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Apr172010

Meet George Soros (Chapter 9)

“Now it’s our Party:  We bought it, we own it….”

 

Eli Pariser, head of MoveOn PAC

 

 

In the first eight chapters, we reviewed Barack Obama’s biography, relationships, and influences.  These say a great deal about his character and how he will govern as President of the United States.  But they don’t tell us how he got elected President.  We saw in the last chapter that ACORN savaged the integrity of the electoral process to aid and abet their chosen radical candidates.  But ACORN is just a small cog in the machine that enthroned Obama.  ACORN’s unethical activities alone do not explain how an obscure politician from Illinois, with almost no national or international experience, suddenly rose to the pinnacle of American politics. 

 

This chapter explains Obama’s sudden rise by introducing George Soros and his powerful network.  We have already learned that Obama is firmly committed to transferring wealth to the underclass because of his socialist pedigree.  But, understanding how Obama got elected will lead us to a very different world that he also owes his political allegiance to.  This is an elitist world of exclusive universities like Harvard and Columbia, oligarchic financial institutions like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, billionaire financiers like George Soros and Peter Lewis, and international non-governmental organizations like the Ford Foundation and the Trilateral Commission. 

 

Middle-class citizens should do some simple reckoning during this chapter.  If Obama’s socialist pedigree will drive him to transfer wealth to the underclass, and if his behind-the-scenes political allegiances will drive him to transfer wealth to the elitists (insert your own cynical anecdote here about government bail-outs of Goldman Sachs, AIG, Big Education, Big Labor, the International Monetary Fund, Fannie Mae, or other well-heeled power brokers), where does that leave the middle class?

 

  The simple answer is that it leaves the middle class stuck between subsidizing the underclass and subsidizing the wealthy elites.  There’s an old saying that if you can’t figure out who the sucker is in a con, it’s you.  Guess what?  If you’re in the middle class, you’re the sucker in this con, no matter what political party you voted for.  Trillions will go to the poor.  Trillions will go to the Wall Street bankers and the government-sinecure elitists.  The middle class will eventually pay for it all when the bills come due.

 

George Soros is a rogue Hungarian-born billionaire and a one-man international wrecking crew.  He has the ability and the propensity to undermine the political and financial structures of entire countries.    He made a fortune speculating in currency markets, often by plotting to weaken currencies to profit from the wreckage.  He once said, “If truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood….It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of God, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.”[1]

 

Soros broke the Bank of England to enrich himself and supported regime changes in Eastern Europe to amuse himself.  His latest target is the United States of America.  He publicly declared that removing George W. Bush from office was a “matter of life and death,”[2] and that if someone could guarantee it, he would surrender his entire fortune to assist in that regime change.[3] 

 

Soros is the de facto puppet master of the Democratic Party.  He is its largest contributor, and he supports more than 30 leftist organizations that are now the real party machinery of the DNC.  Eli Pariser, a director of the Soros-funded MoveOn PAC, said of the Democratic Party: “Now it’s our party:  we bought it, we own it….”[4]

 

Soros abhors Western principles and wants to establish a borderless “Open Society” that rejects the U.S. Constitution.  He is one of the most powerful men on earth.  He is reportedly worth $14 billion.  His shenanigans in financial markets cause currencies to go up or down.  As he reaps billions from these gyrations, others correspondingly lose billions.  Sometimes whole nations suffer.

 

This chapter examines George Soros’s biography and his profound influence on the Democratic Party.  It also discusses how his coercive sway over America’s electoral machinery elevated Barack Obama to the Presidency.  

 

 

 

George Soros is the son of Jewish writer Tivadar Soros.  He was born as Gyorgy Schwartz on August 12, 1930 in Budapest, Hungary.  In 1936, the family changed its name to the more ethnically Hungarian Soros, in response to growing anti-Semitism.  In 1944, Nazi Adolf Eichmann arrived in Hungary to oversee the “processing” of Hungarian Jews.  Tivadar Soros arranged fake identity papers for his children, who were shipped out to various Christian families to protect them.  George ended up with a Ministry of Agriculture agent whose job was to issue deportation orders to Jews and confiscate their property.

 

The Soros family moved to England in 1947 after Hungary fell under Soviet control.  For a brief period, the Communists afforded young Soros an alternative view of the world.  He told his father in 1946, “I’d like to go to Moscow to find out about communism.  I mean that’s where the power is.  I’d like to know more about it.”[5]  This yen for proximity to power foreshadowed Soros’s future as one of the world’s most prolific power brokers. 

 

George graduated from the London School of Economics in 1952 and began work at a merchant bank.  In 1956, he moved to New York City with $5,000 in his pocket.  While working as an arbitrage trader, he developed a theory he called “reflexivity”.  He postulated that the reaction of traders to market trends affects the valuation of markets in a pro-cyclical “virtuous or vicious” manner.  In other words, markets react not only to real economic information, but also to how market participants themselves are reacting.  This causes markets to gyrate as they overshoot or undershoot their equilibriums.

 

Soros realized that he could not exploit his concept of reflexivity until began investing on his own.  He quit his job in 1973 to form an investment company that became the Quantum Fund, which is how he earned most of his fortune.  This fund is headquartered in Curacao, beyond U.S. Government oversight.  During a three-year span, the Quantum Fund quadrupled in value.  As a result, Institutional Investor magazine named Soros “the world’s greatest money manager” in 1981.[6] [7]  In 1994, Financial World declared that his 1993 profits “exceeded the gross domestic product of at least 42 member nations of the United Nations.”[8] 

 

Many financiers rake in extraordinary wealth.  What distinguishes Soros is his ruthless disregard for sovereign nations and the institutions that enabled his wealth accumulation.  He blackened his soul while attacking the financial structures of whole countries for enormous personal gain. 

 

For example, Soros gambled $10 billion in 1992 that the British pound would lose value compared to the German mark.  He bought Deutschmarks and dumped pounds, while the Bank of England did the reverse.  Other investors joined with Soros on the attack.  After weeks of maneuvering, the British were forced to devalue the pound by 20%.  Soros’s profit was nearly $2 billion.  He was consequently dubbed “the man who broke the Bank of England.”[9]

 

Soros’s financial machinations were not always legal.  In 1988, he bought shares in the French bank Societe Generale to illicitly benefit from advance knowledge of a takeover attempt.  A French court ruled in 2002 that it was insider trading and Soros was fined $2.3 million.[10]

 

The New York Times said, “When Soros speaks, world markets listen.”[11]  In 1993, Soros informed the Times of London, “I expect the mark to fall against major currencies.”[12]  His mere words caused the Deutschmark to plummet in value in world markets.  In 1998 he said that Russia ought to devalue the ruble.[13]  Consequently, during the Russia-gate scandal, the ruble plummeted in value and Russia sank into a depression and defaulted on its IMF loans.[14]   The head of the U.S. House Banking Committee called the induced collapse “one of the greatest social robberies in human history.”[15]

 

Soros’s assaults on countries were sometimes for political rather than financial gain.  His involvement in Georgia’s Rose Revolution was considered crucial to the 2003 uprising that toppled President Eduard Shevardnadze.  The LA Times quoted Soros:  “I’m delighted by what happened in Georgia, and I take great pride in having contributed to it.”[16]  He reportedly spent $42 million supporting revolution leader Mikhail Saakashvili.  Many believe he was instrumental in several other coups in Eastern Europe, including the 1989 Velvet Revolution in the Czech Republic.  At one point, Soros bragged that “the former Soviet Empire is now called the Soros Empire.”[17]  Keep this “regime change” hobby in mind when we discuss his impact on America later in the chapter.

