It seems that right-wing politicians and pundits have completely abandoned reality-based facts and science. When someone comes along who does not see eye to eye with their politics, they will stop at nothing to “discredit” them, even if they have to lie to do it. Take the rights latest example: an unprecedented attack on hedge fund billionaire George Soros. Known worldwide for Soros’ philanthropy the right has demonized him because he funds left-leaning groups such as MoveOn.org and the Open Societies Foundation. They even attack him when it is revealed that he is concerned for the humanitarian well-being of innocent people.
That’s what happened recently with a massive George Soros WikiLeaks email leak on project-syndicate.org. Right wing deponents to the left-leaning billionaire points at emails that show Soros funding humanitarian groups within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This group was charged with the responsibility of investigating human rights violations and crimes committed by the Israeli forces. George Soros emails also show that he was concerned for racist laws and policies enacted by the Israeli government and enforced by Israeli forces upon the Palestinian population.
Through all of this, you should know that George Soros himself is Jewish. And that 85 years old, the man survived the Nazi occupation of his home city in Budapest as a 14-year-old boy. Soros experienced what could happen to innocent people during a war first-hand as a teenager. This clearly explains his concerns for the innocent people on both sides of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But this soft heart is used against him by right-wing politicians, pundits and various other groups.
In a stunning turn of events, pro-Israel right-wing Republicans have used these George Soros emails as evidence to the fact that the billionaire is trying to topple the Israeli government. Right-wing pundits have spread the rumor that Soros is capable of toppling governments single-handedly because of his successful efforts to eradicate communist governments in the past. Meanwhile, anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi groups are also accusing Soros of wrongdoing they surmise that he’s trying to help the Palestinians “win”to cause a flood of Jewish refugees into Europe. This George Soros conspiracy has both pro-Jewish and anti-Jewish groups attacking the philanthropist for remarks made George Soros WikiLeaks email leaks.
What George Soros conspiracy theorists fail to acknowledge is the fact that Soros has committed himself to a lifetime of philanthropy using his fortune. Some of his donations you may not agree with politically, such as the founding of MoveOn.org. But other philanthropic efforts are hard to disagree with, like the Open Societies Foundation. It is in organization that defends the humanitarian rights of oppressed people across the globe while promoting democracy, transparency and government accountability. The man is using his money to ensure that another World War II does not happen.
Soros has been successful in toppling governments in the past. But what the right wing doesn’t tell you is that those toppled governments were oppressive communist regimes replaced with better, more transparent democratic governments. The Jewish businessman is not trying to undermine the democratic government is real, he is simply looking out for the human rights of everyone involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Learn more about George Soros: http://www.cnbc.com/george-soros/