“You either die a Hero, Or you live long enough to see yourself become the Villain. ”
— The Dark Knight
George Soros has made that transformation into the Villain. Not that he was ever the Hero, but he is in his mind.
He is the embodiment of the idea floated by John Barth that “Man can do no wrong.”
This is something that good writers understand, villains never see themselves as villains. In their mind, they can do no wrong, that what they are doing is for the common good or a better world.
I’m binge-watching The Americans with my wife (just finished Season 3, no spoilers please) and the slow dawning realization on all of the character’s faces that what they are doing is destroying their souls has become the dominant narrative drive.
I suspect that the second half of the show’s run will focus on extricating themselves from this nightmare.
This is what makes it compelling story-telling, if massively contrived as all TV storytelling needs to be.
To this day, George Soros still doesn’t see himself as the Villain. But he is. He always has been. Not because of his insane devotion to his open society ideology but because of what it has driven him to do in the name of it.
He has bankrupted multiple countries, profited off their demise which he set in motion through the undermining of native cultural institutions. He did it was calculated precision and cold determination.
In the process he destroyed and/or disrupted tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of lives, all to serve his ideological goals of universal serfdom for us and unlimited power for himself.
But, he doesn’t see it that way. He sees it as the necessary broken eggs to further the evolution of the species into a better, nobler omelette.
Let that sink in for a second.
And that megalomania has now truly jumped the proverbial shark.
The worst-kept secret in political circles beyond Hillary’s emails is the infamous 49-page memo distributed by Soros and Media Matters’ David Brock to a group of insiders laying out their strategy to destroy Donald Trump with the help of social media giants like Facebook. That memo is rearing its head again.
Much of that strategy has been played out in the wake of the de-platforming of Alex Jones and other non-Progressive voices.
Media Matters met with Facebook, which boasts some 2 billion members worldwide, to discuss how to crack down on fake news, according to the memo.
The social media giant was provided with “a detailed map of the constellation of right-wing Facebook pages that had been the biggest purveyors of fake news.”
Brock’s memo also says Media Matters gave Google “the information necessary to identify 40 of the worst fake new sites” so they could be banned from Google’s advertising network.
The Gateway Pundit pointed out that in 2016, Google carried out that plan on the Gateway Pundit blog and other conservative sites, including Breitbart, the Drudge Report, Infowars, Zero Hedge and Conservative Treehouse.
Facebook, meanwhile has changed its newsfeed algorithm, ostensibly to combat “fake news,” causing a precipitous decline in traffic for many conservative sites.
President Donald Trump himself was affected, with his engagement on Facebook dropping by 45 percent.
A study in June by Gateway Pundit found Facebook had eliminated 93 percent of the traffic of top conservative news outlets.
Western Journal, in its own study, found that while left-wing publishers saw a roughly 2 percent increase in web traffic from Facebook following the algorithm changes, conservative sites saw a loss of traffic averaging around 14 percent.
No one should be surprised by these numbers. But, they should also not be scared by them either. Because despite this overwhelming push to stifle opposition voices to Soros’ and Brock’s, frankly, treasonous activities, these alternative voices have continued to flourish.
First it was Russia that got tired of Soros’ regime change operations, ousting his Open Society Foundation as a fifth column operation. Then more recently Hungarian President Viktor Orban joined Putin in his crusade against Soros, passing a similar anti-NGO law.
Orban made Soros the centerpiece of his re-election strategy which worked beautifully.
And with the super-majority earned by his Fidesz coalition Orban passed his “anti-Soros” bill in the legislature, severely limiting the activities of foreign NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and bringing to light the sources of their funding.
Now Poland is the latest country to move against Mr. Soros and that is an unqualified good thing. Poland deported one of Soros’ top political organizers , Lyudmyla Kozlovska, back to Ukraine without so much as a ‘by-your-leave.’
Kozlovska along with Open Dialogue Foundation was, as always, organizing protests against the Polish government and thrown out to curtail their efforts to block judicial reforms which would give Poland far more control over the adjudication of its laws.
There are rumblings that similar anti-NGO laws are being considered in Romania as well. All of Eastern Europe is moving away from Soros’ neoliberal agenda of open borders and the homogenization of culture.
He knows what the consequences of that will be: intense social upheaval, along with political and economic paralysis. He doesn’t care about this, he invites it. The push to include all of these countries into both the EU and NATO was done to create vectors of corruption into the political and economic fabric of them.
And the people of Eastern Europe, after two generations of stifling authoritarian control, are reclaiming their cultural and religious roots.
Alistair Crooke has a wonderful article at Strategic Culture Foundation describing the roots of the existential crisis Soros and his ilk are undergoing as they confront the reality of Trump.
All these utopian, (murderous) projects effectively flowed from a style of mechanical, single-track, thinking that had evolved in Europe, over the centuries, and which seated the unshakeable sense of one’s own certainty and conviction — in the West European thinker, at least.
