Psychology, sorta

  • A lot of people condemn George Soros because of his activities as a juvenile when he lived in a nazi controlled area and went with them to collect the valuables of the Jews, presumably as they were being marked to go to the death camps.

    I had not researched him so I didn't say anything about my opinion, although deep down inside it was negative.  Then one day I took the time to research the matter.  George Soros' family originally came from Russia and had changed their names I guess to hide their Jewish ancestry.  When the nazis began their campaign to drive Israel into extinction, George went along with the collectors and his dad began making false papers to help Jewish families leave the country to find safety.  

    I don't know how many people he saved by doing this but it stands to reason that if he had the ability to help others escape, he could have done the same for his own family, but he risked the danger for the sake of others.

    If you can, put yourself into George's shoes.  He obviously doesn't think what he did was right because he never, ever defends it, he accepts the accusations with silence.

    Put yourself into the shoes of Israel who had suffered through the holocaust as a people.  Is it any wonder that if they can they amass wealth and use it their benefit to try to stay ahead of all those who wish to annihilate them?

    I think George saw what happens when a whole country comes into one mindset and pick a common enemy.  Perhaps this is why he supports what he views to be the underdog.......the ethnic people in America.  Perhaps if he were poor in America he would have a different viewpoint, but as it is, he isn't and likely never will be.

    I can't prove it, but my guess is that a lot of the people he helped that nazi visit during the day, might have escaped with forged papers during the night.  If they did then it puts an entirely different perspective on what he did.

    Being schizophrenic, I understand living with fear, whether real or imagined.  It isn't something you forget and what you learn when you are feeling fearful gets embedded into your mind for the rest of your life, you don't unlearn it and you don't forget it.  Maybe that's why during some training exercises they use real bullets in the military.

    Many people like to use the scripture about "spare the rod and spoil the child."  They never go on to research the scripture that says "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."  Ephesians 6:4

    I have seen some fathers deliberately provoke their boys to teach them how to be men.  Like my opinion of George, I can't judge how a man proceeds to teach his sons how to be men, I'm wholly un-Kuala-fied to do that.  Maybe that's where mothers come in.  But can I say this?  If a child lives in constant fear, or a constant state of it possible that it changes the way their brain develops and therefore the way they interact in society for the rest of their lives?

    I saw the interview with Assad and they asked him what he thought would be the first thing they would do if the war there came to an end.  Without hesitation he said they would need mental help for the children to help them with the things they had seen and lived through.  This is not the mark of a monster, but again, I'm not Kuala-fied to judge such things, it's way over MY pay grade.

    These are the things I think about and research when I've got free time.  To value other human beings is an exceptional quality.  At least I'd like to think it is.  I've already told you what I felt I had to do when I was much too young to realize how it would affect me over time.  In my mind there isn't much good I could do the rest of my life to make up for it.  That didn't keep me from trying to do good, even toward those who wished me ill will.........anyway, hope you have a good day.