Let’s Get to the Root of the Problem…It’s All RELATIVE

by Bridgette

Power, Money, and Relatives behind the throne?

“The Rogue Gallery of Possibilities”

Oprah and Obama Look Like Brother and Sister. They both had dysfunctional childhoods. He gave himself a strong B+, and she hasn’t graded him on his performance yet.

Obama and Warren Buffett share distant cousins and both believe in social justice. They also both like General Electric. The media reported in October 2008 Buffett agreed to buy General Electric stock that included the option to purchase $3 Billion over the next 5 yrs at a 10% dividend. NBC, GE, Buffett, Immelt, and Obama. One happy family.

Valerie Bowman Jarrett says he is like a brother. She was born in Iran. Her father was a physician involved in genetics. He speaks Indonesian and she speaks Persian. That is helpful when dealing with the Middle East, isn’t it? Are her lips purple underneath the lipstick?

Nah, he doesn’t have the ears! George Soros was born György Schwartz in Hungary. His Jewish parents changed their name to Soros when anti-semitism was growing in Europe. George is known as the man that broke the Bank of England. He speaks the language of Esperanto. He’s Daddy Warbucks. Although, Warbucks did take care of an orphan Annie and he did have a right-hand man called Punjab.

Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright are both great orators. Obama sat in his church pews for 20 years, but sons never listen to their fathers. The Rev. taught him how to be articulate.

Obama and Malcolm X – Gene mates? Still, it’s the ears!

Barack Obama Sr. It must be the glasses. His genes appear to pathetically weak in his offspring. He died in an auto accident. Alcohol was involved. He left behind many ex-wives and children. His sister took up residence in the US and lives in subsidized US government housing.

Zbigniew Brzezinski. Obama a love child? His daughter, Mika, is a pretty blond who lives in Manhattan. Does she get text messages from a secure blackberry? Zbigniew is the Foreign Policy Expert and Former National Security Advisor under President Jimmy Carter, who had Osama and the Taliban trained. He was denied tenure at Harvard. He was associated with Columbia University. He prides himself for having invented armed Islamic extremism.

Frank Marshall Davis was Obama’s grandpa’s drinking pal. He wrote a book about his sexual proclivities. He liked young white girls, and married a white socialite Chicago woman, Helen Canfield. He was a closet member of the Communist party, and wrote articles for their newspaper.

Karl Heinrich Marx, the granddaddy of them all. A revolutionary, his words of inspiration so eloquently written in “The Communist Manifesto” are in vogue today by like minded travelers. His works have been “Red” by many in our government and provide a framework for their legislation.

Finally, we have Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro and to many aliases to list. She died from cancer, but never went to a known hospital for a cure. She had a child, Barack, but apparently the hospitals in Hawaii didn’t keep records in the 1960’s. She died, but where? The funeral homes weren’t in charge of her burial, but they might have her listed under a different name. She might be dust, but her name lives on.

41 responses to “Let’s Get to the Root of the Problem…It’s All RELATIVE

  1. Bravo Bridgette!

    Chilling re MX…

    Did you ever see Barry’s twin China. He also has an American Mom. Though he has written a bio recently, he refuses to divulge his age.

    Great Thread!!!

  2. Sponsored by Senator Daniel Akaka, the bill would transfer a percentage of public-owned lands to a native Hawaiian government within the state of Hawaii. The legislation would collect some 400,000 ethnic Hawaiians scattered across the country into a newly affiliated tribe, eventually endowed with the powers of a sovereign state, including freedom from state taxes and regulations and separate police power.

    • I was reading about Hawaiian homelands yesterday and found an article from 2006 (which I can’t find now) that talked about how if certain conditions were met, the Hawaiians would have to be given the same rights/flexibility as Native American tribes. I found a few interesting links:


      This one has a series of links going back to 2000:


      The article about why every American should oppose this is pertinent:

      “The Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill is highly controversial, unconstitutional, and dangerous to all 50 states. Also known as the Akaka bill, it would authorize federal recognition for a phony Indian tribe invented out of thin air. The purpose is to protect over 160 race-based programs under court challenge because of a Supreme Court decision. It would carve up Hawaii by race and set a precedent for similar balkanization throughout America. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has condemned this bill as race-based and divisive. 20% of Hawaii’s people, completely integrated and intermarried, living working and praying side by side with everyone else throughout all neighborhoods, would be singled out by law solely because they have a drop of native blood, and given a new government. 75% of them have less than 25% native blood. Many of them oppose the whole idea of a race-based government. After 5 years of intensive advertising and community outreach, fewer than 25% of ethnic Hawaiians placed their names on a racial registry expected to be used as a tribal roll. But if the bill passes Congress, a race-based government can be created to protect the wealth and power of some ethnic Hawaiians and to keep federal dollars flowing to Hawaii. There will never be a vote by all ethnic Hawaiians or by all Hawaii’s people on this issue, even though a newspaper poll yielded 75% opposed and two scientific surveys a year apart showed 67% opposed. Ethnic Hawaiians who sign up for the “tribe” get to vote for a “tribal” council and get federal recognition; ethnic Hawaiians who oppose it (probably a majority), and the remaining 80% of Hawaii’s people, are shut out. The bill allows a negotiated settlement dividing up Hawaii’s lands and resources without any ratification vote by the tribe’s members or by the people of Hawaii. No other state has 20% of its people eligible for an Indian tribe whose members also vote for the governor and legislators who will negotiate with the tribe. The U.S. Department of Justice has repeatedly objected to the bill. 200 years ago Kamehameha the Great unified all the Hawaiian islands into a single multiracial Kingdom; today the Akaka bill seeks to split up Hawaii.”

      Unconstitutional? Hey. That’s enough to make Obama support it.

      It shows why the story that Red Pill linked says they’re trying to “sneak” this Akaka bill through. Do you know what “kaka” means in Spanish? That’s what this bill sounds like: a kaka. 🙂

  3. A MUST READ – Snips
    Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of Obama’s Latest Big Brother Plan
    By Bradley Blakeman – FOXNews.com
    Updated December 10, 2009

    Why the White House and Democrats’ plans to expand the Office of Personnel Management should scare all Americans.

    The Director of OPM is appointed directly by the president and confirmed by the Democratically controlled Senate. The current director of OPM is a fellow by the name of John Berry who, before becoming OPM director this past year, was director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. — You cannot make this stuff up.

    Under the Democrats’ national health care scheme not only would OPM be charged with overseeing and administering federal employees health care but they will have the added charge of administering civilian federal health care as well.

    Under orders from the White House, it is being reported that OPM is on a mission to rid the executive branch bureaucracy of Bush-era personnel who are no longer political appointees and who have lawfully become civil servants.
    The Obama administration has now ordered a purging of Republicans from federal government civil service.

    The Office of Federal Personnel Management, (OPM), has become the “henchman” of the Obama administration. Following orders they have issued new rules — going back five years –wherein every employee hired, who previously had been a political appointee, will be terminated regardless of cause or poor performance.
    It is outrageous that the Obama administration would politicize what is supposed to be a independent government agency and would become so vindictive and cold in their exercise of raw political power that they would take steps to eliminate people from their legitimate government employment, based solely on their political pedigree and not their job performance.

    The expanded “portfolio” of OPM should worry all Americans. This little known agency will make the IRS look down right friendly if the Obama administration is successful in expanding their duties, powers and responsibilities.

  4. This is sickening. Everyone in all of these nations that we have helped in one way or another.. want to see capitalism fail? What side is their bread buttered on? See us fail, and they lose. I’d cut off any nation that jeers us. No aid, zip, no more. Let the socialist nations send cash to help you out. We are outta here!

    Penny Wong jeered [Australian climate change minister] Hugo Chavez cheered
    The Australian, December 17, 2009
    In Copenhagen —

    “Then President Chavez brought the house down. When he said the process in Copenhagen was “not democratic, it is not inclusive, but isn’t that the reality of our world, the world is really an imperial dictatorship…down with imperial dictatorships” he got a rousing round of applause.

    When he said there was a “silent and terrible ghost in the room” and that ghost was called capitalism, the applause was deafening.”

    But then he wound up to his grand conclusion – 20 minutes after his 5 minute speaking time was supposed to have ended and after quoting everyone from Karl Marx to Jesus Christ – “our revolution seeks to help all people…socialism, the other ghost that is probably wandering around this room, that’s the way to save the planet, capitalism is the road to hell….let’s fight against capitalism and make it obey us.” He won a standing ovation.

  5. New Judicial Watch-SurveyUSA Poll Shows Deep Divide between Obama Administration and Likely Voters on Wide Range of Issues Snips

    Washington, DC — December 16, 2009

    * A majority of likely voters (58%) believe decisions by the Obama administration are “Bad for America.” (37% say these decisions have been “Good for America.”)

    “On virtually every single issue polled the Obama administration appears to be completely out of step with the prevailing views of the American people. It ought to be an especially troubling sign for President Obama that the majority of likely voters believe his decisions have been bad for the country. Frankly, these poll results suggest that President Obama and many other politicians ought to rethink their approach to government,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.


  6. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Yes, since I first saw the comparison, the Malcom X photos are striking. No offense, but insofar as looks are concerned, as for the rest…shrug.

    • Looks aren’t everything but family ties are the ties that bind.

    • They’re all in it together”, said Rosemary, with a shiver as she shrugged.

      Only thing that’s missing there is the cleft: Dimple on chin; Devil within.

