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A Nervous George Soros Lashes Out At Donald Trump: He Wants You To Be Afraid

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It appears The Establishment has decided to bring in the big guns to dislodge The GOP's nightmare scenario as Donald Trump goes from strength to strength in the polls. Writing in an op-ed for The Guardian, billionaire puppet-master George Soros urges Americans "to resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump," adding that "the terrorists and demagogues want us to be scared. We mustn’t give in."

Authored by George Soros, originally posted at The Guardian,

It’s not easy to resist the threats and the hysteria that surround us, but we must do, as fear is the greatest danger to open society


Open societies are always endangered. This is especially true of America and Europe today, as a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere, and the way that America and Europe, particularly France, have reacted to them.


Jihadi terrorist groups such as Islamic State and al-Qaida have discovered the achilles heel of our western societies: the fear of death. Through horrific attacks and macabre videos, the publicists of Isis magnify this fear, leading otherwise sensible people in hitherto open societies to abandon their reason.


Scientists have discovered that emotion is an essential component of human reasoning. That discovery explains why jihadi terrorism poses such a potent threat to our societies: the fear of death leads us and our leaders to think – and then behave – irrationally.


Science merely confirms what experience has long shown: when we are afraid for our lives, emotions take hold of our thoughts and actions, and we find it difficult to make rational judgments. Fear activates an older, more primitive part of the brain than that which formulates and sustains the abstract values and principles of open society.


The open society is thus always at risk from the threat posed by our response to fear. A generation that has inherited an open society from its parents will not understand what is required to maintain it until it has been tested and learns to keep fear from corrupting reason. Jihadi terrorism is only the latest example. The fear of nuclear war tested the last generation, and the fear of communism and fascism tested my generation.


The jihadi terrorists’ ultimate goal is to convince Muslim youth worldwide that there is no alternative to terrorism. And terrorist attacks are the way to achieve that goal, because the fear of death will awaken and magnify the latent anti-Muslim sentiments in Europe and America, inducing the non-Muslim population to treat all Muslims as potential attackers.


And that is exactly what is happening. The hysterical anti-Muslim reaction to terrorism is generating fear and resentment among Muslims living in Europe and America. The older generation reacts with fear, the younger one with resentment; the result is a breeding ground for potential terrorists. This is a mutually reinforcing, reflexive process.


How can it be stopped and reversed? Abandoning the values and principles underlying open societies and giving in to an anti-Muslim impulse dictated by fear certainly is not the answer, though it may be difficult to resist the temptation. I experienced this personally when I watched the last Republican presidential debate; I could stop myself only by remembering that it must be irrational to follow the wishes of your enemies.


To remove the danger posed by jihadi terrorism, abstract arguments are not enough; we need a strategy for defeating it. The challenge is underscored by the fact that the jihadi phenomenon has been with us for more than a generation. Indeed, gaining a proper understanding of it may be impossible. But the attempt must be made.


Consider the Syrian conflict, which is the root cause of the migration problem that is posing an existential threat to the European Union as we know it. If it was resolved, the world would be in better shape. It is important to recognise that Isis is operating from a position of weakness. While it is spreading fear in the world, its hold on its home ground is weakening. The United Nations security council has unanimously adopted a resolution against it, and the leaders of Isis are aware that their days in Iraq and Syria are numbered.


Of course, the outlook for Syria remains highly uncertain, and the conflict there cannot be understood or tackled in isolation. But one idea shines through crystal clear: it is an egregious mistake to do what the terrorists want us to do. That is why, as 2016 gets underway, we must reaffirm our commitment to the principles of open society and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, however hard that may be.

If ever there was a way to guarantee higher ratings/poll numbers of Trump, it is to unleash Soros on him. We eagerly await The Donald's tweeted retort, which will surely propel him even higher in the GOP primary rankings.

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Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:17 | 6970406 stant
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Spooky dude

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:17 | 6970409 DownWithYogaPants
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Seconded again!

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:19 | 6970417 froze25
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Well that sums it up for me, if Soros doesn't like him then I support him. You can't get a better endorsement than that Donald. Amazing how Soros is still alive being how old he is.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:19 | 6970423 Looney
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Soros is the tallest midget the world has never known. ;-)


Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:21 | 6970436 Billy the Poet
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Yeah, and don't throw me in the briar patch, either.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:23 | 6970446 Mister Ponzi
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Soros is afraid - music in my ears!

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:25 | 6970457 New England Patriot
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A ringing endorsement for Trump.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:26 | 6970469 NoDebt
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Decision made:  Voting for Trump.  This was all I needed to hear.

Unless this is some sort of reverse psychology thing by the master of manipulation....

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:30 | 6970486 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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"the terrorists and demagogues want us to be scared. We mustn’t give in."

