George Soros, His Life And Deeds

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George Soros

George Soros was born on August the twelfth day of 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. He wasn't always known as George Soros, the name was changed during the Nazi occupation for the very obvious reasons that he and his family were and are Jewish by decent, and did not wish to stop living any time soon. George was born as Schwartz György.

George's father had been a POW during the first world war - which anyone in the know would have known would not be the war to end wars, and was a writer that wrote in the very interesting language known as Esperanto, which could be referred to as "the language of hope."

For the obvious reasons of the Nazis, I can't help but think that before George had reached his teenage years he'd already experienced some tremendous stress in his life. He as a pre teen been involved in the spreading of information to the local Jews - vital information that possibly saved quite a lot of them from deportation and death in the gas chambers.

At fourteen years of age George Soros survived the Battle of Budapest, and surely that was something so terrifying that very few now living here in the Western World or otherwise can relate to. It would be near to impossible for that to not have left a lifelong impression upon our billionaire George.

A Younger George Soros

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Immigration To England, and George Soros Enters The Banking Business

In 1947 George Soros, at seventeen years of age, found himself living with relatives in England. He was an industrial sort, never lazy, and eager to work. George had managed to land a few diverse jobs, and decided he wasn't much meant for any of them. Ambition got him by the tail, and he showed his ambitious nature by writing letters to every merchant bank that he could, asking for jobs - and he found one too, and entry level position at Singer & Friedlander.

By the mid 1950s our George Soros had immigrated yet again, and this time he'd left Europe for the world's greatest superpower, the wealthiest nation on Earth, and it's single biggest city. He was living in New York City, of course, and as an arbitrage trader for F. M. Mayer.

Nobody could ever call George Soros stupid, and he is and was a bit of a social philosopher, and developed the theory of reflexivity, based upon the ideas of Karl Popper Of course "reflexivity" is a bit more than a George Soros theory in regards to markets, but is not economics a social theory and application of sociology? Why Yes, yes it is.

George Soros and Black Wednesday!

George Soros - Reflexivity In Action

It would be unfair and untrue to say that George Soros doesn't put his money where his mouth is, and from 1963 to 1973 George Soros, as a vice-president at Arnhold and S. Bleichroderl wanted only to assert himself as a wealth machine, using his own theories, of course. Soros wasn't limited in his activities to the investment banking firm of Arnhold and S Bleichroderi, he also managed some other large investment devices, and created a few more, some with his name on them.

Of course banking is a inherently amoral practice. To be a banker is to value the individual ego above all else, and by extension, the collective of the planet Earth and all humanity - not at all. As an amoral banker Soros did quite well. Perhaps he could justify it all to himself by thinking he'd make up for sin via philanthropy? It is hard to say, I don't know George Soros, but banking is nothing but selling persons dreams, and profiting from sorrow, and in 1992 George Soros would find himself a major player in the United Kingdom's Black Wednesday debauchery - he profited one BILLION US dollars by short selling the entire nation of England..

Some persons clearly see things differently, and see nothing the slightest bit amoral or immoral in the actions of one George Soros in regards to Black Wednesday. Some see it as something that should have been expected, and that it all happened because the government of the United Kingdom were a bit covetous, as usual, in regards to Germany and the position of the German Mark as the leading currency in Europe. I, however, find this all a bit ....unappreciative of George Soros, he'd betrayed the nation that helped him get his start in finance.

Of course making money is often an amoral activity , especially on the scale of bankers- profit knows no honour. George Soros had the following to say about Black Wednesday:

"Our total position by Black Wednesday had to be worth almost $10 billion. We planned to sell more than that. In fact, when Norman Lamont said just before the devaluation that he would borrow nearly $15 billion to defend sterling, we were amused because that was about how much we wanted to sell."

George Soros

George Soros - Financial Vulture And Anti Semitism.

"[N]obody who has read a business magazine in the last few years can be unaware that these days there really are investors who not only move money in anticipation of a currency crisis, but actually do their best to trigger that crisis for fun and profit. These new actors on the scene do not yet have a standard name; my proposed term is 'Soroi'. - Paul Krugman

Not to let anything past him, George Soros would continue on pummelling global financial markets like a vulture picking at bones. The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis was next, and from Asia complaints about Soros dived into Anti Semitism

"It is a Jew who triggered the currency plunge." - Mahathir bin Mohamad then the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

George Soros, however, was never one to be overly concerned with perceived Anti Semitism, or Anti Semitism in fact. In his book The New Paradigm for Financial Markets - George Soros seemed a financial prophet that got his profit. Somewhat humble, George Soros had the following to say about his profound wealth:

"I'm only rich because I know when I'm wrong... I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes. I very often used to get backaches due to the fact that I was wrong. Whenever you are wrong you have to fight or [take] flight. When [I] make the decision, the backache goes away"

George Soros Billionaire Felon

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George Soros - New World Order Financier, and Global Criminal.

There can be no doubt about it - George Soros is a criminal. He's been convicted of insider trading, and has damaged countless more lives with that than the average crack addict has. The average crack addict, however, goes to prison, and never again has even the slightest opportunity to provide himself or his family with the most meagre of incomes. It truly pays to be a wealthy criminal, and George Soros knows this quite well.

