Soros believes his vision of an “open society” trumps self-governmen
by Joseph Klein
George Soros and other left wing advocates are seeking to foment a “Purple Revolution” against those who dared to reject their preferred presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and vote instead for President-elect Donald Trump. After all, Soros alone is reported to have “committed $25 million dollars to the 2016 campaign of Hillary Clinton,” and refuses to accept that his investment was wasted. What’s a few hundred million more to pay for imposing his preferred result through civil unrest rather than through the ballot box? As Zero Hedge explains, “The Purple Revolution will…seek to make the Trump administration a short one through Soros-style street protests and political disruption.”
Left wing groups, some supported by Soros, are even paying protesters to take part in disruptive demonstrations.
Of course, Soros is doing his best to keep his fingerprints off the protests, as a hedge in the event that violence continues to spread. “George Soros is not funding these (anti Trump) protests,” Soros spokesperson Michael Vachon said in an interview. “This is a fiction promoted by the alt-right.”
The problem for the Soros shadow government network is that it has a long established blueprint abroad for the kind of disruptive organized actions it appears to be supporting in the United States. Soros has plenty of history in disrupting economies (recall Soros’ “break the Bank of England”) and undermining governments in countries whose citizens’ democratically elected choices he opposes (Poland, for example).
Soros has supported mass refugee migration to Europe, which he would like to see occur in the United States as well. As Breitbart reported last November, “A group masquerading as conservative but backed by left-wing foundations including billionaire George Soros’s Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS) has launched an online advertising campaign in defense of bringing Syrian refugees to the United States.” This reportedly followed criticism by Donald Trump and others of plans to expand the admission of Syrian refugees into the United States.
Aside from his own Open Society Foundation, Soros has funded numerous left wing organizations in the United States, ranging from Media Matters to Moveon.org. They collaborate with each other and with other left wing groups such as Black Lives Matter. Indeed, Soros donated $100,000 in 2011 to the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, which is run by the co-creator of Black Lives Matter.
Even well before the presidential election, Soros was busy behind the scenes fomenting combustible street protests that burst out of control. For example, the Washington Times has reported that “Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.”
Soros is anti-police. He tweeted a reference to an article published by his Open Society Foundations, entitled “Let’s Reduce, Not Reform, Policing in America.” The author described policing as “the armed enforcement of the interests of the most powerful over those who would challenge that power.” Her proposed solution was not better police training or accountability, but simply to “shrink the size and scope of police forces, reduce the number of gadgets at cops’ disposal, and constrain their ability to ensnare us.” Without adequate police to prevent or constrain riots, protesters will have free rein to intimidate those whom they see as their political enemies.
Thus it is no surprise that disruptions at Trump rallies during the presidential campaign have been attributed at least in part to supporters of Hillary Clinton, “paid for mostly by George Soros and MoveOn.org and pushed by David Brock at Media Matters for America.”
Now that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, the “Purple Revolution” is the next step for Soros-funded groups and other far left organizations to pursue.
Soros’s Moveon.org is one of the leading organizers of the anti-Trump protests streaming through cities across the country. “This is a disaster. We fought our hearts out to avert this reality. But now it’s here,” MoveOn.org staff wrote to members the day after the election. Such “a disaster” must be resisted, even before Donald Trump takes office and makes his first presidential decision. In a press release issued shortly after the election, Moveon.org boasted that within two hours of “the call-to-action, MoveOn members had created more than 200 gatherings nationwide.” Buses of protesters arrived in cities such as Austin, Texas, which obviously took significant planning and funding to accomplish.
George Soros does not believe in the democratic process. He believes in imposing his definition of an “open” society, which he sees as ultimately a borderless world run by so-called enlightened progressives. He has contempt for ordinary people engaging in the process of self-government, particularly whenever the result is not to his liking. Four years ago, Soros predicted that riots would break out in the streets. Now that the Left’s preferred candidate did not win the 2016 presidential election, Soros and his other left wing allies may be on their way to make his prophecy come true.