What do Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, Noam Chomsky and George Soros have in common? They were/are all radicals, born to Jewish parents, had no Jewish identity and hurt Jews, not to mention non-Jews.
George Soros is a dangerous Trotskyite threat to American freedoms
Revealing the evil deceptive ploys and tactics of George Soros, progressive liberals, Marxists, Communists, Socialists, et. al. all to create a One World Government of unrepresentative control, in the same manner Radical Islam wants to create a caliphate.
Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous by Human Events
Human Events’ readers, in an online poll, recently voted billionaire financier George Soros “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.”
Here are the Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous:
- Gives billions to left-wing causes
- Influence on U.S. elections
- Wants to curtail American sovereignty
- Media control and editorial influence
- Owns and controls ‘MoveOn.org’
- Owns and controls ‘Center for American Progress’
- Environmental extremism
- Owns and controls ‘America Coming Together’
- Currency manipulation
- Various extreme leftist delusions.
How George Soros Singlehandedly Created The European Refugee Crisis – And Why
By Tyler Durden
The globalist seed was sowed for young George by his father, Tivadar, a Jewish lawyer who was a strong proponent of Esperanto.
Esperanto is a language created in 1887 by L.L. Zamenhof, a Polish eye doctor, for the purpose of “transcending national borders” and “overcoming the natural indifference of mankind.” Tivadar taught young George Esperanto and forced him to speak it at home. In 1936, as Hitler was hosting the Olympics in Berlin, Tivadar changed the family name from Schwartz to Soros, an Esperanto word meaning “will soar.”
Allegedly, in 1944, 14-year-old George Soros went to work for the invading Nazis. It is said that until the end of the war in 1945, he worked with a government official, helping him confiscate property from the local Jewish population. In an 1998 interview with 60 Minutes, Soros described the year of German occupation as “the happiest time in my life.”
The Currency Speculations That Threw Britain and Asia into Crisis
In the 1990s, Soros began a string of large bets against national currencies. The first was in 1992, when he sold short the pound sterling and made a $1 billion profit in a single day. His next big currency speculation came in 1997.
This time Soros singled out the Thai baht and, with heavy short-selling volume, destroyed the baht’s artificial peg to the US dollar, which started the Asian financial crisis.
Globalist George Soros Fears Nationalist Donald Trump
Evidence of the political pendulum swinging back to favor nationalists can be found amid the panic of globalists like George Soros. The godfather, and primary financier, of current global liberalism has penned an op-ed in the Guardian trying to convince Americans to vote against our own best interests. Soros is the most famous totalitarian globalist in the last two decades.
Darth Soros despises freedom, hates individual liberty, and absolutely abhors the U.S. Constitution. Soros views candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as members of a nationalist rebel alliance who must be stopped at all costs. … […] As 2016 gets underway, we must reaffirm our commitment to the principles of open society and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, however hard that may be.
Organizations Funded Directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute
George Soros (born August 12, 1930, as György Schwartz, in Budapest, Hungary), is one of the wealthiest people in the world (rated number 35 in 2010) and is a leading funder and organizer for progressive organizations and progressive causes.
He is a proclaimed atheist. Soros is the Chairman of Soros Fund Management, LLC and founder of The Open Society Institute. Soros claims his political activities are separate from the Open Society Institute. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Soros-funded Democracy Alliance is the most dangerous political group in America.
WHO IS FUNDING AND LEADING BLACK LIVES MATTER? – By BARBARA J. STOCK
In case there are people who don’t know, Black Lives Matter is funded by George Soros.
Soros supports Hillary and supported Obama as well. Soros also funded Moveon.org. In fact, George Soros and the Clintons have a long and cozy history.
In a 1995 interview with Charlie Rose on PBS, Soros admitted how he controls politics in the this country…or tries to. “I like to influence policy. I was not able to get to George Bush (GHWB). But now I think I have succeeded with my influence…I do now have great access in the (Clinton) administration. There is no question about this. We actually work together as a team.”
…But the Soros influence isn’t the only reason Obama is saying nothing about the open-season on law enforcement that has been declared by Black Lives Matter. This group has been infiltrated and perhaps taken over by the Black Panthers, a radical Muslim group. It was the Black Panthers, the Nation of Islam and a man named Malik Zulu Shabazz, the head of Black Lawyers for Justice, who organized the protests in Ferguson. A man from the Nation of Islam was there directing all of them and teaching them “the art of war.”
For Soros, Coal Stocks Are Suddenly a Hot Commodity – By Jordan Candler – Every time environmental blowhards like Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio embark on climate apocalyptic speech tours, they are rightly called out by critics for amassing needless carbon footprints. They call religiously for the world to abolish its addiction to fossil fuels, yet they live in lavish homes and travel on luxurious jets powered by so-called “dirty energy.” Why? Because they’re in it for another kind of green in the form of dollar bills.
The same hypocritical mindset applies to George Soros, the billionaire hedge fund manager who provides financial backing to slews of left-wing advocacy groups. But like fellow leftists Gore and DiCaprio, Soros’ disdain for fossil fuels is dwarfed by his love for money. Fox News reports, “Soros, whose Climate Policy Initiative think tank recently urged the world to stop using fossil fuels in general and coal in particular, snapped up 1 million shares of Peabody Energy and half a million shares of Arch Coal, giving him significant stakes in what’s left of the U.S. coal industry.”
Peabody was trading at roughly $90 a share when Obama first entered the Oval Office. Today, trading is an abysmal $1 a share. As Heartland Institute’s Sterling Burnett points out, Soros may have an ulterior motive in mind. “If he buys enough stock to have controlling interests in these coal businesses, closes them down and leaves the coal in the ground,” says Burnett, “we might accept that he is a true believer, that his investment was all about stopping climate change and saving the environment. But my suspicion is that he helped to drive stocks down, bought as many shares as he can, and, when stocks rebound, he can sell his shares and make a huge profit.” Considering the numerous groups he bankrolls, we’d put our money on the latter scenario.
Soros Next Generation Steps Up – Children of Liberal Icon Make Own Political Mark By Josh Nathan-Kazis
In the 2012 election cycle, the biggest single political donation made by a Soros didn’t come from George. The progressive hedge fund billionaire was outdone by his 26-year-old son, Alexander, who in March wrote a $200,000 check to the Democratic-leaning super PAC responsible for the 2008 Great Schlep campaign backing then presidential candidate Barack Obama.
The elder Soros still outpaces his second-youngest child in overall political giving, according to Federal Election Commission records. But Alexander Soros’s major gift may point to a generational shift in the philanthropic and political efforts of the Soros family.
