George Soros Interview On 60 Minutes
Of course most of us here are already aware of Mr. Soros' highly questionable
actions during the Nazi occupation. (Though the public at large undoubtedly
has a different perspective, if they know anything about his earlier days
When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, George Soros' father was a
successful lawyer. He lived on an island in the Danube and liked to commute
to work in a rowboat. But knowing there were problems ahead for the Jews,
he decided to split his family up. He bought them forged papers and
he bribed a government official to take 14-year-old George Soros in and
swear that he was his Christian godson. But survival carried a heavy price
tag. While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off
to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his
appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.
(Vintage footage of Jews walking in line; man dragging little boy in
KROFT: (Voiceover) These are pictures from 1944 of what happened to
George Soros' friends and neighbors.
(Vintage footage of women and men with bags over their shoulders walking;
crowd by a train)
KROFT: (Voiceover) You're a Hungarian Jew…
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
KROFT: (Voiceover) …who escaped the Holocaust…
(Vintage footage of women walking by train)
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
(Vintage footage of people getting on train)
KROFT: (Voiceover) …by–by posing as a Christian.
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Right.
(Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door
closing with people in boxcar)
KROFT: (Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off
to the death camps.
Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that's
when my character was made.
KROFT: In what way?
Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand and–and
anticipate events and when–when one is threatened. It was a tremendous
threat of evil. I mean, it was a–a very personal experience of evil.
KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of
yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property
from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. That's right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that's–that sounds like an experience that would send
lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don't–you
don't see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.
KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
Mr. SOROS: No.
KROFT: For example that, 'I'm Jewish and here I am, watching these people
go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.' None of that?
Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c–I could be on the other side or I could
be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no
sense that I shouldn't be there, because that was–well, actually, in a
funny way, it's just like in markets–that if I weren't there–of course,
I wasn't doing it, but somebody else would–would–would be taking it away
anyhow. And it was the–whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator,
the property was being taken away. So the–I had no role in taking away
that property. So I had no sense of guilt.
But the statements he made in this interview to my mind are quite chilling.
He forgives himself everything. He says that if he hadn't done it somebody
else would have.
All of which would seem to indicate that Mr. Soros has no conscience.
A lack of conscience is said to be a common symptom of sociopaths.