George Soros has devoted his life and money to what increasingly looks like a lost cause. From Tom Luongo at tomluongo.me:
“You either die a Hero, Or you live long enough to see yourself become the Villain. ”
— The Dark Knight
George Soros has made that transformation into the Villain. Not that he was ever the Hero, but he is in his mind.
He is the embodiment of the idea floated by John Barth that “Man can do no wrong.”
This is something that good writers understand, villains never see themselves as villains. In their mind, they can do no wrong, that what they are doing is for the common good or a better world.
I’m binge-watching The Americans with my wife (just finished Season 3, no spoilers please) and the slow dawning realization on all of the character’s faces that what they are doing is destroying their souls has become the dominant narrative drive.
I suspect that the second half of the show’s run will focus on extricating themselves from this nightmare.
This is what makes it compelling story-telling, if massively contrived as all TV storytelling needs to be.
To this day, George Soros still doesn’t see himself as the Villain. But he is. He always has been. Not because of his insane devotion to his open society ideology but because of what it has driven him to do in the name of it.
He has bankrupted multiple countries, profited off their demise which he set in motion through the undermining of native cultural institutions. He did it was calculated precision and cold determination.
In the process he destroyed and/or disrupted tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of lives, all to serve his ideological goals of universal serfdom for us and unlimited power for himself.
But, he doesn’t see it that way. He sees it as the necessary broken eggs to further the evolution of the species into a better and nobler omelette.
Let that sink in for a second.
And that megalomania has now truly jumped the proverbial shark.
To continue reading: The Apotheosis of George Soros