For the record - I don't care who you are, you too are a criminal. The only persons in this world that aren't criminals are the persons without the intelligence to commit a crime. Every cop is a criminal, and every saint is a sinner - that is just how it goes, and if you dispute this notion, kindly hit the backspace button, you angry criminal!

Suffice it to say George Soros was convicted of insider trading in 2002. The highest human rights court in all of Europe convicted Soros of insider trading in connection to his pocketing of three million in shares from the French bank Société Générale.

None of this amounted to much in the way of punishment - billionaires rarely suffer anything but physical malady, and the pangs of demons post demise. On the bright side, I appreciate that George Soros attempted to invested some in the one thing I will watch on a television screen - Major League Baseball. He was a minor partner in a group that sought to purchase the Washington Nationals.

George Soros - Philanthropy

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George Soros - Philanthropy

We are all complicated beings, are we not? We rob banks and donate the money to charity, we cut people off in traffic - because we are in a hurry to help out a friend in need. We do a little insider trading, break the bank of England, and donate huge sums to impoverished Africans - we are complicated persons one and all, and persons such as George Soros, well, his complexities can become a bit bigger than life sometimes.

Mr. George Soros spent lavishly of his own will and accord towards bringing Eastern Post Communist Europe into the fold of the Western World - whether that is truly good or bad, I do not know, I'd prefer to hear the opinions of a wide array of Eastern Europeans to decide how I feel about it. George Soros also donated heavily into eradicating some poverty in Africa, and who can doubt that as a worthy cause?

Mr. Soros takes the notion that poverty is a result of bad government, again, that is hard to dispute! Perhaps another time we'll take a look at some the mountain of George Soros conspiracy theories, call them "legion," for they are many.

It can be said that we the living are all moving targets, and George Soros is still amongst us. Lets wish him well and see what follows.

George Soros, a financial carnivore

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RowanRiver 4 years ago

For instance, in the second to last paragraph-- "Mr. Sauros?" Are we a little pre-occupied? (*grin*)


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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Like him or hate him, you can't ignore George Soros. I wish the same could be said of me.

Very interesting article Wesman. Thanks.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will fix that!!!!!!!!!! Glory hole vid served it's purpose....now to the edit mode!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

Thanks very much, Chris!!!!!!!!

I tried to be objective - of course I could write a much bigger thing just about Soros conspiracy theories....maybe I will, but I sort of enjoyed giving the "monster" a fair shake!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Thanks for the education, Wes. As usual you provide me with info and facts I was not totally aware of. I know who George is and I've also figured out he's quite wealthy, thus "powerful." The far right despise him and he's got his grubby little golden hands into a whole lot of political misdeeds......but, in that regard, he sure ain't the Lone Ranger.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

The far right ABSOLUTELY HATE him, and are certain that he is the puppet that pulls the Obama strings.

Very possible! I fucking hate B.H. Obama more than just about anyone does - so I'm enjoying the notion of trying to find a positive slant for his master.

...IF Soros is his master, I'm not sure. Soros, I forgive, Obama - unforgivable.

But Holy Shit!!!! Just please don't ever think I'm one of those "far right" folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Wes....honey.....my cute boy toy......I would never think you're Far right...or far left.....All I know is you are FAR OUT!!!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me quote Jimmy Page, Guitarist for Led Zeppelin - when someone said that to him:

"You mean I'm a spiralling vortex?"

LOL~!


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY

I guess its tough to judge the morality of someone like George Soros unless you know something of the inner workings of the banking industry! And possibly his being Jewish,(often a discrimated against minority) may well have caused him to not appreciate his opportunites in Great Britain and to adopt a "me first" attitude!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

Yes - I agree. I tried to treat George as fairly as possible here, but I'm afraid that when I publish my thing on Henry Kissinger later today...it won't be so kind!!!!!!!


DoItForHer 4 years ago

What a paradox; he is about as bad as Thomas Jefferson was.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

Thanks Willie!

I really couldn't find much evil to say about George Soros....I was sorta of the mindset that he was some monster or something...not so!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Wesman - You know where I stand on this one - PURE EVIL.

The Frog


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

I had fun with it, Sir Frog! I looked for evil, and found not a lot of it.

I found shortcomings, but holy smoke - mine are there too, and they aren't on the scare of a Soros for my humble state of economic reality.

Henry Kissinger - that is pure evil in my epistemological estimation...but of course I'm a big word using pedantic sob too :/


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tmbridgeland 4 years ago from Small Town, Illinois

If you are looking for Soros evil, ask the Thai. They had a hot economy, a bit overheated perhaps, but Soros saw his chance to make easy money. Life is tough in a third world country when the economy hits the crapper. How many children died as a result of Soros's desire to make another billion? He did to Thailand what he did to Britain. Britain was rich enough to take a blow like that. Thailand wasn't.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

Perhaps George Soros thought that the wealth would be better distributed elsewhere...like in Africa, or his former home of Eastern Europe?

