Skip to comments.George Soros and America's Coming Election Crisis (Part 1)
Posted on 07/16/2004 5:55:38 PM PDT by Richard PoeEdited on 07/20/2004 7:45:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
IF YOU ENJOYED the election crisis of 2000, youre going to love what Democrat leaders are cooking up for November.
"George Soros has purchased the Democratic Party," charges Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson. (2) Some might dismiss Miss Iverson's comment as hyberbole. However, Soros' massive soft-money contributions have indisputably given him power over Democrat strategy.
The billionaire currency trader now busies himself instructing Democrats in a new and dangerous style of political brinkmanship -- new to Americans, at least. Soros' relish for Byzantine intrigue and reckless power grabs may strike some Americans as novel. However, it follows a long -- if not exactly honored -- tradition endemic to the blood-drenched soil of Central Europe whence Mr. Soros springs.
Consider, for example, a recent proposal by Congressional Democrats to bring in UN monitors to police our upcoming election.
"We are deeply concerned that the right of U.S. citizens to vote in free and fair elections is again in jeopardy," wrote Democrat Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas in a July 1 letter to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Indiana Republican Steve Buyer barely managed to short-circuit Johnson's proposal last Thursday by cutting off her cash flow. Buyer added an amendment to a pending foreign aid bill, blocking any U.S. official from using the designated funds for UN election monitors.
Buyer's move infuriated Rep. Corinne Brown (D-Fla.). She charged that Republicans "stole the election" in 2000, telling Buyer, "I come from Florida, where you and others participated in what I call the United States coup d'etat. We need to make sure it doesn't happen again." (3)
When the Buyer Amendment came up for a vote, House Democrats voted overwhelmingly -- by a ratio of 5 to 1 -- to keep the door open for UN election monitors. An astonishing 161 representatives -- all Democrats -- voted against Buyer's proposal. The measure passed by a slim 243-161. Only 33 Democrats broke with their party to support Buyer's amendment. (4)
Never before have U.S. lawmakers sought so openly, and in such great numbers, to allow foreign intervention in a U.S. election.
Equally exotic, from an American standpoint, are the antics of a group called "National People's Action" (NPA) -- whom syndicated pundit Michelle Malkin describes as a taxpayer-funded "left-wing goon squad."
NPA provides muscle for Democrat dirty work. In exchange, it receives public funding from a host of government agencies, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Of this multiracial, Chicago-based "neighborhood advocacy" network, Malkin writes:
"The group engages in what it calls `direct action' -- publicizing the home addresses of business and government leaders it wants to shake down and then busing in protesters and schoolchildren (using public school buses) to invade the private property of their victims and intimidate their families." (5)
In March, about 800 NPA thugs surrounded the Washington home of Bush strategist Karl Rove, demanding rights for illegal aliens. They knocked on Rove's door, pounded on his windows and chanted angrily in Spanish and English, driving Rove's children to tears. The mob dispersed only after Rove agreed to parley with its leaders. (6)
In the age of Soros, mainstream Democrats have embraced NPA's thuggish tactics. The group's sudden emergence as a force in U.S. politics calls to mind the elevation of similar groups overseas, where Soros often bankrolls street radicals with a zest for physical confrontation. Readers should note that NPA receives funding from the Tides Foundation -- an institution to which Soros contributes generously (more than $13 million between 1997 and 2003). (7)
The Human Rights Racket
Born in Hungary in 1930, Soros came of age under Nazi and Soviet occupation. He built his fortune wheeling and dealing in lawless nations, where money buys pliant rulers and topples disobedient ones with equal facility. In his writings and interviews, Soros boasts openly of subverting governments in Croatia, Slovakia, Yugoslavia and the Republic of Georgia. (8) Now, like a big-game hunter facing retirement, the 73-year-old Soros seeks the ultimate trophy to crown his mantel the head of George W. Bush on a pike.
