George Soros On "Sustaining Ukraine's Breakthrough"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by George Soros, originally posted at Project Syndicate,

Following a crescendo of terrifying violence, the Ukrainian uprising has had a surprisingly positive outcome. Contrary to all rational expectations, a group of citizens armed with not much more than sticks and shields made of cardboard boxes and metal garbage-can lids overwhelmed a police force firing live ammunition. There were many casualties, but the citizens prevailed. This was one of those historic moments that leave a lasting imprint on a society’s collective memory.

How could such a thing happen? Werner Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics offers a fitting metaphor. According to Heisenberg, subatomic phenomena can manifest themselves as particles or waves; similarly, human beings may alternate between behaving as individual particles or as components of a larger wave. In other words, the unpredictability of historical events like those in Ukraine has to do with an element of uncertainty in human identity.

People’s identity is made up of individual elements and elements of larger units to which they belong, and peoples’ impact on reality depends on which elements dominate their behavior. When civilians launched a suicidal attack on an armed force in Kyiv on February 20, their sense of representing “the nation” far outweighed their concern with their individual mortality. The result was to swing a deeply divided society from the verge of civil war to an unprecedented sense of unity.

Whether that unity endures will depend on how Europe responds. Ukrainians have demonstrated their allegiance to a European Union that is itself hopelessly divided, with the euro crisis pitting creditor and debtor countries against one another. That is why the EU was hopelessly outmaneuvered by Russia in the negotiations with Ukraine over an Association Agreement.

True to form, the EU under German leadership offered far too little and demanded far too much from Ukraine. Now, after the Ukrainian people’s commitment to closer ties with Europe fueled a successful popular insurrection, the EU, along with the International Monetary Fund, is putting together a multibillion-dollar rescue package to save the country from financial collapse. But that will not be sufficient to sustain the national unity that Ukraine will need in the coming years.

I established the Renaissance Foundation in Ukraine in 1990 – before the country achieved independence. The foundation did not participate in the recent uprising, but it did serve as a defender of those targeted by official repression. The foundation is now ready to support Ukrainians’ strongly felt desire to establish resilient democratic institutions (above all, an independent and professional judiciary). But Ukraine will need outside assistance that only the EU can provide: management expertise and access to markets.

In the remarkable transformation of Central Europe’s economies in the 1990’s, management expertise and market access resulted from massive investments by German and other EU-based companies, which integrated local producers into their global value chains. Ukraine, with its high-quality human capital and diversified economy, is a potentially attractive investment destination. But realizing this potential requires improving the business climate across the economy as a whole and within individual sectors – particularly by addressing the endemic corruption and weak rule of law that are deterring foreign and domestic investors alike.

In addition to encouraging foreign direct investment, the EU could provide support to train local companies’ managers and help them develop their business strategies, with service providers remunerated by equity stakes or profit-sharing. An effective way to roll out such support to a large number of companies would be to combine it with credit lines provided by commercial banks. To encourage participation, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) could invest in companies alongside foreign and local investors, as it did in Central Europe.

Ukraine would thus open its domestic market to goods manufactured or assembled by European companies’ wholly- or partly-owned subsidiaries, while the EU would increase market access for Ukrainian companies and help them integrate into global markets.

I hope and trust that Europe under German leadership will rise to the occasion. I have been arguing for several years that Germany should accept the responsibilities and liabilities of its dominant position in Europe. Today, Ukraine needs a modern-day equivalent of the Marshall Plan, by which the United States helped to reconstruct Europe after World War II. Germany ought to play the same role today as the US did then.

I must, however, end with a word of caution. The Marshall Plan did not include the Soviet bloc, thereby reinforcing the Cold War division of Europe. A replay of the Cold War would cause immense damage to both Russia and Europe, and most of all to Ukraine, which is situated between them. Ukraine depends on Russian gas, and it needs access to European markets for its products; it must have good relations with both sides.

Here, too, Germany should take the lead. Chancellor Angela Merkel must reach out to President Vladimir Putin to ensure that Russia is a partner, not an opponent, in the Ukrainian renaissance.