Yeah, good one... There is no “us” george. There's only you and the filth you serve and that's the way you like it.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:32 | 6970497 LasVegasDave
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Judenrat; meet rope.

long overdue.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:37 | 6970522 knukles
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I'm plain terrified of Soros and his Illuminati, Bilderberg, UN, NWO .   The Donald is a breath of fresh air from the NWO crap.
Fuck Georeg Soros.
Establishment Panicking, maybe? 

                                        That does it.  Trump's got my vote.  Period.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:45 | 6970566 VinceFostersGhost
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Where do I send the check Donald?


Ohhh.....you're GONNA take it!

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:57 | 6970591 TahoeBilly2012
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Putin/Trump 2016...BTW Soros face make the  world's softest most pliable catchers mitt!

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 13:15 | 6970692 God
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Sphincter mouth 2016?

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 13:20 | 6970711 Transformer
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Why are the Elites so afraid of this man?

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 13:24 | 6970731 Chris Dakota
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Soros most hated man by Republicans.

What are they thinking here using this old troll?

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 13:30 | 6970771 quintago
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These mofos use scare tactics all day long to push their agenda, and they're claiming Trump wants you to be scared. What a d-bag. Trump 2016.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 14:01 | 6970939 Dizzy Malscience
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If I was Soros, the very thought of a Trump DOJ would terrify me.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 14:03 | 6970957 General Decline
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Does anyone else smell Hegelian Dialectic here?

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 14:27 | 6971085 MisterMousePotato
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"Irony:" George Soros wants us to be afraid of Donald Trump because Donald Trump wants us to be afraid of ... something? Like what? Importing terrorists? At taxpayer expense? Etc. So far, it looks to lil' ol' me like Trump has the upper hand. Actually, my very limited understanding is that Trump does not want us to be afraid because he is proposing bringing no more and getting rid of the ones Barry has already shipped here. Funny, that makes me feel less afraid.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 14:54 | 6971173 KesselRunin12Parsecs
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To keep it all in perspective:


1. The 'billions' that Trump may or may not have, (&wherefore his 'mouthpiece' is made possible in this scenario), are all probably valued in dollars

2. The fate of the 'dollar', (undead) Soros probably can execute more control over on account of his 'Jew/Bilderberg' connections

3. So, unless Donalds 'mouth' is capable of overcoming that, Soros probably has little to fear (other than Donald embarrassing him in the press)


SUMMARY: As things go, 'Trump' is likely 'trumped' by the dark side of Jew Bilderbergs


Sadly, that's probably where things stand, so, while this is all a nice read, (reflexive 'junkers' to this comment notwithstanding), NOTHING has likely changed.


OTOH, it 'is' nice, once in awhile, to witness these dark side 'sith lords' squirming to the point that they need to make public statements.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 15:29 | 6971342 Beam Me Up Scotty
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"It’s not easy to resist the threats and the hysteria that surround us, but we must do, as fear is the greatest danger to open society"



Sorry for the caps, but it must be said.  You would think he would be a limited government constitutionalist by the letter he wrote above, yet he is the one leading the charge to take away everyone's freedoms in all forms.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:13 | 6971734 SamAdams
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Does Mr. Soros & Company troll sites like Zero Hedge, as to gauge the unwashed response to this drivel? 

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:51 | 6971890 xythras
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Who knows. But I hope the Donald's gonna stick it to them tribal trolls.

Wanna see all of them like this:  http://www.thepornster.net/video/475/homeless-blowjob-reality-porn

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:55 | 6971905 FlawlessVictory
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Hell Yeah !!!

Kinda resembles Soros.  :)))

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 20:37 | 6972432 espirit
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Mon, 12/28/2015 - 23:52 | 6972992 juangrande
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It's a sad time for sure, when the likes of Trump are considered a people's "savior". 

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 00:14 | 6973038 Four chan
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fuck you soros.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:15 | 6971744 Oldwood
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And lets not forget the world ending climate change scare. Paging an "inconvenient truth"....

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 14:28 | 6971092 eatthebanksters
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Fuck Soros...the dude is a lying creep.  He pretends to be 'for the people' yet he turned on his own in Hungary during WWll to save his own skin and then almost ruined a country when he bankrupted th Bank of England.  (I don't have a problem with his play on the BofE, just the hypocrisy of wanting socialism for th epoeple when he actually destroys peoples lives).  Soros wants the USA to be a USSR and he wants to be one of the top dogs...total power, total control, and no competition.  He's a nefarious sort that I think has a serious judgment day ahead of him.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 18:39 | 6971345 fleur de lis
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During WW2 Georgi Schwartz/George Soros assisted in the confiscation and looting of the stolen property of other Jews. He has not been held to account as have others whose lives and families were absolutely demolished because they were prison guards. Not only did Soros get a pass for profiting from theft, he defended it as merely trying to survive. No regrets, psychopath that he is.