      —— which reminds me to say:

      Merry Christmas Texas Darlin! Hope its all working out for you!

      • Rosemary, We may need to get you new specs for New Year ! Look at O and Oprah..You see nothing the same ? hummmm…Amazing ! They look alot alike to me, even though maybe not related, the resemblance is too noticeable to ignore. Will look into this when I can. Just curious. Speaking of Texas Darlin, I hope she is having a great holiday. When I think of her, I think of Lavender growing under her kitchen window ! I miss her kitchen table !

      • I second that emotion. Merry Christmas, TD!

        Are you the “ghost” lurking in our room, like the ghost of our Christmas past? We miss you.

        God bless. Take care. Happy New Year, too.

    • I owe my political “awakening” to Texas Darlin. I was still under the veil that the government was working for us. Don’t remember what brought me there, sure glad I found her. Merry Christmas to TD and to you all here at WTPOUS. God Bless America.

  7. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Truly, Papoose!

    My dear Renee : sorry- aside from the usual features attributable to a given race (in this case …WITHOUT BEING RACIST…THAT I SHOULD EVEN HAVE TO QUALIFY IT IS A DISGRACE…) aside from “black features” I see no resemblance between Oprah and Zero. Between Zero and X—that’s another story entirely. To entice us is the fact that Jarrett’s father was a geneticist. Now THAT is intriguing.
    Merry Christmas to all of you.


    Rosemary Woodhouse

  8. Rosemary Woodhouse

    p.s. Has anyone seen Oprah WITHOUT makeup? Talk about transformation! Sheesh!

  9. The Religious Quest of George Soros
    October 10, 2007

    Tivadar Schwartz, George Soros’ father, rejected his own Judaism in youth, but found another “religion” at some point in the First World War. During his years as a Russian POW, Tivadar became enthralled with the obscure, synthetic language, Esperanto. He acquired a rudimentary knowledge of it from his fellow POWs.

    Esperanto was devised by a Jewish physician in Warsaw during the 1880’s. But it wasn’t (and still isn’t) just a made-up language; it served as the embodiment of a cult formed around the ideas of “internationalism, anti-sectarianism and cosmopolitanism,” in the words of Soros biographer Michael Kaufman. (p.12)

    Esperantists believe that a new world order of harmony and cooperation will be ushered in through the adoption of their made-up, one-world language. They see language as the vehicle that will enable them to re-create the world according to their own specifications.

    Tivadar Schwartz seized upon the cult of Esperanto to fill his own God-shaped void, a vacuum created by his repudiation of Judaism.

    An aging George Soros, to this very day, feels no guilt (interview with Steve Kroft; Sixty Minutes; December, 1998) regarding his own complicity in the Nazis’ crimes against humanity, however small it may have been and young though he was. He finds no place among those Holocaust survivors blaming themselves for the deaths of others.

    This lack of guilt simply confirms to me that he is a man without any conscience or the necessary morals upon which to build one. He made his Faustian bargain early in life, and shows no signs of regret.


  10. Soros Eyes Secretaries [of State]
    By Matthew Vadum on 12.4.09

    History’s most notorious Georgian-turned-Russian, the politically astute Joseph Stalin once remarked, “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” The lesson has not been lost on the increasingly notorious Hungarian-cum-American George Soros.

    A group backed by Soros is gearing up to steal the 2012 election for President Obama and congressional Democrats by installing left-wing Democrats as secretaries of state across the nation. From such posts, secretaries of state can help tilt the electoral playing field.

    This is, of course, the same Soros, the same hyperpolitical left-wing philanthropist who makes no secret of his intention to destroy capitalism. In an interview with Der Spiegel last year, Soros said European-style socialism “is exactly what we need now. I am against market fundamentalism. I think this propaganda that government involvement is always bad has been very successful — but also very harmful to our society.”

    The vehicle for this planned hijacking of democracy is a below-the-radar non-federal “527” group called the Secretary of State Project.


  11. “Hardball” Gordon Liddy Thinks Obama Is an Illegal Alien

    “Whole thing could be settled if the President would produce his birth certificate.” said Gordon. Matthews is showing him all these “documents” that he has that prove O was born in the US. (typical online false COLB). He is trying to malign Gordon for not believing the Obama spin machine, and Gordon doesn’t bite at the conspiracy accusations.

    We are aware that O’s mother died in 1995, correct? One of her many social security numbers is listed on the social security death index showing she died in Hawaii Yet no hospital records, funeral records, or cremation records have been found in Hawaii. How many gals can there be named Stanley?

    It’s a miracle, I tell you a pure miracle and she is in a class with only one other. “Stanley Ann arose from the dead to watch her ‘son’ run for president.” How do we know…Chris Matthews, broke the news.

    Matthews says Obama’s mother saw him run for President!! It’s at 3:16 on You Tube. When the accidental slips start tumbling out of people’s mouths it can be attributed to Foot in Mouth Disease, the oopsies. I think it is spreading. Will there be a permanent vaccination available?

  12. g. gordon Liddy should have been supplied with the facts before he went on the program.
    He did not stick to his guns demanding to see a certified copy of the birth certificate…..
    There is no certified copy of any of his documents available

    • hello, how does it work in the States? i am Scottish, i have a passport but as for a certified birth certificate i dont have one. i was proberly given one but as with most stuff i got lost over the years.I got a “copy” but it was quite literly a photo copy of the birth registar and a shiny new bit of printed A4 with my birth details.

      • Hi, Dave. The way it works in the States is that a person usually gets a birth certificate at the hospital and then an OFFICIAL one from his local government, usually from the Dept. of Health or Dept. of Vital Statistics. That document is certified by the government; it’s stamped as such, meaning that the government accepts the FACTS on the birth document, usually BECAUSE a doctor or other professional has sworn (by signing and attesting) to the facts about the birth. The parents sometimes sign the document, too. Whenever a person later on in life needs a certified copy, if he or she has misplaced the original, then the person can ask the government to supply a CERTIFIED copy. This means that the document is copied and then signed by the registrar (or other official) and usually embossed with some sort of seal (state, city, county, etc.). These elements PROVE to the public that the document is official. That it came FROM the government archives and hasn’t, for example, been forged. Dave, I had to look up A4. Didn’t know what it is! http://www.graytex.com/a4-papers.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_216#The_A_series It’s basically the equivalent of our 8 x 11 letter-sized paper.

  13. I agree. But, Chris Matthews proves himself an asshat, once again.

  14. A Blogger at Big Government posted this list.
    The Group in the WH and friends
    “A man is known by the company he keeps.” Any questions?

    Van Jones:
    (CZAR) Black Nationalist, Communist. Apollo, WH; resigned
    Carol Browner: (CZAR) Socialist, member Socialist International. Her name was mysteriously removed from the Socialist list when she was made Czar.
    Marilyn Katz: SDS, Socialist, Consultant, Public Relations to Obama.
    Carl Davidson: SDS, Marxist Socialist, Professor, Helped launch Obama Campaign.
    Mike Klonsky: SDS, Maoist Communist, co-founder Progressives for Obama. Had his own blog site on Obama`s campaign web page.
    William Ayers: SDS, Weatherman, Communist, Professor of teachers, has worked toward a Communist America for 40 years, Small schools workshop. Launched Obama.
    Bernadine Dohrn: SDS, Weatherman, Communist, Professor. Discovered Obama.
    Mark Rudd: SDS, Weatherman Socialist, Professor, friend.
    Tom Hayden: SDS, Weatherman Socialist, Professor, Co-Founder of Progressives for Obama.
    Rev. Wright: Black Liberation Theoology, (Socialist), Racist Church, Pastor.
    Rashidi Kalidi: PLO, Anti-semetic, friend.
    Tony Rezko: Mobster, business associate, friend.
    Frank Marshall Davis: Communist, CPUSA, mentor for Obama as a teenager.
    Raila Odinga: ODM Communist, Obama campaigned for him in Kenya.
    Richard Falk: IADL Communist, Professor, friend.
    Vivek Kundra: (CZAR), confessed thief, his associates are under investigation.
    John Holdren : (CZAR), Co author with Paul Ehrlich of, “Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment”, They advocate totalitarian world order and secret mass sterilization of population.
    Gregory Craig: ACLU, Specializes in representing Communists. His clients among others include Castro and the Sandinistas. Obama`s White House Council. Leaving making room for Robert Bauer
    Cass Sunstein: (CZAR) Progressive Constitionalist (Socialist) Professor, friend. Wants legal ‘rights’ for livestock, wildlife with PETA and ACLU as their lawyers. Regulatory Czar..the Nudger
    Anita Dunn: Socialist/Communist, Obama`s Communications Director. She finds Chairman Mao, who murdered 70 million people, to be her Philosophical mentor.

  15. What do Pres. Bush and Obama have in common?

    Hugo Chavez in Copenhagen: Obama Smells Like Sulfur Too
    December 18, 2009, 11:21 AM


  16. I’m still pondering the curious case Neil Abercrombie:



    He’s going to run for governor of Hawaii. WHY?


    To take charge of the DoH? To modify their policies in a certain person’s favor? One might speculate to help make sure that those “vital records” are in order for 2012. ? What say you?