As George Soros enters his 80s, the five children of the controversial Hungarian-born Jewish investor appear to be emerging from their father’s long shadow. Alexander Soros In the lead is Alexander who, in addition to his super PAC gift, has announced the launch of his own foundation. Jonathan Soros, 41, Alexander’s half-brother, also drew attention in April for his support of a new effort to introduce public financing of elections in New York State.
Jonathan Soros – You may already know the name George Soros, but did you know that this billionaire turned liberal bankroller is passing on his affinity for progressive causes to his son, Jonathan?
The liberal media desperately tried to conceal his more than $2 million in donations to liberal candidates and causes. Jonathan Soros has served as vice chairman and director of the board of the Open Society Foundation, his father’s multi-billion dollar organization that has given $58 billion to blatantly liberal organizations. Yet the liberal media try to paint him as an advocate for removing money from politics and political races!
SOROS PUSHING OBAMA SCHEME TO SHUT DOWN COAL
By LEO HOHMANN
The new EPA regulations on power plants would result in millions of lost jobs while forcing consumers to pay more for their electricity, critics say. The EPA is accepting public comments on the proposed rules through Dec. 1 but the White House has decided to bypass Congress on the issue. Organizing for Action, funded by billionaire investor George Soros, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and other progressive rainmakers, asks recipients of the email to “Stand with the President” by submitting a public comment to the EPA before the deadline passes.
The Contents Of This Soros’ Backed Group’s Playbook To Take Over America Will Leave You Shocked (June 2014) – By Mike Ciandella – According to a recently published briefing book “obtained by Politico” by the liberal megadonor group Democracy Alliance, “progressives’ long term success hinges on our ability to fundamentally change our current political system – including large questions about who can vote, the role money should play in politics, and what our courts look like.”
The briefing, a report card of 2013’s challenges and accomplishments for the organization, said that the George Soros founded and funded Democracy Alliance is “more than capable of turning back the latest threats from the Right.” According to Politico, the briefing book was provided to Democracy Alliance donors “ahead of April’s annual spring meeting.”
The Democracy Alliance is a membership group that directs funding to a wide variety of liberal causes. It was created to consolidate the efforts of wealthy liberal donors such as George Soros, Tom Steyer and Robert Mckay. The report paid “particular attention” to “the successful examples of alignment that have developed over the last three years and highlight additional opportunities that could further advance our collective visions of a stronger democracy and more progressive America.”
The document highlighted 21 organizations the Alliance viewed as success stories. These “successes” included items like:
- “Met goal to coordinate campaigns to block conservatives agendas” (America Votes)
- “Met goal to promote progressive vision of the law” (American Constitution Society)
- “Met goal to advance progressive state policies” (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
Another highlighted group, Progressive Majority, boasted that it helped “elect 60 progressives and flip six local governments” in 2013 alone.
Towards the end of the document is a list of 172 liberal groups that the Democracy Alliance encouraged its supporters to donate to, entitled “Progressive Infrastructure Map Spring 2014.”
A footnote on this list states that “[O]ver the last nine years, many of the organizations previously recommended for support by the Democracy Alliance have played instrumental roles in building a stronger, more integrated progressive infrastructure.”
These 172 groups cover a wide range of left-wing issues such as gun control, LGBT activism, pro-choice activism and climate change alarmism.
BMI Special Report George Soros (8/17/2011): Media Mogul Left Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism Read the executive summary or the full report Read sidebar: Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards
Since 2003, anti-American billionaire George Soros has spent more than $52 million funding media properties, and he has direct ties to more than30 news outlets—including:
- The New York Times
- The Washington Post
- Associated Press
All fake news.
In keeping with his hard-left socialist vision for America, Soros goes after this the best way he knows how—through accessing and controlling the “news” media. And if that weren’t enough, George Soros has now accepted a position on the National Finance Council of the Ready for Hillary Super PAC, a group paving the way for a 2016 presidential run for the former first lady. If the MRC doesn’t expose Soros and neutralize these efforts, who knows where we’ll be!
Connections: George Soros has direct or once-removed relationships with 2,074 people, organizations or other entities in our database of the most influential people in America. Under a scoring system that gives more weight to direct links, this score is higher than 99% of all entries. Click here for interactive map of connections.
Obama Stimulus Dollars Funded Soros Empire (April 17, 2012) Newly recently released tax documents, examined and analyzed by Tina Trent of www.sorosfiles.com, reveal how billionaire “philanthropist” George Soros expanded his U.S.-based empire by using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the Obama stimulus. Soros and Obama worked hand-in-glove through the stimulus, which has been called the largest single partisan wealth transfer in American history.
Be sure to see the George Soros accomplices and their supporting tactics:
- SorosFiles.com – A project of America’s Survival, Inc.
- The Progressive Liberal Agenda
- The Progressive Politically Correct Dictionary of clever terms of contradiction used to dupe the unsuspecting “We the sheeple” into relinquishing the freedom and “Rights” of “We the People.”
- George Soros-funded communist organizations
- Organizations Funded Directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute
The Networks Organizations that, in recent years, have received direct funding and assistance from George Soros and his Open Society Institute (OSI) include the following. Comprehensive profiles of each are available in the “Groups” section of DiscoverTheNetworks.org.
Soros, Leftist Honchos Meet in Miami to Plot 2012 Breitbart.com
In May the Biltmore Hotel in Miami hosted a gathering of left-wing muckety-mucks plotting their strategy for the 2012 election cycle. The group hosting the meet-up was the Democracy Alliance, a 2005-created organization of high-powered liberal billionaires.
As the Washington Free Beacon reports: Attendees roamed the grounds at the 150-acre tropical resort on their way to cocktail gatherings, salsa dance lessons, and workshops such as “Occupy the Voting Booth” and “The 1 Percent Rule.”
Local police guarded entrances as members attended a “partners only” meeting in the hotel’s Country Club Courtyard. George Soros showed up to party, as did Andy Stern, former SEIU president.
Ari Rabin-Havt, executive vice president of Media Matters for America, walked around talking about his latest chat with Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for President Obama. Members of the Center for American Progress also showed up. This was a 1% gathering – a planning operation for the other 99%. And we will see its impact in the months to come.
Soros-funded “civil rights” group in NY sues Pastor Scott Lively for ‘crimes against humanity.’ Huge international lawsuit on behalf of homosexual activists in Uganda! Files 47-page lawsuit in federal court on the basis of pro-family speeches in foreign country! High-profile attack on religious expression is beginning.
The accusation: What really happened when Scott Lively was in Uganda? The contortions being used against Lively — versus what really happened – are quite astounding. In 2009, Lively was invited to Uganda to speak at a pro-family conference on the destructive nature of homosexuality and the aggressive nature of the homosexual movement. He had also been there in 2002.