"America under Bush is a danger to the world," Soros told the Washington Post in a November 11, 2003 interview. Ousting Bush, said Soros, "is the central focus of my life... a matter of life and death." (9)
Soros had earlier told the Post, "I believe deeply in the values of an open society. For the past 15 years I have focused my energies on fighting for these values abroad. Now I am doing it in the United States." (10)
Experienced Soros watchers have learned to greet such sermons with a cynical yawn. As British journalist Neil Clark notes in the leftwing journal New Statesman:
"[S]oros deems a society `open' not if it respects human rights and basic freedoms, but if it is `open' for him and his associates to make money. And, indeed, Soros has made money in every country he has helped to prise `open.' In Kosovo, for example, he has invested $50m in an attempt to gain control of the Trepca mine complex, where there are vast reserves of gold, silver, lead and other minerals estimated to be worth in the region of $5bn. He thus copied a pattern he has deployed to great effect over the whole of eastern Europe: of advocating `shock therapy' and `economic reform,' then swooping in with his associates to buy valuable state assets at knockdown prices." (11)
In my article, "George Soros' Coup" in the May 2004 issue of NewsMax Magazine, I noted that Soros has good reason, at this time, to believe that a Democrat regime might prove more "open" to his way of doing business than would George W. Bush. But that is another issue. Whatever Soros really means by the term "open society," Americans would be well-advised to familiarize themselves with the dangerous lengths to which he has often gone to establish it.
Everyone knows that Soros has poured millions into Democrat coffers this election season. Yet there is more to Soros' strategy than mere largesse.
Soros helped bankroll the 1989 coup d'etat that catapulted dissident playwright Vaclav Havel to the presidency of the Czech Republic. The relatively bloodless uprising acquired the nickname "Velvet Revolution." To this day, people throughout the former Soviet bloc use the term "velvet revolution" to denote Soros-sponsored coups. (12)
Defenders of Soros paint his velvet putsches as benevolent, arguing that Soros has freed millions from tin-pot despots such as Slobodan Milosevic. Maybe so. But President Bush is no Milosevic, and the USA no Yugoslavia. Mr. Soros brand of help is neither welcome nor appropriate here.
How exactly does one perpetrate a velvet revolution anyway? The seven-step strategy Soros used against Milosevic provides an instructive blueprint.
The deposed president was arrested and packed off to Holland for trial. Many readers will be surprised to learn that, after three years of deliberations, the International Criminal Court in The Hague has yet to produce conclusive evidence that Milosevic committed war crimes. (26)
Neil Clark notes that the case against Milosevic relies largely on dubious allegations ginned up by the Soros-funded Human Rights Watch. (27) Scandalously, the International Criminal Tribunal on Yugoslavia (ICTY) is itself awash in Soros money. Writing in the leftwing journal The New Statesman, Clark reports that the Tribunal which complained in 1994 that it lacked sufficient funds to prosecute Balkan war crimes now thrives on contributions from George Soros, Time-Warner and Disney, among others. (28)
Thats right. Time-Warner and Disney. Whod have thought it?
In view of the catastrophes Mr. Soros has inflicted on so many foreign lands, his sudden rise to prominence in U.S. politics deserves closer inspection. Bellicose charges of vote-rigging and calls for UN intervention such as we have heard lately from high-ranking Democrats fall strangely on American ears. Yet, for George Soros, such overheated rhetoric constitutes business as usual.
The Democrat strategy taking shape in America this year strongly resembles a "velvet revolution" in the making. Every piece of the puzzle has fallen into place. Only the exact time and nature of the final provocation -- the signal for action -- remains unknown.
Curiously, Hillary Clinton told the New York Posts Cindy Adams on March 30 that an October Surprise would likely decide the 2004 election. "It will be outside forces something unforeseen that suddenly happens that tilts the election one way or the other," she predicted, with an odd note of certainty. (29)
Was Hillary just guessing? Or does she know something we dont?
In the remaining installments of this three-part series, we will examine further evidence that Velvet Revolution may be brewing among the Party of the Left.
