Here’s an interesting piece, a slice of the 60 Minutes interview of Soros, back in 1998. (Thank you Sweetness & Light.) It seems that Soros has no qualms about having betrayed Jews to the Nazis when he was a teenager. Of course, it was about survival. I wouldn’t say Soros is a self-hating Jew. Lots of Jews did similar things, to survive. S&L’s assessment has it that such survival entails a lack of conscience, and indicates a sociopathology. I disagree, somewhat. In that kind of circumstance, how would one describe or identify normal, good mental health?
If Soros is sociopathic, it is in his messianic vision–himself being the savior. He wants to affect the world. He wants to “save” the world, in his mind anyway. He is a giant visionary and an astute thinker. He is also hardened by experience, and, in this sense, he does seem to act without immediate conscience. Ends justifies means, in his thinking. In that sense, S&L may be right.
I of course focus on the single abuse of using the sacred Indian name “sun dance” as a mere mascot. I’m quite sure neither he nor Redford have given this one thought, nor care one thought more. I am preparing to pursue this matter legally. We’ll see if it matters at all. We’ll see if the ‘Leftist’ Indians out there really have any ‘fortitude.’
I saw this Soros article on S&L, only because I was visiting Ann Coulter’s site, and the Quotations column on the left (Oct.30, 2006). Lucky me. Thank you Ann.