Beginning with Soros' education in England, he was submersed into the Fabian Socialist methods at "The London School of Economics. Within this education, he studied the theories of Karl Popper. So let's look at Popper for a minute:
Wikipedia on Popper
Wrap your mind around this from Popper: "We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal."
In other words, Karl Popper believes all things tolerable except for those persons who are intolerant. I seem to remember that there are some cultures who believe in cannabalism. Should we be intolerant or tolerant of that? The morés of a culture that do not tolerate homosexuality or adultery, for instance, are intolerable morés. A religion that does not tolerate drug use, or bigamy, for instance, is an intolerable religion. Popper believes all things are tolerable except for intolerance? Hmmm...try that on for size. Where does that leave civilization?
More on Popper's connection to Soros from Wikepedia: "Popper's influence, both through his work in philosophy of science and through his political philosophy, has also extended beyond the academy. Among Popper's students and advocates at the London School of Economics is the billionaire investor George Soros, who says his investment strategies are modelled on Popper's understanding of the advancement of knowledge through the distinctly Hegelian idea of falsification. Among Soros's philanthropic foundations is the Open Society Institute, a think-tank named in honour of Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies, which Soros founded to advance the Popperian defense of the open society against authoritarianism and totalitarianism."
Soros Bio in Brief Here
"Popper was also a distinguished social philosopher whose passionate denunciation of all forms of totalitarianism in The Open Society and Its Enemies (1945) gave Soros a personal idol, a lifetime belief system, and a brand name for his future charities. Soros took the open society idea to extravagant heights: for him it transcended all other standards of civic virtue.
Soros never studied under Popper, but read his works and submitted essays to him for review and comment. In 1982, when Soros named his first foundation the Open Society Fund and informed the philosopher, Popper was not sure he recalled Soros, but was pleased by the honor.
Although a mediocre student at LSE, Soros was intensely intellectual and felt he was meant to be a philosopher, fancying himself Popper's successor. However, in midlife he realized that he had no talent for it, and, after years in psychotherapy, resigned himself to making large amounts of money for his messianic mission to promote Popper's open society concept worldwide.
Popper's two-volume Open Society and Its Enemies focused on closed societies that suppressed reason, ones he condemned as magical, tribal or collectivist, but didn't say much about the open society itself, beyond freedom of scientific inquiry and the freedom to dissent. Ironically, Soros donations go largely to collectivist dissent. The logical disconnect between Popper's concept and Soros' implementation has been noted by critics."
From an essay by Roger Sandall on Popper's Open Society Theory
"But in the society aspiring to be open, the ends can be challenged and changed by “piecemeal social engineering.” To try to replace the bad old ends by new ends designed to be just as rigidly followed in order to achieve perfection, is to fall into the trap of “utopian social engineering.” It is to return to the tribalism of the closed society. It is for Popper the fatal weakness of doctrinaire socialism and Marxism in particular, and of all historicist philosophies of history that claim to know the inevitable process of change and therefore to predict the future and act on those predictions. Thus Popper appealed equally to moderate Tories who believed in muddling through, and to Fabian socialists who were for gradual pragmatic reform."
Does that last sentence explain the attraction to both the right and the left to "utopian social engineering?"
The interesting thing to me about Soro's / Popper's theory is that both of them wish to break down the sociological connections to cultural morés and historical information which tie a culture together. When I look at the "Open Society" theory, what I see is chaos and ignorance. Another interesting thing about Soros is that he has figured out how to profit from chaos and ignorance. He uses the supposed "downtrodden" and "disaffected" to try to justify his "Open Society." With his wealth, he is creating a redistribution system using our money, our taxes, our commerce, and our government.
Then there is the "Open Borders" part of Soros' "Open Society." "Open Borders" advocates the end of the nation state. It is the globalist view that the nation state is dead. The utopian theory is that without nation states we can eliminate wars. But where does that leave us? Without land borders, with all of the natural resources ascribed to those, we have a global free-for-all on those resources. Instead of the reasonable and prudent trade of such resources, we have global claims on all resources. This leaves global corporations in control of resources, instead of the geo-political boundaries of nation states. Now who would benefit from that??? Could it be that George Soros is profiting from global corporations? Just one example of thousands
Finally, philosophically, economically, politically, and culturally, George Soros is cleverly trying to put a square peg into a round hole. He is somehow successful in his derangement. Money talks. People listen to him because of his financial holdings. His basis for philanthropy is to rip apart the natural alliances between free peoples. His money bought the Presidency of the United States of America, putting Barack Obama in the starring role in the puppet theater. Since 2008 we have seen what Soros has wrought through Obama.
Now that we know this, what is the path out of the Soros fire swamp? ( cite: the Princess Bride) Wesley, where are you??