Alex Soros, George Soros’ son, described what motivated his father’s activism in an interview with the New York Times Magazine in 2018:
Alex told me that for many years, his father had not been eager to advertise his Judaism because “this was something he was almost killed for.” But he had always “identified firstly as a Jew,” and his philanthropy was ultimately an expression of his Jewish identity, in that he felt a solidarity with other minority groups and also because he recognized that a Jew could only truly be safe in a world in which all minorities were protected. Explaining his father’s motives, he said, “The reason you fight for an open society is because that’s the only society that you can live in, as a Jew — unless you become a nationalist and only fight for your own rights in your own state.“
It is interesting that what Alex Soros claimed about his father is precisely the same phenomenon that Dr. Kevin MacDonald reported as the motivator for various aspects of Jewish activism including diversity, multiculturalism, open borders, globalism and racial identity politics. Diluting the white population made Jewish folks feel more safe, according to MacDonald; and he documented their efforts and their mindset heavily with numerous footnotes and references.
When I reported this on my blog several years ago, it became a matter of outrage with various lefty websites and the state’s mainstream media. But in fact, the New York Times Magazine had reported this same concept also, and connected it specifically with the Soros family.
It’s funny how these things work. When a Christian conservative accurately describes the contemporary Jewish worldview, it is described as anti-Semitic. But when the New York Times Magazine– the pinnacle of progressive/socialist journalism– does the same thing, we are to believe it is somehow insightful.