Last updated on August 3, 2020
in an op ed piece at NBC titled My father, George Soros, is white supremacists' favorite target. But they won't stop us with the subtitle of “The surge in online smears of my father and me amid the Black Lives Matter movement is simply one more installment in a long, ugly story.”
Alexander Soros is Deputy Chair of his father’s Open Society Foundations.
One would either have to be willfully oblivious or in a coma to not realize how much of a boogeyman George Soros has been for the anti-Semitic Rightwing over the past few years. This has intensified in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, with George Soros being blamed for events around the Black Lives Matter movement as he was previously blamed for the “caravan” of which Trump made such an issue in the run-up to the 2018 election. But this is not hew. As Alexander Soros notes
Blaming Jews for mass civil rights movements is a textbook white supremacy tactic that has been around for longer than anyone reading this article has been alive. The logic is simple: Those who promote these lies want you to believe that Black and brown people are not smart or strategic enough to organize such actions themselves, so Jews must be pulling the strings.
Further, he ties these groups to the “replacement” theory that we heard all too clearly in the change “Jews will not replace us!” in the horror that was Charlottesville, which is why I used a photo of that obscenity to illustrate this posting. After all, Alexander Soros notes of the vile online antisemitic garbage to which his father has been subjected
This despicably racist online poison uses ideas and imagery that are directly drawn from the anti-Jewish propaganda of Nazi Germany — although the “replacement” theory remains a distinctly American manifestation of white supremacy. In 2017, American fascists chanted “Jews will not replace us” as they marched by torchlight in Charlottesville, Virginia. In his last online post, Robert Bowers, who shot and killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in October 2018, accused Jews of “bring[ing] in invaders that kill our people.”
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