At least one member of the Uganda Parliament attended the conference and also spoke personally with Lively and others there about the issue. He was then invited to briefly address the Ugandan Parliament. Of particular concern to the officials was the issue of homosexuals targeting children.
The absurd “legal” case against Lively – We had planned to do a point-by-point refutation of the charges against Lively in the 47-page lawsuit. But that would be too big a project.
Almost every line contains some kind of ridiculous assertion or twisted logic attempting to connect Lively to real or imagined horrors in Uganda. In particular, they take statements he made completely out of context (if he made those statements at all) and try to create a powerful monster who upended the country out of a minor pastor from the US who simply came and spoke at a pro-family conference and before the Parliament. We’ve never seen anything quite like it.
George Soros: The United States Must Stop Resisting The Orderly Decline Of The Dollar, The Coming Gl (theeconomiccollapseblog.com) Video of George Soros talking about the creation of a New World Order, he discusses the need for a managed decline of the U.S.
Obama’s Exclusive George Soros Waivers
By Michelle Malkin
“Millionaires and billionaires,” President Obama says derisively, must make more “sacrifices” and live by the same rules the rest of America lives by. But there are seven little words that will never appear on the White House teleprompter: “And that means you, too, George Soros.”
For all his (and his wife’s) bashing of greedy Wall Street hedge-fund managers, Obama has shown nothing but love to the world’s most famous hedge-fund mogul.
The feeling is mutual and deep(-pocketed). Soros and his family shelled out $250,000 for Obama’s inauguration, $60,000 in direct campaign contributions and untold millions more to liberal activist groups pushing the White House agenda. While the class warrior-in-chief assails conniving financiers who exploit loopholes and corporate titans who imperil the planet, he lets the Soros exemptions to his attack-the-rich rules slide like butter on a hot plate.
Soros announced he was “quitting” the hedge-fund industry. The headlines emphasized his decision to return about $750 million to outside investors (a drop in his $30 billion bucket of personal wealth). He’s reconstituting the business that landed him on Forbes magazine’s “wealthiest people” list as a “family” interest. But the move has “self-serving politics” written all over it.
Over the past year, Soros provided coveted support for Obama and the Democrats’ Byzantine financial “reforms” under the sweeping Dodd-Frank law. He preached to financial publications around the world about the need for increased regulatory controls over his industry.
And in November 2008, while paying obligatory lip service to concerns about going too far, he submitted a statement to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that recommended: “The entire regulatory framework needs to be reconsidered, and hedge funds need to be regulated within that framework.”
Frameworks for thee, but not for he, however. Under Title IV of Dodd-Frank, hedge funds were required to abide by new registration and reporting requirements in an attempt to better police systemic risk (not that the feckless Securities and Exchange Commission has ever been able to fulfill that mission). To evade the regulations, Soros and other firms have used a recently passed rule allowing so-called family offices to shield themselves from both registration and disclosure rules that would have subjected Soros Inc. to a new “Financial Stability Oversight Council.”
Soros and liberal groups seeking top election posts in battleground states WASHINGTON TIMES — A small tax-exempt political group with ties to wealthy liberals like billionaire financier George Soros has quietly helped elect 11 reform-minded progressive Democrats as secretaries of state to oversee the election process in battleground states and keep Republican “political operatives from deciding who can vote and how those votes are counted”…
By Michael Oberndorf
A little noticed story in the Washington Times last week should scare the heck out of real Americans (See previous link). George Soros, whose name should now be pretty familiar to most conservatives, is involved in a far-left scheme to elect Secretaries of State, gaining control of election machinery and thus, the outcome of elections. As many have learned, Soros is an unrepentant, apparently sociopathic fascist, who got his training from the Nazis during WWII, confiscating the property of fellow Jews who had been shipped off to the death camps. He is also the man who made billions manipulating currencies and wrecking the Malaysian and British economies.
Soros is a major source of money behind a number of radical leftist outfits, like moveon.org, the Center for American Progress, the now defunct, but reorganizing ACORN, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Tides Foundation, Huffington Post, Southern Poverty Law Center, Soujourners, People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood, and the National Organization for Women. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Bilderbergs. The group in question here is the Secretaries of State Project (SSOP), formed in 2006, supposedly to “to stop Republicans from ‘manipulating’ election results.”
Over the years, it has become clear that when the left accuses conservatives or Republicans of something, it is a sleight of hand move to cover up the fact that it is they, the left, who are doing that very thing.
They have been far too successful with this strategy, having won 11 of 18 elections, including Nevada, Minnesota, and Ohio. All three states have had recent elections where fraud was obvious, or highly likely. In Nevada, Sharon Angle was slightly ahead of Harry Reid in the polls just before the election, but was defeated by an impossibly large margin, most likely, from the votes of illegal aliens. Al Franken kept “finding” uncounted ballots that, miraculously, were all for him, and accepted by the Secretary of State. In Ohio, voter fraud was described as “massive” and pooh-poohed by the Secretary of State. Nothing to see here, folks. Let’s just move along, now.
SSOP is anything but a grassroots, ordinary American, represent the working class organization. To give you an idea of who is behind SSOP, along with billionaire Soros, donors include furniture company heir John R. Hunting; computer company executive Paul Rudd; medical-supply firm heiress Pat Stryker; venture capitalist Nicholas Hanauer; ex-Clinton administration official Rob Stein; Tides Foundation founder Drummond Pike; real estate developer Robert Bowditch; charitable foundation co-chairman Scott Wallace; clothing executive Susie Tompkins Buell; real estate developer Albert Dwoskin; child psychologist Gail Furman, also chairman of the Furman Foundation, a major donor to extreme “progressive” organizations; and Taco Bell heir Rob McKay.
But wait. These are the Big Rich. Many have inherited their wealth. How can they be “progressives?” Could it be that “progressive” is a euphemism for “fascist?” Indeed it could. The point here is that these enemies of freedom are extremely well funded and have systematically been working at undermining our election system for at least five years, while we have trustingly slept.
Over 30 Major News Organizations Linked to George Soros ABCs Amanpour, Post VP Downie on boards of groups funded by left-wing billionaire. By Dan Gainor – First of Four Parts – When liberal investor George Soros gave $1.8 million to National Public Radio, it became part of the firestorm of controversy that jeopardized NPR’s federal funding. But that gift only hints at the widespread influence the controversial billionaire has on the mainstream media.
Soros, who spent $27 million trying to defeat President Bush in 2004, has ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets – including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC and ABC. Prominent journalists like ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and former Washington Post editor and now Vice President Len Downie serve on boards of operations that take Soros cash. This despite the Society of Professional Journalist’s ethical code stating: “avoid all conflicts real or perceived.” This information is part of an upcoming report by the Media Research Centers Business & Media Institute which has been looking into George Soros and his influence on the media.
