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George Soros and his Fascist Tendencies
Notes From Underground ^ | February 12, 2012 | Yra Harris

Posted on 02/12/2012 8:34:24 PM PST by Razzz42

Yes, I know Athens is burning as some of the more violent demonstrators threw some Molotov cocktails and the media was given some photo ops so the situation can be understood by those too involved with life’s challenges to read. If that sounds acerbic it is because I have been writing about the Greek debt crisis since December of 2009 when the Chinese investment funds reneged on a promise to purchase $25 Billion of Greek bonds and the debt crisis was in full swing. Again, Athens may be the present battleground but the political and financial games are being played out in Paris and Berlin and of course in the offices of the IMF.

The Greeks will get their money so that the French banks don’t have a credit crisis prior to France’s elections that begin in late April. I am not minimizing the PAIN that the AUSTERITY PROGRAM is causing the average Greek citizen, but the pain is going to come one way or another. George Soros again lays the pain in Greece with German Chancellor Merkel. It is amazing that Soros, a student of Karl Popper, has so little respect for the DEMOCRATIC PROCESS. Soros has been a long time cheerleader of the EU, hoping that a strong EUROPE would be a monetary and diplomatic counterweight to U.S. global supremacy. In an article to be published Monday in Der Spiegel, Soros claims that Merkel is leading Europe down the wrong path.

“Rather than simply forcing troubled governments to save, Euro-Zone leaders should also boost growth in those states with capital injections.” Soros goes on to explain that if there are not huge capital infusions, meaning TRANSFER PAYMENTS FROM GERMAN CITIZENS, “…we will repeat the mistakes that led America into the Great Depression in 1929. Angela Merkel simply doesn’t understand that.”

What Soros fails to accept is that Germany is a democratic country and is bound by rules of law. If the German Chancellor overreaches her authority on the EU, the German Constitutional Court (GCC) will have its say–as will the Bavarian Burghers. Soros conveniently forgets that Merkel’s party suffered several regional election defeats, which forced her to change tactics and take a tougher stance on the European bailouts. It is not that Merkel doesn’t understand. It is that unlike the GLOBAL PHILOSOPHER KING, the German Chancellor is held accountable. Those who would override the rule of law for political expediency are FASCISTS. That much should be understood. Karl Popper is rolling over in his grave.

***In tomorrow’s Financial Times there is a story that CHINA has told its banks to roll over loans that were made to regional governments as part of the large Chinese stimulus program that was enacted to counteract the 2008 Global Recession. The Chinese government has told the regulators to not pressure the banks and to allow “regulatory forbearance to extend the duration of the loans by up to four years.” The Chinese claim they need more time say as to work through the problems of overextended regional and city balance sheets.

This is why it is so difficult to get a handle on what is really happening in China and it is important to examine all data with a very critical eye. The total amount of loans made to regional and local governments to fund infrastructure projects was on the order of $1.7 trillion, a huge number relative to the size of the economy. The markets will applaud this extend and pretend model for it will prevent a near-term hard landing.

***Just a quick hit on the housing bailout plan worked out by the Justice Department, 49 States Attorney Generals and the TOO BIG TO FAIL banks. It is so complex so I don’t really know what to make of it, but the criticism most often hear is that the TBTF BANKS got the best of the deal and BOND HOLDERS and PENSION FUNDS got the worst of it. The mortgages will be written down but owners of first and second mortgages will share the loss rather than the HOME EQUITY LOANS BEING REDUCED/OR WIPED OUT, as would generally be the case.

Again, the Geithner group has prevailed and softened the blow for the banks. The bondholders will be forced to take some hit but they would be hit even bigger in a massive REFI. The Obama group should just REFI all mortgages for as I have argued, that would be a much more significant stimulus. The BOND HOLDERS should not really be upset for ultimately TARP bailed out the BOND HOLDERS by not allowing a massive meltdown of the entire housing market and rendering the entire MBS market a massive default.

Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays has a guest on her radio show Friday, Feb. 10, who explained how the BOND and MBS holders were to take a hit and the banks get off easy. I failed to catch the guest’s name but he had the line of the year in explaining the agreement’s outcome:


Think about that for a moment and understand who is not at the table…

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bailout; bonds; china; debt
Just for reference from Wikipedia...

Sir Karl Raimund Popper, CH FRS[1] FBA (28 July 1902 – 17 September 1994) was an Austro-British[2] philosopher and professor at the London School of Economics.[3] He is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century;[4][5] he also wrote extensively on social and political philosophy.

Popper is known for his attempt to repudiate the classical observationalist/inductivist form of scientific method in favour of empirical falsification. He is also known for his opposition to the classical justificationist account of knowledge which he replaced with critical rationalism, "the first non justificational philosophy of criticism in the history of philosophy".[6] As well, he is known for his vigorous defence of liberal democracy and the principles of social criticism that he came to believe made a flourishing "open society" possible.

1 posted on 02/12/2012 8:34:27 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Ask yourself what would have happened to some clown trying to do bear raids on the English currency when Winston Churchill was PM.....

2 posted on 02/12/2012 8:41:31 PM PST by varmintman
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To: Razzz42
George Soros?
3 posted on 02/12/2012 9:05:21 PM PST by EEGator
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To: varmintman

He would have been bunking with Mosley or hanging with Haw-Haw.

4 posted on 02/12/2012 10:56:26 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: Razzz42
What Soros fails to accept is that Germany is a democratic country and is bound by rules of law.

Which is why he chose to invest in Obama, a person who could care less about the rule of law. Soros may be a great investor, but he is a despicable human being.

5 posted on 02/12/2012 11:11:43 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Well, one must keep up their lifestyle, by all means.

6 posted on 02/12/2012 11:14:57 PM PST by Razzz42
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At this point in his life, I believe Soros is more interested in power and control. He already has enough money for another few lifetimes.

I came across a comment on a media outlet site a day or so ago to the effect that the Occupy and Anonymous folks were *crowing* over the riots in Athens. They want to see chaos and appear to believe it will benefit them.

I really don’t understand any of this. Destruction for its’ own sake? “Top down, bottom up, inside out”? Who would rather control a slag heap than participate in a vibrant economy? Why? What fascist society has been successful? What communist society has brought happiness and prosperity?
What short-lived gains for a very few have been so massive that they warranted destruction for the majority?

Cue the Church Lady. It can only be pure evil.

7 posted on 02/13/2012 6:32:10 AM PST by reformedliberal
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