 

Many governments have either banned Soros from activity in their nations or are prosecuting him for illegalities.  Turkmenistan and Russia banned Soros-sponsored initiatives.  Soros’s foundation in Belarus was fined $3 million for tax and currency violations.  Kazakhstan prosecuted the Soros Foundation for tax evasion.  When Soros short-sold the Malaysian currency, thereby trashing Malaysia’s economy, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamad called Soros “a villain and a moron”[18] and said “the poor people in these countries will suffer, and they are the people that have to be protected from George Soros, who has so much money and power but is totally thoughtless.”[19]

Soros’s speculation against Thailand’s currency caused it to plummet in value.  He is now considered an “economic war criminal” in Thailand.[20]   Thai activist Weng Tojirakarn said, “We regard George Soros as a kind of Dracula.  He sucks the blood from the people.”[21]  Taiwan threatened criminal charges against “any person cooperating with Soros funds.”[22] 

Before we examine Soros’s rogue influence on American affairs, it is important to understand his philosophical bearings.  According to David Horowitz and Richard Poe in their book The Shadow Party, “all of his (Soros’s) political and philanthropic activities are directed towards one goal--fostering what he calls the ‘open society.’  The term was coined in 1932 by the French philosopher Henri Louis Bergson.  Bergson defined as ‘closed’ those societies whose moral code is tribal and chiefly concerns the good of the tribe itself.   Those societies which base their morality upon ‘universal’ principles, which seek the good of all mankind, Bergson defined as ‘open.’”[23]

 

Philosopher Karl Popper expanded on Bergson’s concepts.  According to Horowitz and Poe, “Popper argued that even Christianity is insufficiently ‘open’ because it excludes people who do not embrace its beliefs.  To be truly ‘open,’ a society must accord equal respect to all beliefs, showing no favoritism toward any particular one.  A truly open person never assumes that his beliefs are superior to someone else’s….One who claims possession of ‘ultimate truth’ is an ‘enemy’ of the open society.”[24]

 

As Horowitz and Poe observed, even the American political system can’t live up to Popper’s ideal.  Americans regard rights such as liberty as absolute and inalienable.  Popper, on the other hand, believed that absolute truth cannot be found, even in the U.S. Constitution.  As we shall see later, this is one reason why Soros ignores the Constitution.[25]

 

Popper documented his philosophy in The Open Society and Its Enemies, a book published in 1945.[26]  Soros studied under Popper in London and considered him his spiritual mentor.[27]  Soros’s Open Society Institute (OSI) got its name and inspiration from Popper’s concepts.[28] 

 

Since 1979, Soros’s Open Society foundations have contributed $5 billion to left-wing causes.[29]  Soros has been described as the “Godfather of World Socialism.”[30]  He described himself as a “stateless statesman.”[31]  His Open Society foundations operate in more than 50 countries.[32]  In 1993, Soros established the U.S. branch of the OSI to support his socialist initiatives in America. 

 

According to Richard Poe and David Horowitz on their website discoverthenetworks.org, Soros’s OSI agenda looks remarkably like that of Barack Obama and the radical wing of the Democratic Party.  The OSI agenda as summarized by Poe and Horowitz is presented below, with slight abridgment:[33]

 

  • Promoting the view that America is institutionally oppressive

  • Promoting the election of leftist political candidates

 

  • Depicting American militarism as unjust, unwarranted, and immoral

  • Promoting open borders, mass immigration, and neutering of current immigration laws

  • Promoting expanded social welfare programs funded by higher taxes

  • Promoting social welfare benefits and amnesty for illegal aliens

  • Advocating unilateral disarmament and a steep reduction in military spending

  • Promoting government-run healthcare 

  • Promoting radical environmentalism as a wealth-transferring mechanism

  • Bringing American foreign policy under the control of the United Nations

  • Promoting racial and ethnic preferences in academia and the business world

  • Promoting taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand

  • Advocating stricter gun-control measures

Despite being a tycoon and a cutthroat financier, Soros despises capitalism and Western principles.  “The richest 1% of the world’s population receives as much as the poorest 57%,” Soros said in George Soros on Globalization.[34]  To resolve this imbalance, he proposed curbing “global capitalism.”[35] [36]   He could solve some of the imbalance by giving his own money to the poor, but as we shall see shortly, he is using a big chunk of it to facilitate regime change in America instead. 

 

Soros considers America an enemy of his philosophy.  Our heritage and culture of individual liberty protected by a Constitution compels most of us to reject his vision of a borderless international welfare state.  In Soros’s globalist worldview, not only is individual sovereignty irrelevant, so is the sovereignty of the United States.   

 

Aryeh Neier has been the President of Soros’s Open Society Institute since 1993.  Earlier in his career, he was a leader of the Socialist League for Industrial Democracy, which eventually morphed into the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). 

 

Coincidentally, some of Neier’s brethren in the SDS directly supported Obama’s career, including Bill Ayers, Carl Davidson, Bernardine Dohrn, and Wade Rathke, the founder of ACORN.  Neier’s SDS connection is perhaps one of the ways that Soros became aware of Obama as a young radical politician.  This cadre of SDS radicals has been percolating through our culture for four decades.  

 

Groups funded by the OSI are a “who’s who” of the radical left and socialism in America, including ACORN, MoveOn.org, the ACLU, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, NARAL, the NAACP, and the National Council of La Raza.   

 

Soros used the OSI to infiltrate American politics, culminating in the creation of what David Horowitz and Richard Poe dubbed the Shadow Party, which is a subterranean faction that controls the Democratic Party.  The Shadow Party is the mechanism that Soros used to push radicals into power and to elevate Obama to the Presidency.

 

According to Poe and Horowitz in their book The Shadow Party:

"The Shadow Party is the real power driving the Democrat machine. It is a network of radicals dedicated to transforming our constitutional republic into a socialist hive. The leader of these radicals is...George Soros.  He has essentially privatized the Democratic Party, bringing it under his personal control.  The Shadow Party is the instrument through which he exerts that control....It works by siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions that would have gone to the Democratic Party in normal times, and putting those contributions at the personal disposal of Mr. Soros.  He then uses that money to buy influence and loyalty where he sees fit….The Shadow Party derives its power from its ability to raise huge sums of money.  By controlling the Democrat purse strings, the Shadow Party can make or break any Democrat candidate by deciding whether or not to fund him.”[37]

 

According to Poe and Horowitz, the Shadow Party was born in July 2003 when a team of strategists and donors met at Soros’s estate on Long Island.[38]  The attendees included Morton Halperin of the OSI, former Clinton staffer John Podesta, labor leader Steve Rosenthal, and Democratic fundraiser Peter Lewis, among others.[39]  Soros sketched out a strategy for deposing Bush in the 2004 election.  One participant reported, “By morning, the outlines of a new organization began to emerge, and Mr. Soros pledged $10 million to get it started.”[40]  That organization was America Coming Together (ACT), an activist group assigned to harness the manpower of unions, environmentalists, and civil rights organizations.[41]

 

By early 2004, the Shadow Party infrastructure included seven non-profit groups, including MoveOn.org, Center for American Progress, America Votes, America Coming Together, The Media Fund, Joint Victory Campaign 2004, and the Thunder Road Group LLC.[42]

 

This umbrella coalition was allied with other left-wing groups such as ACORN, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, the American Federation of Teachers, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Environment 2004, the National Education Association, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).[43]

 

Soros personally contributed to numerous left-wing politicians, including Charles Rangel, Al Franken, John Kerry, Wesley Clark, Howard Dean, Hillary Clinton, Tom Daschle, Charles Schumer, Joseph Biden, Al Gore, Barbara Boxer, and Barack Obama.[44]  Soros was described by Bill Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott as a “national treasure.”[45]   He is essentially the treasurer of the radical faction of the Democratic Party.

 

Soros has essentially taken over the Democratic Party with the various organizations that he funds.  In 2004, the Shadow Party contributed $300 million to the Democrats.[46]  Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson said, “George Soros has purchased the Democratic Party, and he who pays the piper calls the tune.”[47]

 

But how did Soros “buy” the Democratic Party?  The answer lies in the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, which Soros pushed for years.

 

Republican Senator John McCain and Democrat Senator Russ Feingold co-sponsored legislation to reform how federal election campaigns were funded.  McCain-Feingold banned large donations to the Democrat and Republican National Committees, but it did not restrict donations to “527” organizations.  A “527” group is named after a provision in the U.S. tax code.  Such groups, though not directly affiliated with political parties, influence the nomination and election of favored candidates for public office.  They do not have to report their finances to the FEC.

 

Donors can contribute unlimited amounts to a 527 group.  This creates the opportunity for distorted influence in the political process.  In the case of the Democrat Party, the Soros-sponsored 527’s can reel in huge contributions, while the DNC itself is hamstrung by McCain-Feingold.  This opens the door for rogues like Soros to assert political control through financial leverage.

 
            McCain-Feingold went into effect in November 2002.  According to Horowitz and Poe, Soros immediately began taking advantage of it.  Allusions to a shadow party began creeping into the press.  The Washington Post wrote about “shadow organizations” springing up to circumvent McCain-Feingold.[48]  In September 2003, Lorraine Woellert of Business Week applied the term Shadow Party specifically to the network of 527 groups that Soros was assembling.[49]  

 

Soros’s team of wealthy donors now contributes far more than prior campaign finance laws would have permitted them to donate directly to the Democrat Party.  As a result, Democrats are now dependent on Soros and his cronies for money.[50]   In politics, money is often synonymous with power.  Soros has a lot of both.
 

