Liberal billionaire George Soros is a widely despised figure on the right. No doubt this has much to do with his Jewish heritage, but it is his philosophy of an interconnected, cooperative international community that makes the right hate him. A dreaded "Globalist", the right believes Soros and his (Jewish) friends want a new world order controlled by them. These simpering liberals want to enforce gender identity politics and socialism on everyone and must be defeated at all costs. Soros has become the perfect (Jewish) boogeyman, and anyone vaguely connected to him must be receiving millions and working diligently to enact his vision of a Globalist utopia.
Thankfully, Soros doesn't appear to give a damn about the insane right wing conspiracies floating around the internet, and is continuing to use his wealth to stop the forces of right wing nationalism propelling the world towards another devastating conflict. Soros is extremely concerned about the break up of the European Union, and views Brexit as one of the biggest threats to its existence. Reported the Independent:
The financier, in a keynote speech, has said the prospect of the UK’s prolonged divorce from Brussels could help persuade the British public by a “convincing margin” that EU membership was in their interests.
Mr Soros is reported to have given about £500,000 to Best for Britain, which was set up last year by anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller.
The group is expected to publish its campaign manifesto on 8 June, calling for a second referendum.
Speaking in Paris, the 87-year-old said: “Brexit is an immensely damaging process, harmful to both sides.
“Divorce will be a long process, probably taking more than five years. Five years is an eternity in politics, especially in revolutionary times like the present.
“Ultimately, it’s up to the British people to decide what they want to do. It would be better, however, if they came to a decision sooner rather than later. That’s the goal of an initiative called the Best for Britain, which I support.
“Best for Britain fought for, and helped to win, a meaningful parliamentary vote which includes the option of not leaving at all. This would be good for Britain but would also render Europe a great service by rescinding Brexit and not creating a hard-to-fill hole in the European budget.
‘The EU needs to transform itself into an association that countries like Britain would want to join, in order to strengthen the political case,’ Mr Soros said.
“But the British public must express its support by a convincing margin in order to be taken seriously by Europe. That’s what Best for Britain is aiming for by engaging the electorate. It will publish its manifesto in the next few days.”
For anyone who has been following the Brexit debacle closely, this will come as a huge relief and offer a glimmer of hope for a way out of the nightmare Britain has been experiencing since the public voted to leave the EU in 2016. Contrary to the promises made by pro Brexiters, the departure from the EU is turning out to be the mother of bad deals for Great Britain -- so bad that even Brexiters now acknowledge it will be a disaster.
The Theresa May government has handled negotiations spectacularly badly, careening from one crisis to another with no promise of resolution, just more pain for Britain and its industries. The EU has absolutely no incentive to make Britain's departure from the union a pleasant one -- on the contrary, it is incentivized to make it as painful as possible in order to send a message to other EU members. And that is exactly what is happening as May's government continues to learn that Britain is no longer the mighty global power it once was. A departure from the EU means Britain will no longer have access to the single market, businesses will be subjected to new and punitive tariffs, and millions could potentially lose their jobs. Brexiters believed Britain could negotiate preferential treatment from the EU and allow them to cherry pick deals beneficial to Britain and exclude the bad ones. This hasn't turned out to be the case, and there is a civil war within May's own government as to how to manage the disintegrating negotiations.
The most damaging aspect of Brexit is not economic however, it is political. The EU has existed as a unifying force for European countries that have been at war with each other for the past 500 years. The 20th century saw a European conflict almost wipe out the human species twice, and the emergence of international economic and political organizations in the aftermath has kept the peace for the past 70 years. The EU is not perfect by any means, but it has brought a sense of unity to a continent ravaged by nationalism and violence. It has also provided the world with a counterbalance to American hegemony, and acts as a bulwark against Russia -- a country run by a vicious nationalist with expansionist ambitions (it is no coincidence that Russia has been attempting to subvert the democratic process in European democracies too and help nurture extreme nationalist movements.)
Nationalists like Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump can only exist in the world when there is conflict. They seek to create fear of other, create enemies where there are none, and antagonize whenever possible. These actors can break apart political unions and destroy peace in a remarkably short period of time, and the only way to combat it is to ensure structures that have kept the peace remain intact. Trump has already kicked off trade wars on multiple fronts, tried his best to start a new war in the Middle East by ripping up the Iran Nuclear Agreement and moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He has withdrawn almost completely from the international community, creating a more divided, more dangerous world where conflict could spill over at any moment.
As nationalist movements sweep through Europe, the EU must fight hard to remain relevant. The British public were duped by fraudulent nationalists who claimed the EU was the source of all their suffering, and that the British Empire would roar back into existence as soon as it became unshackled from their dreaded overlords. Evidently, this is not going to happen. Britain's departure from the EU will only mean more suffering for the British, and a weakened EU that will be less capable of fighting the forces of nationalism.
Thankfully, people like George Soros are using their resources to prevent this from happening, recognizing the mistakes of the past and fighting hard to keep vital structures that keep humanity from destroying itself. Britain is about to commit political and economic suicide, and it could take the EU down with it. This absolutely cannot happen, and those fighting for its survival need all they help they can get.