    • I read an article that Hawaii is in terrible financial trouble. Schools are only open 4 days a week, many homeless people. People living on one end of the island on the beach. Aren’t they the state that has a version of universal health care too. Tourism could be way down also because of the US economic problems. Hopefully, Ms Lingle (R) has done a good job. Abercrombie to fix it all? He is dropping out 2 years before to run? Doesn’t want his named muddied up with O– if he finished out his term. Sure and to complete the cover-up! One person already got a nice promotion for keeping quiet. Next to look at.. how much money went to them in all the stimulus bills. That is a heavily democratic state…but maybe they will turn against the democrats too!

    • Hawaii dimmed by education, election, health cuts
      Dec. 19, 2009 Snips

      HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii public schools are closed most Fridays, rats scurry across bananas in uninspected stores and there may not be enough money to run the next election. About the only parts of the state untouched by the foul economy are its sparkling beaches and world-class surfing.

      “There is community energy and outrage building up,” said James Koshiba, a co-founder of the activist organization and Web site Kanu Hawaii, speaking about the cuts to education.

      The state Elections Office said it may not be able to afford a pending special election, which would leave half of the state’s population without representation in the U.S. House of Representatives until September 2010.

      —Homelessness is on the rise as mental health, child abuse, welfare and daycare programs run short on cash.
      And next year may be even worse because tax revenues continue to plunge with the economy.

      This tiny state of 1.3 million residents faces a projected $1 billion budget deficit through June 2011.

      But Hawaii stands apart in how its government shrinkage has ripped into what are generally considered to be core functions: education, public health, elections and services for the disadvantaged.

      Gov. Linda Lingle warned that government would not look the same after she ordered most departments to slash their budgets by about 14 percent. “Government is not going to be able to provide the array of services at the level that we used to because we have billions of dollars less,” the Republican governor said earlier this month.

      • I see. They want a governor who won’t live within the government’s means. They want a bankrupt government that borrows and spends itself into oblivion or what will amount to oblivion when it becomes a tributary state of the federal government.

  17. Abercrombie needs to retire and frolic in his wealth. He is a a major conflict of interest and is longer relevant. He had his day; his influence is bought and paid for…Hawaiian’s need to get with the 21st Century and come up with candidates who truly care about them as citizens and their future well being.

    The guy is a moldy antique left over from the fifties/ sixties. He doesn’t give 2 poi, just the advancement of Obamarama terror.

  18. George Soros-

    The St. Petersburg Times
    Issue#918(86) Tuesday November 11, 2003

    Open Society Institute Office Raided

    Combined Reports

    The Associated Press

    Camouflage-clad men hired by Sektor-1 standing guard outside the offices of George Soros’ Open Society Institute on Friday.

    MOSCOW – Camouflage-clad men raided the Moscow offices of U.S. billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute late Thursday and then barred employees from the building and hauled away equipment and documents by the truckload, a lawyer for the foundation said.

    In the latest move in a long-running real estate dispute, a paramilitary force of more than 50 men barged into the building, blocked several employees in their offices and began loading property into trucks, lawyer Pavel Kuzmin said. He said the raiders had kicked employees out, allowing them to take only personal property.

    Some of the fund’s financial and legal documents, its archive, grant letters, computers and private possessions of employees, including passports and employment books, “were taken away in an unknown direction,” the institute said in a statement.

    “I fear that we have lost the records of our 15 years of activity,” Kuzmin said, adding that the confiscated property was worth more than $4 million.


    • 2 George Soros Finance 100.0 million 100.0 million Emma Lazarus Fund, Open Society Institute (Moscow), Other groups


      • I just noticed the above link I had posted re: 2 George Soros Finance 100.0 million Emma Lazarus Fund, Open Society Institute (Moscow) above – @ specials.slate.com is saying error upon the link opening.

        If you go to startpage.com and enter – chong moon lee h. h. huh george soros as the search the link should come up on the first page of the search and will appear like I have copied/pasted and posted below, it should then open through the startpage.com search –
        1996 Rankings — Slate 60 — Slate
        George Soros: Finance: 100.0 million: 100.0 million: Emma Lazarus Fund, Open Society Institute … Chong-Moon Lee: Business: 15.0 million: 15.0 million: San Francisco Public Library
        specials.slate.com/slate60/1996/ – Proxy – Highlight

        • Leza, Funny you mention Lee and Moon names. They connect with Charles Manson through the girls-Moonies, I think. They may also connect to T. Cullen Davis. His sister joined an odd, cult type religion he says in an old interview. He is now in Asia also as a preacher w/ wife 3- Masters. Manson and Masters names are on the list I posted today on the other thread. Lee. Madeliene Lee..Moon…hummm Found the names many times..

