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.
Why? He says we have nothing to fear but fear itself. Not exactly, but that is what he says.
Trump and Cruz offer an irrational, fear-based response to Muslim terrorism, according to Soros (he is right, but not for the right reasons). We must not let this irrationality control how we vote (I suspect Rubio or Clinton are preferred).
He also comments on the “existential threat” of Muslim immigration to Europe (again, he might be right about the threat, but not for the reason he wants you to read into his statement):
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.
I don’t necessarily see the Muslim immigrants as a threat to European culture – after all, much of this was destroyed at the outbreak of the Great War. However, the immigration issue is one more reason for the residents of Europe to loathe the European project – and it is this “existential threat” that concerns the likes of a Soros.
Does Soros mention a solution? Of course, but not the correct one – not the most direct and certain. He points to a one-world solution:
The United Nations security council has unanimously adopted a resolution against it…
He could not have offered more flavorful red meat to Trump supporters than to try to calm them with the ungodly salvation that is the United Nations.
No, I won’t be voting for Trump or Cruz. Not Clinton or Rubio either. The only thing this editorial from Soros demonstrates is that he doesn’t understand the attraction that many Americans have to Trump.