.Last week George Soros inaugurated his "Institute for New Economic Thinking" at Kings College, London. You will be hearing much about this institute in the years to come. It is a collection of socialist economists dedicated to remaking the entire world economic system. It seeks to develop a new science of economics based on the concept of "economic justice" or "economic ethics", instead of property rights and capitalist freedom.
Soros is known as the "Man Who Broke the Bank of England", famously making over a billion dollars during the UK currency crisis of 1992. He recently retired from the chairmanship of Soros Fund Management. He is the founder of the Open Society Institute and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. His wealth is estimated at $13 billion, but he has given away an estimated $7 billion more to a wide variety of charitable and political organizations -- much of which support socialist causes.
His record shows that he is against communism and advocates democracy -- but he extends that philosophy to "economic democracy" where the people (i.e. democratic governments) control industry and business. He portrays himself as a champion of the oppressed, a devotee of liberty. But he hates the United States and wants a very different world -- a world of governmental control.
He believes in a new world government capable of enforcing world laws, strong governmental control of markets and banks, a new world currency, direct wealth transfer to third-world countries via a worldwide tax, and limits on wealth and consumption. He wants the US to be disarmed, and all private ownership of guns banned. He sees European-style cradle-to-grave socialism as the ideal. He sees China as a potential new world leader.
The name "Soros" is made up; his actual family name is Schwarz. According to his Wikipedia article, in Hungarian (his birth language), "Soros" means "next in line" or "designated successor". In Esperanto, it means "will soar". (Update: It has been pointed out to me that "designated successor" and "next in line" are synonymous with "Prince", which you might find somewhat disturbing after reading my comments below.)
Soros spent enormous sums of money in the 2004 US presidential campaign in an unsuccessful attempt to defeat George Bush (whose administration he called "The Bubble of American Supremacy"). In the last election, he spent enormous sums of money on promoting Obama.
Soros is the money behind Obama's throne: He is seen below in this creepy image of Obama descending from a dark heaven. He reminds me of the little demon shown off to the side in old medieval triptychs. Or maybe the child of the devil glimpsed in Mel Gibson's movie:
Obama Descending from Heaven
A fund-raiser at Steven and Judy Gluckstern's home, April 9, 2007.
George Soros is the only one seated (to the right of the stairs).
New York Magazine 15 April 2007. Photo by Michael Edwards.
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In essence, Soros simply does not like the United States. He doesn't like our freedom, our wealth, and our power in the world. He has been working for at least 30 years to destroy the "empire" of the United States. Clearly, he sees Obama as a way to further his goal.
It is difficult to describe all of the ways he has worked to destroy our country because there are so many. I could list hundreds of films that the Soros Documentary Fund has produced (with Robert Redford's Sundance Institute) that are critical of virtual every aspect of US policy and culture, or a list of all the hundreds of anti-US NGOs and other groups that he has given millions to (maybe billions). Then there are books, and investments in businesses founded by famous leftists, and legal support of anti-US terrorists, and the build up of the carbon tax infrastructure, and support to environmental organizations that seek the de-industrialization of the world.
It is an enormous propaganda and world action machine intended to overload the current capitalist economic system. Failures in the system can then be counteracted with solutions that load the system even more, leading to larger and larger failures. In true Cloward-Piven style, the "establishment" rule book will be destroyed and then replaced with a socialist one. (For example, the new US health care plan is purposefully designed to fail, leading to the people clamoring for its replacement with a fully nationalized plan.)
George Soros Biographical Comic Book
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But whenever I dig into Soros's history and ideas, it gets very confusing. He is exceptionally -- astonishingly -- intelligent. He is a devotee of Karl Popper's philosophies, so to understand him you really need to be completely facile in Popper. You need to understand all of world economics too. On the surface, he hates communism, and totalitarianism, and often presents a face that looks like he is a lover of freedom. But how can he do the things he is doing, and fund the groups that he funds -- and even name one of his organizations (the Open Society Institute, led by PBS's Bill Moyers) after Popper's book that argues against totalitarianism -- while building a vast new totalitarianism? Perhaps he sees himself as a philosopher-king. But Popper argued against that too.
Soros is 79 years old, looks even older, and probably won't be with us too much longer. But his "designated successor" Barack Hussein Obama will be.