  19. Renee more on George Soros – Link again not working except through startpage.com Copy/Paste – (1) The true story of Soros the Golem Executive Intelligence Review SPECIAL REPORT April 1997 George Soros is not only one of the world’s leading megaspeculators; throughout his entire life up to this day, he has served as an “errand boy” for the Anglo-American monetarist establishment, running looting operations against the nations of Eastern Europe, as well as attacks against the sovereignty of nations … in September 1992, “in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with the Bank of England,” Soros destroyed the British pound and the Italian lira and made $12 billion in profit from his speculation, as he later bragged in an interview…. Using leveraged loans, Soros raised $40 billion to outspend the Germans. How he was able to do this, remains a mystery: First, there was the fact that a speculator like Soros is able to borrow on a margin of 5%, borrowing $1 billion for just $50 million. Second, Soros had ties to those very British oligarchic circles (epitomized by the Rothschilds) which wanted to undermine the Bundesbank, at the same time that they considered the pound sterling to be overvalued. Third, Soros had extensive lines of highly leveraged credit with banks like Citibank N.A., which is one of two custodians of Quantum. Fourth, U.S. intelligence sources charge that Soros has access to a “hot money” crowd in Israel, politically associated with the Eretz Yisroel goals of Gen. Ariel Sharon. These provide some leads as to how Soros was able to beat the Bundesbank and destroy the ERM. Soros the ‘philanthropist’ and his Open Society Fund Soros is no Robin Hood. He has been using his largesse, especially since his $1-2-billion profit from devaluing the pound and lira, to spread the sort of von Hayek “free market” economics that has destroyed nations. The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York. This Institute, together with an Open Society Institute-Budapest formed in the same year, and now an Open Society Institute-Moscow, formed in 1995, are the sinews for 24 Soros national foundations in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as South Africa and Haiti. All of these foundations, of which George Soros is chairman, are dedicated to his concept of the open society and a “free market economy.” As he puts it: “Open society does not preclude the pursuit of self-interest. On the contrary, in the absence of perfect knowledge, it is best left to the individual to define what his interests are, and it is best left to the market mechanism to reconcile those interests.” Total 1994 expenditures for all Soros foundations were approximately $300 million. The OSI-New York is primus inter pares among Soros’s various foundations. In September 1993, Soros appointed Aryeh Neier to be president of the OSI-New York. (For 12 years, Neier had been executive director of the Soros-funded Human Rights Watch, and before that, he worked for eight years as national director of the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU.) … Spreading von Hayek’s free market economics Through his Open Society Foundations, whose activities we detail below, George Soros positioned himself, long before communism fell, as the man who, on behalf of Anglo-American banking interests and the IMF, tried to put into place the mechanism for the economic and political “transition” to occur in the Eastern European countries. He became a staunch advocate of the policy of “shock therapy,” which was approved by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her close associate Sir George Bush, after the Berlin Wall had fallen. Along with former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, who is today North American chairman of David Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission; Citibank vice-chairman H. Anno Ruding, who was formerly with the IMF; and Harvard Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Soros had a big hand in creating the Polish model of “shock therapy.” (As previously mentioned, Sachs drew Soros’s attention through his work in implementing IMF-style “shock therapy” in Bolivia.) In his book, Underwriting Democracy, Soros sums up his experience with the Polish shock therapy model: “I considered it essential to demonstrate that the political transformation could result in economic improvement. Poland was the place where this could be accomplished. I prepared the broad outlines of a comprehensive economic program, It had three ingredients: monetary stabilization, structural changes. and debt reorganization. I argued that the three objectives could he accomplished better in combination than separately … I proposed a kind of macroeconomic debt for equity swap,… I showed the plan to Geremek and Professor Treziakowski, who headed the economic roundtable in the talks that preceded the transfer of power, and they were both enthusiastic. … I joined forces with Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Harvard University, who was advocating a similar program, and sponsored his work in Poland through the Stefan Batory Foundation … The IMF approved and the program went into effect on Jan. 1, 1990. It was very tough on the population, but people were willing to take a lot of pain in order to see real change…. Inflation has been reduced, but the outcome still hangs in the balance because structural adjustment is slow in coming. Production has fallen by 30%, but employment has fallen by 3%. This means the entrenched management of state enterprises is using the respite it gained from wage claims to improve its profit margins and keep the workers employed, There is an unholy alliance between management and labor that will be hard to break.” Whether we look at Poland or at Hungary, Russia, or Ukraine – in each of those cases, Soros argued in favor of radical free market economy, privatization, and IMF conditionalities so as to impose monetary discipline. … The Shatalin Plan: shock therapy approach for the former Soviet Union With the backing of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachov and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Soros reached the height of his inf1uence in the Soviet Union when he was asked to assemble a team – including Jeffrey Sachs and Romano Prodi of Italy – to critique the Shatalin Plan, which was based upon IMF-style “shock therapy.” “I was a great supporter of the so-called Shatalin Plan,” Soros writes in Soros on Soros. “… If Gorbachov had accepted the plan, he would have remained in power and the Soviet Union could have been reformed, instead of disintegrating.” In Underwriting Democracy, Soros said of the Soviet Union’s heavy-industry sector: “We may view the gigantic hydroelectric dams, the steel plants, the marble halls of the Moscow subway, and the skyscrapers of Stalinist architecture as so many pyramids built by a modern pharaoh.” In a Jan. 4, 1993 commentary in the Washington Post, Soros harped on this monetarist theme: “… The social safety net would also provide a powerful incentive to shut down loss-making enterprises. Factories could be idled and the raw materials and energy that go into production could be sold for more than the output.” Thus, Soros proposed shutting down the entire military-industrial base of the former Soviet Union in order to sell its energy and raw material inputs cheaply abroad, in exchange for a few crusts of bread. … Since his proposal that Russia unload its raw materials and energy, through such Soros allies as Marc Rich – fugitive financier in Switzerland – Russian raw materials ranging from gold to aluminum have been looted, along with energy resources. In fact, Rich dumped so much Russian aluminum on the London Metal Exchange at one point, that he halved the price and still made a profit. This activity has fuelled the growth of the Russian Mafia. The human rights mafia One of George Soros’s earliest experiments in “human rights” is a group known as Charter 77 (C77), which works closely with the Helsinki Citizens Assembly (HCA). … C77 is part of the interconnected web of the “human rights” mafia, which in turn overlaps the drug legalization lobby, as exemplified in the case of Human Rights Watch, for which Soros is a prominent financier. Human Rights Watch (HRW), and its close ally, the British Foreign Office’s Amnesty International, have established themselves as a tightly coordinated international hit squad against nations which oppose free trade and globalization; they package their attacks as campaigns against “human rights” violations. Human Rights Watch World Report 1995 launched a violent attack on those individuals and governments who share “a vision that equate[s] economic self-interest with the common good,” and it labels that outlook a “mercantilist threat” to its concept of “human rights.” The secret financial network behind George Soros by William Engdahl The reality behind George Soros is something other than his carefully cultivated media image…. George Soros is merely the visible face of a vast and very nasty network of private financial interests, controlled by the leading aristocratic and royal families of Europe. … Rather than use the direct powers of state to achieve crucial geopolitical goals, a secret cross-linked vast holding of private financial interests, tied to the old aristocratic oligarchy of Western Europe, was developed. It was in many ways modeled on the 17th-century British or Dutch East India Company models. According to knowledgeable sources, the center of this Club of the Isles is the financial center of the old British Empire, the City of London. George Soros is a member of what were called in medieval days Hofjuden, or “Court Jews,” who were and are run by this powerful, secretive network of aristocratic old families. … Soros speculates in world financial markets through his secret offshore company, Quantum Fund N.V., a wholly private investment fond called a “hedge fund.” ( Hedge funds have been identified by international police agencies as the fastest-growing outlet for illegal money laundering today.) … Soros’s Quantum Fund is registered in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, the Caribbean tax haven – so he avoids paying taxes, and also hides the nature of his investors, and what he does with their money. By moving his legal headquarters to Curacao, Soros was able to avoid the kind of U.S. government supervision of his financial activities, that any U.S.- based investment fund must agree to, in order to operate. The Netherland Antilles, a possession of the Kingdom of Holland, has repeatedly been cited by the International Task Force on Money Laundering of the OECD as one of the world’s most important centers for laundering the illegal proceeds of the Latin American cocaine and other drug traffic. Soros has also taken care that none of the 99 individual investors who form his various funds, is an American national. By U.S. securities law, a hedge fund is limited to no more than 99 investors of highly wealthy individuals, so-called “sophisticated investors.” By structuring his investment company as an offshore hedge fund, Soros avoids public scrutiny. Soros himself is not even on the board of Quantum Fund. Instead, for legal reasons, he serves as official “Investment Advisor” to Quantum Fund N.V. through his company, Soros Fund Management, of 888 Seventh Avenue, New York City. If any demand be made of Soros to reveal the details of Quantum Fund, he can claim he is “merely its investment adviser.” … According to knowledgeable U.S. and European investigators, Soros is part of a circle which includes Marc Rich of Zug, Switzerland and Tel Aviv, the indicted metals and commodity speculator and fugitive; Shaul Eisenberg, the secretive Israeli arms and commodities dealer; and “Dirty Rafi” Eytan – both linked to the financial side of the Israeli Mossad, and to the family of Jacob Lord Rothschild. Understandably, Soros and the Rothschild interests prefer to keep their connection hidden far from public view, so as to obscure the powerful friends Soros can claim in the City of London, the British Foreign Office, Israel, and the U.S. financial establishment. The myth has therefore been created that Soros is a lone financial investment “genius” who, through sheer personal brilliance in detecting shifts in markets, has become one of the world’ s most successful speculators. According to those who know him and have done business with him, Soros never makes a major investment move, whether against the pound or the franc or gold, without sensitive, high-level insider information. On the board of directors of Soros’s Quantum Fund N.V. is Richard Katz. Katz is a Rothschild man who is also on the board of the London N.M. Rothschild & Sons merchant bank, and the