Campaign Finance Reform notwithstanding.
George Soros, interviewed on 60 Minutes regarding his experiences as a 14 year old Jew escaping the holocaust.
KROFT: (Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.
Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that’s when my character was made.
KROFT: …[I]n fact, …[you] helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that’s–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all…
Mr. SOROS: Well,… it’s just like in markets–that if I weren’t there–of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would–would–would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the–whether I was there or not, I was only a
speculatorspectator, the property was being taken away. So the–I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.
I think Soros is right about the making of his character.
H/T Atlas Shrugs