These supposedly empirically-arrived-at certitudes – seated now in the human ego – triggered a re-awakening precisely to those early Judeo-Christian, apocalyptic notions: That history, somehow, was on a convergent course towards some human transformation, and an ‘End’, with fearful retribution for the corrupt, and a radically, redeemed, new world, for the elect. No longer (in today’s world), triggered through an act of God, but ‘engineered’ by the act of Enlightenment man.
Here Crooke is speaking directly to Soros who admits to having a ‘god-complex.’ But, he’s also speaking to where the deeper impulses which form the foundation of Trump’s success come from, especially in his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
There is that inherent bias within American culture that assumes our superiority and equates our national interest with stopping the growth of other foreign powers. This definitely suffuses Trump’s thinking which is where he finds common ground with neoconservatives in both his cabinet and Israel (or do I repeat myself?).
And this is why things are so confusing right now. Because Soros and his cohort, David Brock, are engaged in binding Trump down with cries of “Treason” and his illegitimacy due to Russian collusion while stoking a devolution of political discourse to the stage of monkeys lobbing feces at each other.
While on the other hand it is making it easy for Trump to embrace some of the most unsavory aspects of the American empire by engaging in aggressive hybrid war tactics against anyone who dares to defy him, especially Iran who he has a fundamental blind spot for.
The End of Soros-ism
In my mind this is the legacy of Ron Paul’s libertarian insurgency of 2008 and 2012, which has blossomed into a world-wide ‘populist’ political phenomenon. Paul almost effortlessly punctured so many of the neoconservative/Trotskyite myths of American’s continued obsession with Manifest Destiny and the Utopian dreams of making heaven on earth.
This impulse comes from all sides of the political spectrum which is how the Uniparty — the ideologically-united leadership of the Democrats and Republicans — has maintained power for so long.
But, the demographic shift occurring now with the baton of power passing from the Baby Boomers (desperately clinging to their positions of power, like McCain, Feinstein, Pelosi, etc.) to Generation X, who don’t buy all this National Greatness garbage since we grew up in the aftermath of the last great ideological war, the Cold War, will be the death of “Soros-ism.”
This is why Soros moved out of betting explicitly on currency markets and made strategic investments in social media. He understood this was the means by which to maintain his control of the narrative for just a little while longer.
It’s why he and Brock held a conference producing a 49 page strategy memo to destroy Trump.
But, it will end up a bad investment, a losing bet. He’s not a god, but he has been revealed to be the Villain and at 89 he’s lived just long enough to see himself revealed as such to the world and to see everything he’s built crumble into dust.
The institutions of his making are failing. Marxism’s inherent flaws and socialism’s methodological errors cannot be sustained in perpetuity. He can’t repeal the laws of economics anymore than he can rewrite the laws of physics.
Our shared history, our culture and the things that drive us are embedded deep in our memories, imprinted on our DNA. And they will not be wiped out in a vain attempt to continue making the New Soviet Man without a past, without a culture.
The pendulum always swings back the other way. And we as a species are willing to explore all options on our path to a better version of ourselves. So, we’ll spend a lifetime or two exploring the possibilities of Marxism, ultimately to reject it for the Utopian fantasy that it is and which drives men mad.
I like to think of humanity the same way that Winston Churchill thought of Americans. “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.”
I think humanity has had its fill of George Soros.
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“While on the other hand it is making it easy for Trump to embrace some of the most unsavory aspects of the American empire by engaging in aggressive hybrid war tactics against anyone who dares to defy him, especially Iran who he has a fundamental blind spot for.”
Umm. Have you seen what Iran has been doing the last 40 years?
Umm… seriously, Pat? Have you seen what the U.S. has been doing for the past 70 years?
I think humanity has had it’s fill of poor White Trash, alt-right misanthropes.
Hi. Agree wholeheartedly but McCain, Feinstein, and Pelosi are not baby boomers. They precede the boomers by 15-20 years.
True Scott, they are actually worse since as Silent Generation they are still obsessed with WWII as their defining experience and the post WWII institutional order is their blind spot.
Yes Peter, quite right, but who has been weaponizing the “poor White Trash, alt-right misanthropes” like Tom Luongo in order to demonize George Soros?
Hmmm, next that trash will be lecturing us that Paul Singer is “a really great guy” and that Beny Steinmetz is a victim…
Alt-dopes are easily duped.
Um… you guys are cute. If you think I’m alt-right then you are sorely mistaken… I went after Paul Singer on YT just the other day….
Quote” Fuck that guy”
watch the whole thing you might learn something or have your head explode from the cognitive dissonance.
Oh, the old cognitive dissonance accusations huh?