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Ident 7777 economy's picture

Blow it out your ears, George ...



Millivanilli's picture

George, you CUNT.  



knukles's picture

Soros, the NWO mouthpiece tells us that all's well, we're in the right and winning.

Jesus H Fucking Christ, Moloch speaks, the Anti-Christ comes.

Hide your women, children and animals.

satoshi123's picture

There are 100's of billionaires and they all don't support the NWO.

The NWO is explicitly the NAZI tribe, think TEAM-BUSH, and SOROS is not part of that tribe.


The problem is that there is a left wing and right wing group of billionaires that have their own vision for the world.

ZH support the right-wing vision.

greatbeard's picture

Pretty much.  It's always entertaining knowing anytime Soros is mentioned it the natives go wild. 

pods's picture

Okay, so suicide bombers are good again?  Gotcha, thanks George.

This fucker must sit back with a fresh cup of baby blood thinking about all the people lapping this shit up.

What's next Brzezinski gonna come out of his coffin to say how this was a mom and apple pie event?

These tyrants make me sick. Wish I had it in me to actually argue about just how depraived these sick fucks are, but I only have so much time.

Anyway, back to the gold boards and actually learning. The trolls come out at night. Mostly.


jez's picture

"What's next Brzezinski gonna come out of his coffin to say how this was a mom and apple pie event?"




Wouldn't surprise me. Or Kissinger recommending carpet-bombing as a means to his second Nobel prize.

john39's picture

when most picture a satanist, they picture goth kids killing cats in the woods...  a clever deception.   to see the reality of satanism, look no further soros and so many who aspire to be like him.   left and right are meaningless.  everything they do is deception, thinking they will reap some reward when their plans come to fruition.  sadly for them, they are biggest fools of all...  

GetZeeGold's picture




George Soros - Team Hitler


Literally.....if you know your history.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Soros, master political entrepreneur and chrony capitalist.

Arius's picture

old George is right ... you dont listen to him at your own risk ...

Rafferty's picture

Soros and Kissinger. The two most evil fucks alive today. Hopefully not tomorrow.

Chuck Walla's picture

That monster's duplicity is always stunning. He doesn't believe any of this crap, so it must help him in some other way. I wonder what he'd say if it was his puppet boy Barack?  No doubt how wonderful it was, as he lays on postions and jockeys for a way to get hold of the tide to get it turned to the NWO way of life.



Blues Traveler's picture

greatbeard, that is for a reason. You obviously don't know his philosophy nor his means. Its ok, your in herd of the 80% precentile.

Flakmeister's picture

Yeah, you could call them a bunch of Kochsuckers....

Blues Traveler's picture

No flake, that is you, you are a cork soaker but we do appreciate your enthusiasm and deformation.

Tim_'s picture

George Soros, born as Schwartz György, is a jew.

Chuck Walla's picture

And a NAZI collaborator that stole Jewish wealth as he helped them onto the cattle cars.. Great prep for his current life.






John Wilmot's picture

...and a perfect illustration of what George is.

He's a servant, trying to win himself a seat at the master's table, but the people he serves don't share power.

He's a pet eating tablescraps.

The same could be said of any number of nouveau riche billionaire cunts (e.g. Bill Gates).

Why do you think they all donate their money to foundations that pursue the agenda set by the big foundations that have been around for a century (think Ford, Rockefeller, etc)?

That's their tribute to the bossman.

Yess massa, yes I's be shilling for you bout you-krane

Fuck you George you houseboy

GetZeeGold's picture




collaborator that stole Jewish wealth as he helped them onto the cattle cars


Yeah....well there is that.

Schmuck Raker's picture

As was Jesus. What is your point?

thamnosma's picture

What a friggin ignorant stupid comment.

Schmuck Raker's picture

Sure, but Billionaires gives you wings.

UselessEater's picture

how do you know what Billionares are supporting? other than the fact they want to keep their billions and make MOAR so will do a deal with whatever socio's support their goals?

at the billionare level ther is nor right/left wing, there is no moral right, only MOAR

John Wilmot's picture

When you have more money than you could ever spend on even the most obscenely lavish consumption, it's not about money anymore. It's about power, as an end in itself. These cunts want their likenesses carved into mountains.

