The Unjust Demonization of George Soros

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros is the chairman of the Open Society Foundations, a network of organizations dedicated to supporting education, public health and a free press throughout the world. Electronic missives from these network agencies were among the most recent emails illegally obtained and released by Wikileaks.

Soros’ support of progressive causes such as prison reform, transgender rights, harm reduction and the legalization of recreational marijuana are no secret and have earned him the ire of right-wing political conservatives throughout the United States. In particular, Soros’ funding of human rights groups in Israel and Palestine has led to what can only be described as a wholesale demonization of his character by demagogues on the right. These demagogues, however, cannot make up their minds whether George Soros is acting against the interests of Israel, the Jewish state, or whether he’s part of a vast labyrinthine Jewish George Soros conspiracy that’s determined to take over the world.

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Lies and Innuendoes

The attacks on George Soros emails are the latest round of lies and innuendoes that have targeted this prominent businessman. Soros was born in Budapest in 1930, and thus, he had the opportunity to witness two totalitarian regimes at an early age: Nazi domination and Communist dictatorship. His family was able to elude the concentration camps because his well-connected father disguised the family’s Jewish origins. After the War, Soros immigrated to the U.K. and attended the London School of Economics. Following his graduation, Soros immigrated to the United States and began working on Wall Street where he accumulated a fortune.

Glenn Beck’s Attacks

The conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck seems to bear a particularly strong malice toward Mr. Soros, which dates back long before the George Soros emails. In 2010, Beck produced a television show called “The World According to Soros” in which he characterized Soros as an evil “minence grise” whose Machiavellian manipulations are designed to bring about the fall of the United States and the rise of a New World Order. In portraying Soros this way, Beck seemed to be taking his cues from one of the most notorious pieces of anti-Semitic writing ever composed, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

Beck can’t seem to make up his mind, though, whether George Soros is intent upon subverting the world to a secret Jewish agenda or whether Soros is a Jew who hates other Jews. On Beck’s syndicated radio show, he accused Soros of having sent other Jews to the death camps at the height of World War II despite the fact that Soros was a boy of 13 at the time.

The conservative press’s reaction to the George Soros Wikileaks demonstrates that the far right still has the financier in their gun-sights. It’s inconceivable to them that a man might want to accumulate a fortune so that he could use the power that comes from that fortune for the betterment of mankind. The George Soros Wikileaks show that there is no George Soros conspiracy; there is only one man who believes it’s his responsibility to try and make a positive difference.

Learn more about George Soros: http://www.cnbc.com/george-soros/

Michael Zomber Shows The World Japan

Japan is one of the world’s most important destinations. This group of islands lies off the coast of China, in a region that has fierce waves that can be hard to navigate. As a result of such waves, Japanese rulers were able to seal off their society for many centuries. They unilaterally declared that foreigners were only able to visit this land in very small numbers. While some have questioned this decision, the result is that the island was able to develop a unique and fascinating culture that has attracted much attention in recent decades.

Michael Zomber Loves Japan

Someone who truly loves the culture that developed during this period of isolation is author, historian, and metal collector Michael Zomber. Zomber is considered today one of the world’s foremost experts on this period of time. He is also considered one of the world’s experts on the world of Japanese swords and various kinds of metal work. His interest has led him to a career in the field as someone who can speak happily on this subject. He can also speak out about Japanese history in general, a history that he has long learned to admire both from a distance and from close up. His interest in this time frame remains one of passionate intensity and love of detail of all kinds. He aims to help others share just how much this time frame and this particular culture has to offer to all those who search it out.

A Life Of Passion

It was with love and admiration that Zomber approaches the world Japan. He knows that this world is one that people today can learn from and enjoy. His passion is one that has drawn him time and again. He wants to help people explore it and learn from it as much as he has in life. He also hopes to provide people with the chance to learn about Japanese metal work of all kinds and see why it was so well made even centuries ago. His own collection of these objects has only continued to grow and greatly expand.  Check out his film company at the Renascent Films website, or read more about Michael on CrunchBase.