 

 

 

Thus far, we have examined the influence of George Soros on the Democratic Party.  Now, let’s examine the role that he played in abetting Obama’s career and ascension to the White House. 

 

Soros has overtly supported Obama since Barack’s run for the U.S. Senate in 2004, donating $60,000 to his campaign.  Four members of the Soros family also donated to Obama's 2004 campaign, making Obama one of only a handful of candidates, including Hillary Clinton, Tom Daschle and Barbara Boxer, to receive such support.[51]

 

Why did Soros single Obama out at this point, when he was still an obscure Illinois politician?  There are thousands of state-government legislators around the country.  Why did Soros include this unknown Chicago politician in equal favor with established national luminaries such as Hillary Clinton?  We have already surmised that OSI President and SDS founder Aryeh Neier might have alerted Soros to the articulate radical in Chicago who was bonding with Neier’s old SDS allies, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.  But, to fully understand the evolution of the Soros/Obama connection, we have to begin with the career of Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother.

 

Ann moved to Indonesia from Hawaii after marrying Lolo Soetoro.  She taught English at the American embassy in Jakarta.  She also set up a village credit program for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and worked for the Ford Foundation formulating loan programs for poor Indonesian entrepreneurs.  She traveled widely to countries such as Thailand, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and China.  During her career, she came in contact with some influential people. 

 

One of those influential people was Peter Geithner, who oversaw the Ford Foundation’s microfinance operation in Indonesia when Ann Dunham worked there.  He later became the director of the Asian program at the Ford Foundation, working out of New York.[52]  Thus, Peter and Ann knew each other and collaborated on microcredit projects.  Ironically, their respective offspring, Timothy Geithner and Barack Obama, ended up working closely together a generation later.  Tim Geithner, whose career led him to become the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, joined Obama’s administration as Treasury Secretary. 

 

Another influential person was Zbigniew Brzezinski, formerly a key member of Carter’s administration and the first head of David Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission, a cabal of international power brokers.  In the 1980’s, Brzezinski led the Institute for Communist Affairs at Columbia University in New York, specializing in Russian affairs.  During that time, Obama majored in political science at Columbia and studied Sovietology under Brzezinski.[53]  Coincidently, both Brzezinski and Obama were in Pakistan at the same time in 1981, shortly before Obama enrolled at Columbia.[54]  Their visits occurred when Pakistan was under martial law and the U.S. State Department was discouraging travel there.  Obama’s 1981 trip overseas also included a visit to his mother Ann. 

 

Prior to transferring to Columbia in New York, Barack Obama, by his own admission, was dabbling in drugs and the counter-culture at Occidental College in Los Angeles.  Ann had already tried to correct his chronic lack of ambition in high school, which he noted in Dreams from My Father.  He wrote that he felt like “letting her know that her experiment with me had failed.”[55]

 

Here’s the hypothesis.  It is based on circumstantial information, which is all that is available, since Obama refuses to elaborate on this period of his life or to release any documentation related to it.  Ann Dunham asked Peter Geithner for assistance in Barack’s erstwhile career, since she was living on the other side of the world and needed help setting Barack on a more productive path.  Peter would have been her only influential connection in America.  Geithner, who was well connected in New York, enlisted the help of Brzezinski.  If the Ford Foundation was indeed a CIA front as reported by numerous sources, Geithner may have intersected previously with Brzezinski, who was reportedly also involved with the CIA.  To conclude the hypothesis, Brzezinski recruited Obama to Columbia College, New York’s premiere university, to study under him and get serious about his academic career. 

 

This hypothesis implies that Obama later picked Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary out of obligation.  It explains why Obama clung tenaciously to him despite a horrendously damning tax evasion scandal (Geithner, who now oversees the IRS in his cabinet position, cheated on his tax returns for many years, failing to pay over $34,000 in Social Security taxes when he worked for the IMF, despite signing forms acknowledging the requirement to do so).[56]  Obama clung to Geithner even though The Nation magazine called his selection “Obama’s biggest mistake.”[57]

 

This hypothesis explains why Obama suddenly left Occidental College in California, where he had Hawaii-like warm weather, a full scholarship, and many friends, to go to Columbia in New York, where he was a stranger in a strange land, except for this hypothetical Geithner/Brzezinski protectorate instigated by his mother.  According to a 2007 LA Times article, Obama helped lead the Occidental College Junior Varsity basketball team to an undefeated season, which makes it even more unusual that he would suddenly leave for Columbia.[58]

 

Soros, who was a member of the Trilateral Commission, probably knew Trilateral Commission cofounder and fellow New Yorker Brzezinski.[59] [60]  Perhaps Brzezinski introduced Obama to Soros.  Soros was a contributor to the Ford Foundation, and his OSI was a contributor to most of the organizations that subsequently orbited around Obama, including the DCP, ACORN, the Woods Fund, the CAC, and the Joyce Foundation.  

 

Aryeh Neier, who is President of Soros’s OSI and a compatriot of SDS radicals Ayers and Dohrn, may also have alerted Soros to Obama, a charismatic young politician in Chicago who was close to the Ayers family.  Soros surely would have been intrigued by a rising star who shared his anti-capitalist and internationalist world view, especially one educated by fellow Trilateral Commissioner Brzezinski. 

 

To summarize the hypothesis, what began as a favor from Peter Geithner to Ann Dunham to help young Barack divert himself from the lifestyle of an alienated drifter in California, grew into a career-abetting juggernaut that included college mentoring by Brzezinski and then major foundational support and political leveraging by George Soros.  Along the way, Timothy Geithner became involved with the New York financial oligarchy that would later become a golden goose for Obama’s national political career.  Brzezinski eventually became a key foreign policy advisor on Obama’s presidential campaign staff and took credit for the arguments in Obama’s now-famous 2002 antiwar speech.[61] [62]

 

  Coincidentally, Brzezinski’s daughter Mika, who is the sidekick for Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, led the partisan support for Obama on that show during the presidential election, which caused insiders to dub the network “Obamavision.”[63] [64]

 

Even though the preceding hypothesis is circumstantial, it is clear that Soros and Obama connected along the way.  Soros eventually became known as Obama’s “money man.”[65]  In February 2004, Soros met Obama for breakfast at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.  Soros came away from that discussion “very impressed.”[66]  In June 2004, he hosted a fundraiser at his home in New York for Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign.[67]  According to Soros spokesperson Michael Vachon, Obama was the only political candidate that Soros met with personally in the 2004 election cycle.[68]   This is a curious distinction, because at the time, Obama was just one among thousands of state-level legislators. 

 

Ever since Obama excelled during his “audition” as the keynote speaker at the Democratic convention in Boston in 2004, he was financed by Soros and other billionaires.  They essentially created a national politician out of nothing more than Obama’s hyperbolic oratory and a lot of money from New York.[69]   Prior to this, Obama had no national or international achievements, no discernable record, no experience as an executive, and no national brand recognition.   The honor of being keynote speaker at the convention was a clear signal that powerful forces were aiding the otherwise obscure Chicago politician.  In The Audacity of Hope, Obama wrote, “the process by which I was selected as the keynote speaker remains something of a mystery to me.”[70]   He also wrote “by that time I had become accustomed to outlandish things happening in my campaign.”[71]

 

Obama won his 2004 U.S. Senate race, despite accomplishing almost nothing in his first six years in the Illinois State Senate.  He got 26 bills passed his final year there, but that was because Emil Jones, who became President of the Illinois Senate in 2003 when Democrats took the majority, became his “godfather.”  Jones designated Obama as the author of many bills that were actually written and championed by other state legislators with more seniority.[72]  It is unclear what motivated Jones to artificially abet Obama’s rise to stardom.

 

It is clear, though, that Jones’s “assistance” jump-started Obama’s march to national prominence.   Prior to 2004, Obama was a relatively obscure politician, even in Illinois.  Fewer than 20% of Illinois voters knew who he was.  Obama directly sought out Jones to assist him in his quest for notoriety.  According to a New York Times account, Obama told Jones, “You have the power to make a U.S. Senator.”  Jones asked, “If I’ve got that kind of power, do you know of anyone that I can make a United States Senator?”  Obama replied, “Me.”[73]

 

Rickey Hendon, one of the Illinois State Senators that Emil Jones swiped legislation from to give to Obama, told the Houston Press, “No one wants to carry the ball 99 yards all the way to the one-yard line, and then give it to the halfback who gets all the credit and the stats in the record book.”[74]  He also suggested that Obama would run for the “king of the world” if the position was available.[75]    

 

It didn’t take long for Obama to become dissatisfied being a mere U.S. Senator and not “king of the world.”  Despite his vacuous background and brief tenure in the U. S. Senate, Obama brashly contemplated a run for the Presidency.  Such audacity, not of hope but of political hubris, was likely fueled by the knowledge that powerful forces could help catapult him over thousands of other more deserving and experienced politicians.  It was also an audacity of hypocrisy, because Obama declared in November 2004, “I can unequivocally say I will not be running for national office in four years.”[76]  Even as he was making that fallacious statement, some of his Senate campaign workers were already visiting Iowa to establish relationships with the caucus machinery there. 