head of Rothschild Italia S.p.A. of Milan. Another Rothschild family link to Soros’s Quantum Fund is Quantum board member Nils O. Taube. Taube is the partner of the London investment group, St. James Place Capital, whose major partner is Lord Rothschild. The London Times columnist, William Lord Rees-Mogg, is also on the board of Rothschild’s St. James Place Capital. Another member of the board of Soros’s Quantum Fund is the head of one of the most controversial Swiss private banks, Edgar de Picciotto, who has been called “one of the cleverest bankers in Geneva,” … De Picciotto is a long-time friend and business associate of Edmund Safra, another Lebanese-born banker who controls the Republic Bank of New York. Safra’s Republic Bank today has been identified in U.S. investigations into Russian organized crime, as the bank involved in transferring billions of U.S. Federal Reserve notes from New York to organized crime-controlled Moscow banks, on behalf of Russian organized crime. As well, Safra is under investigation by U.S. and Swiss authorities for laundering Turkish and Colombian drug money. …George Soros’s relation to the secretive international Rothschild finance circle represents no ordinary or casual banking connection. It goes a long way toward explaining the extraordinary success of a mere private speculator, and Soros’s uncanny ability to “gamble right” so many times in such high-risk markets. Soros has access to the “insider track” in some of the most important government and private channels in the world. Since the Second World War, the legendary Rothschild finance family, at the heart of the financial apparatus of the Club of the Isles, has gone to great lengths to mislead, to create for itself a public aura of insignificance, behind which stands one of the world’s most powerful and murkiest financial combinations. The family has spent significant sums cultivating a public image as a family of wealthy but quiet “gentlemen,” … Among other things, they have wished to become known, since 1948, as being devoted to the cause of the new state of Israel, playing on the world’s outrage over the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews during World War II. Indeed, since British Foreign secretary Arthur Balfour wrote his famous November 1917 letter to Lord Rothschild expressing official British government backing for establishment in Palestine of a national homeland for the Jews, the Rothschilds have been intimately involved in the creation of Israel. It is no surprise, therefore, to find that today Soros and Rothschild have ties to Israeli intelligence, as well as to British and American. But behind their public facade as a family donating money for useful projects such as planting trees in the deserts of Israel, N.M. Rothschild of London is at the center of various intelligence operations … N.M. Rothschild is considered by City of London insiders to be one of the most influential components of that part of the British Intelligence establishment tied to the Thatcher “free market” wing of the Tory Party. Rothschild & Sons made huge sums managing for Thatcher the privatization of billions of dollars of British state industry holdings during the 1980s, and today, for John Major’s government. As well, Rothschilds is at the very heart of the world gold trade, being the bank at which, twice daily, the London Gold Fix is struck by a group of the five most influential gold trade banks. Gold forms a major part of the economy of drug dealings globally. But N.M. Rothschild & Sons is also implicated in some of the filthiest drugs-for-weapons secret intelligence operations. Because it is well-connected to the highest levels of the British Intelligence establishment, Rothschilds managed to evade prominent mention of its complicity in one of the more sordid covert intelligence networks, that of BCCI (Bank of Commerce and Credit International). Rothschilds was at the heart of the vast international web of money-laundering banks used during the 1970s and 1980s, by Britain’s MI-6 and the network of Lt. Col. Oliver North and Vice President George Bush, to finance such projects as the Nicaraguan Contras. On June 8, 1993, the chairman of the Banking Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, Henry Gonzalez of Texas, made an extraordinary speech in which he charged that the U.S. government, under the Bush and Reagan administrations, had systematically refused to prosecute BCCI, and that the Department of Justice had repeatedly refused to cooperate with Congressional investigations into the BCCI scandal, as well as what Gonzalez said was the intimately related scandal of the Atlanta, Ga. branch of Banca Nationale del Lavoro (BNL), which was alleged to have made billions of dollars in loans from the Bush administration to Saddam Hussein, just prior to the Gulf War of 1 990-91. … But, what has never been identified in a single major Western press investigation, was that the Rothschild group tied to George Soros was at the heart of the vast illegal web of BCCI. … According to these reports, among Soros’s silent investors are – as mentioned above – the reclusive fugitive metals and oil trader. Marc Rich, based in Zug, Switzerland, and Israeli arms merchant Shaul Eisenberg, who has been identified as a decades-long member of lsraeli Mossad intelligence, and who functions as a major arms merchant throughout Asia and the Near East. Central European University and the intellectual subversion of Central and Eastern Europe by Mark Burdman George Soros -or what might be called the “George Soros spider web of institutions” – is at the center of a vast cultural-political operation of deconstruction in Central and Eastern Europe, and throughout the territory of the former Soviet Union. The focal point of this endeavor is the Soros-created and Soros-patronized Central European University, based primarily in Budapest, but with important branches in Warsaw and Prague. The CEU represents an effort to impose what might be called “cultural determinism” throughout the formerly communist areas. After having lived for decades under communism, the targeted populations are being offered a completely irrational notion of “freedom,” the components of which include the following “doctrines”: that any attempt to affirm a scientifically grounded intelligible truth is “totalitarian”; that the sovereign nation-state is evil, and is opposed to the “individual”; that economic liberalism is a good thing. Typical of the mentality involved, is a series of annual conferences on “The Individual vs. the State,” co-sponsored by Soros’s New York City-based Open Society Institute and the CEU. Equally relevant was the visiting professorship at CEU of arch-deconstructionist theoretician Jacques Derrida. At least one Soros conference was co-sponsored by the New York Council on Foreign Relations, the American branch of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. During 1996, Soros himself greatly upgraded his work with the CFR. He headed a CFR task force, on the theme of why the United States should increasingly subordinate itself to the supranational United Nations Organization. He wrote a piece on the European economic and political situation, for the CFR’ s Foreign Affairs Journal. Knowledgeable sources have told EIR that Soros has pumped considerable sums of money into the CFR, although this has not been independently confirmed. Additionally, the nexus of foundations that turn up, at one point or another … include the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (most prominently), the German Marshall Fund, the Mott Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Washington, D.C.-based Eurasian Foundation. Soros, Communitarianism, and the Frankfurt School One should see Soros’s deconstructionist push eastward as parallel to. and in symbiosis with, related deconstructionist movements in the Western world. What needs to be stressed, is the symbiosis or mutual interaction between the Soros cultural-ideological offensive in Eastern and Central Europe, and the evolution of the movement of “Communitarianism” in the United States, Germany, Britain, and other Western countries. At the July 12-14, 1996 First Communitarian Summit in Geneva. Communitarian founder-guru Amitai Etzioni said: “I am very close to George Soros, we have been friends for 25 years.” He said that Soros was very supportive of his efforts. and he insisted that Soros’s support was not strictly a question of money. If one looks at the curriculum for the Political Science Department of the CEU in Budapest, one finds a course given by Department head Janos Kic, a leading communist-era figure in Hungary’s ‘democracy movement” and an important individual at the CEU. The course is described thus: “Theoretical models: utilitarianism, contractarianism, hermeneutics, substantive conceptions: liberalism, communitarianism, civic republicanism.” The section of the prospectus on Political Science begins with a photograph of Professor Charles Taylor of McGill University in Canada, constantly cited by the “communitarians” in their literature as being one of their leading philosophers. Similarly, a key Soros colleague, Lord Ralf Dahrendorf of St. Antony’ s College, Oxford, is a regular contributor to the Communitarian house journal, The Responsive Community. … {end of EIR material} To purchase this Report from Executive Intelligence Review: http://www.larouchepub.com/. Although Lyndon Larouche is branded an “AntiSemite” by the Sharon-Netanyahu faction of Zionists, his organization is said to include a number of Jews at a high level. Executive Intelligence Review has regularly reported on Soros’ activities, especially in connection with the “Asia Crisis”. The following item is from Vol. 24, #44, October 31, 1997: Soros’s financial warfare is under increasing investigation by Gail G. Billington and Cynthia Rush George Soros is facing new, possibly criminal investigations into his hostile hedge-fund-centered speculation against Asian currencies and stock markets. Despite the best efforts of the mouthpieces of Wall Street and London to spiff up his public image, as the contagion of Soros-style financial hit-and-run attacks spreads to Taiwan and Hong Kong, and continues to devastate the weakened nations of Southeast Asia, these nations are aggressively organizing, bilaterally, regionally, and internationally, to put this looting on the agenda of every major international meeting through the end of 1997. Nor are Soros’s problems limited to Asia. His name dogged President Clinton throughout his tour of three Ibero-American nations on Oct. 12-18; and, thanks to EIR, public debate on Soros’s sordid activities erupted in Argentina, during a press conference with U.S. White House drug policy adviser, Gen. Barry McCaffrey (ret.). The President didn’t mention Soros’s name in public, but Argentine figures who met with Clinton privately, said he expressed concern that Asian-style monetary instability might erupt in Argentina and throughout Ibero-America. The attacks on Soros, launched by Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in late July, and, again, with renewed pungency, at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meeting in Hong Kong in September, have served as a rallying cry that is now being echoed among “emerging market” nations worldwide. The intensity of this momentum increases in tandem with the spread of the financial hemorrhaging, and the view that the crisis is spinning out of the control of the IMF. Following the Oct. 20-23 hedge-fund assault that sank the Hong Kong exchange 23%, and parallel attacks which forced Taiwanese authorities to float their currency on Oct. 17, Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten headlined its report on Oct. 22, “The Taiwanese Financial Oversight Board Is Opening Up Investigations Against George Soros.” The lead article in the paper’s two-page coverage reported, “Taiwan and South Korea have become victims of the unpredictable market forces which to a large extent are controlled by the computers of secret funds, hunting paper-thin exchange margins and, again, the American multi-speculator and political philanthropist George Soros is in the focus…. The Futures and Securities Commission (FSC) of Taiwan has now opened up an investigation into the transactions of George Soros’s multibillion-dollar fund on the Taiwanese futures exchange and on the Singapore Monetary Exchange, SIMEX. The FSC thinks that the speculations of Soros’s fund was one of the primary reasons for the panic sellings which Friday last week and Monday this week, cost almost 15% on the stock exchange index.” An FSC spokesman says, “Mr. Soros has put our markets under extraordinary pressure through his speculative trading on the SIMEX. Our investigations have not been