Open Society

OPEN SOCIETY….Billionaire George Soros is leaving Russia because there’s someplace else that needs his help more:

After 15 years and $1 billion in charity, international financier and philanthropist George Soros bid an emotional farewell to Russia on Thursday, saying it was time to focus his efforts on a nation more in need of help — America.

“I was led to come to Russia because of my concern for a prospering open society,” Soros told students and journalists at the Higher School of Economics, which was created with his funding. “But now I have to concentrate on what goes on in America. The fight for an open society now has to be fought there,” he said.

Glad to hear it. Maybe in another decade or so we’ll manage to have a society as open as Russia’s.

Sheesh.

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