 

On December 4, 2006, Obama met George Soros in Manhattan to discuss his presidential aspirations.  Afterward, Soros introduced Obama to wealthy prospective supporters, including UBS U.S. head Robert Wolf.  A week later, Wolf met with Obama to map out campaign strategy.  He eventually raised $500,000 for Obama’s campaign.[77] [78]

 

With money and connections assured, Obama, whose Senate accomplishments were limited to passing two minor bills (one of which was to name a post office), announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee on January 16, 2007.[79]  A few days later, the New York Daily News reported that Soros would back Obama in the Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton, his previous gleam in the eye.[80]  This was a remarkable turn of events, since Clinton was a clear frontrunner and Obama an obscure long-shot at best.  Soros announced, “I have very high regard for Hillary Clinton, but I think Obama has the charisma and the vision to radically reorient America in the world.”[81]

           Steven Gluckstern, formerly the Chairman of Soros’s Democracy Alliance, hosted a fundraising party for Obama at his home in New York.  A photo of the event, published in New York magazine April 2007, shows George Soros seated obsequiously behind Obama, with puppet-master haughtiness.[82]  In May 2007, Soros hosted a party for Obama at the mansion of Paul Tudor Jones, who runs Tudor Investment Corporation.[83]   

 

Thus, Obama’s meteoric rise from obscurity was fueled by money from Soros and his network of financiers.   The public mythology is that Obama’s campaign emerged from a grassroots movement and was financed by millions of small donations.  The truth is that the seed money for his campaign came from a small cabal of extraordinarily wealthy power brokers.  His campaign was born of his audacity and that of these wealthy brokers.  While the eventual small donations from average citizens became useful to Obama, his candidacy would have been non-existent without the billionaire seed money. 

 

This should cause average citizens who think they have some influence over the Democratic Party to think again.  Remember, this cabal of billionaires cast its lot behind a candidate who barely registered on the presidential radar screen.  At the time, Hillary Clinton was the frontrunner in what seemed like a coronation rather than a primary race.  The implication is that no gambit is a long shot if the game is rigged.

 

Seven of Obama’s top 14 donors were officers and employees of major Wall Street firms, including Goldman Sachs, UBS, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse.[84]  These companies had financially supported Hillary Clinton, until Soros broke ranks and supported Obama.  The influence of these Wall Street power brokers continued right into Obama’s presidency.  Obama’s White House has seen a steady stream of Wall Street executives and financiers.  The visitor registry includes Citigroup’s Vikram Pandit, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blanfein, JP Morgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon, and Morgan Stanley’s John Mack.[85] 

 

According to Don Fredrick in The Obama Timeline, Senator Obama received as a U.S. Senator “about $300,000 in contributions each year from Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Countrywide Financial, and Washington Mutual.”[86]  According to Michelle Malkin, hedge funds and private equity firms donated $2,992,456 to Obama in 2008.[87]  At least 100 Obama campaign bundlers were investment CEO’s and brokers.[88] 

 

In a remarkable show of hypocrisy, Obama lambasted credit card companies in June 2008, declaring, “We need a President who will look out for the interests of the hardworking families, not just their big campaign donors and corporate allies.”[89]  Immediately after the speech, he attended a fundraiser at Credit Suisse, one of his major backers from the financial industry.[90]  As Obama’s campaign progressed, the billionaire cabal supporting him grew to include Rupert Murdoch, owner of the Fox News Channel, and Warren Buffet, the founder of the fabulously successful Berkshire Hathaway fund. 

 

In another show of hypocrisy, Obama promised that he would collaborate with Senator McCain to use only public funds for the fall campaign in 2008.  This policy was a mainstay of his early campaigning for the presidency.  However, when Midas-like cash began pouring in, he flip-flopped and chose instead to forego public campaign financing.     

 

But it was more than just billionaire money that abetted Obama’s campaign.  Soros’s Shadow Party operatives grabbed the ball from the financial oligarchs and ran with it.  One ball-carrier was the Soros-backed Media Matters for America.  This organization monitors the “inaccuracies” of conservative journalists and media personalities.  It characterizes conservative assertions as “lies,” “smears,” “slander,” or “falsehoods.”[91]  Media Matters pays listeners and watchers to monitor conservative broadcasts for controversial sound bites and mistakes.  The mistaken or inflammatory bites are then relentlessly hammered by liberal-leaning mainstream media outlets.  One of their projects was to pressure the Federal Government to ban Rush Limbaugh from American Forces Radio and Television Service.[92] [93] The Obama campaign was a clear beneficiary of the “hate Bush” and “distrust Republicans” media frenzy that was inflamed by Media Matters.

 

Another agent of the Shadow Party is the 1.4 million-member MoveOn.org.[94]  Soros jump-started this radical organization by supporting founder Wes Boyd, who had launched the website during the Clinton impeachment trial in 1998.  Early on, Soros donated $1 to MoveOn.org for every $2 Boyd raised from his members.[95]  Soros and friends contributed $6.2 million at its inception.[96]  Soros’s son Jonathan is involved with MoveOn.org’s activities.[97] 

 

MoveOn.org attacked General Petraeus with the famous September 2007 “General Betray Us” full page ad in the New York Times.[98]  This was part of the Shadow Party push to demonize the war in Iraq and the Republican Party along with it.  Strangely, MoveOn.org has chosen not to demonize the Obama administration for continuing the overseas conflicts that began during the Bush administration.[99]

 

Soros is adept at using the media to influence political trends.  Every year, he gives tens of millions of dollars to media operations that support candidates who share his agenda.  These media groups use the money to coordinate sympathetic publications, press releases, and activities.

 

Soros’s media tinkering began in 1996 when he launched the Soros Documentary Fund to “spur awareness, action and social change.”[100]  This fund helped finance several hundred documentaries.  In 2001, the fund was absorbed into the Sundance Institute.  Its mission evolved to “support the production of documentaries on social justice, human rights, civil liberties, and freedom of expression issues around the world.”[101]

            Journalist Rondi Adamson wrote that most of the documentaries produced by these organizations “are highly critical of some aspect of American life, capitalism, or Western culture.”[102]  Their themes convey “that America is a troubling if not sinister influence in the world, that the War on Terror is a fraud and terrorists are misunderstood freedom fighters, and that markets are fundamentally unjust.”[103] 

 

                According to Adamson, filmmaking was part of Soros’s strategy to influence American culture.  Soros said, “Documentary films raise awareness and inspire action.  The Open Society Institute gave vital support to filmmakers working to expose human rights abuses and helped the films find the widest possible audience.”[104]

Soros has significant connections in the broadcast media.  PBS broadcaster Bill Moyers is a trustee of Soros’ Open Society Institute.[105]  David Halperin, the founding director of the Soros-funded American Constitution Society, is the brother of Mark Halperin.  Mark Halperin was the political director of ABC News until 2007, and is now a political analyst for Time.  Mark issued a memo during the 2004 campaign instructing his reporters to be less critical of John Kerry than George Bush.[106]   Halperin confessed to media analysts at a November 2008 conference on the presidential election that the mainstream media engaged in “extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage.”  He also said, “It’s the most disgusting failure of people in our business since the Iraq War.”[107]

 

Flash forward to June 24, 2009, when the media and government became one.  ABC became a giant megaphone for President Obama to propagandize the American people to support government-run health care.  ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson hosted World News directly from the White House.  The network moderated a forum called “Prescription for America” during prime time in the East Room.  ABC excluded any opposing viewpoints on the broadcast, despite a request from angry Republicans to get equal air time, and despite offers from conservative organizations to pay for opposing ads.[108]  The mainstream media has essentially become a fourth branch of the government under the Obama administration, much like Pravda in the Soviet Union.

