Will George Soros Dismantle the United States?

The Internet can be a truly powerful tool in the correct hands, but when people get carried away with accusations lives and good intentions can be dragged through the mud. This is what happened when George Soros was accused of funding radical racism and attempting to dismantle the United States. So, what did he really say?

Tumbled Words
In a picture that has been circulating around the Internet, George Soros is made out to be saying, “I’m going to bring down the United States by funding Black Hate groups. We’ll put them into a mental trap and make them blame white people. The Black community is the easiest to manipulate.” This quote from George is supposed to have been made during an interview with Bild, a German newspaper. However, there is no record of that conversation in the newspaper’s archives. In fact, the earliest mention of this quote was made two years after the he was allegedly being interviewed on NY Times.com. Better yet, the first known instance of this quote is from a Tumblr page, “Overpasses for America.” It would be expected that such a prominent figure as George Soros saying such inflammatory remarks would have made immediate news throughout many of the credible news sources; it is hard to believe that these remarks would only come to light two years after being made.

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Would George Soros Say That?
Perhaps a better manner of debunking that absurd quote, though it seems to do a fine job of proving itself to be false, is to display his philanthropic values and organizations on investopedia.com. George Soros founded an organization named “Open Society Foundations” in 1979. Ironically enough, the mission statement of Open Society Foundations focuses on holding governments “accountable and open to the participation of all people.” It is obvious, from the basic philanthropic works that the foundation does, that George Soros is a man interested in helping everyone thrive, regardless of race. He could not have said such an inflammatory and racial remark without blatantly forgoing his own values as a human being.

This just, once again, proves that information on the Internet is not always correct. This is a simple case of someone creating a false quote and attempting to make it look credible by saying it happened in an interview. While these tactics can be fairly common, especially in times of political distress, people can research the facts for themselves, find credible sources of information, and take such news with a grain of salt.

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