Friday, June 04, 2004

George Soros: Billionaire Betrayer

Members of the Committee of Public Safety, fellow citizens:

I come before you today in the matter of George Soros. Like most leftists, Soros hates the current administration and is willing to lie to see it removed come November. He gave a speech laying out his seditious position on Thursday.

Naturally, Soros focused primarily on the Bush Administration's handling of foreign affairs, particularly the Iraq War. Soros recited the typical liberal lies:

We went to war in Iraq on false pretences. There was no connection between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida. There were no weapons of mass destruction… (source here)

But the truly bizarre, treasonous, and nearly libelous statements came in the forms of false moral equivalences. One of the left's favorite tactics is to take some position on the conservative side and "compare" it to some massive tragedy. As Dave Eberhart at NewsMax notes, in this case Soros
compared the “Bush Doctrine” with fascism and communism. “The common ground between fascists and communists is that they both want to impose their point of view on the world.” Soros said the Bush Doctrine was similarly aimed at imposing a point of view on the world.

Actually, there's a lot more common ground than that between fascists and communists, but that's not really germane to this column. That said, consider some of the more relevant similarities:
--Neither fascist nor communist regimes display an iota of concern for human rights, whether economic (both ideologies promote statist economic systems) or political.
--Both fascist and communist regimes show no qualms about imprisoning or killing ANYONE, whether enemies, neutrals, or allies (remember that Stalin routinely "purged" his top leaders, fearful that they were murmuring against him). These ideologies are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions worldwide, between internal repression and external aggression, which leads to the next point.
--Both ideologies promote ultra-aggressive foreign policies of conquest. The italicized words are important. Communist nations adopt aggressive postures against "counter-revolutionary threats" while fascist nations become aggressive based on a xenophobic fear of outsiders, but in both cases behind this aggression lies a desire to conquer more land and people.

Why do I make these rather basic points? Because Soros knows that typical Americans have certain notions that come to mind when they hear the words "fascist" and "communist". "Fascism" evokes images of Nazis and the things associated with them, like the Gestapo, the Blitzkrieg and the Holocaust. "Communism," similarly, brings to mind the Soviets with the Gulag and the Cold War. By mentioning President Bush in the same breath as the words "fascists" and "communists," Soros is trying to link the notions tied with these words to President Bush. It's a slick rhetorical ploy, a way of calling the President a fascist without actually coming out at saying it. The talk about "forcing a viewpoint" on others is mere window dressing -- this is red meat for liberals who lump anyone to the right of Hillary Clinton (who introduced Soros at this speech, by the way) with Hitler.

Soros also equated the Abu Ghraib scandal with 9/11 itself:
But there is, I'm afraid, a direct connection between those two events, because the way President Bush conducted the war on terror converted us from victims into perpetrators. (Source here)

The best response to this leftist quackery came from GOP Chairman Ed Gillespie:
For Democrats to say that the abuse of Iraqi fighters is the moral equivalent of the slaughter of 3,000 innocent Americans is outrageous. Their hatred of the president is fueling a blame-America-first mentality that is troubling. (Source here)

Let's review. George Soros, a billionaire who has already invested millions into left-wing 527 campaign groups, took to the stage Thursday and 1) lied about the justifications for the Iraq war, 2) called the President a fascist, and 3) equated the already corrected Abu Ghraib scandal with the murder of 3,000 innocents on American soil.

In response, George Soros is denounced as a traitor.

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