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George Soros, Mark Zuckerman and the Gestapo (a heavy metal rock group?)

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Apr 21, 2016 at 14:21

Hi, Uncle Vladdi. You said,

"Achi: George Soros and the Dems' mobilization of the BLM crowd is more like the pre-Gestapo Brown-shirts (or if you watch that COPS show, more like the brown shirtless). But the strategy is the same, even if the tactics are currently less 'evolved' and less organized. And the globalists are also importing hordes - in fact, whole armies, now - of violent muslims to achieve the same ends. This will not end well."

I have heard nothing but bad things concerning George Soros, so I did a quick lookup on him:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros

George appears to be a complicated man; and I would be wrong, based on what little I know, to form an opinion of him, one way or another. He made his money in the financial markets -- a very risky business wherein over 90% of the players lose. It would be easy to believe that those who win, therefore, are engaged in some sort of witchcraft or black magic. That's an evil way of looking at these things, but it is common in our superstitious world. What Soros HAS been openly accused of, is being a "Rich Jew" (capital letters intended, as these people are seen by Antisemites as some sort of alien species) who manipulates world governments and causes all the evil around us.

It's curious, therefore, that you link him up with "Gestapo"-like characters. As a child, he was marked as a Jew, even though his parents were irreligious. Being irreligious itself is enough for many Orthodox Jews to hate him; the fact that he survived when so many millions of other, "better" Jews didn't, no doubt adds to negative feelings against him. The fact that he escaped the death camps by various subterfuges might lead to who-knows-what inflamed attitudes; and I don't think I can even talk about these things among Jews, because feelings about this whole subject are still on a hair trigger.

George Soros, therefore, has be a target of Antisemites and a target of Jews, at the same time. Just based on that, I think it would be extremely unwise to use the word "Gestapo" in describing either him OR his detractors. He's in a "damned if he does, damned if he doesn't" situation, it seems, no matter what he does. The bottom line, which seems to alone bring his name to prominence, is the fact that he is rich: without that fact, nobody would even know his name.

I have never watched COPS; and have not been interested in the "Black LIves Matter" movement. They seem like a queer sort of group; but then, this whole world is beginning to seem pretty queer. "Globalists" is a term that has meaning to me. I've spoken about them often, noting that they hold the real power in the world today -- along with the bankers and hedge fund managers, who are their "camp followers". They are viserally hated, it seems, by a lot of the younger generation.

I don't hate them. As far as I can see, they've just been successful in life, often through hard work. What made the globalists rich? One big factor is our Interstate and Defense Highway system. Another is containerized shipping. Another is electronic gadgetry like UPCs, computers and the Internet. Another is refrigeration; another is deep-draft shipping canals. Anything that allows more goods to be transported greater distances to market is to blame.

Mark Zuckerman is a globalist. Did he conspire with Larry Ellison and others, to build the infrastructure that has given us globalism? No, they just worked with something that was already there -- in this case, the Internet -- and found a niche to turn into profit. They're smart men. George Soros is also a smart man; and, along with about one in four of the very smart and very wealthy men and women who run this world, they are Jewish.

It seems to be in vogue nowadays, to call anything that's Jewish or Zionist, "Fascist" and "Gestapo". First of all, the practice is absurd: Mark Zuckerman is not a Fascist; Larry Ellison is not a Fascist; and though some Jews might cover their ears so as not to hear my blasphemy, I don't even think George Soros is a Fascist, nor Gestapo. Those words, moreover, are being used by ENEMIES of Israel and of Zionism, to figuratively turn the Holocaust on its head! Can you see now, why I think it's unwise (indeed, dangerous!) for Jews to go flippantly bandying those terms?

Who are the Gestapo, then? and the Nazis? and the Fascists? They are villains from another age; over two generations ago. Nearly all of them are already dead and buried; and as far as I'm concerned, it's probably good that we keep them in the ground.

Thank you for your comments. They are thought-provoking.

Have a kosher and happy Passover. Shalom shalom :-)

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