 

Anita Dunn, Obama’s White House Communications Director, revealed the media advantage that the Obama camp had during the election.  At a January 2009 event discussing the media tactics of the Obama campaign, she said, “Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control….One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe (an Obama campaign manager) videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters;  we just put that out there and make them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter.  So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it.”[109] 

 

Coincidentally, Anita Dunn orchestrated an effort by the Obama White House to marginalize dissenting media voices, including Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.  Specifically, Dunn challenged the Pravda collection of media outlets like ABC and NBC to exclude Fox News from news-gathering efforts, because Fox News “is not a legitimate news organization.”[110]   This is the same Anita Dunn who expressed admiration for Chairman Mao of Communist China, who probably used similar tactics during his regime.[111] 

 

This leftist media bias is apparent in the way they cover politicized events.  When Cindy Sheehan was protesting the war outside Bush’s Crawford Ranch, there were more reporters than actual protestors.  Four years later, when Sheehan held a protest against Obama on Martha’s Vineyard, reporters were conspicuously absent.  When hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens gathered in Washington on September 12, 2009 to express their discontent with the Obama administration, the media was almost invisible.   For many media outlets, events aren’t considered “news” until a left-leaning reporter with a microphone or a camera decides they are.

 

A disturbing example of this was the unremitting coverage of the Iraq war by the mainstream media, which spewed out a steady stream of negative “news” from the war zone in order to tarnish the Republicans.  However, in December 2008, ABC, CBS, and NBC stopped sending full-time correspondents to Iraq even though it was still an active war zone.[112]  After Obama’s election, the war in Iraq was no longer news, because the left-leaning media decided it wasn’t.

 

The Soros network of foundations funds a variety of radical media operations, including the Center for Media Education, the Independent Media Institute, the Proteus Fund, the Youth Media Council, the Media & Democracy Coalition, the Media Action Grassroots Network, Public Radio International, and the Free Press Foundation.[113]

 

Let’s take a peek at the Free Press Foundation, which has received at least $1 million from Soros’s Open Society Institute.  In the socialist Monthly Review, Free Press Foundation cofounder Robert McChesney declared, “Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism.”[114]   McChesney wrote an article for Monthly Review titled “A New Deal Under Obama?,” in which he declared, “In the end, there is no real answer but to remove brick by brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles.”[115]   He also wrote, “We need to do whatever we can to limit capitalist propaganda, regulate it, minimalize it, and perhaps even eliminate it.”[116]  

 

Obama won the 2008 election because everything that the electorate knew about him was pre-packaged and carefully meted out by media sycophants.  He was carried aloft by a tidal wave of orgiastic support and messianic acclaim from the media and popular culture.

 

 With less than a year of experience as a U.S. Senator, he was on the cover of NewsweekIn April 2005, just months after he was sworn in as a neophyte Senator, Time magazine called him one of “the World’s Most Influential People.”[117]  His memoir was on the New York Times best seller list for 54 weeks.  The audio book version of Dreams from My Father won a Grammy in the “best spoken word album” category.  In October 2005, the British journal New Statesman named him one of the “10 People Who Could Change the World.”[118]  In January 2008, author Deepak Chopra called his candidacy a “quantum leap in American consciousness.”[119]  In December 2007, Oprah Winfrey said Obama’s “tongue (is) dipped in the unvarnished truth.”[120]  In February 2008, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews gushed, “He (Obama) seems to have the answers.  This is the New Testament.”[121] 

 

Remember, less than four years prior to all of this manufactured media acclaim and financial support from Soros, Obama was an obscure and unaccomplished state politician, and only 20% of the people in his home state of Illinois even knew who he was.

 

The media and cultural adulation continued unabated after Obama was elected President.  In December 2008, Time Magazine named him its “Person of the Year.”   Newsweek editor Evan Thomas declared, “…in a way, Obama’s standing above the country—above the world, he’s sort of God.”[122]  Incredibly, the Nobel Committee awarded him its 2009 Peace Prize, for which he was nominated after having been President for just 11 days.  A painting titled “The Truth” depicted Obama as a crucified messiah with a crown of thorns.[123] 

 

Clearly, Obama had a media and cultural support network that was exceptionally unusual, especially since he had not really earned any of the caricatured hero worship that became eerily akin to the outlandish “Dear Leader” demagoguery usually found only in totalitarian regimes.

 

By June 3, 2008, Barack Obama had leveraged this manufactured adulation to win more committed delegates in the concluded Democratic primaries than Hillary Clinton.  However, she had not yet conceded defeat.  Clinton and her supporters were still working to swing the “super delegates” her way before the convention.  Three days later, a bizarre incident occurred that perhaps illustrated the influence of the forces supporting Obama and raised questions about who really is controlling the political process in America.  The following account of this incident is adapted from Don Fredrick’s version in his book The Obama Timeline.

 

On June 6, 2008, reporters traveling with Obama boarded his campaign plane near Washington, D.C. to head for Chicago.  However, Obama never boarded, opting for an unannounced meeting instead.  One reporter challenged Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs:  “Why were we not told about this meeting until we were on the plane, the doors were shut, and the plane was about to taxi off?”  Gibbs answered, “Senator Obama had a desire to do some meetings, others had a desire to meet with him tonight in a private way, and that is what we are doing.”[124]   When the plane landed in Chicago, Gibbs admitted that Obama was meeting with Hillary Clinton at an undisclosed location.

 

The meeting may have been at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia, which was about three miles from where Obama’s plane departed without him.  At the Marriott, Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, and other elites were attending the annual conference of the Bilderberg Group, which is an organization analogous to the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.  Conspiracy theorists believe that these secretive groups are the puppeteers of a grand scheme to establish a powerful New World Order that is superior to the political governments of individual nations.  Other attendees included Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board; Tim Geithner, President of the New York Federal Reserve; Don Graham, CEO of the Washington Post; Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google; and various bankers, politicians, and media magnates.[125]

 

Suspiciously, the Marriott’s fire alarm went off, and the hotel staff cleared out reporters covering the Bilderberg Group.  Reporters at the hotel claimed it was swarming with security.  Convoys with armed Secret Service escorts arrived at the hotel with unidentified occupants.  Of course, the mystery surrounding Obama’s meeting with Clinton and the suspicious events at the Bilderberg event invite speculation that Obama and Clinton met there.[126]

 

On June 7, the day after the suspected Bilderberg Group rendezvous with Obama, Hillary Clinton conceded the Democratic primary race to Obama.[127]  Perhaps it was an uncanny coincidence, but it sure smells like Obama’s powerful “protectorate” finalized the primary in a secret meeting.   

 

In addition to media support and Wall Street money, Soros-funded groups provided cadres of campaign workers for Obama.  America Coming Together (ACT) was given $18 million by Soros to coordinate “get-out-the-vote” activities.[128]  ACT deployed 5,000 organizers supported by 80,000 volunteers to troll for left-leaning voter registrations in battleground states.  Patrick Gaspard, the national field director of ACT, was appointed Obama’s national political director right after the election.  Under Gaspard’s tenure at ACT, the organization was fined $775,000 for illegally redirecting money set aside for generic voter registrations to specific Democratic candidates instead.[129]  This was the 3rd largest civil penalty ever levied by the FEC.

 

Another “get-out-the-vote” organization that received OSI and Soros funding was ACORN.  This group fielded thousands of activists to support leftist candidates, sometimes in ways that savaged our electoral process.  As we saw in the last chapter, ACORN was charged with voter registration fraud in at least 14 states.  Citizens Services, Inc., an ACORN subsidiary, likely broke federal election laws and IRS regulations by overtly supporting the Obama campaign. 

 

Anti-capitalist groups like ACORN are being consolidated into a large umbrella operation called the Apollo Alliance.  Van Jones, a leader of Apollo, was forced to resign as Obama’s Green Jobs czar when his deep involvement in communist and other extremist activities was exposed.  The Apollo Alliance is sponsored by the Tides Foundation, which is heavily funded by Soros.  The Apollo Alliance is an attempt to unify three key activist arms of the radical left—labor unions, environmentalists, and the social justice movement.  Apollo believes that government is the solution to most social and economic problems.[130]

 

The labor wing of this alliance includes the SEIU, the AFL-CIO, and the United Steelworkers. The SEIU PAC alone contributed $27 million to Obama in 2008.[131]   The SEIU claims on its website to have knocked on 1.87 million doors, made 4.4 million phone calls, and mailed more than 2.5 million fliers in support of Obama.[132]  The SEIU, the fastest growing union in America, is a perfect ally for Obama, because they aim to “kill capitalism” and “turn America back over to its rightful owners: our hard working union employees.”[133]  Andrew Stern, the head of SEIU, visited the White House at least 20 times in the first nine months of Obama’s presidency, according to the White House visitor’s log.[134]  Politico.com declared, “Andrew Stern practically lives at the White House.”[135] 

 

Van Jones described the Apollo Alliance as a “grand unified field theory for progressive left causes.”[136]  He is an archetypal leader for a radical organization like Apollo.  Jones described how he converted to communism after being imprisoned for his involvement in the 1992 L.A. riots:  “I met all these young radical people of color—I mean, really radical Communists and anarchists. And it was like: this is what I need to be part of.  I spent the next 10 years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary.”[137]

 

Van Jones is also the founder of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), a Maoist organization that he was involved with for ten years.[138]  STORM was a radical organization that advocated a Marxist revolution in America and the destruction of capitalism.  Jeff Jones, another radical member of the Apollo Alliance board, helped found the terrorist Weather Underground, along with Bill Ayers. [139]  He was also a member of the socialist SDS, just like Aryeh Neier, the head of Soros’s OSI, and Wade Rathke, the founder of ACORN.

