Billionaire leftist and election marionette George Soros called President-elect Donald Trump a “con artist” and a “would-be dictator” in a scathing new op-ed distributed by Project Syndicate.
He begins with a little history lesson about himself, how he escaped from communist Hungary as a Jew in 1947 to England where he eventually began studying political philosophies that led him to become an “active promoter” of open societies and an “opponent” of closed societies.
With that very brief summary in mind, Soros weaves his way forward to 2016 and Trump.
“I find the current moment in history very painful,” he writes. “Open societies are in crisis, and various forms of closed societies – from fascist dictatorships to mafia states – are on the rise. How could this happen? The only explanation I can find is that elected leaders failed to meet voters’ legitimate expectations and aspirations and that this failure led electorates to become disenchanted with the prevailing versions of democracy and capitalism. Quite simply, many people felt that the elites had stolen their democracy.”
“The lack of redistributive policies is the main source of the dissatisfaction,” he goes on to explain.
In the world of Soros, societies must “sacrifice part of their sovereignty for the common good.” That’s why he is such “an avid supporter of the European Union,” he states.
But his dreams of a socialist utopia came crashing down in 2016 when the voices of England’s Brexit and American Republican voters cried out for liberty:
Democracy is now in crisis. Even the US, the world’s leading democracy, elected a con artist and would-be dictator as its president. Although Trump has toned down his rhetoric since he was elected, he has changed neither his behavior nor his advisers. His cabinet comprises incompetent extremists and retired generals.
“What lies ahead?” Soros ponders.
“I am confident that democracy will prove resilient in the US. Its Constitution and institutions, including the fourth estate, are strong enough to resist the excesses of the executive branch, thus preventing a would-be dictator from becoming an actual one.”
In the end, it’s the American voter that Soros has the most contempt for, at least, the voter he has no influence over:
But the US will be preoccupied with internal struggles in the near future, and targeted minorities will suffer. The US will be unable to protect and promote democracy in the rest of the world. On the contrary, Trump will have greater affinity with dictators. That will allow some of them to reach an accommodation with the US, and others to carry on without interference. Trump will prefer making deals to defending principles. Unfortunately, that will be popular with his core constituency.