George Soros Is REALLY George Schwartz
..And 10 More Terrifying Things We Learned From Glenn Beck’s Expose IMF bank lords & George Soros’ INET at Bretton Woods, what’s the diff?
by Arlen Williams
The INET Bretton Woods summit, summoned by George Soros and those who alternatively hide behind, or gather around him, has now happened. But before trying to analyze whatever we may discover of what occurred there, it is critical to discern how it fits an overall picture. For context, one must also see what the IMF and World Bank “communitarian” elitists are up to. We find that before the Bretton Woods affair, focusing upon “new solutions,” there was a similar IMF meeting, called “New Ideas for a New World.”
It was centered upon “Post-Crisis Policy Making” and occurred March 7-14. That gave some of them a lot of time to communicate and plan in quiet (the traditional word for that is conspire) when they were not attending official sessions, or making videos. Then, we see that Soros’ April 8-11 conference ended just as the IMF and World Bank took up their April 11-17 Spring Meetings, just a limo ride away. “Blossom of Spring, won’t you bloom and grow?”
Let us see what is budding in this intensive series of conferences, by the first one’s own promotional vid. Here is a collection of pitches for “New Ideas for a New World.” Hey, they left out the last word, “Order.” Could it be that some of them know their version of order requires fomenting massive disorder first, the crises not to be wasted? They also left out the word “Brave,” before “New World.” Maybe that is because some of them like Huxley, have qualms.
This video puts their dexterous foot forward about that March 2011 conference, while their sinister footfalls go on. So who are these dudes, getting together and yukking it up (well, three out of four globalist manipulators seem to approve) and just how spooky are they? What are the messages of the Big Money priests, to the unwashed, PITI-ful masses of principal, interest, taxes, and insurance payers?
Unreported Soros Event Aims to Remake Entire Global Economy Left-wing billionaire’s own experts dominate quiet push for ‘a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.’
By Dan Gainor
Two years ago, George Soros said he wanted to reorganize the entire global economic system. In two short weeks, he is going to start – and no one seems to have noticed. On April 8, a group he’s funded with $50 million is holding a major economic conference and Soros’s goal for such an event is to “establish new international rules” and “reform the currency system.”
It’s all according to a plan laid out in a Nov. 4, 2009, Soros op-ed calling for “a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.” The event is bringing together “more than 200 academic, business and government policy thought leaders’ to repeat the famed 1944 Bretton Woods gathering that helped create the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Soros wants a new ‘multilateral system,” or an economic system where America isn’t so dominant.
George Soros assault on U.S. Constitution
See which White House officials involved in rewriting nation’s founding document
By Aaron Klein
At least three White House advisers and officials, including President Obama’s regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, have ties to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new, “progressive” U.S. Constitution.
Now it has emerged that Sunstein has maintained extensive ties to Soros’ funding, particularly with regard to a movement that openly seeks to create a “progressive” consensus as to what the U.S. Constitution should provide for by the year 2020. Also, Attorney General Eric Holder sat on the board of a Soros-funded group pushing the same “progressive” constitution.
WND has learned that in April 2005, Sunstein opened up a conference at Yale Law School entitled, “The Constitution in 2020,” which sought to change the nature and interpretation of the Constitution by that year.
That event was sponsored by Soros’ Open Society Institute as well as by the Center for American Progress, which is led by John Podesta, who served as co-chair of Obama’s presidential transition team. Podesta’s Center is said to be highly influential in helping to craft White House policy.
The Yale event on the Constitution was also sponsored by the American Constitution Society, or ACS, which has been described as a group meant to counter the work of the Federalist Society, which has been at the forefront of the push for a more conservative judiciary since its launch in 1982. The ACS is the main organization behind the movement to ensure a more “progressive” constitution, having received more that $2,201,500 from Soros’ Open Society since 2002. Attorney General Holder served on the ACS board of directors.
Soros fingerprints on Mideast chaos Billionaire tied to opposition leader, funded groups opposing U.S. allies Philanthropist billionaire George Soros has funded opposition organizations in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, where anti-regime chaos has already toppled the pro-Western leader of Tunisia and is threatening the rule of President Hosni Mubarak, a key U.S. ally. Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the main opposition leaders in Egypt, has also sat on the board of an international “crisis management” group alongside Soros and other personalities who champion dialogue with Hamas, a violent offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood, which seeks to spread Islam around the world in part by first creating an Islamic caliphate in Egypt, now backs ElBaradai, who has defended the group in the news media the last few weeks.
‘Citizen Soros’ now targeting messenger Report documents move by ‘radical philanthropist’ to control message For someone who once described himself as “some kind of god” and said that makes him feel comfortable, the scrutiny of a new report that looks into his increasing influence over the messengers in today’s world probably won’t have a personal impact. But whether it affects him or not, octogenarian billionaire George Soros’ funding of a media “monitor” that routinely attacks traditional and conservative media is becoming a focal point. The report by Matthew Vadum, editor of Organization Trends, is scheduled to be released by the Capital Research Center in January.
“With a straight face he told reporters, ‘It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out,'” Vadum continued, citing Soros’ comments from 1993. It is the second major look at Soros since the election. The monthly Whistleblower magazine looked at the “evil emperor” the Empire’s shadowy and malevolent puppet-master” in its December issue. The edition illuminated the heart and soul of the mysterious leftwing transformer of societies, revealing how he creates and financially sustains scores of influential and shockingly anti-American organizations, and seems dedicated to converting America into a European-style, government-controlled, socialist state. Vadum’s report documents how for a long time Soros’ has been buying up media properties and funding “left-leaning” websites and groups, many of which try to keep their ties hidden.
George Soros video: having fun subverting nations Arlen Williams – George Soros: again from the voracious Mouth of Soros, this time “god” describes how he has had “a lot of fun” subverting governments and “disrupting” regimes deemed by god’s Marxist mind, “repressive.” Shucks, inevitably, folks are hurt, he says. But, “unintended,” George? Really?
Report: Soros spent millions to ‘undermine’ judiciary Campaign sought ‘commissions’ that avoided public input on candidates for judgeships By Bob Unruh 2010 WorldNetDaily
Radical progressive billionaire George Soros has spent some $45 million in recent years on efforts to take away power from voters to select judges, a new report released today by the American Justice Partnership reveals.
The report by attorney Colleen Pero was introduced at an event held by the Heritage Foundation. It identified $45 million spent by Soros, who funds a large range of left-wing action groups, to “remake the judiciary and fundamentally change the way judges are selected in the United States.” “This movement to end citizen participation in state judicial elections has been moving swiftly and silently, below the radar of the citizens who would be impacted by Mr. Soros’ millions,” said Pero in a statement about her report, “and it was time to bring this effort to the public’s attention.”