I'm not making excuses for George, mind you - just wondering. The man seems anything but evil when compared to persons such as Henry Kissinger.


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tmbridgeland 4 years ago from Small Town, Illinois

Kissinger? Ah, well, you may very well be right....I don't actually know a lot about him, but he sure seemed to have his fingers into every policy disaster the US made for several decades. Do a Hub about Kissinger, I'll read it.

It isn't Soro's money that bothers me. I don't begrudge a Gates or a Jobs their billions. Both of them competed viciously, against other businessmen, while making everyone elses' lives better. It's how Soros made it, on the blood of others. Soros prospered by making other men poor.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

YES SIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know that is right!!!!!!!! WTF did Soros produce?

Well...nothing!

Thing is - that is some high stakes gambling that someone like Soros is involved in!!!!!

It takes a lot of balls to do what George Soros does...and you have to be very smart and very ruthless to be a winner!

I might learn more...there will be an article coming on Soros Conspiracy theories.

As for Kissinger - I published it today! You can read about it here:

http://hubpages.com/politics/Henry-Kissinger-Archi...


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

George Soros (or Schwartz) is the product of one far right doctrine who would probably decry the other far right - the capitalist corner. He used capitalism against Capitalists, but others more prone to market changes, in that they can be 'got rid of' when the chips are down, were the ones to suffer. To ease his conscience he offloads his ill-gotten gains on Africans. (Is that another form of money laundering)? This might sound anti-Semitic, but maybe only a Jew could understand his reasoning. There are a lot of socialists here who hated the Thatcher government (and that included me at the time) who were overjoyed by Soros' antics. They were less overjoyed when they lost their jobs. I lost my job at the Daily Telegraph two years later when another Capitalist Conrad Black (Schwartz by another name) got one over his Board by selling off a third of his shares in Telegraph Publishing to buy an Australian paper, one that Uncle Rupert (Murdoch) didn't want. Come one, come all!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

alancaster149 - the absolute LAST thing you will EVER have to worry about with me...is thinking something is "anti Semitic"...unless it is TOTALLY hateful.

I've been down that rout in earnest. Judaism is a different mindset - and so, the rest of us ...well, we don't quite understand it!

What Soros did to England...is all the real fault I can find with him!

In America - the GOP types consider him Obama's master...but I don't see it. If he is the master of Obama..then I don't see THAT bit as so bad.


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Theeyeballkid 4 years ago

Good Hub Wes, but I have to say you went too easy on him (I realise that you probably were intentially trying to be impartial). I agree 100% with tmbridgelands comments about Soros and Thailand. What he did to that part of the world was unforgivable and goes well beyond greed. He wanted to teach them a lesson (which is why I don't believe any of his so called Philanthropic activity in Afica is well intentioned). There are many apologists for Soros and the Asian crisis of 97 but ask any Malay or Thai (and I know a lot) and they will never forgive this man for what he did. How can a human being destroy the lives of poor people in Asia and then turn around and be lauded for his "philanthropy" for poor people in Africa. It makes no sense. Soros hates Asia because it is one of the last bastions of the free market where people can get out of poverty without Government getting in the way (my opinion).

The man is pure filth. If you haven't done so take a look at the mediamatters website forums, how that this organisation can be considered "Charitable" is beyond me and should be a F___cking insult to any human being that values independent thought.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

Theeyeballkid -Thanks So Much!!!!!!!!

Well, what about England, was that not worse than the Soros deeds concerning Thailand?????????

You are right - I did as much as I could towards finding POSITIVE things to say about Soros - I might well be wrong about all of that...I also left myself a personal "out" for another hub just about Soros Conspiracy theories.


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Theeyeballkid 4 years ago

Whoops sorry I went off on a bit of a rant and completely forgot to mention England. No, I don't think Black Wednesday was anywhere near as bad as what Soros did in Malaysia and Thailand (he claims that it was another hedge fund, not the Quantum Fund, that destroyed the Thai Baht, I don't believe him). England was big enough that the damage didn't really affect the general population too much, in Thailand, and to a lessor extent Malaysia it was devestating

Don't get me wrong What Soros did was perfectly legal, but it is a scumbags way to make money. As a libertarian myself I don't have any problem with speculation but I don't agree with short selling. The idea that somebody can borrow a stock, unit of currency or whatever with the sole intention of driving the price down (and without the consent or knowledge of the owner) to me has nothing to do with the free market. Its this type of activity that Soros and the financial elite engage make their money that is a parasite on the real economy. (just my opinion)

Anyway, I am just reading the rest of these Hubs of yours on some other evil sons of B's. Great Hubs, I am enjoying them (not sure enjoying is the right word, but nodding in agreement)


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas Author

Absolutely agree - legal means of making money are very often unethical and immoral!!!!!!!!!

Tell that to a capitalist though, or one of those that think "the market is holy," and you get all sorts of bullshit statements that will undoubtedly conflict with other things the same sorts have said!!!!!!!!!!

You can use any word you like in comments here!!!!!!! The only things sacred are Jesus, My Mother, and a few other female friends!!!!!!!!!

I think you know more about finance on the macro level than I do too!

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