Glenn Beck is upset because George Soros doesn’t feel remorse for his actions as a 14 year old Holocaust survivor. He claims that he doesn’t pass judgment on Soros, who grew up Jewish and, at 14 years old, posed as a young Christian boy to survive in Nazi occupied Hungary. While under this guise, he had to accompany his guardian to an abandoned Jewish household and inventory the remaining artifacts. Glenn had this to say about Soros’s experience:
“…his father asked a Christian in Hungary to adopt his son, or make him his godson. And George Soros used to go around with this, ya know, Anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and ship them off. And George Soros was part of it. He would, he would help confiscate the stuff. It’s frightening. Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death. And death camps. And I am certainly not saying that George Soros enjoyed that, even had a choice. I mean, he’s 14 years old. He was surviving. So I’m, I’m not making a judgment. That’s between him and God. As a 14 year old boy I don’t know what you would do. I don’t know what you would do. But you think there would be some remorse as an 80 year old man, or a 40 year old man, or a 20 year old man. When it was all over, you would do some soul searching and say, ‘What did I do? What did I do?'”
I’ve highlighted So I’m, I’m not making a judgment so that we can compare that to what Glenn Beck actually says in the same diatribe that contradicts this statement.
Now before we go any further, let’s establish what judgment really means. It’s the ability to objectively judge or form an opinion wisely. So Glenn Beck literally states that he’s not forming an opinion, either way, about the terrible life experiences of George Soros. Now, let’s highlight where Glenn Beck passes judgment on him.
1. It’s frightening. Considering that Beck thinks that George physically sent Jewish people to death camps, which is grossly inaccurate, it’s pretty clear that he’s passed judgment on Mr. Soros’s actions. If that were the case. If that were the case, maybe it would be more reasonable to expect a man in his shoes to feel more remorse. But that’s not what actually happened. So Glenn Beck has falsely accused a man of sending Jewish people to their deaths during one of the most horrific periods of time in the history of civilization. And then he passed judgment on the man.
Nice work, jackass.
2. But you think there would be some remorse as an 80 year old man, or a 40 year old man, or a 20 year old man. I would think that a man who is 80 years old would finally be at peace with what happened and understand that at 14 years old, he had absolutely no control over any of it. But that’s my opinion. That would be how I judge George Soros. That is not how Beck passes judgment.
It’s pretty obvious that Glenn Beck has no understanding of what it means to judge someone.
You can go listen to Glenn Beck and his incoherent mumbling here, to listen to his whole dickish opinion about another man’s terrible experiences growing up. The sad part of this whole insanely ignorant comment is that people will continue to listen to Glenn Beck like he’s an authority on something. That man isn’t qualified to run a Denny’s, let alone inform people of who should and shouldn’t feel guilt about events in their lives.