Billionaire Soros Donates $100 Million to Anti-Family, Anti-Faith Group Billionaire liberal activist George Soros announced today that he plans to donate $100 million to Human Rights Watch (HRW) a “non-partisan, watch dog” organization that purports to alert the United Nations on human rights abuses.
Liberals Form Tea Party Tracking Website, Plan 10/2 Rally at National Mall, UPDATE: George Soros Fingerprints Soros and the foundation left have launched a website designed to go after the growing Tea Party movement. Teapartytracker.org will post video interviews and blog entries gathered by folks on the false left who never grow weary of demonstrating their outrage over the very idea of a grassroots political effort overthrowing establishment Democrats and Republicans in the district of corporate criminals.
Teapartytracker.org will be sponsored by the NAACP, Think Progress, New Left Media and Media Matters for America. Think Progress is a George Soros operation connected to John Podesta’s Center for American Progress. Podesta is Clinton’s former chief of staff. Media Matters for America is the brainchild of a MoveOn consultant and Podesta’s Center for American Progress. Soros is a major supporter of MoveOn.
Soroswood: The Intersection of Politics and Hollywood Propaganda, Part 1 & Soroswood: The Intersection of Politics and Hollywood Propaganda, Part 2 – An important expose of George Soros, in two parts. In case you didn’t know, Chelsea Clinton’s wedding was held at the estate of Soros’ daughter. This series shows how Soros took over Hollywood in the early 90s and undermined the conservative Democrats in a series of moves that included helping to get the McCain-Feingold bill passed to limit campaign funds (e.g., free speech).
Evangelical Left Icon Jim Wallis Finally Admits to Dollars from Billionaire Leftist George Soros
A George Soros-funded, Marxist-founded organization with close ties to the White House has urged the Federal Communications Commission to investigate talk radio and cable news for “hate speech.” The organization, calling itself Free Press, claims media companies are engaging in “hate speech” because a disproportionate number of radio and cable-news networks are owned by non-minorities.
Soros-funded group urges media run by government Marxist-led study has close ties to Obama White House officials
Soros manipulates euro – is U.S. dollar next? Jerome Corsi suspects left-wing billionaire George Soros is trying to manipulate the euro as part of his goal of establishing a one-world currency and a one-world government.
Fact ##45: It’s a Liberal White House, by George!
In 2003, billionaire George Soros came up with the idea to form a liberal alternative to the conservative Heritage Foundation. While the Leftist staffed the Center for American Progress (CAP) with former Clinton administration employees, they have heavy influence with the Obama administration, including a role in guiding the Obama transition team and loaning out staff to join President Obama’s administration. At least one of CAP’s employees was so controversial that he was compelled to step down: Van Jones, President Obama’s nominee for “green czar,” had close ties to Marxist and other radical groups and theories.
After leaving the administration, Mr. Jones rejoined CAP. Former Sen. Tom Daschle, a lobbyist on the staff of CAP, was in line to become President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services but withdrew his name after records showed he was negligent in his taxes. After returning to the lobbying world, Sen. Daschle continued to advise White House and congressional leaders on the issue of health care–despite the conflict of interest.
George Soros-funded left-wing propaganda attack group targeting MassResistance in attempt to defend ‘safe schools’ czar Kevin Jennings.
A major left-wing propaganda attack group funded by billionaire George Soros has begun aggressively targeting MassResistance because of our exposure of Kevin Jennings, Obama’s “safe-schools” czar and his activities pushing homosexuality on schoolchildren.
Media Matters is headed by David Brock, an ex-conservative writer (and “out” homosexual) who now professes his hatred for conservatism and conservatives. Media Matters has a large staff and millions of dollars per year in funding.
The group’s purported mission is to be a “rapid-response” site that “informs” the mainstream media on bias. But more precisely, Media Matters’ true mission is to viciously discredit any non-liberal discourse with a flood of distortions, rumors, and outright lies. Their targets have ranged from Fox News to conservative news reporters and radio commentators.
How vicious and deceptive is Media Matters?
George Soros launches a $50 million effort to purge economics of its free-market zeal. Michael Hirsh October 27, 2009
Soros: Republic Enemy #1 Jim O’Neill – “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.” –George Soros
“George Soros is an evil man. He’s anti-God, anti-family, anti-American, and anti-good.” –Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
…What we have in Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist, with skewed moral values, and a sociopath’s lack of conscience. He considers himself to be a world class philosopher, despises capitalism, and just loves social engineering.
…A blog you might want to keep an eye on is SorosWatch.com. This is their mission: “This blog is dedicated to all who have suffered due to the ruthless financial pursuits of George Soros. Your stories are many and varied, but the theme is the same: the destructive power of greed without conscience. We pledge to tirelessly watch Soros wherever he goes and to print the truth in the hope that he will one day stop preying upon the world’s poor that justice will be served.
Gyrgy Schwartz, better known to the world as George Soros, was born August 12, 1930 in Hungary. Soros father, Tivadar, was a fervent practitioner of Esperanto a language invented in 1887, and designed to be the first global language, free of any national identity.
In 1956 Soros moved to New York City, where he worked on Wall Street, and started amassing his fortune. He specialized in hedge funds and currency speculation.
Soros is absolutely ruthless, amoral, and clever in his business dealings, and quickly made his fortune. By the 1980s he was well on his way to becoming the global powerhouse that he is today.
In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for The American Thinker she says, “Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England. He broke it on the backs of hard-working British citizens who immediately saw their homes severely devalued and their life savings cut drastically almost overnight.”
Back to America.
Soros has been actively working to destroy America from the inside out for some years now. People have been warning us. Two years ago Bill O’Reilly said on The O’Reilly Factor that Soros [is] an extremist who wants open borders, a one-world foreign policy, legalized drugs, euthanasia, and on and on. This is off-the-chart dangerous. (Source) In 1997 Rachel Ehrenfeld wrote, Soros uses his philanthropy to change or more accurately deconstruct the moral values and attitudes of the Western world, and particularly of the American people.
His Open Society is not about freedom; it is about license. His vision rejects the notion of ordered liberty, in favor of an ideology of rights and entitlements. Perhaps the most important of these whistle blowers are David Horowitz and Richard Poe. Their book The Shadow Party outlines in detail how Soros hijacked the Democratic Party, and now owns it lock, stock, and barrel.
Soros has been packing the Democratic Party with radicals, and ousting moderate Democrats for years. I don’t have time to do the subject justice in this article, but Jamie Glazov of FrontPage has an excellent interview with Richard Poe, which will fill you in on many of the facts. The Shadow Party became the Shadow Government, which became the Obama Administration.
