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Talk:George Soros

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Improve?[edit]

Given Glenn Beck's recent obsession with Soros, it would be nice if someone expanded the article. --ZooGuard (talk) 17:37, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Go right ahead. If you work on it, I can guard the zoo for a little while. Punky Your mental puke relief 17:41, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
Does the zoo have snakes? TyrannisAn iron, yet caring fist 17:43, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

The Open Society Foundation[edit]

Still no mention of it?--ZooGuard (talk) 06:53, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

You could, uh, you know, add it. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 07:10, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Conspiracy Theories[edit]

Does anyone have some sources on how all these Soros conspiracy theories started? I am not saying it isn't a possibility,but I am interested into seeing how he came out to be the boogeyman.-Maeve (talk) 09:39, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

I don't think there's much to it beyond he's rich and he gives money to (not very) left-wing groups. Also he's Jewish, so all the anti-Semites can't help themselves in fingering him as one of the sinister Jewish puppetmasters. --Ymir (talk) 09:59, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
While I don't know much about the origin of the Soros crankery, I know much about the perpetuation of it. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 10:13, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Nazi collaborator[edit]

It does appear that Soros assisted in the confiscation of property from Jewish persons -- see https://youtu.be/Ar9EfzSnMZc?t=494 -- though this is not nearly as bad as the "Nazi collaborator" label implies. We should rectify the article. The FCP Foundation (talk/stalk) 00:14, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Russia[edit]

Hi, refs 4 and 5 don't suggest that Soros had anything to do with weakening Russia's economy, and 5 doesn't seem to mention Soros at all(?). It appears that Soros made public comments to benefit his funds, but it seems a bit of a stretch to give him so much credit.

I understand that it is (supposed to be) a joke, but it doesn't really make any sense. Am I missing the punchline? Is it supposed to be that Soros is blamed for things that he didn't do? In this case maybe a link to someone blaming him might help? Lgs (talk) 05:25, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Helping undermine the Soviet Union is not "innocuous."[edit]

Yeltsin is not liked in most post-soviet states. There are very good reasons this anti-democratic right wing nationalist isn't liked. He destroyed their country, balkanized it, started several wars, killed millions through the results of economic hardship due to ruinous mass-privatization of the people's democratically-controlled industry he had no right to sell, and also left the American empire in a position of supreme, unchecked, global, hegemonic power, with all the disastrous results that entails.

Anyone who tried to cause this, and don't pretend nobody knew what would happen when Yeltsin took office, is a mass murderer and an American Imperialist. Neither of those things are innocuous and liberalism is not a cruelty-free ideology. Russia is right to ban this enemy of the Soviet people. — Unsigned, by: 71.237.249.230 / talk 13:55, 2 November 2018‎ (UTC)