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Doctor No Borders

by baldilocks

We polit­i­cal junkies on the right have long been aware of George Soros. His per­sona is sim­i­lar to that of a James Bond-​style vil­lain. (Or per­haps Bond vil­lain per­sonas are sim­i­lar to his.) After read­ing over the years about his active roles in world finances and polit­i­cal upheavals, par­tic­u­larly in West­ern coun­tries, I decided to read a long piece about his life and his stated goals, a piece offered by a friend. He appears to have his unclean fin­gers in everything.

While we, at present, find our­selves react­ing to every inci­dent in the news, it is essen­tial that we pause for a bit, pull back, and look at the “unseen” pulling and puller of strings.

His polit­i­cal activism port­fo­lio is well diver­si­fied. Back­ing orga­ni­za­tions ded­i­cated to social agi­ta­tion and change-for-change’s-sake, Soros has caused tsunamis of upheaval, in the United States and around the world.

A few cases in point: last August, DC Leaks, a group of adroit hack­ers, got into the Soros files and released them. Per­haps the most noto­ri­ous of the dis­clo­sures con­cerned Soros’s Open Soci­ety Foun­da­tions, named in honor of Sir Karl Pop­per. Under­neath its lofty rhetoric, the orga­ni­za­tion was clearly devoted to the erad­i­ca­tion of national sov­er­eignty. A key Open Soci­ety paper, hacked in its entirety, described the Syr­ian refugee cri­sis as an oppor­tu­nity to “shape con­ver­sa­tions about rethink­ing migra­tions gov­er­nance.” Trans­la­tion: use agit­prop to flood Europe and the U.S. with evac­uees (among them some prob­a­ble ter­ror­ists); make the old bor­ders and insti­tu­tions irrel­e­vant; and, in the process, cre­ate a world lib­er­ated from the restraints of con­sti­tu­tion­al­ism, Amer­i­can excep­tion­al­ism, free-​market cap­i­tal­ism, and other obso­lete isms.

One of Soros’s long-​standing tar­gets is the State of Israel. Pro­vid­ing fund­ing for groups devoted to BDS (boy­cott, dis­in­vest­ment, sanc­tions) against the Jew­ish State is only part of the equa­tion. Accord­ing to DC Leaks, Soros gave more than $2 mil­lion to Adalah, an “inde­pen­dent human rights orga­ni­za­tion.” As a mat­ter of pol­icy, Adalah demands that gov­ern­ments sever diplo­matic rela­tions with the only democ­racy in the Mid­dle East.

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In the United States, Soros bankrolls a broad range of polit­i­cal and cul­tural causes. One is to desta­bi­lize the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. In 2015, he ded­i­cated $650,000 for the pur­pose of shap­ing Pope Francis’s U.S. visit, using left-​leaning Catholic groups to pro­mote gay mar­riage, abor­tion, and physician-​assisted sui­cide. Lead­ing the effort was Hillary Clinton’s cam­paign man­ager John Podesta, a self-​professed Catholic. Bill Dono­hue, out­spo­ken pres­i­dent of the Catholic League, vainly called for Podesta’s dis­missal. “He is foment­ing rev­o­lu­tion in the Catholic Church, cre­at­ing mutiny and is totally uneth­i­cal,” Dono­hue said. “He is the front man for George Soros to cre­ate a host of phony anti-​Catholic groups. These are not just bad com­ments, as some have sug­gested. These words are orches­trated, cal­cu­lated and designed to cre­ate fis­sures in the Catholic Church.”

Another Soros favorite is Black Lives Mat­ter, the rad­i­cal protest group ded­i­cated to the propo­si­tion that police are inher­ently racist. Work­ing the streets with incen­di­ary rhetoric, at odds with the truth about black-​on-​black crime, BLM has helped fos­ter “depolic­ing,” as Heather Mac Don­ald describes it, in high-​crime urban areas.

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[The Open Soci­ety Foun­da­tion] has donated at least $650,000 to Black Lives Mat­ter and pledged more assis­tance to antipo­lice fac­tions across the coun­try. These activ­i­ties prompted the father of one of the Dal­las police offi­cers killed dur­ing a Black Lives Mat­ter protest to sue Soros (along with other indi­vid­u­als and groups) for inspir­ing a “war on police.”

All empha­sis mine.

There’s much more at the link, includ­ing the more well-​known fact that Soros broke the Bank of England.

Ukraine report­ing. 2008 mort­gage cri­sis. Back­ing Demo­c­rat cam­paigns in var­i­ous Amer­i­can elec­tions — local, state, and fed­eral, includ­ing that of Hillary Clin­ton in 2016.

