INTERVIEW FROM 60 MINUTES:
Burnt Hill » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:17 pm wrote: backtoiam wrote: Burnt Hill » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:48 pm wrote:
Soros made a cavalier comment at the end of that interview that could be interpreted as "unapologetic",
by those so inclined.
Not the "happiest time" comment referenced above.Soros as an individual is worthy of conversation
, but not in the context of the op.
The names of Jewish people fly across this site all the time and the bullets don't fly. Take Kissinger for example. Kissinger gets trampled and derided on a regular basis around here, he is Jewish, and nobody seems to care, and that crafty old fox is probably ten times richer than anybody would ever guess too.
Soros is a high profile mega billionare with a ton of influence and heavily involved in world affairs and politics. He makes himself the topic of conversation by his own choosing. He chooses to be very high profile and very involved.
At one time Kissinger was high profile too but he keeps a low profile now. But Soros chooses to stand out there so he should be fair game like everybody else. He is a news maker in his own right by his own choice. Its ok to discuss Kissinger but not Soros for some reason.
fair game and open to criticism.
Innuendo about his being a pro-Nazi anti-Semite is not fair play.
So the op as presented is junk.
slimmouse could change the title and apologize, and maybe we could have a discussion.
KROFT: (Voiceover) These are pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros’ friends and neighbors. (Vintage footage of women and men with bags over their shoulders walking; crowd by a train) KROFT: (Voiceover) You’re a Hungarian Jew…
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
KROFT: (Voiceover) …who escaped the Holocaust… (Vintage footage of women walking by train)
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm. (Vintage footage of people getting on train)
KROFT: (Voiceover) …by–by posing as a Christian.
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Right. (Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door closing with people in boxcar)
KROFT: (Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.
Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that’s when my character was made.
KROFT: In what way?
Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand and–and anticipate events and when–when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was a–a very personal experience of evil.
KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that’s–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.
KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
Mr. SOROS: No.
KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?
Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c–I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was–well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets–that if I weren’t there–of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would–would–would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the–whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the–I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.