The Scapegoat of the Right
The right is absolutely in love with demonizing Gorge Soros. It is common to see people such as Glenn Beck and other conservative pundits attempt to find ways to attack Soros and accuse him of trying to create a one world government with himself at the helm. These conspiracy theories are easily disproved, but they appeal to a very common unfounded fear. Anti-Semites and others who believe that wealthy Jews are danger to them fear George Soros. The Right exploits this for points with their base regardless of the consequences. The truth couldn’t be any further from that. George Soros is clearly a man with a strong love of capitalism. Learn more on snopes.com about George.
A Mountain Of Lies
The best way to understand these lies is to look at Glenn Beck. He has risen through the ranks of the right wing media network by making himself into a sort of clown on their behalf. This is often seen by many as mere tomfoolery, bit it’s clear that Glenn Beck isn’t doing something benign or innocent. There are actually people who believe the things he says including the many conspiracy theories he espouses about George Soros. So many people think that Soros, a hedge fund manager, is in fact a sort of communist or someone else trying to undermine the American economy. If these claims are allowed to continue, it not only spreads lies but produces a very dangerous political environment. People cannot be allowed to spread false rumors or accuse Soros of things he almost certainly would never even consider advocating ever.
What’s Really True About Soros?
George Soros is anything but the lies that Beck has spread about him. He is a strong supporter of capitalism and a firm believer in free markets. He has actually helped a number of countries escape communism and transition into capitalism. One thing that George Soros understands is that you cannot have an open society without capitalism. People need to be free to make as much money as they and to with their lives as they see fit. When people are able to make their own money, they are able to determine their outcomes in life. This what Glenn Beck and others get so horribly wrong about George Soros.
Read his profile at Forbes.
About George Soros
George Soros is a hedge fund manager known for his support of Left wing politics. In the 70s he made himself one of the most prominent supporters of ending Apartheid and he made major plays towards bringing democracy to Eastern Europe. Regardless of the recent turn of events he continues to just about everything he can to improve the world for those with less than him.