He got access to our money, manipulates our currency and destroys honest work, interferes with national and international policy, and instigates conflict and bloodshed. None of our officials have shown the will to give him what he so richly deserves.

Now he's interfering with the electoral process. Trump should ask Soros about his WW2 antics. It would be interesting to see him worm his way out of that one.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 07:07 | 6973396 NidStyles
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I call bullshit on him being involved in anything. 


Tue, 12/29/2015 - 08:56 | 6973481 fleur de lis
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Soros is a destructive psychopath -- we all know that. The question is, who runs him? Clearly none of our officials can go near him even as he uses monetary influence to shred every piece of social fabric that he can get his filthy hands on, and ignites social conflict that drains tax money. He creates decay. He is a very useful psychopath for someone. So who might that be? Cui bono?

If our officials really had our best interests in mind they could easily grab him and swap him to the Russians for gold or some trade deal. Quid pro quo.

But they don't because it is his job to destroy everything he touches. None of these psychopaths could reach the heights of power unless they served a vile purpose. His decrepit face is just one more star employee of the traitors and usurpers who are dragging this country down.

It should be interesting to see how they deal with him when he gets sick or too old and is no longer useful, because he knows too much. That would make him a loose end, and we all know what happens to loose ends.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:02 | 6976410 shrimpythai
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wow - yes amazing - forgot about his Hungarian stuff - so he got BOE in 1992 ? and then tanked the asian countries banks in 1997 as well - yes maybe it is legal on the FX market to tank a country's bank - read that the thai central bank just wasn't ready and screwed up - he still won't say how much was made in 1997 but supposedly cost a billion or so and he must have more than that 

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 13:53 | 6971380 monk27
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We could learn something from those pesky Russians. Apparently they just kicked this creep Soros out of their country, for good...


Tue, 12/29/2015 - 01:50 | 6973170 Motorhead
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I only smell a rancid old piece of shit named George Soros.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 20:19 | 6972373 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"If I was Soros, the very thought of a Trump DOJ would terrify me."

Is there still an arrest warrant out for Soros in Maylasia??

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 13:31 | 6970772 BTFDemocracy
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The Enemy of George Soros is automatically my friend.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 13:51 | 6970877 847328_3527
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Someone needs to Schlong Mr Soros upsides his head.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 14:00 | 6970907 Dizzy Malscience
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Anybody who is considering denigrating Trump right now would be well advised to make sure their house is clean first.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 14:44 | 6971159 CheapBastard
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I'm sure Megan Smelly has been asked to 'rethink' her job position after sustaining a severe backlash from her foulmouthing The Donald.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 15:18 | 6971287 fiftybagger
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You mean the tranny Megyn Kelly?


Mon, 12/28/2015 - 20:11 | 6972342 Dizzy Malscience
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To the myopic and low information crowd:

“Anybody who is considering denigrating Trump right now would be well advised to make sure their house is clean first”

(..and assure their facts are correct)

Innuendo and SOP political ad hominem attacks won’t cut it in a tussle with Trump.

“If you attack Trump, he will attack you 10 times as hard,” an adviser says. “We will not allow any attack to go unanswered.”


Mon, 12/28/2015 - 21:58 | 6972610 Never One Roach
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Obama voted most admired man




Poll conducted by NPR and HuffPo and the FSA.


That's why I say, don't count Hillery out yet. The FSA and parasites are very numerous and/or as Gruberized as ever.


Every zh'er better be sure to register and vote.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 23:05 | 6972854 AsinineBovineFeces
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Between Trump and Putin there are a lot of spades being called.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 18:01 | 6971927 eatthebanksters
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I think along with 'schlonging Soros upside the head' someone needs to 'teabag' the cocksucker as well...  ;-)

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 13:53 | 6970888 kralizec
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Yeah, this a-hole demonizing Trump and accusing him of doing what he and his leftist statists do routinely!  All Soros knows is bullying and intimidation!  And I think he picked on the wrong dude this time, say what you will about Trump but he is not your usual candidate and he doesn't yield to trash like this old fascist or Hitlery or Grahamnasty or anybody!

PS-Soros, drop eff'n dead already!

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 16:01 | 6971461 JLee2027
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I'm just amazed that Soros, who personally endured and lived through the evil of Nazi Germany, cannot see the same evil in leftists. Amazed.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:17 | 6971757 Oldwood
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See IT? He is IT.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 21:35 | 6972577 Chris Dakota
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On Christmas Eve  someone hacked into freeway sign in SoCal inland empire (near San Bernadino)

Officials stated that tens of thousands of people saw this since it was Christmas and it stayed up two days.

I guess they fear too many people seeing this. haha

Vote Trump.



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