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Soros has the Right to Speak - a Right He Would Not Have Had Under Fascism or Communism

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Submitted by Ken Wels (United States), Feb 20, 2004 at 16:22

George Soros hatred of George Bush is bizarre and frightening. How can a man who survived the Holocaust and the Communists compare Bush to Hitler or Stalin? If his hatred of the United States has reached such levels of lunacy, why doesn't he simply find another nation where he feels more comfortable? His attack on Bush is an example of true - and chilling - fanaticism.

Surely Soros knows better than most that his expressions of opposition, rage and bitterness would have put him in prison or even ended his life in Hungary during those years. Here, he not only has the right to express himself, but to make money from it - and he is joined by the elite of the intellectual left who put support and defend him. How does that compare with a dictatorship?

I disagree strongly with what he has to say, but I do not question his right to say it. I just wish he would not speak out of that level of ferocious hatred.
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