When the Democrats and Republicans held their conventions in 2000, Soros held Shadow Party conventions in the same cities, at the same time. Republican Senator John McCain was the keynote speaker at the Soros Convention (so labeled by the late Robert Novak) in Philadelphia. Soros has dirtied both sides of the aisle, trust me. And if that weren’t bad enough, he has long held connections with the CIA.
Some of the many NGOs (None Government Organizations) that Soros funds with his billions are: MoveOn.org, the Apollo Alliance, Media Matters for America, the Tides Foundation, the ACLU, ACORN, PDIA (Project on Death In America), La Raza, and many more. For a more complete list, with brief descriptions of the NGOs, go to DiscoverTheNetworks.org. Poe continues, Through his global web of Open Society Institutes and Open Society Foundations, Soros has spent 25 years recruiting, training, indoctrinating and installing a network of loyal operatives in 50 countries, placing them in positions of influence and power in media, government, finance and academia.
The George Soros Network – Discover The Networks.org
George Soros is one of the most powerful men on earth. A New York hedge fund manager, he has amassed a personal fortune estimated at about $7.2 billion. His management company controls billions more in investor assets. Since 1979, his foundation network — whose flagship is the Open Society Institute (OSI) — has dispensed an estimated $5 billion to a multitude of organizations whose objectives are consistent with those of Soros.
According to Richard Poe, co-author (with David Horowitz) of the 2006 book The Shadow Party: “The Shadow Party is the real power driving the Democrat machine. It is a network of radicals dedicated to transforming our constitutional republic into a socialist hive. The leader of these radicals is … George Soros. He has essentially privatized the Democratic Party, bringing it under his personal control. The Shadow Party is the instrument through which he exerts that control. … It works by siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions that would have gone to the Democratic Party in normal times, and putting those contributions at the personal disposal of Mr. Soros. He then uses that money to buy influence and loyalty where he sees fit.
George Soros Funding New Liberal Advocacy Group (2/10/2008) Billionaire financier George Soros is contributing $2.5 million to a new political organization that promotes Democratic causes in the 2008 elections. A year-end campaign report filed with the IRS and uncovered by The New York Times confirmed an earlier Newsmax report disclosing that the group, Fund for America, was organized by Taco Bell heir Rob McKay, former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, and Anna Burger of the Service Employees International Union. The SEIU matched Soros contribution. Newsmax reported in November that the liberal activists had joined forces to form the so-called 527 group named for a section of the tax code that allows such an organization to attempt to influence elections as long as it discloses donors and expenses.
Fund for America is expected to air television ads and take other political action designed to help Democrats win the White House and retain control of Congress, Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times reported. The organization will also focus on direct mail and door-to-door canvassing.
There Goes the Neighborhood
The heartland is poised to get some religious heartburn, courtesy of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and mega-donor George Soros. The organization best known for suing its way to Christian suppression has its eyes on some prime conservative real estate in its $335 million local expansion. Knowing that the biggest battles may soon be fought on the smallest scales, these agents of social injustice plan to “build a civil liberties infrastructure in the middle of the country,” bringing with it a radical agenda of homosexual rights, unlimited abortion, the extinction of the traditional family, and secularism. Hoping to add new offices in the battleground states of Michigan, Texas, Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, and Tennessee, the ACLU has already raised the majority of the funding needed to accomplish its national campaign.
With overflowing bank accounts, taxpayer dollars from attorney fees in Establishment Clause cases, and offices in key red states, the ACLU will be a formidable force. The organization’s executive director, Anthony Romero, wasn’t coy about the far Left’s intent. “If Republicans lose control of Congress and the White House, we can be sure the religious right will be much more active on the state level–our work will be critical there.” By “our work,” Romero must have been referring to the ACLU’s efforts to persecute Christians and bully Americans into abandoning their moral beliefs. Now that Soros aims on bringing legal intimidation to our backyards, it is vital that we respond by stepping up our efforts.
George Soros “Progressive Media USA” connections. American Axis of Evil
By Bill O’Reilly, Friday , April 11, 2008
That is the subject of this evening’s “Talking Points Memo.” According to some excellent reporting by Politico.com, a rather frightening meeting took place here in New York City two nights ago. Billionaire far-left zealot George Soros had a dinner in his Manhattan home that included Clinton confidante Paul Begala and the vicious character assassin David Brock, who runs Media Matters. Apparently, these three are starting an organization called Progressive Media USA. Now as we reported last week, a number of organizations are set up to attack John McCain, including this new Progressive Media deal.
As much as $350 million could be spent vilifying McCain. I believe this is evil. There are two ironies here. First, the Swift Boat deal back in 2004 where some conservatives hammered John Kerry is the model for the Soros smear machine. And second, if not for the McCain-Feingold law, which led to the creation of these vile MoveOn type organizations, McCain might not have to deal with this garbage.
Memo to everybody: Be careful what you wish for. As I wrote extensively in my book “Culture Warrior,” George Soros wants to buy America, and he is close. Years ago, Soros helped create MoveOn, and now it is a major fundraiser for Barack Obama. Hired character assassin Brock makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Who pays his salary? We’ll look at this flow chart. Soros distributed big money to a variety of far-left outfits. And then the cash, some of it anyway, flows into Brock’s organization Media Matters. Things are set up this way so Soros can say he does not directly fund the vicious media site. Same thing with the new Progressive Media USA outfit. Because it’s a 501(c)(4) for non-profit group, donors can be kept secret. Thus, Soros can spend as much cash as he wants to smear McCain, and nobody will know about it. This, ladies and gentlemen, is ultra dangerous.
Most Americans have no idea who Soros or Brock are. They will only know what they see on TV, smear stuff against McCain. And the pipeline extends directly to NBC News, which will publicize every piece of slime Brock can create. Only one word describes this: despicable. Barack Obama and John McCain have both said they don’t want a dirty campaign, but they can do nothing to stop Soros. He has the power here. It’d be nice if Senators Obama and McCain denounce Soros and Brock, but I’m not counting on that.
Also, Politico and others are reporting that Obama has an association with two former far-left radicals, William Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn. They are members of the Weather Underground, a violent 1960s protest group. They now teach college in Chicago, and apparently the senator has socialized with them. So all in all, the radical left is playing a role in the next presidential election. And we will keep a close eye on this situation for you.
And that’s “The Memo.” George Soros and the “Mainstream Media” connections
by The O’Reilly Factor, FOXnews
“The Factor has been investigating far-left billionaire George Soros, a man who wants to impose a radical left agenda on America. Soros has set up a complicated political operation designed to do two things – buy influence among some liberal politicians and smear people with whom he disagrees. Most of Soros’ political money flows through his ‘Open Society Institute,’ which has given nearly $20 million to the ‘Tides Foundation.’ Tides, in turn, has donated millions to the vile propaganda outfit ‘Media Matters,’ which specializes in distorting comments made by politicians, pundits and media people.
