George Soros has a Nazi problem. I don’t say that lightly. In fact, I regard those who go around calling people Nazis without substantial verification of such an allegiance to be either without conscience or without strong mental moorings.
So, who was the most prominent individual of the past decade to use the Nazi smear against another public person? That would be George Soros himself.
To refresh the national memory, let’s recall George Soros’ public “Bush is like Hitler” remarks, beginning in 2003. Laura Blumenfeld interviewed George Soros for The Washington Post and summed up Soros’ antipathy for Bush thus:
Soros believes that a “supremacist ideology” guides this White House. He hears echoes in its rhetoric of his childhood in occupied Hungary. “When I hear Bush say, ‘You’re either with us or against us,’ it reminds me of the Germans.” It conjures up memories, he said, of Nazi slogans on the walls, Der Feind Hort Mit (“The enemy is listening”). “My experiences under Nazi and Soviet rule have sensitized me,” he said in a soft Hungarian accent.
Soros’ first volley into the Bush-Hitler meme was quickly followed by a MoveOn.org ad campaign against then-President George W. Bush using actual WWII Nazi film footage, interspersed with Bush comparisons. As all aware Americans know by now, George Soros is the money bag that keeps MoveOn in business. The ad that appeared on MoveOn’s site melded an actual recording of Hitler with photos of Bush. “A nation warped by lies. Lies fuel fear. Fear fuels aggression. Invasion. Occupation. What were war crimes in 1945 is foreign policy in 2003,” the ad said. The public outcry was fast and furious, forcing MoveOn to remove the ad from its site and make piteous declarations of ignorance regarding its ever getting there in the first place. But the “Bush is Hitler” meme, begun by Soros’ himself, by then had strong legs throughout the Soros-influenced left wing.
Soros put more than $25 million of his own money into defeating George W. Bush in 2004, calling that mission the “central focus of his life.” Coming away with nothing but an “I supported the other guy” t-shirt, Soros went all in with Barack Obama. Not content, however, merely to back an alternate party candidate, Soros reiterated his “Bush is like the Nazi leader” mantra at Davos in 2007:
“America needs to follow the policies it has introduced in Germany,” he said. “We have to go through a certain de-Nazification process.”
So, again I say that George Soros has a Nazi problem.
At the moment, however, Soros is battling his Nazi problem from a wholly different angle.
You see, while George W. Bush had not even yet been born in 1945, when real Nazis were perpetrating the real Holocaust, George Soros, as a teenager, was actually helping real Nazis confiscate the real property of real, about-to-be-“exterminated” Jews in his native Budapest, Hungary.
And no, this actual Nazi collaboration by a young George Soros was not an obscure tidbit dug up by opposition researchers. George Soros freely admitted his actions in the now-infamous Steve Kroft interview of 1998. Soros was shocked that the interview was so upsetting to so many and endeavored greatly to put the controversy to rest by giving more details and explanations to his biographer, Michael Kaufman.