 

The Apollo Alliance is helping draft legislation for the Obama administration.  They are emulating the example set four years earlier by the Soros/OSI-sponsored Progressive Legislative Action Network (PLAN).  According to David Horowitz, PLAN’s mission was to seed state legislatures with “model” legislation to support their radical goals.[140]  PLAN is now called the Progressive States Network (PSN).

 

Have you ever wondered who writes the complex 1,000 page congressional bills that seem to magically appear from out of nowhere?  PSN and the Apollo Alliance have ghost written recent bills sponsored by Democrats.   The $800 billion Stimulus Bill of 2009, which basically rewarded patrons of the radical left, was drafted by the Apollo Alliance.[141]  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid thanked them for helping to write it.[142]  Phil Kerpen of Americans for Prosperity said the Apollo Alliance “put out a draft stimulus bill (the Apollo Economic Recovery Act) in 2008...that included almost everything that ended up being in the final stimulus bill.”[143]     

 

Soros sponsoring radical organizations to ghost-write legislation is audacious enough, but nothing compares to the sheer audacity of his conspiracy to instigate regime change in America. 

 

Soros told the Washington Post in November 2003 that ousting the Republicans from the White House “is the central focus of my life…a matter of life and death.”[144]  He also said, “America under Bush is a danger to the world, and I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is.”[145] 

 

Soros had earlier supported regime changes in Eastern Europe, so it was not uncharacteristic for him to conspire to do the same in America.  “I do not accept the rules imposed by others,” he wrote in Soros on Soros.  “I am a law-abiding citizen, but I recognize that there are regimes that need to be opposed rather than accepted.  And in periods of regime change, the normal rules don’t apply.”[146]  Soros said in January 2007 that “America needs to...go through a certain de-Nazification process.”[147]    

 

Soros created the Shadow Party described earlier in this chapter to end the Bush regime, although his ambition extended beyond just defeating Bush.  In a Newsweek story, “Can a Billionaire Beat Bush?,” writer Marcus Mabry explained that even if Bush wins in 2004, Soros “will set about assembling the infrastructure” of a “new left.”[148]

 

Soros failed in his mission to dethrone Bush in 2004, but his Shadow Party did succeed in helping the Democrats retake Congress in 2006.   More significantly, the momentum and infrastructure created by this regime change effort culminated in Barack Obama’s election as President in November 2008. 

 

Now that Obama is President, what is his agenda?  Perhaps we should ask Soros.  According to the White House registry of visitors, Soros visited the White House four times in the first six months after Obama took office.[149]  Their discussions were private, but it is uncanny how accurate Soros’s “prediction” was about Obama’s agenda, according to a November 2008 interview with Soros:

“I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for state and local government to maintain their budgets -- because they are not allowed by the constitution to run a deficit.  For such a program to be successful, the federal government would need to provide hundreds of billions of dollars.  In addition, another infrastructure program is necessary.  In total, the cost would be in the 300 to 600 billion dollar range….I think this is a great opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy dependence.  The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with auctioning of licenses for emissions rights.  I would use the revenues from these auctions to launch a new, environmentally friendly energy policy.”[150]

The interviewer interjected: “Your proposal would be dismissed on Wall Street as ‘'big government.’  Republicans might call it European-style ‘socialism.’”[151]  Soros replied:

“That 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….At times of recession, running a budget deficit is highly desirable….In 2010, the Bush tax cuts will expire and we should not extend them. But we will also need additional revenues.”[152]

There is also curious similarity between Soros’s international objectives and those of Obama’s administration.  One example is the initiative to reduce global poverty through the United Nations Millennium Project.  The U.S. contribution to this international effort was sponsored by Barack Obama when he was a U.S. Senator, in form of legislation called the Global Poverty Act (GPA). 

 

According to David Horowitz and Richard Poe in their book, The Shadow Party, Obama’s GPA legislation and the related U.N. Millennium Project are programs to siphon wealth from advanced nations to third world nations, primarily in Africa and Islamic regions.  Rich nations are expected to contribute 0.7% of their GNP each year until 2015.  This equates to $235 billion per year, of which the U.S. is expected to contribute $140 billion.  The U.S. contribution will be funded by Obama’s proposed Global Poverty Act, if it is eventually enacted by Congress.[153]  

 

Coincidentally, the man assigned to manage this international bonanza for the U.N. was Jeffrey Sachs, a former Harvard economist and long time Soros associate.  Sachs had earlier worked with Soros to implement “shock therapy” programs in Eastern Europe and Russia.[154]  U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Sachs as the Director of the U.N. Millennium Project, which the Canada Free Press called, “The largest global wealth redistribution program ever conceived.”[155]  Soros was so committed to the Millennium Project that he pledged $50 million of his own money in September 2006.[156] 

 

The April 2009 G20 conference that Obama participated in planted the seeds for another Soros international initiative called Special Drawing Rights (SDR’s).  Soros has been pushing this concept for a long time.  In 2001, just days after 9/11, Soros said, “It is not enough to fight terrorism, we must also address the social conditions that provide a fertile ground from which volunteers who are willing to sacrifice their lives can be recruited.  And, here, I think I do have something to contribute to the debate….I propose issuing Special Drawing Rights, or SDR’s, that the rich countries would pledge for the purpose of providing international assistance.  This is an initiative that could make a substantial amount of money available almost immediately….If the scheme is successfully tested, it should be followed by an annual issue of SDR’s and the amounts could be scaled up so that they could have a meaningful impact on many of our most pressing social issues.”[157]

 

The April 2009 “London Summit, Leaders’ Statement” summarized the proceedings of the G20 conference and was therefore implicitly supported by participant Obama.  The statement began with boilerplate socialist pabulum:  “We start from the belief that prosperity is indivisible; that growth, to be sustained, has to be shared; and that our global plan for recovery must have at its heart the needs and jobs of hard-working families, not just in developed countries but in emerging markets and the poorest countries of the world too; and must reflect the interests, not just of today’s population, but of future generations too.”[158]  The statement also declared, “We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250B into the world economy and increase global liquidity….”[159]   In effect, this authorized the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to print a de facto world currency out of thin air. 

 

Soros told CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo that the G20 conference was a “success,” probably because the G20 leaders’ statement mirrored his own global vision.[160]  

 

The London G20 Summit also endorsed a new global warming treaty and the creation of a global Financial Stability Board (FSB).  The FSB would “…extend regulation and oversight to all systemically important financial institutions, instruments, and markets.”  It also urged nations to “…endorse and implement…tough new principles on pay and compensation and to support sustainable compensation schemes and the corporate social responsibility of all firms.”[161]   In other words, the FSB established protocol for world-wide regulation of private businesses, including American ones.

 

Coincidentally, these G20 initiatives mirror the principles of the Socialist International.[162]  The American affiliate of the Socialist International is the Democratic Socialists of America, which endorsed Obama during his presidential run.  Carol Browner, Obama’s Director of White House Energy and Climate Change Policy, was formerly a member of the Socialist International’s Commission for a Sustainable World Society.[163] 

 

The G20 initiatives require Congressional approval, but that’s hardly a reassuring firewall for American taxpayers, especially when Congress has already supported extravagant domestic initiatives like TARP, the Stimulus Bill, and government-run health care. 

 

Soros’s fingerprints are all over these international initiatives to undermine U.S. sovereignty and to transfer American wealth to foreign countries.  It is tempting to speculate that Soros tried to directly sabotage the United States during a critical juncture of the 2008 presidential election.   On September 6, 2008, McCain lead Obama in a Gallup poll by five points and appeared to have momentum in the presidential race.[164]  Shortly thereafter, a financial “crisis” erupted that reversed this momentum and helped determine the outcome of the election. 