It’s funny, but when somebody accuses somebody of cognitive dissonance, it seems to be the accuser, who is suffering mostly from his own cognitive dissonance.
If you are not alt-right, then why do you share so much of their values and ideologies?
you’re precious… bless your little heart
are you stoned or just willfully obtuse? if you think I share the values of nazis who want an ethnostate from this atricle on Soros then I can’t answer any question to your satisfaction…since you are obviously clueless.
If you want a biological / psychological answer, they weaponize themselves, most likely in their mother’s wombs.
Epigenetic changes in the brain, under stress, create more responses from the limbic system, rather than the prefrontal cortex.
If my scientific description is baffling, I’ll put it this way, they have created their own world through ignorance and arrogance, and with their seeking out confirmation bias, their ignorance and arrogance is maintained… down through the generations
In short, environment and culture maintains and creates stupid people.
Tsk. Excuses, excuses:
…In New York, at the courthouse where Cohen pleaded guilty, the top F.B.I. agent on the case, William F. Sweeney, Jr., made a remarkable statement. “As we all know, the truth can only remain hidden for so long before the F.B.I. brings it to light,” he said. “We are all expected to follow the rule of law, and the public expects us—the F.B.I.—to enforce the law equally.” Trump’s name wasn’t mentioned, but it didn’t have to be: the message was unmistakable. “The rule of law applies,” Robert Khuzami, the deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who was in charge of prosecuting the case, said. “We are a nation of laws, and the essence of this case is justice, and that is an equal playing field for all persons in the eyes of the law.”…
Peak white trash?:
Aug 23 (Reuters) – The one juror who prevented a conviction
of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on all 18
criminal charges did not trust any of the witnesses and
exasperated other members with her reasoning, a juror in the
trial told Reuters.
The comments from Paula Duncan, the only juror so far to
speak out after Tuesday’s verdict in Alexandria Virginia,
offered fresh insight into how the jury of six men and six women
reached a consensus on 8 charges while deadlocking on the other
10 counts. The judge declared a mistrial on the 10 counts.
Duncan, 54, a Trump supporter, told Reuters in a phone
interview that she believed Manafort had been “targeted” and
“harassed” by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team but that
politics did not influence how she considered the evidence. She
also said politics did not play a role with other jurors.
Duncan said the other jurors were frustrated with the
holdout, who prevented them from reaching a consensus to convict
on seven of nine counts of bank fraud and three of four counts
of failing to declare foreign bank accounts.
“She was just saying I want to review my notes,” Duncan
said. “When we asked her to explain her side she really couldn’t
give us a good reason. She just said she had reasonable doubt.”
Manafort was found guilty on all five tax fraud charges
related to his tax returns from 2010 to 2014, which contain a
box to check on the existence of foreign bank accounts.
In addition to that check on the tax return, U.S. citizens
with more than $10,000 in overseas accounts during a given year
are required to submit a form called a foreign bank account
report, or FBAR, detailing those accounts to the U.S. Treasury.
Duncan said there was no reason to have convicted Manafort
on one FBAR count and not the other three. She said the holdout
appeared to be willing to convict only for 2012 because there
was a piece of evidence with Manafort’s name on it.
“We didn’t understand her logic and to us if he was guilty
on the tax documents he was pretty much guilty on the FBARs,”
Duncan said. “It made sense to everyone but her.”
The verdict was the first courtroom victory from Mueller’s
investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election.
Duncan said the documentary evidence was more than strong
enough to overcome the testimony of Rick Gates, Manafort’s
former right-hand man and the prosecution’s star witness, whose
credibility withered under cross-examination.
“The evidence and the paper trail was there regardless of
what Rick Gates said,” Duncan said.
Duncan, who graduated with a degree in environmental science
and journalism from the University of Missouri in 1989, said she
was planning to write a book about her experience.
“I will probably touch on the counts but maybe focus more on
being chosen to be a juror and the environment we are in right
now,” she said.
This article comes to me at a most opportune time. This past weekend I spent time with a family member who writes for a very big news outlet. He noticed my husband and I had purchased polish beer for the weekend. He asked me why. I said because I liked their politics and wanted to support them. He could only hold his tongue for so long . He proceeded to lecture my husband and I on the nationalist movements in Eastern Europe . He tried to convince us that Putin was behind all of these anti immigration independence movements so that he can weaken them and potentially take them over as he did in the Ukraine . He also said that those countries could not have it both ways by being part of the eu and free trade and at the same time be independent. Funny that I spent an entire two days looking for an article I might want to send his way to make my point that Soros was behind this menace
Glad to be of service Maryann.
Hopefully, George Soros can be buried alive in the decrepit piles of manure he’s slinging upon everyone else. And whether it’s Vlad Putin or someone in Hungary that brings it upon him, I don’t really care; I would just be happy to see the patina of his horrible influence upon the world wiped off the face of the planet.
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