completed yet, and we have not yet decided what actions to take.” The paper reported that on Dec. 2, the finance and economics ministers of the Asian nations will meet in Japan to draft the charter of the Asian Monetary Fund (AMF), the $100 billion fund proposed by Japan at the IMF meeting in September, with the support of China, South Korea, Taiwan, ASEAN, and with a positive nod from U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. During bilateral talks in Tokyo between Thai officials and their Japanese allies and creditors in early October, Thai Finance Minister Thanong Bidaya told reporters, “The purpose of the Asia fund is to round up the funding requirements and the contributions of Asian countries in case of a crisis, and it is a good idea. But somehow it has been delayed. Why not put it in the APEC forum? Why just keep it in Asia? The IMF will not have enough to deal with any crisis by itself, and [the AMI] is an effort to prepare something solid.” Japan’s Deputy Finance Minister Eisuke Sakakibara toured Asian capitals during Oct. 14-22 to discuss the AMF idea, which several leaders have said could be used to blunt the effect of crises caused “by accident.” As Thanong Bidaya’s comments suggest, the AMF, which was the subject of discussions in 1995 between influential Japanese circles and ElR’s Founding Editor Lyndon LaRouche, will not solve the crises hitting these countries today. It would, however, blunt the worst effects of IMF “conditionalities” in the transition to complete overhaul of global monetary arrangements. Soros on the hot seat There has been no letup in organizing on this theme since the IMF Annual Meeting. Malaysia’s Dr. Mahathir continues to act as a spokesman in this effort, taking up the subject during his Sept. 25-Oct. 5 tour of four Ibero-American nations (see EIR, Oct. 10 and 17, 1997), where, despite a delayed reaction of the press and institutions, his message re-emerged in headline stories in Venezuela and Brazil, which greeted President Clinton upon his arrival in those nations. The stories linked Dr. Mahathir’s call for reining in the speculators, to the AMF, and to LaRouche’s Urgent Appeal for a New Bretton Woods Monetary agreement…. Back to Contents (2) George Soros’ International School of Youth Corruption by Marek Glogoczowski (The slightly enlarged version of speech delivered by Marek Glogoczowski during the EU(RO)-skeptic Youth Camp held at Ljublana, Slovenia, Sept. 26-27, 2001.) George Soros is a businessman-philanthropist, whose activities are known to professionals worldwide. In USA he operates the Institute of Open Society, in countries belonging to the former Soviet Block he operates a number of similar foundations, which in case of Poland holds the “royal” name of Bathory Foundation. These “philanthropist” institutions have ? or had ? a substantial influence on composition of consecutive post-communist governments in Eastern Europe, especially governments of big countries – in Poland, with George Soros Fund are linked three first “independent” Prime Ministers (Mazowiecki, Bielecki, Suchocka); in Russia to Soros’ “boys” belong such ardent reformers as PM Gajdar, Kirylenko and Niemcov. In his book “Underwriting Democracy” of 1993, George Soros claims to be ? together with his associate, professor Jeffrey Sachs ? a true Funding Father (or rather a Godfather) of all these “Protocols of Zion” styled reforms, which we had to suffer in Eastern Europe. Today, with Soros Fund is linked in Poland the most influential journal “Gazeta Wyborcza” which journal already in 1989 paved the way for the “Solidarity” electoral victory over PZPR, the declining at that time Polish Communist Party. In Slovakia with Soros’ Invisible Empire is linked the TV station “Markiza”, which helped to remove, during 1998 elections, the supposedly undemocratic Meciar’s government. Inside Serbia the Soros Fund operated in Kosovo, until 1999 NATO bombings, a Civil Center in Pristina, which fought for the national independence of the local Albanian majority, and in Belgrade it still operates the famous “Radio B-92”, which played a substantial role in anti-Milosevic’s student riots in 1996/7. (And than, in October 2000, it helped the “civilized” ? i.e. bulldozer and Parliament fire assisted ? destruction of the last socialist regime in Europe.) At present many of Soros Fund linked intellectuals are in key positions of institutions controlling economies and cultures of former East Block countries, and in Budapest this Foundation operates a whole International University of Central Europe. George Soros plays also an important role in USA foreign politics, already in 1980 he organized, together with his close associates, Secretaries of State Zbig Brzezinsky and Madeleine Albright, a National Endowment for Democracy (NED) fund, which is a kind of joint venture of CIA and private business, greed oriented, activities. The best summary of George Soros humanitarian activities in South-East Europe gave Gilles d’Aymery in an article “Mapping the Human Rights Crowd in the Balkans” published on July 23, 2001 in the Jugoinfo vitrine: “Behind the veil of legitimacy and humanitarian concerns can be found the same powerful people and organizations such as the Open Society Institute of the billionaire and – as always characterized – philanthropist, George Soros, the Ford Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, the National Endowment for Democracy and many more, financing and using a maze of well known NGO’s such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the International Crisis Group, etc., as well as more obscure entities … But, among all of them, shining as the Southern star, is George Soros who, like an immense Jules Verne octopus, extends his tentacles all over Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus as well as the republics of the former Soviet Union. With the help of these various groups (it is possible) not only to shape but to create the news, the agenda and public opinion to further aims which are, in short, the control of the world, its natural resources and the furtherance of the uniform ideal of a perfect world polity made in America.” Despite such richness of this philanthropist activities, the general public hardly knows his name. During our meeting at Ljublana, young, 20 ? 25 years old, EU skeptics from several countries virtually ignored the name of Soros, my equal age, 59 years old Swiss German friend from Zurich wrote me that in his well informed country perhaps 2 percent of people knows about this billionaire. And in Poland surely no more than 10 percent of adult population knows who was the true author of widely despised “Balcerowicz’s reforms”. Despite this “educated” public ignorance, Soros’ “missionary” role is perceptible at the planetary scale: according to Schiller’s Institute data, the “man of Soros” in the European Commission is professor Romano Prodi, in Malaysia our philanthropist is officially searched for enormous financial frauds, and in Italy he is officially considered persona non grata for similar reasons. We can take for granted that these last facts are only summits of a whole “iceberg” of fraudulent affairs in which our billionaire-philanthropist-politician is ? or was ? engaged in. The mystery of his success in world-wide speculation George Soros explained in a surprisingly honest statement, during an interview he gave to the Swiss weekly “L”hebdo” of May 1993. He said, “I SPECULATE ON DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THE REALITY AND THE PUBLIC IMAGE OF THIS REALITY, UNTIL A CORRECTIONAL MECHANISM OCCURS, WHICH APPROACHES THESE TWO.” It is evident that a skillful speculator is not used to wait passively until such discrepancy occurs. To the contrary, with his “creativity of an investor” he purposefully enlarges the gap between the ‘real reality’ and its public image. (To put this statement into a plain language, a good speculator, knowing principles of the stock exchange, is feeding the public with the fake information ? or, in more polite words, with DISINFORMATION ? in order to gather personal profits.) The “liberal’ idea of a purposeful construction of a fake image of the world ? in order to get the political power ? is also expressed in Soros’ book “Underwriting democracy” (in French version “Sauver la démocratie a l’Est”) published in 1993. He writes there for example: “In a normal state of affairs it is necessary that a movement (a political one, but also commercial, scientific and religious ones ? M.G.) is pushed sufficiently far, before forces occur, which are able to correct the deformation (of image of reality) which was at its base.” Putting this statement once again into a plain language, it means that the more aggressively a person ? or a group, a coterie or a Mafia ? is able to lie-up the image of reality, the longer this group is expected to remain in power. (The same maintained Goebbels 70 years ago: the bigger the lie is, the better it holds.) George Soros even explains in detail how the elaborated by him program of “Americanization” of Eastern Europe works. He informs in “Underwriting Democracy” that behind his philanthropic idea of creation of Open Society Foundations was, “the creation of an international web (…) at the heart of which will be the computerized base of (personal) data, which enable the Western Multinational Societies to find candidates, which they are searching for.” In short, all these Soros-Fundation educated and kept in computer memories young men and women are prepared to fulfill functions of so-called “influence agents’, which behave in a way similar to that of Japanese geishas. These Young Urban Professionals, thanks to their fluent knowledge of languages and multiple, delicate social contacts with bureaucracy in target countries, facilitate the implementation in their homelands not only of Western Multinationals, but also of Western sub-cultures and Western habits of consumption of appropriate, personality enriching, commercial goods. For the first time I heard that Soros Fundation corrupts young people, from the mouth of Piotr Ikonowicz, about twenty years younger than me leader of the Polish Socialist Party. How does this corruption is organized in detail? In general it takes the form of an ordinary training very similar to the one practiced while teaching young dogs to bark at a “stranger’. In case of ‘education’ of “Soros youth” (SorosJugend) the “food” necessary for such training consists of all these computers, lavish scholarships, luxury cars and invitations for dinners and seminars in four stars hotels. In general this was/is sufficient to bribe not only the young but also adult “intellectuals” in a target country. An example of this gave few years ago the former finance minister of Poland, Grzegorz Kolodko, in a Warsaw satirical “Nie” weekly. He reported there the story how a “well known investor’ (his name he dared not to disclose) was able to buy, only at the cost of few dozens of millions of dollars spent for Warsaw’s “elite”, the Polish Bank Handlowy having the value of 1,5 billion of dollars. The specific task of all these Bathory Foundation trained ‘watchdogs’ of Open Society consist of “barking” (in tune with Their Master’s Voice), against all individuals which may endanger the Private Property of ‘feeding’ their Lord. Observing the behavior of journalists linked with this ‘watchdog’ formation, one finds easily that all their vigor and sense of humor is exploited for the task of continuous, monotonous defamation of national leaders, which have an authentic, popular support. (This was the case, for example, of Soros/NED sponsored Students in Market Theology “Otpor” movement in Serbia; the similar baiting of Lukashenko we witness today in Belorussia.) Once competent people are removed from key posts of a target country, its pillage, by the gang of “Global Investors”, can proceed at full speed, thanks to utter cretins (like Walesa or Buzek in Poland), or opportunists (like Djindzic in Serbia), which get installed at commands of the state. It is evident that in order to obtain the public (i.e. media) consent for such ‘reforms’, all more observant and honest people have to disappear from the public life. Usually it is sufficient to associate them with despised (by “Soros’ Family”, of course) ‘communists, fascists, reactionaries and populists’; but in particular cases it becomes necessary to kidnap them to the Hague’s ICTY. (Or simply, to murder them by the ‘invisible death squads” ? inside Serbia, after Milosevic was ousted from power, about 20 personalities were liquidated in this way.) The best, and at the same the shortest description of the general direction of all “reforms” we have in Eastern Europe was given to me, in May 1999, by an old professor of Slavic literature, Vladimir