 

According to U.S. Representative Paul Kanjorski, Chairman of the House Capital Markets subcommittee, here is what Treasury Secretary Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke told Congress in a September 2008 closed-door session:  “On Thursday, 9/15, at roughly 11:00 a.m., the Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous draw down of money market accounts in the USA to the tune of $550 billion dollars in a matter of an hour or two.  Money was being removed electronically.  The Treasury tried to help, opened their window and pumped in $150 billion but quickly realized they could not stem the tide.  We were having an electronic run on the banks.  So, they decided to close down the accounts.  Had they not closed down the accounts, they estimated that by 2:00 that afternoon, within three hours, $5.5 trillion would have been withdrawn and the entire economy of the United States would have collapsed, and within 24 hours the world economy would have collapsed….It would have been the end of our economic and political system.”[165] 

 

An intriguing question is what role did Soros play in this run on banks?  No official determination of who triggered it has been announced.  Soros certainly had the publicly-declared motive (to destroy the Republicans), he had a demonstrated history of attacking the currencies of particular countries (recall his moniker as the Man Who Broke the Bank of England), and he was allied with a billionaire cabal that had sufficient resources to trigger such an event.  Most importantly, the political candidate he had been backing since 2007 had suddenly fallen behind near the end of the presidential race in 2008. 

 

In typical fashion, Soros profited from the 2008 economic collapse, which adds to suspicion about his role in it.  He made $1.1 billion during the financial chaos.  He said in March 2009, “I’m having a very good crisis.”[166]  He told The Australian newspaper that everything was coming together, “the American election, the financial crisis….”[167]  He also said, “I have to admit that I actually flourish, I’m more stimulated by bust.  On the one hand, there’s the tremendous human suffering, which is very distressing.  On the other hand, to be able to handle the situation is exhilarating.”[168]  In 2007, when the financial tsunami was beginning to sweep across the world, Soros earned an astounding $2.9 billion.[169] 

 

Profit aside, the economic collapse prompted growth in government stimulus spending and economic intervention worldwide, which had to please the socialist Soros.  In fact, he said of the world financial crisis to The Australian newspaper:  “It is, in a way, the culminating point of my life’s work.”[170]

 

If there is still doubt that Soros is one of the puppet masters manipulating Obama’s strings, consider Obama’s stunningly hypocritical loan to Brazil to develop oil resources off its coast.   The loan was made even though the Obama administration is fundamentally opposed to oil exploration off the U.S. coast.  Obama also supports an enormously expensive cap-and-trade program to limit fossil fuel consumption in America. 

 

The United States Government committed to lend two billion dollars from its Export-Import Bank to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, for off-shore oil exploration in the Tupi oil field near Rio de Janeiro.[171]  There are at least two counts of staggering hypocrisy by Obama in this action.  First, Obama has consistently castigated U.S. oil companies for taking taxpayer subsidies, yet he opened up the (empty) U.S. Treasury to help a Brazilian oil company.  Second, Obama and his Congressional allies have blocked new exploration of American oil fields off both shores in an effort to impede our oil addiction and reduce greenhouse gases, yet he helped Brazil do just the opposite. 

 

What compelled Obama to loan our money to a Brazilian oil company, an act that is not only contrary to American taxpayer interests, but also contrary to Obama’s own deeply ingrained energy philosophy?   Here is a possible explanation:  George Soros repositioned himself to get dividends in Petrobras just a few days before Obama made the commitment to support Petrobras’s offshore drilling in a potentially lucrative oil field.[172]   Welcome to Obama’s “new kind of politics.”  Soros has been determined to install a puppet in the White House.   It looks like he finally has one.

 

The Hungarian-born Soros does not like America.  In his words, “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.”[173]  In The Bubble of American Supremacy, he said “the Declaration of Independence is also open to different interpretations”[174] and that its principles “are not self-evident truths but arrangements necessitated by our inherently imperfect understanding.”[175] [176]

 

According to David Horowitz and Richard Poe, Soros hired an army of radical mercenaries to wage war against America.  With his vast fortune, he constructed a Shadow Party that is not accountable to the American people or subject to their will.  It is simultaneously the party of rebels and the party of rulers.[177]  It has unified the underclass and the elitist class in a war against the middle class.  That is why Soros was dubbed the “Lenin of the 21st Century” by Ripon Forum magazine.[178] 

 

“My goal is to become the conscience of the world,” Soros narcissistically confessed to biographer Michael Kaufman.[179]  What stunning self-importance!  Soros believes he is the arbiter of regime change and the puppeteer of compliant marionettes.  He’s a rogue agent with incredible influence over America’s fortunes.

 

Obama spent his adult life learning from middle class haters and socialists, including Frank Marshall Davis, the radical activist Saul Alinsky, the Black Liberation theologians James Cone and Jeremiah Wright, the SDS terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, the community disorganizers at ACORN, and assorted other radicals and Marxist college professors who worshipped at the altar of wealth redistribution. 

 

There is not a single free-market capitalist in Obama’s entire political and philosophical lineage.  As we will see in the next chapter, his policies will delay economic recovery, lead to chronic joblessness, discourage energy production and increase its cost, discourage investment, ration healthcare, expropriate private businesses in favor of government and union ownership, create unprecedented government debt, increase our borrowing from foreign countries, deflate the U.S. Dollar, and expand the size and scope of government. 

 

Milton Friedman told us:  “The two chief enemies of the free society or free enterprise are intellectuals on the one hand and businessmen on the other, for opposite reasons.  Every intellectual believes in freedom for himself, but he’s opposed to freedom for others….He thinks there ought to be a central planning board that will establish social priorities….The businessmen are just the opposite—every businessman is in favor of freedom for everybody else, but when it comes to himself, that’s a different question.  He’s always the special case.  He ought to get special privileges from the government….”[180]  Obama is the ultimate Columbia/Harvard intellectual who believes his judgment is superior to ours.  Soros is the ultimate businessman who believes that the world is his playground, which means that all of the rules should be bent in his favor. 

 

Obama is not only an advocate for the underclass, he is the puppet of billionaire oligarchs who lack conscience and who will economically rape America.  He will lead the middle class to a new period of austerity and perpetual economic malaise.  At the same time, he will siphon wealth to the Wall Street benefactors that empowered him and to the victimized underclass that he is the champion of.

 

Middle class citizens, including those who voted for Obama, should pause to consider how much control they actually have over where he and his powerful supporters are leading this country.  What appeared to be a Camelot-like ascendance by Obama was really the culmination of decades-old radical movements funded and coordinated by billionaire money.  Obama hinted at this political facade when he said, “I think that oftentimes ordinary citizens are taught that decisions are made based on the public interest or grand principles, when, in fact, what really moves things is money and votes and power.”[181]  Behind this façade is an underclass/elitist alliance that will annihilate the middle class on the way to Big Government and diminished individual rights and wealth. 

 

It is possible that Soros’s and Obama’s vision for the future of the world harkens back to the earliest days of the SDS, the group that helped spawn the socialist revolution unfolding in America today.  Soros’s right-hand man, Aryeh Neier, co-founded the SDS.  Obama was immersed among SDS veterans his entire life.  To understand how we arrived at today’s political predicament, let’s reflect back on the Weatherman war council meeting in Michigan in 1969.  Let’s ponder the words of Ted Gold, the leader of the Mad Dog faction of the Weatherman who would eventually blow himself into eternity a few months later making bombs in a Greenwich Village townhouse.

 

Gold said that the Weatherman was an “agency of the people of the world” that would run America after the defeat of U.S. imperialism.[182]  Perhaps that agency has arrived in the form of billionaire jackals like Soros and United Nations initiatives like the Millennium Project and Special Drawing Rights.  Perhaps that agency has arrived in the form of an ascending Big Government that will transfer our wealth to the underclass here and abroad, reallocate our resources to fight global warming, and weaken our Constitution to usher in the borderless open society that Soros and his ilk fought for decades to achieve. 

 

Here was Gold’s punch line at the Weatherman war council meeting 40 years ago:  “If it will take fascism, we’ll have to have fascism.”[183]

 

Fascism?  Is that the ominous storm brewing on our horizon?  In the February 1997 edition of Atlantic Monthly, Soros declared:  “The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat.”[184]  He also said, “I contend that an open society may also be threatened from…excessive individualism.”[185]  Journalist Matthew Vadum wrote about Soros: “The liberal billionaire-turned-philanthropist has been buying up media properties for years in order to drive home his message to the American public that they are too materialistic, too wasteful, too selfish, and too stupid to decide for themselves how to run their own lives.”[186]   In other words, the state must intercede in our lives to make our decisions for us.  That is essentially the meaning of fascism, and that is essentially Obama’s and Soros’s view.  We are on the verge of subsuming ourselves into the beckoning womb of government, in exchange for allowing the state to become our parent, our provider, and our moral compass.  Other societies have made this mistake.  It always ends badly.