1. Amy Westfeldt, "Billionaire Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is - Toward Ousting Bush," Associated Press, New York, 10 June 2004
Richard Poe is a New York Times-bestselling author and cyberjournalist. He is a contributing editor for NewsMax Magazine and NewsMax.com, and runs his own blog at RichardPoe.com. Poe's new book is Hillary's Secret War. His previous book, The Seven Myths of Gun Control, is now available in paperback.
What will Soros do if Hillry wants to be president more than playing his tune to elect the John's?
you might find this of interest
I've an idea:
Let's bash, slander and totally trash the President [George W. Bush] and his party. We'll call him awful names and lie about him. We'll also claim that his party is for white people only, call it the party of the KKK and are nazis and fascists and he is the Hitler of the bunch.
Next, we will invite him to speak at our convention, knowing the he will probably decline after that total trashing...
After the President declines our invitation, we can them moan, whine and complain with "I told you so's" and shout to the press that "see he never cared for our people or our cause and concerns anyway."
Think it will work?
I've got an idea:
Let us start a lying rumor that the President (George W. Bush) is going to dump his running mate in this Presidential campaign. We'll even claim that the information comes from inside his own party or his administration.
Next, we'll send it to the media who will report the lying rumor as news and the truth.
Then, we'll have our guy call in to Imus in the Morning, maybe Howard Stern and have him on a couple "morning shows" and ask him what he thinks about George W. Bush dropping his running mate after he said he wouldn't...
That way, our guy can claim that the President is a liar and he's the "flip-flopper" not our guy...
Think it will work?
So he became it instead.
Wow! I was just about about to ping you. I finished reading the article at the same time you pinged me.
I also have a feeling they'll try to jam the courts, producing civil suit after civil suit. Many will be seemingly ridiculous assertions or accusations where they can't win. But if you throw enough ca-ca, some of it will stick and it will surely drive everyone else out of the neighborhood. This suit against Fox seems to be of that nature-it's a ridiculous assertion on the face of it, but they can tie up Fox resources, take their energy, and manage to raise doubts about them.
It's too bad Milosevic's people are out of power. Milosevic may have good reason to take out Soros, and some of his backers can carry out the task. And We Americans can simply look the other way and breath a sigh of relief.
How about order some democrat representative flunkies to demand the UN watch FL elections. Then if you loose declare fraud.
seems soros know Bush will win, he is just applying sore/looserman tactics on a grand scale.
(ironic with the democrat party advocating homosexuality the brownshirts reappear.)
I know these guys have been on about Soros. But when they lay it out, like this, it has the tinge of just another 'tin-foiler'. I thought they had more to go on. Maybe Soros is associated with this and that. Maybe he didn't play quite the role they say, either. I mean, if he's funding Off-air America, so what? It's not going anywhere. If he's funding Kerry ads, great. The more people see, the higher Bush's numbers go. If he's bankrolling the Dem convention, bring it on, and put Hillary in prime time. And so on.
That's a good thing. And maybe Soros isn't the super-villain these guys make out. They don't present much of a case, above. Rather, perhaps Soros is full of it, a meglomaniac of the left, like Trump, only with the cat and the secret doorways, and a desire to portray himself a dangerous fiend in the press to make himself seem important.
However, it does show a clear link between Soros and the goons at the NPA. This group clearly has no respect for private property and individual privacy. How dare the NPA publish the private contact info of their opponents. How dare they show up at their opponents' private residences and actually trespass on those properties.
If anything, Soros did not denouce NPA's tactics.
Unless you count the "illegal alien" vote, which is hugh in CA, we're on the "honor" system, no ID to register or vote. Seriesly.
The Patriot Act was created to track money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities.
This falls in that category.
It is against the law to ask for citizenship to register to vote.
Steps 4 through 7 above, are straight out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals "which has a chapter on stealing close elections. and was used as the playbook in Florida by the Dems.
Alinsky was hillary clinton's mentor in the 60's
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