‘Media Matters’ directly feeds its propaganda to some mainstream media people, including elements at NBC News, columnists Frank Rich and Paul Krugman at the New York Times, columnist Jonathan Alter at Newsweek, and Bill Moyers at PBS. The goal of Soros and other radical financiers is to buy a presidential election. In the past, big business has been accused of doing just that. Now it is the likes of George Soros, an extremist who wants open borders, a one-world foreign policy, legalized drugs, euthanasia, and on and on.
This is off-the-chart dangerous, but completely legal under the McCain-Feingold Act. In the weeks to come we’ll have more on Soros and his operations, including naming more of the mainstream media who are actively helping him.”
O’Reilly: Media Matters and Soros Funding (NewsMax.com)
The war of words between Fox News Bill O’Reilly and the left-wing Web site Media Matters for America has heated up, with O’Reilly accusing the site of lying about funding from Bush-bashing financier George Soros.
On April 24, O’Reilly told viewers of The O’Reilly Factor that Soros and several other wealthy radicals were helping to fund Media Matters which says it is dedicated to correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media by donating money to a foundation that in turn contributed to the Web site. Media Matters countered that while Soros Open Society Institute (OSI) did contribute to the foundation, the Tides foundation, and Tides gave Media Matters more than $1 million in 2005, the OSI funds were specifically earmarked for two other beneficiaries.
Soros has never given money to Media Matters, either directly or through another organization, the Web site stated.
On April 26, O’Reilly responded: “The vile Media Matters outfit is denying receiving funding from any of George Soros outfits,” he told viewers. Well, that is a total lie. As we laid out for you, the smear Web site received more than a million dollars from the Tides Foundation alone in 2005, and just by coincidence, Soros Open Society Institute donated more than a million dollars to Tides in 2005. Figure it out. Media Matters has featured a number of articles critical of O’Reilly on its Web site.
A Sight for ‘Soros’ Eyes (Family Research Council Washington Update February 5, 2007)
The same man who said he “chose America as his home because he values freedom and democracy” has likened our country to Nazi Germany. George Soros, the financial backbone of radical liberals like Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), told reporters this weekend that “America needs to follow the policies it has introduced in Germany. We have to go through a certain deNazification process.”
Despite the fact that these comments were made to the press corps, the media has largely ignored them. Only the New Republic fires back, condemning Soros for comparing President Bush to Hilter. “Characterizing the U.S. under Bush as Nazi…casts a shadow over U.S. politics.” Soros has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).), but has also said he could support Hillary Clinton (D-NY).
New Republic board member Martin Peretz ends his account of what he calls “The Madness of King George” with tough question for these two presidential candidates. “How,” Peretz writes, “without any explanation or apology from [Soros], will you take this man’s money?” Additional Resources Tyran-a-Soros
The madness of King George – Jacob Laksin – If putting one’s foot in one’s mouth were a lucrative enterprise, George Soros would be worth far more than his current $8.5 billion. While bashing the Iraq war for the benefit of reporters at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Hungarian-born Soros, a Holocaust survivor, unburdened himself of the view that the Nazis were once more in charge. Only now they were running the United States.
“America needs to follow the policies it has introduced in Germany,” Soros explained. “We have to go through a certain de-Nazification process.” Lest there be doubts that Soros was actually likening his adoptive country to the Third Reich and the Bush administration to the Nazi nomenklatura, a Soros spokesman, Michael Vachon, moved quickly to dispel them. “There is nothing unpatriotic about demanding accountability from the president,” he said of Soros’s appeal for de-Nazification.
Did you know? George Soros help pay for Lynne Stewart’s defense? According to FoxNews – The O’Reilly Factor (Oct. 16, 2006).
Soros gave $20,000 to the lawyer of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahmed, the convicted plotter of the 1991 WTC bombing. Lynne Stewart was subsequently convicted on terror charges for taking a message from Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahmed to his terror group which encouraged them to proceed to commit other terrorist attacks.
George Soros Quotes
“The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat.” February 1997
“The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.” June 2006
“The separation of church and state, the bedrock of our democracy, is clearly undermined by having a born-again President.” October 18, 2004
Hillary Clinton, on June 3, 2004 said: “I have known George Soros for a long time now…We need people like George Soros, who is fearless, and willing to step up when it counts.”
George Soros is Pure Evil By Michael Illions – Any success on the part of the Democrats in the upcoming election can be traced to one man.
The DNC, John Kerry and the Presidency of the United States itself will be beholden to this man. If you connect the dots and fill in the blanks, if you follow the cash and the funding of the major Liberal 527 groups, you come to George Soros.
Soros, the Hungarian born billionaire, was responsible for the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997 and was dubbed the “man who broke the bank of England” in 1992. Further controversial business deals, it was ruled in 2002 that Soros was involved in insider trading during a French bank takeover bid in 1988. While admitting no wrongdoing, Soros was fined $2,000,000 for his part.
is a FREE book about George Soros by RightMarch.com founder and president Dr. William Greene.
George Soros Social Agenda for America: Drug Legalization, Euthanasia, Immigrant Entitlements and Feminism
by Neil Hrab
Summary: The February issue of Foundation Watch examined the philanthropy of the billionaire financier George Soros. It found that Soros-funded groups supported increased government spending and tax increases, and opposed the death penalty and President Bush’s judicial nominees. In this article author Neil Hrab looks at Soros grants in four other policy areas: drug legalization, euthanasia, immigrant entitlements, and feminist organizing.
Soros: Bush’s War on Terror Worse Than 9/11 Leftist tycoon George Soros compares President Bush’s new doctrine to fight terrorism with fascism.
Is Soros guilty of the same vice he accuses the president of: trying to impose his “point of view on the world”? Read Richard Poe’s Expose of Soros’ Coup.
FIND OUT ABOUT GEORGE SOROS
I went and read some articles -George Soros, HUngarian JewISH multi Billioniare, has set his money and influence to oust President Bush. He funded the legalizing of drugs in CA – I think he started off meaning well, had a vision for an open society- he meant not controlled like Nazism or Comunism which he lived under.
But he had found that over the years that he can control governments by giving money and dealing in the currencies, and impose his own system, not directly but indirectly through supporting big time the groups that he agrees with and who will speak for him- kinda like puppets.
He helped legalize drugs in CA. He did make about 2 billion in one week- by betting against the English pound, He became known as “the man who broke the Bank of England.” But God can cause him to unmake ( lose) that same amount in a day. We are all only kept by the grace of God. I think he sees Bush as being totalitarian because of his Christian beliefs and he sees that as what he escaped from – he sees it as the same thing. One group imposing their view on another – and forcing it where they can. Because he has really helped nations like Russia etc. he sees himself as a kind of self appointed savior, messiah, and he said as much.
