George Soros Philosophy Posterity
Open society is sort of a middle ground, which is neither market fundamentalism, nor communism, socialism or nationalism. It is the recognition that all our systems are flawed, all our concepts are flawed and we must aim for improvement. … I would rather be remembered as someone who contributed something to philosophy, than someone who made allot of money. – George Soros, Charlie Rose 1998.
» EoP MC: George Soros; IG: 17-04-07_wiptitaniceconomy-eopwtoption; 17-04-11_gsoros-altright-eopwiprulesfuture; 17-04-15_gsoros-eopvwipwealthtransfer; 17-04-15_gsoros-eopnatsecdefinition; 17-04-28_gsoros-butheleziresponsiblefreedom;
George Soros: WiP Economy Collapse: All Players Must be Regulated
George Soros is worried. He thinks the global economy is coming apart at the seams and that the world needs to be protected from people like George Soros. | We may now think that everything is fine, but the fact is that the system is broke, and it needs fixing. | What you are doing is asking for some form of regulation to protect the world from people like you | Well, I am a player, and I think all players should be regulated. There have to be rules of the game. … Its easier for [the Prime Minister of Malaysia] to blame an outside force, than to admit that they were mismanaging their economy and currency. The French Finance Minister talked about hanging currency speculators from lamp posts. … I am basically there to make money. I cannot and do not look at the social consequences of what I do. | George Soros is a carnivore of the first order | Whats it like to have a statement that you make have such grievious consequences. It looks to me like in a number of different situations you can take a position against a currency, or make a statement and the whole country falls apart. | Its a tremendous sense of responsibility, actually; and its also a humbling experience because I am actually trying to do the right thing, and sometimes something that I do has an unitended negative consequence, as it did in Russia. .. | At the center of George Soros there is an inherent contradiction | Which is | On the one hand you are the capitalist who does not care about the social consequences of his act; and on the other hand you are a philanthropist who cares only about social consequences. How do you resolve the two? | Recognizing that as a competitor I have got to compete to win, as a human being I am concerned about the society in which I live. | Which George Soros am I talking to now? The amoral George Soros, or the moral George Soros? | It is one person who at one time engages in amoral activities and the rest of the time tries to be moral. … | You watched as jews had their property confiscated and were sent to concentration camps and this did not bother you with guilt? | … Well in a funny way its just like in markets, of course I wasn’t doing it, someone else was doing it, and if they weren’t doing it, somebody else would be taking it away anyhow. Whether I was there or not. I was only a spectator. Their property was being taken away. I had no role in taking away their property, so I had no sense of guilt. | President Mandela requested his advice | I told President Mandela, I wrote him a memo on how he could protect South Africa from speculative attack. | Thats the old ‘stop me before I kill again approach right’. You are telling him, this is what you can do to stop me. Whether I or somebody else does whatever is happening in the markets, it really doesn’t make any difference to the outcome. I don’t feel guilty because I am engaged in an amoral activity, which is not meant to have anything to do with guilt. | Part of the reason he is so rich is because the Soros Hedge Funds operate offshore to avoid scrutiny by the Securities Exchange Commission. So even while Soros tells Congress that Hedge Funds must be regulated to stop the global economic crisis, he’s avoiding the rules. Why is it that Americans can’t invest in the Quantum fund, its an offshore fund. | Because the fund is not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. So we are not licensed to do business in the United States, because we find it more convenient to operate without it. | So in some ways its to escape regulation. | Thats right | But you have been sitting here talking about the need for regulation. | Yes, and whatever regulations are imposed we will obey. | One of our money managers really told us that George really does think he is God. | If you think that you are God and you go into the financial markets, you are bound to come out broke, so the fact that I am not broke, shows that I don’t believe that I am God. — George Soros, Jim Grant et al; 60 Minutes, 1998.
» EoP MC: George Soros; IG: 17-04-07_wiptitaniceconomy-eopwtoption; 17-04-11_gsoros-altright-eopwiprulesfuture; 17-04-15_gsoros-eopvwipwealthtransfer; 17-04-15_soros-eopntegmru-navalny-12jun; 17-04-15_gsoros-eopnatsecdefinition; 17-04-28_gsoros-butheleziresponsiblefreedom.
Slavoj Zizek: Multiculturalism: The Cultural Logic of Multinational Capitalism
“Multiculturalism: How, then, does the universe of [WiP right to breed & consume with total disregard for ecological carrying capacity limits] Capital relate to the form of Nation State in our era of global capitalism? Perhaps, this relationship is best designated as ‘auto-colonization’: with the direct multinational functioning of Capital, we are no longer dealing with the standard opposition between metropolis and colonized countries; a global company as it were cuts its umbilical cord with its mother-nation and treats its country of origins as simply another territory to be colonized. This is what disturbs so much the patriotically oriented right-wing populists, from Le Pen to Buchanan: the fact that the new multinationals have towards the French or American local population exactly the same attitude as towards the population of Mexico, Brazil or Taiwan. Is there not a kind of poetic justice in this self-referential turn? Today’s global capitalism is thus again a kind of ‘negation of negation’, after national capitalism and its internationalist/colonialist phase. At the beginning (ideally, of course), there is capitalism within the confines of a Nation-State, with the accompanying international trade (exchange between sovereign Nation-States); what follows is the relationship of colonization in which the colonizing country subordinates and exploits (economically, politically, culturally) the colonized country; the final moment of this process is the paradox of colonization in which there are only colonies, no colonizing countries—the colonizing power is no longer a Nation-State but directly the global company. In the long term, we shall all not only wear Banana Republic shirts but also live in banana republics.” – [EoP Amended] Slavoy Zizek: Multiculturalism: The Cultural Logic of Multinational Capitalism.
Jay Hanson: Overshoot Loop: Evolution Under WiP Maximum Power Principle
“Today, when one observes the many severe environmental and social problems, it appears that we are rushing towards extinction and are powerless to stop it. Why can’t we save ourselves? To answer that question we only need to integrate three of the key influences on our behavior: 1) biological evolution, 2) overshoot, and 3) a proposed fourth law of thermodynamics called the “Maximum Power Principle”(MPP). The MPP states that biological systems will organize to increase power generation, by degrading more energy, whenever systemic [WiP right to breed & consume with total disregard for ecological carrying capacity limits social contract] constraints allow it”. – [EoP Amended] Jay Hanson; editor at DieOff. [dieoff.org]
» IGN: Social Contract Evolution: Ecology of Peace or War is Peace Maximum Power Principle social contract evolution?.