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Thu Oct 25, 2018, 12:31 PM

'Dripping with poison of antisemitism': the demonization of George Soros


'Dripping with poison of antisemitism': the demonization of George Soros

The billionaire was the first target in a series of mail bombs sent this week, an attack that comes as vilification of Soros has reached new heights

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George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist, has long been demonized by the far right. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AP

As investigators seek answers in the case of mail bombs sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others, there will be no shortage of evidence regarding the first target, the billionaire philanthropist George Soros. The bomb maker’s motivations remain unknown. What is clear is that the attempted attack comes as the demonization of Soros in the US, previously limited to fringe groups on the far right, has reached new heights. More recently it has been taken up by the most senior Republican politicians in the country, up to and including the president.
Experts worry it is a sign that taboos on public antisemitism have all but disappeared. Indeed Soros’s son, Alexander Soros, said in an op-ed on Wednesday that many attacks on his father over the years have been “dripping with the poison of anti-semitism”.

Earlier this month, Donald Trump repeated the familiar accusation that Soros pays for protesters, when he said that the “elevator screamers”– protesters who were confronting senators over their votes for Brett Kavanaugh, the then-nominee to the supreme court – had their signs “paid for by Soros and others”. And in Minnesota last week, a TV ad in support of the Republican congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn described Soros as a “connoisseur of chaos” and a “funder of the left”. It implied that Hagedorn’s Democratic opponent, Dan Feehan, a combat veteran, was “owned” by Soros due to his employment by a centrist foreign policy thinktank, the Center for a New American Security.


The condemnation of Soros – a Hungarian-born Jew whose very open and public giving favors progressive causes – has been a constant drumbeat in countries where he works. This is particularly true of former Soviet bloc states like Russia, Hungary and Poland, where Soros initiatives have been banned and politically attacked. It surfaced in US rightwing media during the Bush administration, when Soros became more active in opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. From the racist white nationalist site the Daily Stormer to major conservative media stars, the right has been increasingly united over the last decade in seeing the hidden hand of Soros, whom they frequently describe as a “globalist”, in all manner of events.

He has been falsely accused by the right of orchestrating alleged violence from so-called “antifa” groups, manipulating the world economy, being a wartime Nazi collaborator and sponsoring the entirely fictional project of “white genocide”.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/24/george-soros-antisemitism-bomb-attacks

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niyad Oct 25 OP
bronxiteforever Oct 25 #1
Hortensis Oct 25 #2
Wellstone ruled Oct 25 #3
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niyad Oct 26 #5
Behind the Aegis Oct 26 #6
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Thu Oct 25, 2018, 12:35 PM

1. Kick and recommend.

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Thu Oct 25, 2018, 12:42 PM

2. I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made." FDR.

We can all be satisfied at least that those who call us their enemies do not consider us allies. Those who are able only to see faults in Democrats should at least be able to respect the impressive list of enemies who must stop us if they are to succeed.

"You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies." Oscar Wilde.

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Thu Oct 25, 2018, 12:53 PM

3. All these stories started with Alex Jones,

Drudge,and Breitart and reported as fact by Fox News.

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Thu Oct 25, 2018, 04:00 PM

4. Anti-Semitism flies under the radar of most people.

Until a synagogue burns, a Jewish day care or school is shot to bits, or a Jewish politician is assassinated, most people won't give two shits about hate against Jewish people. This has been on-going and in the past two years has grown steadily worse with barely a peep outside of Jewish publications. Given what we have just seen with the bomb threats, sadly, it is likely when, not if, one of those things I mentioned will happen. People are so uneducated when it comes to anti-Semitism or even, Jews, in general, so it should be no surprise that anti-Semitism is having a banner year here in the US, the UK, and several other places in Europe , as well as, Argentina. The same ones who can spot racism and sexism from 20 paces, can't seem to see anti-Semitism when it is stiff-arm saluting in the face.

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Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:04 AM

5. . . .

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:51 AM

6. Links to his Facebook and Twitter show his "dislike" of Soros.

Others posted those links here and if those are his actual pages, again we see the vile Jew, Sorors, is behind all kinds of things, including David Hogg, one of the Parkland survivors. There are also attacks on Wasserman-Schultz (a Jew), which likely explains the "return address" on the bombs sent to people.

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Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:24 PM

7. Kick. Important.

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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 11:10 AM

8. . . .

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