He gave $50 million in 1992 to alleviate suffering in Bosnia and gave $350 million in 1995 to help Russia. In fact he had a lot to do with the bringing down of commmunism. He has given $15.5 million so far to oust President Bush and his aim is to give $400 million a year to bring about his agenda’s in America-He has has said he will give everything he has if he could make sure that George Bush doesn’t get in again. But understand where he’s coming from. He believes that Christianity is intolerant ( which it is, when it to comes to false religions and anti-God agenda’s). He wants the world God free as he equates religion with control and suffering.
Remember, he doesn’t understand what Christianity is so he is ignorant. I really believe he thinks he is helping the world be free, Pray for him and get others to pray for him – very important. He will not donate to any Jewish organization, although he is a Hungarian Jew and does not like his brethren in Israel. Pray about it and see what the Lord shows you about George Soros.
He nearly caused Malaysia banks to collapse by wheeling and dealing in the currency market. The Malaysian PM hates him. He has a great ability to see where the currencies of the nations are going and so makes most of his money buying and converting and selling currencies.
When you fight something really hard like he fought against “control” in the form of Nazism and Communism, you get entagled in that spirit and then it takes you over too. I dont think that George Soros realizes that the thing that he fought so hard against has taken over him.
Article: Washington Post — George Soros, one of the world’s richest men, has given away nearly $5 billion to promote democracy in the former Soviet bloc, Africa and Asia. Now he has a new project: defeating President Bush.
“It is the central focus of my life,” Soros said, his blue eyes settled on an unseen target. The 2004 presidential race, he said in an interview, is “a matter of life and death.”
Soros, who has financed efforts to promote open societies in more than 50 countries around the world, is bringing the fight home, he said. On Monday, he and a partner committed up to $5 million to MoveOn.org, a liberal activist group, bringing to $15.5 million the total of his personal contributions to oust Bush.
Overnight, Soros, 74, has become the major financial player of the left. He has elicited cries of foul play from the right. And with a tight nod, he pledged: “If necessary, I would give more money.” “America, under Bush, is a danger to the world,” Soros said. Then he smiled: “And I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is.”
Soros believes that a “supremacist ideology” guides this White House. He hears echoes in its rhetoric of his childhood in occupied Hungary. “When I hear Bush say, ‘You’re either with us or against us,’ it reminds me of the Germans.” It conjures up memories, he said, of Nazi slogans on the walls, Der Feind Hort mit (“The enemy is listening”). “My experiences under Nazi and Soviet rule have sensitized me,” he said in a soft Hungarian accent.
Soros’s contributions are filling a gap in Democratic Party finances that opened after the restrictions in the 2002 McCain-Feingold law took effect. In the past, political parties paid a large share of television and get-out-the-vote costs with unregulated “soft money” contributions from corporations, unions and rich individuals. The parties are now barred from accepting such money. But non-party groups in both camps are stepping in, accepting soft money and taking over voter mobilization. “It’s incredibly ironic that George Soros is trying to create a more open society by using an unregulated, under-the-radar-screen, shadowy, soft-money group to do it,” Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson said. “George Soros has purchased the Democratic Party.”
In past election cycles, Soros contributed relatively modest sums. In 2000, his aide said, he gave $122,000, mostly to Democratic causes and candidates. But recently, Soros has grown alarmed at the influence of neoconservatives, whom he calls “a bunch of extremists guided by a crude form of social Darwinism.”
Neoconservatives, Soros said, are exploiting the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to promote a preexisting agenda of preemptive war and world dominion. “Bush feels that on September 11th he was anointed by God,” Soros said. “He’s leading the U.S. and the world toward a vicious circle of escalating violence.”
Soros said he had been waking at 3 a.m., his thoughts shaking him “like an alarm clock.” Sitting in his robe, he wrote his ideas down, longhand, on a stack of pads. In January, PublicAffairs will publish them as a book, “The Bubble of American Supremacy” (an excerpt appears in December’s Atlantic Monthly). In it, he argues for a collective approach to security, increased foreign aid and “preventive action.”
“It would be too immodest for a private person to set himself up against the president,” he said. “But it is, in fact” — he chuckled — “the Soros Doctrine.”
His campaign began last summer with the help of Morton H. Halperin, a liberal think tank veteran. Soros invited Democratic strategists to his house in Southampton, Long Island, including Clinton chief of staff John D. Podesta, Jeremy Rosner, Robert Boorstin and Carl Pope.
They discussed the coming election. Standing on the back deck, the evening sun angling into their eyes, Soros took aside Steve Rosenthal, CEO of the liberal activist group America Coming Together (ACT), and Ellen Malcolm, its president. They were proposing to mobilize voters in 17 battleground states. Soros told them he would give ACT $10 million.
Asked about his moment in the sun, Rosenthal deadpanned: “We were disappointed. We thought a guy like George Soros could do more.” Then he laughed. “No, kidding! It was thrilling. It was like getting his Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.” “They were ready to kiss me,” Soros quipped.
Before coffee the next morning, his friend Peter Lewis, chairman of the Progressive Corp., had pledged $10 million to ACT. Rob Glaser, founder and CEO of RealNetworks, promised $2 million. Rob McKay, president of the McKay Family Foundation, gave $1 million and benefactors Lewis and Dorothy Cullman committed $500,000. Soros also promised up to $3 million to Podesta’s new think tank, the Center for American Progress.
Soros will continue to recruit wealthy donors for his campaign. Having put a lot of money into the war of ideas around the world, he has learned that “money buys talent; you can advocate more effectively.” At his home in Westchester, N.Y., he raised $115,000 for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean. He also supports Democratic presidential contenders Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.), retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark and Rep.> Richard A. Gephardt (Mo.). In an effort to limit Soros’s influence, the RNC sent a letter to Dean Monday, asking him to request that ACT and similar organizations follow the McCain-Feingold restrictions limiting individual contributions to $2,000. The RNC is not the only group irked by Soros. Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, which promotes changes in campaign finance, has benefited from Soros’s grants over the years. Soros has backed altering campaign finance, an aide said, donating close to $18 million over the past seven years.
“There’s some irony, given the supporting role he played in helping to end the soft money system,” Wertheimer said. “I’m sorry that Mr. Soros has decided to put so much money into a political effort to defeat a candidate. We will be watchdogging him closely.”
An aide said Soros welcomes the scrutiny. Soros has become as rich as he has, the aide said, because he has a preternatural instinct for a good deal.
Asked whether he would trade his $7 billion fortune to unseat Bush, Soros opened his mouth. Then he closed it. The proposal hung in the air: Would he become poor to beat Bush? He said, “If someone guaranteed it.” — 2003 The Washington Post Company