Bozkov from Skopie, Macedonia. At that time he witnessed nearly every day how B-52 bombers fly towards his former homeland. Impressed by this techno-spectacle he told me, during our meeting at Moscow, “Oni chotiat’ ubit’ vsiech umnych ljudi”: (THEY WANT TO KILL ALL THINKING PEOPLE). I think that this is the essential goal, which our beloved “Global Investors” are aiming at. The very ethics of “misinformation as a tool of survival and conquest” belongs to the “aristocratic” pattern of behavior, which spontaneously developed among Stock Exchange players. It is already in 1813 brothers Johannes and Nathan Rotschild, by a skillful, gossiped at London’s & Paris Stock Exchanges, lie about the outcome of the Waterloo battle, were able to earn in one “scoop” 40 million francs, making out of their family the richest Banking Group in Europe. (By the way, according to Schiller’s Institute, George Soros is associated with this famous Rotschild Banking Group.) Here I come to the point, which I want to stress in the conclusion. Already in the Antiquity the Greek philosopher Socrates argued that people are not evil by their nature, but they are becoming evildoers out of their ignorance. The Global Stock Exchange is by its very nature the place where the MISINFORMATION (or the production of ignorances) has become the principal source of personal enrichment of ‘Investors’. By an imitation of Stock Exchange ‘Super Stars’ like George Soros, every day more and more numerous ‘young wolves of interest’ are polluting the Planet with lies supposed to bring them their selfish, pecuniary happiness. It is precisely from Stock Exchanges radiates in all directions the Lie ? and thus automatically also the Evil and Ugliness ? which has become the ever more visible symbol of Our Civilization. (By the way, these B-52 bombers, which 2,5 years ago impressed so much professor Bozkov from Skopie, I can see at present over Tatra Mountains, during their return to Germany from antiterrorist missions in Afghanistan.) Stock Exchanges and bourgeois Banks were permitted to operate only in 16 century Europe by our religious reformers, dreaming about ‘New Jerusalem’. We can trace thus the origin of these modern ‘Temples of Lie’, back to the Old Jerusalem’s Temple of Merchants two thousand years ago. At that time Jewish dissidents considered their Temple of Hypocrites as “brigands cavern”. Considering this last expression as an ‘approaching the reality’ description, we can take for sure that nothing will turn for a better in our Brave (observe the military stout of Americans!) World until we kick Global Investors out of our homelands. MG, November 2001 Back to Contents (3) In June 1994, Popper gave a lecture at Soros’ Central European University in Prague by Sir Karl Popper Sir Karl Popper, for whom the Karl Popper Debate Program is named, is well known for his important contributions to the philosophy of science, political theory, and sociology. With his 1945 book The Open Society and Its Enemies, Popper is responsible for popularizing the notion of “open society” a concept which would come to have a significant influence on the philosophy that underpins George Soros’s philanthropic activities. Simply stated, an open society is a form of social organization based on the recognition that nobody has a monopoly on the truth, that different people have different views and interests, and that there is a need for institutions to protect the rights of all people to allow them to live together in peace. As becomes apparent from this definition, debate is an integral component of an open society. {What about the Nazi Holocaust as dogma, i.e. beyond debate; is this consistent with “open-ness”? Not only is debate a jailable offense, but the archaeological excavation of human remains, which might resolve the issue, is rejected} … It was while pursuing a Masters degree at LSE that George Soros first came into close contact with Popper and his ideas. While he did not study directly under the philosopher, Soros submitted several essays to Popper for his consideration and review. In 1962, well after he had finished his studies, Soros wrote a philosophical treatise entitled, “The Burden of Consciousness.” Soros sent this work to Popper, who was extremely supportive and encouraging of Soros’s ideas. Their association continued, growing closer over the years. In June 1994, Popper delivered a lecture at the Central European University in Prague, which Soros had established as a intellectual center to promote the ideals of open society in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. …. Back to Contents (4) Soros awarded Popper the first “Open Society Prize” (4.1) (What Soros Really Wants) http://www.siliconinvestor.com/stocktalk/msg.gsp?msgid=19657825 … The “Open Society Prize” Awarding Ceremony: The first winner of the Prize, Sir Karl Popper is decorated by George Soros who delivers a short address on the occasion. Sir Karl was by the 92 years of age and would die several months later. (4.2) http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Karl-Popper Article last updated: 2:56pm, December 23, 2003 Database last updated: 3:20pm, January 09, 2004 Karl Raimund Popper (July 28, 1902 – September 17, 1994), was an Austrian-born, British philosopher of science. … Born in Vienna in 1902 to middle-class parents of Jewish origins, Karl Popper was educated at the University of Vienna. He took a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1928, and taught in secondary school from 1930 to 1936. In 1937, concerns about the growth of Nazism led him to emigrate to New Zealand, where he became lecturer in philosophy at Canterbury University College, Christchurch. In 1946, he moved to England to become reader in logic and scientific method at the London School of Economics, where he was appointed professor in 1949. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1965, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1976. He retired from academic life in 1969, though he remained intellectually active until his death in 1994. He was invested with the Insignia of a Companion of Honour in 1982. Back to Contents (5) SIR KARL POPPER IN PRAGUE the “Open Society Prize” Awarding Ceremony http://www.lf3.cuni.cz/aff/p1_e.html Autumn 1992 Professor Hoeschl invites Sir Karl Popper to Prague. Sir Karl postpones the visit till Spring 1993 explaining that at the original date he is engaged in Kyoto where he should be awarded a prestigious prize. Spring 1993 Sir Karl Popper’s assistant, Melitta Mew, excuses Sir Karl for not coming to Prague due to possible health hazards. Winter 1993-94 Professor Ernest Gellner, Central European University, Prague College, invites Sir Karl to give a seminar to staff and students at the Prague College. Sir Karl was delighted to accept. After coordinating his intentions with the Organizational Division of Charles University Rectorate, Professor Hoeschl renewed the invitation which Sir Karl was delighted to be in a position to accept. 26.4.1994 Professor Hoeschl invites American financier, George Soros, together with Sir Karl, for a private dinner given by the 3rd Faculty of Medicine, and for a ceremony in Carolinum. Monday, 23. 5.1994, 13.50 Arrival to Prague on a British Airways Flight, No. 856. Sir Karl Popper and his companions are welcomed by Prof. Hoeschl Dean of the 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Professor Jiri Musil, Academic Director of the Central European University in Prague, and Professor Richard Rokyta, Deputy Dean for Foreign Relations, the 3rd Faculty of Medicine. 16.00 In the Palace Hotel, Sir Karl receives Marie Heligandova, Documentary Film Company Director. Tuesday, 24. 5.1994, 10.00 Cars of the Prague Psychiatric Centre provide a sightseeing tour around Prague. Participants: Sir Karl, Melitta Mew, Mr. Mew, Dr. Libiger. Sir Karl expresses the wish to visit the grave of Tycho Brahe and the house in which Johann Kepler had once lived. He then visited the Tynsky Church and Charles Bridge. The Johann Kepler dwelling was unpresentable. 14.00 President Havel receives Sir Karl for an almost 40-minute talk at the Prague Castle. Wednesday, 25. 5.1994, 9.50 George Soros arrives at Ruzyne Airport on a private jet. 11.00 Sir Karl Popper and Professor Leopold Pospisil are awarded Honorary Doctorates in the Carolinum. 12.00 Sir Karl meets the Rector of Charles University; Prince Karl Schwarzenberg; George Soros; and other distinguished personalities. Wednesday Afternoon Sir Karl gives several interviews to newspapers and the Documentary Film Company. 19.00 Red Wheel Restaurant A dinner served for an intimate circle that included Sir Karl Popper, Mr. George Soros, Melitta Mew, Mr. Mew, Professor Hoschl, Professor Musil, Professor Rokyta, Dr. Libiger. What Sir Karl appreciated most were sweet pancakes. Mr. Soros ordered roast duck. Thursday, 26.5.1994, 10.30 A panel discussion (seminar) held by Sir Karl Popper at the Prague College of the CEU. 11.00 The “Open Society Prize” Awarding Ceremony: The first winner of the Prize, Sir Karl Popper is decorated by George Soros who delivers a short address on the occasion. Friday, 27.5.1994, 14.50 Departure of Sir Karl on the British Airways Flight, No.857. 31.5.1994 Extract from Melitta Mew’s fax message addressed to prof. Hoeschl: “Our minds are still aglow with the most& wonderful memories of our trip to Prague. The reception you and your colleagues gave Sir Karl, my husband and myself was truly heart-warming and will never be forgotten.” Thursday, June 2, 1994 Lidove Noviny, No.129, page 1: “American financier, George Soros, acquires archives of Radio Free Europe: George Soros has instructed his companies to start investing in Central and Eastern Europe. Federal Radio Television Administration accepted his offer that he would take over and fund the archives of Radio Free Europe. G. Soros intends to move the archives to Prague; he plans to spend U.S.$ 15 million on their maintenance and modernizing scheme.” Back to Contents (6) George Soros as “Robin Hood”? SMH interview soon after the Asia Crisis THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD … AND THEN GAVE AWAY THE PROFITS by Jennifer Hewett, Sydney Morning Herald, November 15, 1997, Spectrum Features section GEORGE Soros admits he always had exaggerated expectations of himself, even an imperiled Jewish kid in wartime Hungary. “It’s only recently that reality has caught up with my expectations,” he says. And then some. Reality to Soros turns out to be the rest of the world’s idea of fantasy. Imagine giving $1 million to a worthy cause. Or perhaps $10 million, $100 million? Soros can and does – about $US350 million ($500 million) worth every year. Imagine taking on the Bank of England by betting against the value of the pound and winning. Soros could and did in 1992 – making $USl billion in the process. Imagine using the global free market to make billions several times over by speculating and then warning darkly that capitalism and free markets are increasing threats to democratic society. Soros does just that whenever he gets a chance. He is 67 now, with a shock of often tousled grey hair, a mobile, lined face and a still strong Hungarian accent in which he speaks with great firmness and certainty. Modesty is not at issue. He is not really joking when he speaks about his early “messianic tendencies”. He was too vain, he once said, to be just rich. The result allows one unlikely individual to have an impact on people all around the world. The twin foundations of that impact are to be found in two offices in central Manhattan. One is Soros Fund Management, which operates hedge funds with $US 18 billion in assets. The basic rationale of the hedge funds is to make huge and highly leveraged bets on movements in stocks, currencies bonds and commodities – often going against the trend. A few blocks away is the headquarters of the Soros philanthropic network, operating under the name of the Open Society Institute. Until recently the money making and spending operations were located in rather shopworn floors of the same building. But it is the Open Society staff who have just moved into new offices. The reach of the philanthropic and market networks is so vast and so radically different that it is hard to grasp they both come from the brain of one man. Consider Soros’s most recent big donation. He is planning to give $US300 million to $US500 million – count it – to Russia over three years. He wants it to go health care, particularly for mothers and babies, education, cultural institutions and job training for those laid off by the now decrepit Soviet military. That compares with about $US100 million in foreign aid to Russia from the US Government last year. But the Soros causes are remarkable in diversity as well as size. They range