Understanding the Evil of George Soros

What motivated George Soros to adopt a liberal philosophy?  All I can do is guess, or analyze the guesses of others. Here’s one possible explanation from Red state. that I think is close to the correct answer, but for some reason, I don’t think that it quite nails it.  Have you ever been in this situation?  Even though you don’t know the answer, some explanations just don’t feel right to you, but you just know that you will be able to identify the correct answer, if and when you ever hear or think of it.

Probably the only people who could ever understand how Soros could think the way he does, are other multi billionaires, like Warren Buffet.  For the average middle class person, it is tempting to lump all upper class people together and adopt an “us versus them” mentality, but in all reality, the average well-to-do business man has much more in common with your average Joe, in terms of lifestyle, income, wealth, and a personal balance sheet than he does with the uber rich.  

The “rich” family who lives just down the road from you, probably has the same worries, and concerns as your’s does, it’s just that their incomes and expenses are multiplied by three to ten times.  Yes, they have nicer things than you, and they might have their retirement plans taken care of, but they can’t just stop working tomorrow. Except for the numbers, and the additional luxury, their lives are very similar to yours.

When I say that George Soros “lives in a different” world, I am taking the risk that choosing such an overused cliche, will not fully convey my meaning.  The world that Soros lives in couldn’t be more different than your’s, if it did not include gravity or some other basic principle of physics. He’s more than a millionaire, he has a million times more cash reserves than he could ever hope to spend on himself or his family.  There’s never a situation where he could not immediately have any material thing you could think of, regardless of its cost.  It’s called an absence of scarcity, and it is such an extremely rare circumstance that most people have never even heard of it, let alone considered it.

An absence of scarcity creates a bizarro world, where things that you have accepted as fundamental and natural laws of life do not apply.  If you were thrown into such a world, you would be just as lost as if you were suddenly transported to some other dimension where gravity did not exist.  Even though you knew that the laws of gravity no longer applied, You would constantly make the mistake of assuming that things would stay where you placed them, and you would retain the fear of dropping things and falling.  If and when, you were ever able to overcome your innate notions and fears, you would no longer be able to relate to the people of the world from which you came.

Even after reading the last paragraph, many people would not be able to imagine what living with a absence of scarcity would be like.  Read this from Capitalism, and you will begin to understand just how “Post Scarcity Economics” would set the world on its ear.  Now this article considers what might happen if everyone was freed from scarcity, but it will give you some insight as to how an individual could change his thought process if was just he, who was freed from the reality of scarcity.  That individual would become so far removed from reality, that not only could he no longer relate, his values would run counter to that of the average man.  

Worrying makes up part the essence of being human.  If all other imaginable things are taken care of, people will find new things to worry about, and one does not necessarily have to be rich to fall victim to this.  I used to have lawn and landscape service, and many of my customers were old ladies.  In general, they were my least favorite customers of all.  Their houses were paid for, they had a comfortable retirements, and none of the worries of your average working person.  

Average working people tended to be my favorite customers.  They were just happy that they didn’t have to mow their lawn themselves.  If you missed a spot trimming, they would usually say, “Don’t worry about it, catch it next week.”  I loved them.  They understood what it was like to work for a living, and that no one could be perfect, no matter how hard they tried.  As long as they thought that you were honest, and trying to provide them with the best service for the money, they were happy.

Not so with the little old ladies.  They had nothing to worry about but what their yards looked like. They had all day, everyday to find imperfections, and God knows, they found them.  If they couldn’t find something wrong, they would invent something.

There was this one old lady that was a customer of mine for years.  Her property bordered a wooded area.  One fall, after of years of using my service, she decided that it would be necessary for us to rake the woods.  She was concerned that the yearly build up of leaves would soon become overwhelming.  Now between the weeds and brambles, such a thing would be impossible, but she insisted that it needed to be done.

I told her that a wooded area was a natural self-sustaining environment, that the leaves would take care of themselves, and if that was not so, the depth of the leaves on the ground in all forests would be ten to twenty feet or more.  No one rakes the forests, and they get along just fine.

She wouldn’t believe me, and I was not about to have my crew rake the woods for any price that she would be willing to pay.  That was the end of our business relationship, and it was all because she thought she knew more about property maintenance, and the real world problems and solutions involved with it, than someone who did it for a living.

The odd thing was, that even though the average working person had many more important things to worry about, as a whole, they seemed much happier than the little old ladies.

Soros actually has more in common with the little old lady than the average working person.  He is so far removed from the realities of everyday life that he has become unable to relate, and his concerns and desires run counter to that of an average Joe.  His thought process is more similar to that of a cranky old lady who happened to notice that you missed  weed wacking around one tree, and thinks it’s more fitting that you have a crew now working on the otherside of town, come back and take care of it, than to just let it slide until next week.

That old lady may have thought  that she won the battle, but she failed to understand human nature.  She never realized that her petty demands only end up hurting her.  Yeah, she may have got us come back to trim around one tree, but she never knew that when she needed that fallen tree limb taken away, she was charged for it, even though we were going to the landfill anyway.  30 seconds of labor, cost her $25.  If the average working person who didn’t bitch about every little thing was in the same situation, we would have taken away the limb for free.

Soros is the same way.  He is so far removed from reality and has so few concerns in his own life, that he invents imaginary problems and then advocates unworkable solutions.  He is unable to view the world through the eyes of the common man, so he has lost confidence in the ability of a free people to manage the affairs of a nation and the world.  He feels that only people of his caliber are up to the task, and they should be the ones to be in control.  

This is the driving force behind people who are advocates of socialism and have the power to attempt to enact it, but at the same time, it is their Achilles heel.  They see socialism as the solution to the world’s problems, but do not understand human nature.

Even though many of them may not realize it, most people value freedom and reaping the benefits of their own effort, more than anything else.  By definition, socialism is the antithesis of freedom, and it certainly does not allow one to reap what they have sown.

Most people will react to socialism in one of two ways.  Either they will do as little as possible, because they realize that they can not get ahead by means of their own labor, or they will turn to crime to satisfy their own desires and supply the demands of a public that a centralized government always fails to provide for.  Both things undermine the socialist government, the system fails, and the socialist leaders wonder what went wrong.

So here’s my take on Soros.  It’s not: “He made himself very wealthy, so he must have a good understanding of the world, and we should respect his opinion”, it’s: “He may at one time, had an understanding of the world and how people tend to behave, but he has long since become so far removed from the reality of scarcity, that he can no longer understand human nature or relate to the common man.”  

Remember the 99% versus 1% thing, the liberals were talking about during the last presidential election?  Actually they were a lot closer to being correct than most liberals or conservatives will ever know.  You just need to add a decimal point and some zeros.  Over 99% of that 1% they were talking about, share the same values, and concerns as the rest of us.  The remaining .0001% which is made up of the uber rich, living in a different world, where none of the natural laws of economics that affect the rest of us, apply.  Their opinions and views are not only incorrect, they do not deserve even a moment of our consideration or respect.

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