Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Soros Agenda

Since conservatives have often attacked billionaire philanthropist George Soros, the liberal left, led by the New York Times, has been defending him. They have, among other things, accused Soros detractors of being anti-Semitic. This should not be surprising. Leftists defame people all the time. It's their stock-in-trade.

As for the Soros record, Caroline Glick offers a glimpse in the Jerusalem Post. She begins by noting that emails from the Soros-funded foundation, the Open Society Foundation, were recently hacked. Many of them were not new, so editors had a rationale for not covering the story. But, considering the Soros influence, Glick felt compelled to report.

The Soros foundation supports a multitude of politically correct leftist causes around the world. What strategy makes all of these efforts cohere? Glick explains:

They all work to weaken the ability of national and local authorities in Western democracies to uphold the laws and values of their nations and communities.

They all work to hinder free markets, whether those markets are financial, ideological, political or scientific. They do so in the name of democracy, human rights, economic, racial and sexual justice and other lofty terms.

In other words, their goal is to subvert Western democracies and make it impossible for governments to maintain order or for societies to retain their unique identities and values.

They support the cosmopolitan, open-borders cause. Plain and simple. No ambiguity there.

And Soros money also supports Black Lives Matter, a group that is working to undermine the authority of the police… and to blame white policemen for minority crime. As Glick notes, undermining the police produces more minority crime and more minority crime victims. The point is not to limit crime but to compromise civil authority:

Black Lives Matter, which has received $650,000 from Soros-controlled groups over the past year, is a classic example of these efforts. Until recently, the police were universally admired in the US as the domestic equivalent of the military. BLM emerged as a social force bent on politicizing support for police.

Its central contention is that in the US, police are not a force for good, enabling society to function by maintaining law and order. Rather, police are a tool of white repression of blacks.

Law enforcement in predominantly African American communities is under assault as inherently racist.

BLM agitation, which has been accused of inspiring the murders of police in several US cities, has brought about two responses from rank and file police. First, they have been demoralized, as they find themselves criminalized for trying to keep their cities safe from criminals.

Second, their willingness to use force in situations that demand the use of force has diminished. Fear of criminal charges on the one hand, and public condemnation as “racists” on the other causes police to prefer inaction even when situations require that they act.

The demoralization and intimidation of police is very likely to cause a steep increase in violent crimes.

And then there is illegal immigration. Soros is all for it, regardless of the consequences.

From the US to Europe to Israel, Soros has implemented a worldwide push to use immigration to undermine the national identity and demographic composition of Western democracies. The leaked emails show that his groups have interfered in European elections to get politicians elected who support open border policies for immigrants from the Arab world and to financially and otherwise support journalists who report sympathetically on immigrants.

Soros’s groups are on the ground enabling illegal immigrants to enter the US and Europe. They have sought to influence US Supreme Court rulings on illegal immigration from Mexico. They have worked with Muslim and other groups to demonize Americans and Europeans who oppose open borders.

In Israel as well, Soros opposes government efforts to end the flow of illegal immigration from Africa through the border with Egypt.

The notion at the heart of the push for the legalization of unfettered immigration is that states should not be able to protect their national identities.

As for his efforts in regard to Israel, Soros has worked long and hard to undermine the Jewish state. Glick explains:

As far as Israel is concerned, Soros-backed groups work to delegitimize every aspect of Israeli society as racist and illegitimate. The Palestinians are focal point of his attacks.

He uses them to claim that Israel is a racist state. Soros funds moderate leftist groups, radical leftist groups, Israeli Arab groups and Palestinian groups. In various, complementary ways, these groups tell their target audiences that Israel has no right to defend itself or enforce its laws toward its non-Jewish citizens.

In the US, Soros backed groups from BLM to J Street work to make it socially and politically acceptable to oppose Israel.

In short, Soros opposes borders and boundaries. He opposes national identity and thus, by extension patriotism. And he also opposes Israel, supporting groups that consider it a racist state.

Will the real anti-Semite please stand up.

1 comment:

JPL17 said...

I appreciate your sharing and commenting on Caroline Glick's column, Stuart. It's a healthy antidote to the deniers on the Left, who simply deny Soros' evil intentions; and skeptics in the middle like Scott Adams, who can't seem to differentiate between Soros and your average philanthropic mega-billionaire (see, e.g.,