Skip to comments.The Soros Threat To Democracy
Posted on 09/25/2007 3:26:54 AM PDT by rellimpank
Democracy: George Soros is known for funding groups such as MoveOn.org that seek to manipulate public opinion. So why is the billionaire's backing of what he believes in problematic? In a word: transparency.
How many people, for instance, know that James Hansen, a man billed as a lonely "NASA whistleblower" standing up to the mighty U.S. government, was really funded by Soros' Open Society Institute , which gave him "legal and media advice"?
That's right, Hansen was packaged for the media by Soros' flagship "philanthropy," by as much as $720,000, most likely under the OSI's "politicization of science" program.
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I guess he is one of the billionaires that creepy John Grisham was railing about. The ones who are protected and enriched by Bush, so they are big supporters of his. What a laugh.
From a 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft in 1998:
When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, George Soros' father was a successful lawyer. He lived on an island in the Danube and liked to commute to work in a rowboat. But knowing there were problems ahead for the Jews, he decided to split his family up. He bought them forged papers and he bribed a government official to take 14-year-old George Soros in and swear that he was his Christian godson. But survival carried a heavy price tag. While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.
KROFT: (Voiceover) You're a Hungarian Jew Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
KROFT: (Voiceover) who escaped the Holocaust
(Vintage footage of women walking by train)
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
(Vintage footage of people getting on train)
KROFT: (Voiceover) byby posing as a Christian.
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Right.
(Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door closing with people in boxcar)
KROFT: (Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.
Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that's when my character was made.
KROFT: In what way?
Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand andand anticipate events and whenwhen one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was aa very personal experience of evil.
KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. That's right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that'sthat sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
Mr. SOROS: Notnot at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don'tyou don't see the connection. But it wasit created nono problem at all.
KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
Mr. SOROS: No.
Amen - see my post #22.
In an April 15, 1993 interview on the PBS television show Adam Smiths Money World, Soros explained that Baumbachs job was to take over Jewish properties, so I actually went with him and we took possession of these large estates. That was my identity. So its a strange, very strange life. I was 14 years old at the time.
Connie Bruck, who interviewed Soros for The New Yorker in 1995, wrote that, he posed as the son of a Hungarian government official, sometimes accompanying the official as he delivered deportation notices to Jews, or took possession of property owned by them.
So what happened to the representative REPBULIC, when did it cease to exist?
I didn’t say he went THROUGH the World Bank.
Soros is somehow a part of the World Bank.
Hell the UN has thousands of people on somebody’s dole who essentially do nothing.
I don’t know where Soros gets all that money but take it to the World Bank...it ain’t all HIS.
It’s basically an US against THEM thing and so far as I’m concerned, THEY are winning.
They have endless amounts of oil money, they buy our politicians and media....damn...and we all sit around playing the fiddle.
I’m quite sure I’m not the only one on to this...duh. but it’s hard to effect the change needed to clean all this up when one major political party is already in the tank.
It’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I pray every day that my precious granddaughter will never HAVE to wear a burka.
You forgot the so-called great defender of the poor, silkyboy John Edwards. He lives in a $27M home, but het, he’ll take YOUR money to help the poor.
An SOB from quite an early age.
First rule when dealing with Democrats, nothing is ever as it seems. To Democrats — Logic is their enemy and the truth is their terror. That’s why we need the public school system, that way the graduates are as dumb as we can make thme.
Now that it’s been proved the USHCN temperature records were faked, can the exposure of the globull warming hoax be far behind?
“Do people know last year’s Supreme Court ruling abolishing special military commissions for terrorists at Guantanamo was a Soros project?”
Even if Soros did bankroll the court case, is there evidence he somehow bought a decision?
There’s good info here but toward the end it seems to get into tinfoil territory.
The reason they’re so stealthy and deceitful is that their agenda would not be accepted by the majority of us that see America as a force for good, and that America’s power is a GOOD thing.
The likes of Soros take advantage of the essence of the “liberal” sheep’s approach to everything - the application of childish emotion to complex problems. Capitialism is “mean”, socialism is “nice”.
The NY Times’ printing of MoveOn.org’s “General Betray Us” ad may be Soros’ undoing. In a rare move, the NY Times has backpeddeled on the ad and now admits that they shouldn’t have run it.
I suspect that the NY Times will be more circumspect in the near term when it does business with Soros, MoveOn, et al. In the long term, once the dust has completely settled from this event, they will all resort to their normal “business as usual” tactics.
That's not the only case. Didn't the mainstream media report that 2006's vast immigration rallies across the country began as a spontaneous uprising of 2 million angry Mexican-flag waving illegal immigrants demanding U.S. citizenship in Los Angeles, egged on only by a local Spanish-language radio announcer?
Turns out that wasn't what happened, either. Soros' OSI had money-muscle there, too, through its $17 million Justice Fund. The fund lists 19 projects in 2006. One was vaguely described involvement in the immigration rallies. Another project funded illegal immigrant activist groups for subsequent court cases.
So what looked like a wildfire grassroots movement really was a manipulation from OSI's glassy Manhattan offices. The public had no way of knowing until the release of OSI's 2006 annual report.
I'm actually surprised that they have put the evidence in their annual report.
Soros runs a hedge fund, where the usual income for managers is $100-400 million per year! He has Lots of cash with which to try to shape the world he wants. I think he is a psychopath, who does not see people as individuals, but only lumps of indistinguishable clay.
I am not conversant with the names of comic book villains, but he is the personification of the archenemies of Superman, et al. All good fiction is based on reality. Soros is real evil!
It’s not new, people trying to influence the public, what is new is the vast sums of money that is poured in. What is needed is instantaneous Internet disclosure of these activities. As proved with the NYTimes and the Petraeus ad, even the biggest deceivers can be forced to pay the price for their deception.
We need to come up with a way to hang the morons around the Democrats neck.
Interesting editorial in the journal today on this topic.
I think the NYT will keep its head down for a while, so the FEC can go back to ignoring their "in kind" contributions to the Democrat party.
Have you seen this?
Going to get more exciting as the clock ticks down to Murdock getting total control of the WSJ. I agree with his “free WSJ plan”. Probably 10x the traffic.
There is no such thing as a spontaneous uprising.
These things take months and months to plan.
No, they like only those who don’t HAVE to work for a living - that includes the poor as well as the rich.
Republicans seem to be made up primarily of those who aren’t poor but who aren’t yet rich, IOW the middle class.