I have no doubt that Soros has molded, influ­enced reportage on, and, of course, financed every protest that has occurred since Elec­tion Day 2016. It seems fan­ci­ful, not to men­tion con­spir­a­to­r­ial, that one man has been able to influ­ence so much in so many places, but Soros is open about his meth­ods of influ­ence and about his goal.

We observers should be ever mind­ful of this gen­er­a­tional endeavor to skew mind­sets, to tear down the world as it is and to recre­ate it the image of Soros’ choosing.

All is not as it appears, and that’s exactly the way he and his allies want it. Sow­ing chaos reaps order, but not the type of order that a free peo­ple desire.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on Feb­ru­ary 2017! Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism!

baldilocks

by baldilocks

We political junkies on the right have long been aware of George Soros. His persona is similar to that of a James Bond-style villain. (Or perhaps Bond villain personas are similar to his.) After reading over the years about his active roles in world finances and political upheavals, particularly in Western countries, I decided to read a long piece about his life and his stated goals, a piece offered by a friend. He appears to have his unclean fingers in everything.

While we, at present, find ourselves reacting to every incident in the news, it is essential that we pause for a bit, pull back, and look at the “unseen” pulling and puller of strings.

His political activism portfolio is well diversified. Backing organizations dedicated to social agitation and change-for-change’s-sake, Soros has caused tsunamis of upheaval, in the United States and around the world.

A few cases in point: last August, DC Leaks, a group of adroit hackers, got into the Soros files and released them. Perhaps the most notorious of the disclosures concerned Soros’s Open Society Foundations, named in honor of Sir Karl Popper. Underneath its lofty rhetoric, the organization was clearly devoted to the eradication of national sovereignty. A key Open Society paper, hacked in its entirety, described the Syrian refugee crisis as an opportunity to “shape conversations about rethinking migrations governance.” Translation: use agitprop to flood Europe and the U.S. with evacuees (among them some probable terrorists); make the old borders and institutions irrelevant; and, in the process, create a world liberated from the restraints of constitutionalism, American exceptionalism, free-market capitalism, and other obsolete isms.

One of Soros’s long-standing targets is the State of Israel. Providing funding for groups devoted to BDS (boycott, disinvestment, sanctions) against the Jewish State is only part of the equation. According to DC Leaks, Soros gave more than $2 million to Adalah, an “independent human rights organization.” As a matter of policy, Adalah demands that governments sever diplomatic relations with the only democracy in the Middle East.

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In the United States, Soros bankrolls a broad range of political and cultural causes. One is to destabilize the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. In 2015, he dedicated $650,000 for the purpose of shaping Pope Francis’s U.S. visit, using left-leaning Catholic groups to promote gay marriage, abortion, and physician-assisted suicide. Leading the effort was Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta, a self-professed Catholic. Bill Donohue, outspoken president of the Catholic League, vainly called for Podesta’s dismissal. “He is fomenting revolution in the Catholic Church, creating mutiny and is totally unethical,” Donohue said. “He is the front man for George Soros to create a host of phony anti-Catholic groups. These are not just bad comments, as some have suggested. These words are orchestrated, calculated and designed to create fissures in the Catholic Church.”

Another Soros favorite is Black Lives Matter, the radical protest group dedicated to the proposition that police are inherently racist. Working the streets with incendiary rhetoric, at odds with the truth about black-on-black crime, BLM has helped foster “depolicing,” as Heather Mac Donald describes it, in high-crime urban areas.

(…)

[The Open Society Foundation] has donated at least $650,000 to Black Lives Matter and pledged more assistance to antipolice factions across the country. These activities prompted the father of one of the Dallas police officers killed during a Black Lives Matter protest to sue Soros (along with other individuals and groups) for inspiring a “war on police.”

All emphasis mine.

There’s much more at the link, including the more well-known fact that Soros broke the Bank of England.

Ukraine reporting. 2008 mortgage crisis. Backing Democrat campaigns in various American elections—local, state, and federal, including that of Hillary Clinton in 2016.

I have no doubt that Soros has molded, influenced reportage on, and, of course, financed every protest that has occurred since Election Day 2016. It seems fanciful, not to mention conspiratorial, that one man has been able to influence so much in so many places, but Soros is open about his methods of influence and about his goal.

We observers should be ever mindful of this generational endeavor to skew mindsets, to tear down the world as it is and to recreate it the image of Soros’ choosing.

All is not as it appears, and that’s exactly the way he and his allies want it. Sowing chaos reaps order, but not the type of order that a free people desire.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on February 2017! Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!

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