There is a battle of titans going on in our nation. It is not easily discovered on the surface, nor in the world of commerce, but in the underbelly of American politics where things so often get down and dirty. This battle is for nothing less than the heart and soul of America.
The two titans have taken up sides and drawn millions of people to their flank to determine just what America is and for what she should stand. If this were a Supreme Court case, it would be called Soros v. Trump. But it is not. It is essentially a horse race, and the two are running neck and neck.
It is a battle of thoroughbreds.
Pittsburgh Horse Trainer Edrie Scisciani says there are two types of thoroughbreds – introverts and extroverts. “You wouldn’t know it by looking at them,” she says, “but the horse trainer knows, and you can’t necessarily assume one will beat the other.”
By now, most of us are familiar with the thoroughbred named Trump. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call him the extroverted horse. His nature is to take-off and run – often to his own detriment. He is a racehorse that, as Scisciani says, has more “go than whoa.” And that certainly describes the billionaire businessman, who made it all the way to the White House in nothing short of an astounding electoral victory.
And it wasn’t even a photo finish.
But many of us do not know his nemesis on the other side of the track — George Soros. He is yet another billionaire businessman who is also a thoroughbred — but he’s the introverted horse. Scisciani says, “The introverted horse, on the other hand, is more whoa than go. He can be encouraged to run fast, but it’s done through external sources like the trainer and the crop. It’s not in his nature to run fast but he can be taught to and as often as not, beat the extrovert.”
The extroverted thoroughbred is much easier to understand. He wants to run in a way for all to see. He’s out there. But the introverted thoroughbred must be examined more carefully. So let’s take a moment to analyze that introverted race horse.
Born as Gyorgy Schwartz in Budapest, Hungary, in 1930 George Soros survived the Nazi invasion and occupation of Hungary in 1944. Following World War II he emigrated from communist Hungary to England and studied at the London School of Economics. It was there that he first met with his trainer:
Soros began studying Karl Popper’s The Open Society and Its Enemies, which explores the philosophy of science and serves as Popper’s critique of totalitarianism. The essential lesson the book imparted to Soros was that no ideology owns the truth, and that societies can flourish only when they operate freely and openly and maintain respect for individual rights—thoughts that would deeply influence Soros for the rest of his life.
Mr. Soros reached America’s shores in 1956, worked on Wall Street, started his own hedge fund and accumulated a fortune. In 2016 Forbes magazine rated Soros the twenty-third richest person in the world with a net worth of $24.9 B.
Now we know what our extrovert thoroughbred has done with his money. He’s built hotels, casinos, golf clubs and more. But what has our introverted thoroughbred done with his? Through his Open Society Foundations, Soros has funded literally hundreds of the most left-wing non-profits and entities across the country.
From Black Lives Matter to the group that organized protests in Ferguson, Missouri to the left-wing Media Matters, Soros’ hoof-prints can be seen all over the American political landscape. According to PoliZette, Soros has bankrolled the current lawsuit over President Trump’s Executive Order to halt immigration from seven countries in the Middle East:
Leading the way in these lawsuits in several states is the American Civil Liberties Union, which has gotten at least $35.5 million from (Soros’s) Open Society Foundations, according to the Capital Research Center, a Washington think tank that investigates nonprofits.
Soros also gave $4.6 million to the National Immigration Law Center, which has been involved in litigation, according to the CRC; and $621,000 to the Urban Justice Center, which has an appendage known as the International Refugee Assistance Project that has jumped into the lawsuits, according to the CRC.
Those betting on the extroverted horse consider Soros the godfather of progressives who incites political unrest from coast to coast. Those placing their wagers on the introverted horse find Donald Trump nothing short of the face of evil – a dictator out to ruin the country if not the world. And as we come to today, both thoroughbreds show no signs of letting up.
But if I had to bet on one or the other, I’d put my money on the extroverted horse. It’s in his nature to run; his DNA tells him to go fast without the need of a crop or a trainer. Perhaps it’s his destiny to win the race. Perhaps not.
We are still a long way from the home stretch, and this race for the soul of America is far from over.