a reply to: burdman30ott6
That's your evidence? REALLY? Some hack job in THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY'S OFFICIAL RAG?
Here's how the piece starts:
Labor unions, communists, “community organizers,” socialists, and anti-capitalist agitators have all joined together to “Occupy Wall
Street” and protest against “greed,” corporations, and bankers. But despite efforts to portray the movement as “leaderless” or
“grassroots,” it is becoming obvious that there is much more going on behind the scenes than meets the eye.
But Soros’ support for the protesters goes far beyond his tepid public statements. In fact, the original call to “Occupy Wall Street” came
from the magazine AdBusters, an “anti-consumerist” publication financed by, among other sources, the Soros-funded Tides Foundation.
AdBusters has been around since the late 80's, it received a $10,000 grant from The Tides Foundation in 2009, $8,000 in 2010 and it didn't receive
anything in 2011. You know how I know this? The Tides Foundation publishes a list of all the money they grant and who receives it
Other Soros-backed outfits promoting big government — some with myriad ties to the Obama administration — are also publicly driving the
occupation campaign. MoveOn.org, for instance, has received millions of dollars from the billionaire banker. And now, the group is urging its
supporters to join the Occupy Wall Street movement as well.
MoveOn.org. Yes, it's true, in 2004, MoveOn.org did receive over a million dollars from George Soros... in 2004.
Is MoveOn funded by George Soros or other billionaires?
As detailed above, MoveOn is entirely funded by small donations from its members. Fox News and other right-wing sources insist on lying about this
fact, but that doesn't make it any less true.
George Soros gave a sizable donation to MoveOn Voter Fund in 2004 to match the donations coming from small donors aimed at stopping President Bush's
horrible policies. He hasn't given since and MoveOn's Voter Fund, a 527 organization, was closed down after the 2004 election.
Led by self-described communist and former Obama administration czar Van Jones, the “Dream” movement is a partnership between a host of
Soros-financed “progressive” groups. Big Labor and even Planned Parenthood — the largest abortion provider in America, which receives hundreds
of millions of tax dollars each year — are partners, too.
Yes, that's right.. planned parenthood is after the 1%ers. Because you know.. oh wait I can't even come up with a reason why that might make sense.
Other groups working with Rebuild the Dream are also publicly hyping the demonstrations. And more than a few of them are on the Soros payroll as
well. Some examples include People For The American Way, Planned Parenthood, Campaign For America's Future, Democracy For America, Leadership
Conference for Civil and Human Rights, Common Cause, Public Campaign, and many more.
Soros, of course, has a long history of financing organizations targeting the American system of government. He has also served on the board of the
immensely influential global-governance-promoting Council on Foreign Relations.
I see, so Soros in the interest of attacking the American system of government, funds groups, including planned parenthood to start a fake grassroots
movement (or co-opt it) in the midst of the Obama's first term even though, as you also state, Obama is bought and paid for by Soros.
There's absolutely no doubt that George Soros is a rich, he's worth like $13 billion or so, and there's no doubt that he gives a lot of money to a lot
of progressive groups, it's not exactly a secret. There's also no evidence that he had an control over or provided significant backing for OWS.
The Koch Brothers invented the Tea Party, they registered a domain the Tea Party with a group they founded and originally funded entirely (not gave
$10,000 a few years ago) 7 years before the alleged beginnings. Where were those shiny OWS buses filled with professional trainers and paid organizers
roaming the countryside like the Tea Party Express buses? Itself a group whose spokesman, Mark Williams, had to resign in disgrace after writing this
in a mock letter to Lincoln on his blog:
"Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us
Colored People and we demand that it stop!"
You can go on about George Soros all you want, personally I'm looking forward to a time when we get all the money out of politics, including Soro's,
but his contribution and let's be real here, the damage he's actually managed to do, pale by comparison. For you to equate allegedly support, after
the fact, of OWS by George Soros to the years of funding and planning the Koch Brothers put into the Tea Party is ludicrous.
And let me finish with this. Here's a key difference. I might not agree with the Tea Party, I might believe that it's a fake grassroots movement, but
I sure as hell wouldn't see that as a justification for thuggish law enforcement to beat on Tea Party protesters or spray them with pepper spray. That
you think "it's because they were co-opted by the Democrats" is an acceptable explanation for why the conservative media sh*t all over these people is
pretty telling about the quality of the self-professed lovers of freedom on the right.
edit on 2014-4-18 by theantediluvian because: (no reason