George Soros, Megalomaniac

George Soros, Megalomaniac. By Justin Raimondo.

“It is a sort of a disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything,” confessed George Soros to a British newspaper, “but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.” Recalling youthful fantasies of omnipotence in his 1987 book The Alchemy of Finance, the multibillionaire speculator and global do-gooder conceded that “I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me into trouble.” Now that he has the means to live out the fantasy, it is the rest of us who are in trouble. …

George Soros

Sorosism is an international network of tax-exempt foundations, quasi-political organizations, and “independent” media churning out a great variety of Soroscista propaganda: arcane studies showing the need for a world central bank, a torrent of op-ed pieces calling for “peace” in Bosnia — but not before every ranking officer in the Bosnian Serb army is hanged for “war crimes.” It is a coalition of lobbying groups devoted to increasing the immigrant population and mobilizing it as a political force. It is the Project on Death, a Soros creation, which seeks to transform the American “culture of death.” The Soros philanthropic network is, increasingly, the backbone and chief funder of the escalating campaign to decriminalize some drugs. …

His Project on Death in America is a consortium of experts who are far too cautious to come out in favor of legalized euthanasia, although Soros says he cannot see why not. While “there is just as much death as there is sex,” says Soros, the former is just not talked about. ,,,

When a journalist suggested that he should be elevated to the Holy See, he asked: “Why? I’m the Pope’s boss now.” …

The myth and reality of the rise of Soros:

The myth of George Soros is that he rose from nothing to become a modern Croesus by the sweat of his brow and the audacity of his entrepreneurial spirit: a poor but brilliant Hungarian immigrant who arrived in this country in 1956 practically penniless and went on to build a financial empire.

An alternative view explains his rise in terms of his connections, especially among the European super-rich whom he made even richer through his legendary ability to double and triple their investments in his Quantum Fund. Far from being a nobody when he first arrived in New York City, Soros carried with him the cachet of sophisticated European investors and exotic foreign markets.

As Soros put it: “Nobody knew anything about [European securities] in the early 1960’s. So I could impute any earnings I wanted to the European companies I followed. It was strictly a case of the blind leading the blind.”

The secret of his success is hinted at in a biography by Robert Slater, who writes: “Soros’s most distinctive feature, the trait that explained his investment talents best, was his ability to gain membership in a very exclusive ‘club,’ a club that included the leadership of the international financial community. No one could apply for membership in this club. Most of the participants were the political and economic leaders in rich countries: prime ministers, finance ministers, heads of central banks.”

Global elitist par excellence — because he started it?

Soros was a success from the start, establishing an offshore tax haven for immensely wealthy European, Arab, and South American investors. The rule book of this exclusive club, aside from requiring a substantial minimum investment, also contained another very specific clause: no Americans allowed. Soros, who had been naturalized in the early 60’s, was the only American citizen permitted to own shares.

But in what sense can Soros be considered an American, other than the strictly formal? He is, in himself, a separate nation, a transnational corporate and political entity that has no borders but only tentacles. As such, he owes no loyalty to any particular state, but only to the good of mankind—which generally seems to coincide with the good of George Soros.

hat-tip Stephen Neil