from $US50 million in humanitarian aid for Bosnia to $US20 million to educate doctors and improve the experience of dying in the US to $US 1million to provide scholarships for Burmese dissidents and broadcast radio programs into Burma. There are now Soros foundations operating as a network of autonomous organizations with local independent boards of directors in 30 countries. Not to mention any number of programs that fund universities and scientific and cultural programs across regions. … In a cover story in The Atlantic Monthly last January, he said the spread of market values into all areas of life was endangering democratic society. “The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat,” he said. Mahathir was not the first to accuse him of being involved in some form of grand Jewish plot. He has become a target for the paranoias of extremists, an example, he says, of the truth that no good deed goes unpunished. “If there was ever a man who would fit the stereotype of the Judeo-plutocratic Bolshevik Zionist world conspirator, it is me,” he says with irony – and well before Mahathir had even thought about the topic. In fact, he is noticeably neutral on the subject of Israel and says has no interest in Zionism. His mother, he says, was ashamed of being Jewish and quite anti-Semitic herself. Soros does not give to Jewish or Israeli causes and, although he supports the Middle East peace process, he says Israel should be dealing with Hamas rather than the PLO because Arafat has lost the support of the Palestinians. … The good works of George Soros Foundations or Institutes In: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Tajikistan, Ukaine, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia. In the US, Soros supports efforts to: Assist victims of crime and find alternatives to high jail populations. Help legal immigrants obtain full citizenship and rights. Broaden debate on drug policy and suggest alternatives. Improve maths and algebra education in inner-city schools. Ease the experience of dying and educate doctors on the needs of the terminally ill and their families. Solve problems of poverty, crime, drug-abuse and poor education in inner-city Baltimore. Reform election campaign financing. Overseas, projects supported include: English language schools, mainly in central and eastern Europe. Expansion of Internet use, from public centers in Mongolia to an independent Palestinian web site to computer equipment for Burmese dissidents in Thailand. Promotion of contemporary artistic culture. Training Courses for publishers and booksellers, and better Libraries and training for librarians. Special education for children with disabilities or from underprivileged backgrounds. Education for Burmese refugees and radio broadcasts into Burma in support of the democratic movement of An Suu Kyi Provision of early warning of forced migrations and response to refugee emergencies. Science education in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia. Raising public awareness of landmines and introduction of an international ban. Production of films and videos on contemporary human rights issues. Development of independent media, particularly radio, in Southern Africa. Various human rights and civic and cultural groups. Aid to Russia for improved health of mothers and babies, education, culture and job training for ex-military. University education for students throughout central and eastern Europe. Study of political, economic and social transition and privatization policies in eastern Europe. Training and intern programs in the US for eastern European professionals. Back to Contents (7) George Soros’ “Alternative Journalism” donations Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 06:16:59 +1000 From: “makichris” George Soros’ “Parallel Anti-War Media/Movement” by Bob Feldman Perhaps Amy Goodman should finally make full disclosure of all foundation grants that either the Pacifica Foundation, WBAI, Democracy Now, WBAI, KPFA, the Indymedia Centers, Free Speech TV, Deep Dish TV, the Pacifica Campaign or the Downtown studio from which she broadcasted in 2000 and/or in 2001 have received since 1992? Regarding George Soros’ U.S. alternative media gatekeeping/censorship network, the following recap might be of use to U.S. grassroots anti-war activists whose political work is not being subsidized by Establishment Foundations such as Billionaire Global Speculator George Soros’ Open Society Institute: 1. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave a $50,000 grant to the Nation Institute “to support project to improve performance and reach of Radio Nation, weekly public radio news and commentary program.” George Soros’ personal advisor for politics, Hamilton Fish III, is also a top executive at The Nation Institute. 2. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave a $50,000 grant to the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, which used to be headed by former Pacifica Foundation Executive Director Lynn Chadwick. 3. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute apparently gave a $125,000 grant to the Citizens for Independent Public Broadcasting [CIPB} group (on whose board sits FAIR/CounterSpin co-host Janine Jackson) “to cover administrative and start-up costs for launching national campaign entitled Citizens for Independent Broadcasting.” 4. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave a $78,660 grant to Don Hazen’s Institute for Alternative Journalism/IMI/Alternet in San Francisco “to fund start-up of Youth Source, a youth Web site which will be part of a larger web poral, Independent Source.” 5. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave a $126,000 grant to the International Center for Global Communications Foundation “toward launch of Media Channel, first global media and democracy supersite on the Internet.” 6. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave 4 grants, totaling $118,000, to the Internews Network. 7. In 1999 George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave a $12,000 grant to Downtown Community Television Center. (There’s a possibility that this was the group which provided studio facilities for Democracy Now after the 1999 WBAI Christmas coup). 8. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave a $150,000 grant to the Fund for Investigative Journalism. (Is this the same media group which provided some funding for KPFA’s Dennis Bernstein during the 1990s?) 9. In 1999, George Soros’ Open Society Institute gave a $35,000 grant to American Prospect magazine. 10. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave a $30,000 grant to the Center for Defense Information. 11. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave a $75,000 grant to the Center for Investigative Reporting. 12. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave 4 grants, totaling $220,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists–on whose board sits NATION magazine co-owner and editorial director Victor Navasky. 13. In 1999, George Soros’ Open Society Institute gave 2 grants, totaling $272,000, to the “Project on Media Ownership.” 14. In 1999, George Soros’ Open Society Institute gave a $100,000 grant to the Public Media Center in San Francisco. 15. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave a $73,730 grant to the dance company of a Pacifica Network News staff person’s domestic partner. 16. In 1999, George Soros’ Open Society Institute gave a $50,000 grant to Youth Radio in Berkeley. 17. In 1999, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave 2 grants, totaling $393,000, to the Tides Foundation. 18. George Soros’s Open Society Institute recent gave a $102,025 grant to Radio Bilingue. 19. George Soros’s Open Society Institute has also apparently been providing funds to subsidize a “parallel left” section of the prisoner solidarity movement. Critical Resistance, the Prison Moratorium Project, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and The Sentencing Project are all being funded by George Soros’s Open Society Institute. 20. In 2001, George Soros’s Open Society Institute also gave grants to help subsidize the Jews for Racial and Economic Justice group, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement group, the Million Mom March group and the Center for Investigative Reporting. 21. After 9/11, George Soros’s Open Society Institute gave a $75,000 grant to the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Research Institute, a $250,000 grant to the ACLU and a grant to the LCEF group on whose board Mary Frances Berry used to sit. Billionaire Soros’s War Stock Investments Like the former Corporation for Public Broadcasting Chairperson who owns a major chunk of the Columbia University-linked Nation magazine, Clinton-Gore Campaign Fundraiser Alan Sagner, the global speculator whose Open Society Institute gave KPFA a $40,000 grant in 1995 has some interesting special economic interests. In his 1990 book The New Money Masters, John Train has a chapter entitled “George Soros: Global Speculator” in which he indicated how Soros obtained his surplus wealth: “Soros…has always had partners on the management side, such as Jim Rogers…In 1969, aged 39, he [Soros] …joined with Jim Rogers to found Quantum Fund… “It is not registered with the SEC… so the shareholders are foreigners, mostly Europeans… It engages in multidirectional international speculation in commodities, stock, and bonds… Thanks to Rogers, the fund was one of the first to recognize the investment merits of defense stocks.” According to The New Money Masters book, Soros’s business partner in the 1970s and early 1980s, Jim Rogers, “became the largest outside shareholder of Lockheed in 1974.” As of 1989, the portfolio of Soros Fund Management Equity Holdings included $27 million worth of Boeing stock, $106 million worth of RJR Nabisco tobacco company stock, $3.5 million worth of Lockheed stock, $2.2 million worth of CBS stock, $2.3 million of Time Inc. stock, $12.8 million worth of Warner Communications stock and $6.5 million worth of Wal-Mart stock. A Senior Fellow at the Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute who is a former president/ceo of Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minnesota “is aiding the Open Society Institute in considering issues of professionalism in media and related public policy questions,” according to the Soros Foundation/Open Society Institute website. Back to Contents (8) Soros is one of principal investors in Carlyle Group, a defense contractor George Soros NS Profile Neil Clark / New Statesman 2jun03 The billionaire trader has become eastern Europe’s uncrowned king and the prophet of “the open society”. But open to what? George Soros profiled by Neil Clark George Soros is angry. In common with 90 per cent of the world’s population, the Man Who Broke the Bank of England has had enough of President Bush and his foreign policy. In a recent article in the Financial Times, Soros condemned the Bush administration’s policies on Iraq as “fundamentally wrong” – based as they were on a “false ideology that US might gave it the right to impose its will on the world”. Wow! Has one of the world’s richest men – the archetypal amoral capitalist who made billions out of the Far Eastern currency crash of 1997 and who last year was fined $2m for insider trading by a court in France – seen the light in his old age? (He is 72.) Should we pop the champagne corks and toast his conversion? Not before asking what really motivates him. Soros likes to portray himself as an outsider, an independent-minded Hungarian émigré and philosopher-pundit who stands detached from the US military-industrial complex. But take a look at the board members of the NGOs he organizes and finances. At Human Rights Watch, for example, there is Morton Abramowitz, US assistant secretary of state for intelligence and research from 1985-89, and now a fellow at the interventionist Council on Foreign Relations; ex-ambassador Warren Zimmerman (whose spell in Yugoslavia coincided with the break-up of that country); and Paul Goble, director of communications at the CIA-created Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (which Soros also funds). Soros’s International Crisis Group boasts such “independent” luminaries as the former national security advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Richard Allen, as well as General Wesley Clark, once Nato supreme allied commander for Europe. The group’s vice-chairman is the former congressman Stephen Solarz Take a look also at Soros’s business partners. At the Carlyle Group, where he has invested more than $100m, they include the former secretary of state James Baker and the erstwhile defense secret

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