Sophist Economicus's picture

Well, the folks that Soros is talking about that turned the tide are what folks call the 'Right' or Nationalists in Western Ukraine. These folks in the 40s actually helped the Nazis during the war against Russia

Their guy is being slated for the top spot in the Ukraine. Make no mistake, these guys are Nationalist with the same philosophy of the Nazis. Big government, civilian control, fascist policies, big army/police -- you know, leftists

Lore's picture

Thank you to ZH for passing this along.  It is interesting to find Mr. Soros writing in praise of nations.  With all due respect, I was under the impression that big internationalists generally regard nationhood as an obstacle to be surmounted -- hence the EU, among other initiatives.  But the future of the EU seems increasingly cloudy, doesn't it?  I question the true measure of pro-EU support among western Ukrainians.  Do they REALLY want to hitch their wagon to an imploding star?  Do they even see it that way?  Maybe I don't think far enough ahead.  Would it be to their long term advantage to accept the yoke of debt from that issuer?  If these questions seem ignorant or impertinent, it's just because I'm trying to understand.

WTFRLY's picture

He's not really pro-sovereignty so much as getting the technocracy's pussy wet for the Ukraine split. Smoke and parlor tricks. Surely the pie can get bigger with multiple autonomous regions trading goods, same pie in smaller slices equals moar, right?

Againstthelie's picture

I found this most amusing:

" with service providers remunerated by equity stakes or profit-sharing."

Now that's funny, isn't it? To lure the Ukrainian Goyim more torwards the EUSSR, Soros even suggests to share PROFITS with the Ukrainian Goyim! And once the new ZOG has removed the nationalists from power again, the estabished worldwide program will be used.

Againstthelie's picture

You seem to love Zionist Plutocracy.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

I didn't take the Bible seriously until the witnessing of our Satanic I do! 

Schmuck Raker's picture

That's a shame. Reality has led you to embrace myth.

You' re, like.... human. Join the billions that came before you.

Blues Traveler's picture

schmuck si appoiate name for you

Schmuck Raker's picture

Thanks, I made it up all by myself.

BTW, how did you come up with Blues Traveler? That's catchy, Si!

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Seriously.  Doesn't anyone not on the payroll know where this douche is at any given time?

kaiserhoff's picture

This is a done deal.  Ukraine hates Russia for the best possible reasons.  The German response simply doesn't matter.  The future is with Europe, not KGB dictators.

Speaking of which, that corpse Soros, is about as much of a Communist true believer as you will find these days.

Millivanilli's picture

I guess you forgot that America is a police state and that Bush Sr. wasan ex CIA director. Seriously, wake the fuck up, dude.  9/11 was an Orwellian nightmare.   And now we are at war with WHO?



swmnguy's picture

Eastasia.  We've always been at war with Eastasia.

Againstthelie's picture

The USA is not a state. It's a BUSINESS. A Plutocracy. Money rules, not the state and it's representatives.

Fascism is the opposite: the primacy of politics, removal of the banksters and money masters ruling the state. But contrary to Communism Fascism respects private initiative (because it respects human nature) and therefore accepts market economy as long as the individual profit does not harm society (for example: pornography not allowed; the family as foundation of society needs protection -> minimum wage so that one man, fully employed can feed a family; everyone must have electricity available -> not private; every child should be able to receive an education no matter how poor the parents are -> public schools, no extra schools for the 1%; no one should starve when old -> public pension system; employees are the reason for a company's profits -> forced to share a certain amount of the profit with emplyoees instead of the speculators, ...).

Berspankme's picture

Fuck you Soros you ugly dicksucking motherfucker. Go away and die, hopefully a painful ass cancer will inflict you and you will suffer mightily. Oh and Fuck you Soros

UselessEater's picture

why the downvote to Berspankme? Is someone practising new age love and light?

John Wilmot's picture

Someone thought he was too kind...