppeteer

In today's Front Page Magazine David Horowitz and Richard Poe ask if the Democratic Party has become a cult. Specifically the Cult of George Soros:

Has the Democratic Party become a cult? And is leftwing billionaire George Soros its guru? The chorus of hosannas with which leftwing bloggers now greet Mr. Soros’ silliest utterances – and the faithfulness with which Democratic leaders repeat them -- suggests that the answer to both questions is yes.

Take the current Democratic mantra that, if there are terrorists in the world, George Bush has created them. This is a familiar Soros-ism. As he has done many times before, Soros decried Bush’s characterization of the current global conflict as a “war on terror” in a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “A Self-Defeating War” (8/15). According to Soros “a misleading figure of speech applied literally has unleashed a real war fought on several fronts -- Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Somalia -- a war that has killed thousands of innocent civilians and enraged millions around the world….we can escape it only if we Americans repudiate the war on terror as a false metaphor.”

In normal times and coming from an ordinary mortal, these would be regarded as the comments of a crackpot. After all, the Islamic jihad was on the march – and killing Americans -- for twenty years before George Bush employed the metaphor. Back in 1979, the streets of Teheran were already filled with a million frenzied Muslims chanting “Death to America,” and the 9/11 attacks were themselves hardly in response to anything that the American president had said.

As a matter of fact the 9/11 was planned and the execution of it began in the mid 1990's under the Clinton administration. What, we might ask, did Clinton do to provoke bin Laden? Was it committing US military forces to save endangered Muslims in Eastern Europe? I don't think so. It was more likely the way that Clinton cut and ran after the bin Laden planned "Blackhawk Down" incident in Somalia. Paying the Danegeld only gets you more of the Dane.

How was it that Soros came to be the new god of the Democratic Party? In case you think I'm exaggerating by calling Soros a "god" to the Left check out this quote from Soros' own lips:

“If truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me in trouble,” Soros once wrote. When asked to elaborate on that passage by The Independent, Soros said, “It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of God, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.”

That is clearly how Soros thinks of himself and from their actions that would seem to be how many left-liberals think of him as well. Now that I think about it August Kubizek, Adolph Hitler's boyhood friend and roommate from the Vienna days remembered how young Hitler harbored messianic fantasies as well.

Let's get back to how the "lord" Soros came to be enthroned at the head of the Jackass Party's pantheon:

During the 2004 election cycle, Soros put together a network of organizations through which he gained effective control of the Democratic Party’s campaign apparatus – and thus of the Democratic Party itself – in a silent coup whose ramifications are still unfolding.

Soros’s coup was ten years in the making. Since 1994, he had worked with a network of leftwing foundations to fund a $140-million-dollar lobbying drive in favor of “campaign finance reform.” The campaign succeeded in passing the McCain-Feingold Act, which, by outlawing “soft-money” donations, in effect de-funded the Democratic Party. As a result of the Act, the Democratic Party could no longer collect the multi-million-dollar donations from labor unions which were its lifeblood.

Soros stepped in with the Shadow Party to collect the donations instead.

Having driven the Democratic Party to the brink of bankruptcy, Soros then offered to save it. In effect, he privatized the Party, by setting up a network of privately-owned, non-profit groups which would raise the big campaign contributions the Party was now forbidden to raise itself.

Thank you evil wackjob John McCain. May you:
A - burn in hell, and
B - get there real, real soon.

What motivates someone like Soros to hate the United States with such venom? How about this:
Who is this shadowy, controversial man George Soros? Born in 1930 in Hungary, he watched Nazis march into his nation and kill relatives in a 1944 extermination of 440,000 Hungarian Jews. He survived by pretending to be Ayran, and then witnessed Soviet Marxists replace the Nazis. “My experiences under Nazi and Soviet rule,” he says, “have sensitized me.”

Soros’ father Tivador, a lawyer/publisher/writer, changed the family’s real last name, Schwartz, to Soros in 1936. “Soros grew up in a family that was so detached from its Jewish roots,”
summarized a Business Week reviewer of his biography, “that they even vacationed in Nazi Germany, with Tivador shrugging off ‘No Jews Allowed’ signs by telling his wife, ‘You are a foreigner, it’s not for you.’”

After World War II, Soros fled alone as a poor 17-year-old immigrant to London, where he worked at a variety of small jobs. “I broke my leg and was taken care of, free of charge, by the National Health Service,”
recalled Soros with gratitude. “I depended on government assistance.” He also, with resentment, remembers from these years how little assistance various Jewish social welfare agencies he approached were willing to give him.
British socialized health care fixed his leg.

Capitalism made him a billionaire.

Which merits more gratitude, a splint or 6 billion dollars in the bank?

The truth is that Soros has a massive case of survivor's guilt. That has made better men than him become unhinged. I have also heard that the young Soros not only pretended to be a gentile under Nazi occupation, but had a job which was peripherally involved with assisting the Nazis in the deportation of Jewish captives to the camps. At least that is what Horowitz and Poe claim in their new book. Read a review of it here.

If this is so it could well explain why Soros, the quintessential capitalist would hate the United States, the capitol of capitalism - so to speak. It would be the externalization of his self-loathing. This could also explain Soros' atheism. After all if the God of Abraham really exists He would be the last person that Soros would want to face one day.

The Democrat Party has accepted large amounts of money and substantial guidance from a man about whom the kindest thing that one might say is that he is a serious crackpot and the most accurate thing would be that he is a dangerous lunatic with a god complex and the money to do enormous harm.