 

Obama hinted at this vision during a nationally televised propagandizing of the $800 billion Stimulus Bill in February 2009.  He told America that “only government” can end the recession.[187]  He said the “private sector is so weakened by this recession, the federal government is the only entity left with the resources to jolt our economy back to life.”[188]  According to Don Fredrick, Obama’s statement echoed Mussolini, who wrote in the Doctrine of Fascism, “State intervention in economic production arises only when private initiative is lacking or insufficient, or when the political interests of the State are involved.  This intervention may take the form of control (auto companies, perhaps?), assistance (banks, perhaps?), or direct management (health care, perhaps?).”[189] [190]

 

Obama’s advisor and Columbia mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote a book in 1970 called Between Two Ages:  America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, which described his vision of the future:  “The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society.  Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values.  Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen.  These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by authorities.”[191] 

 

Ominously, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo in April 2009 warning about rising “rightwing extremist activity” as the TEA Party movement was starting.[192]  The memo, called “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” was sent to law enforcement agencies around the country.  It warned against citizens who reject “federal authority in favor of state or local authority.”[193]  Allegedly, the FBI issued an internal memo to all 56 field offices to perform surveillance of the April 2009 tax protests and to keep track of the organizers.  

 

The DHS “right wing extremism” memo also warned that returning veterans could be dangerous: “The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergency of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”[194]  The American Legion veterans group sent DHS head Janet Napolitano a letter objecting to the Rightwing Extremism report that said, “I think it is important for all of us to remember that Americans are not the enemy.  The terrorists are.”[195]

 

Don’t be so sure that the terrorists are the enemy, in the eyes of Obama’s embryonic socialist administration.  As Obama hands over trillions of dollars to the banking oligarchy of Soros and his billionaire cohorts, and as he hands over trillions more to the underclass, recall the folk adage about cons.  If you can’t figure out who the sucker is, it’s you.  Sadly, the middle class of America has been conned into redistributing its wealth not only to the poor, but also to the rich.   Worse yet, the elitists executing this scam seemingly believe that they know better than us how to run our own lives. 

 

In 2007, Bill Ayers described America as an “incipient fascist country”.[196]  He may be right.  

We’ve been had.

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[39] Ibid., p.178.

[40] Ibid., p.179.

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[46] Ibid., p. xii.

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[48] Horowitz and Poe, “The Shadow Party: Part I”, op. cit.

[49] Ibid.

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[87] Michelle Malkin, “Hope, Change, & Peddling Access”, New York Post, October 31, 2009; available online at: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/item_L9zp49BohuxP8epZFWXehO [accessed April 7, 2010].

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[89] Michelle Malkin, “People in ‘Fat Cat’-Infested Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones”, Michelle Malkin, December 14, 2009; available online at: http://michellemalkin.com/2009/12/14/people-in-fat-cat-infested-houses-shouldnt-throw-stones/ [accessed April 7, 2010].

[90] Ibid.

[91] Horowitz and Poe, The Shadow Party, p. 190.

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[93] Horowitz and Poe, The Shadow Party, p. 191.

[94] Horowitz, Unholy Alliance, p. 230.

[95] Horowitz and Poe, “The Shadow Party: Part I”, op. cit.

[96] Horowitz and Poe, The Shadow Party, p. 186.

[97] “MoveOn (MO)”, DiscovertheNetworks.org, op. cit.

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[99] Fredrick, The Obama Timeline, p. 560.

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[101] Ibid.

[102] Ibid.

[103] Ibid.

[104] Ibid.

[105] “George Soros”, DiscovertheNetworks.org, op. cit.

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[111] Suzanne Malveaux, “Obama Aide Fires Back at Beck over Mao Remarks”, CNNPolitics.com, October 16, 2009; available online at: http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/10/16/beck.dunn/index.html [accessed April 7, 2010].

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[114] McChesney, “Journalism, Democracy,…and Class Struggle”, op. cit.

[115] Glenn Beck, “Net Neutrality Pits Free Speech against Free Press”, FoxNews.com, April 6, 2010; available online at: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,590506,00.html [accessed April 7, 2010].

[116] Ibid.

[117] Vincent Fiore, “Barack Obama and the Making of a Vice President”, Enter Stage Right, January 8, 2007; available online at: http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0107/0107obamavp.htm [accessed April 7, 2010].

[118] Ibid.

[119] Deepak Chopra, “Obama and the Call: ‘I am America’”, The Huffington Post, January 5, 2008; available online at:

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[120] “April 2008- The Secret Life of Barack Obama”, WND SuperStore, April 2008; available online at: http://superstore.wnd.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=2329 [accessed April 7, 2010].

[121] Ibid.

[122] Kyle Drennen, “Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama is ‘Sort of God’”, NewsBusters, June 5, 2009; available online at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2009/06/05/newsweek-s-evan-thomas-obama-sort-god [accessed April 7, 2010].

[123] Cathryn Friar, “‘The Truth’ Painting is Obama as Jesus Christ”, RightPundits.com, April 25, 2009; available online at: http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=3810 [accessed April 7, 2010].

[124] Fredrick, The Obama Timeline, p. 157-158.

[125] Ibid.

[126] Ibid.

[127] Ibid.

[128] “America Coming Together (ACT) Backgrounder”, DiscovertheNetworks.org, March 2005; available online at: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/Z%20-%20AMERICA%20COMING%20TOGETHER%20ONE%20PAGER.htm [accessed April 7, 2010].

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[130] Phil Kerpen, “The Apollo Alliance: Unifying Activists on the Left”, Capital Research Center, October 2009; available online at: http://www.capitalresearch.org/pubs/pdf/v1254459150.pdf [accessed April 7, 2010].

[131] Fred Lucas, “SEIU PAC Spent $27 Million Supporting Obama’s Election, FEC Filing Says”, CNSNews.com, December 18, 2008; available online at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/40959 [accessed April 7, 2010].

[132] Ibid.

[133] “ACORN Part I: Rathke, ACORN, SEIU, the Tides Foundation, Oh My!”, Liberty Chick, May 8, 2009; available online at: http://libertychick.com/2009/05/08/rathke-acorn-seiu-the-tides-foundation-oh-my/ [accessed April 7, 2010].

[134] Evan McMorris-Santoro, “Andy Stern Appears Most Often on WH Logs Released Tonight”, TPM, October 30, 2009; available online at: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/10/andy-stern-appears-most-often-on-wh-logs-released-tonight.php [accessed April 7, 2010].

[135] Ben Smith, “Saturday Reading: Dede”, Politico, October 31, 2009; available online at: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1009/Saturday_reading_Dede.html [accessed April 7, 2010].

[136] Matthew Vadum, “Communist-Linked Apollo Alliance Dictates to Congress”, Canada Free Press, July 31, 2009; available online at: http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/13274 [accessed April 7, 2010].

[137] “Van Jones”, DiscovertheNetworks.org, copyright 2003-2009; available online at: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2406 [accessed April 7, 2010].

[138] Kerpen, “The Apollo Alliance: Unifying Activists on the Left”, op. cit.

[139] Ibid.

[140] “Progressive States Network (PSN)”, DiscovertheNetworks.org, copyright 2003-2009; available online at: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7339 [accessed April 7, 2010].

[141] Kerpen, “The Apollo Alliance: Unifying Activists on the Left”, op. cit.

[142] Ibid.

[143] Ibid.

[144] “George Soros”, DiscovertheNetworks.org, op. cit.

[145] Ibid.

[146] Ehrenfeld, “The Man Who would be Kingmaker, Part I”, op. cit.

[147] Steve Clemons, “George Soros has it Right on America’s History and Accountability Problem”, The Washington Note, February 3, 2007; available online at: http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/001922.php [accessed April 7, 2010].

[148] Cliff Kincaid, “The Hidden Soros Agenda: Drugs, Money, the Media, and Political Power”, Accuracy in Media, October 27, 2004; available online at: http://www.aim.org/special-report/the-hidden-soros-agenda-drugs-money-the-media-and-political-power/ [accessed April 7, 2010].

[149] Emily Miller, “On Obama White House Visitor Log: Lobbyists, Movie Stars and Bailed out CEOs”, Politics Daily, November 2, 2009; available online at: http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/11/02/on-obama-white-house-visitor-log-lobbyists-movie-stars-and-bai/ [accessed April 7, 2010].

[150] “George Soros”, DiscovertheNetworks.org, op. cit.

[151] Ibid.

[152] Ibid.

[153] Horowitz and Poe, The Shadow Party, p. 220-227.

[154] Ibid.

[155] Ibid.

[156] “George Soros”, Wikipedia, op. cit.

[157] Horowitz and Poe, The Shadow Party, p. 222.

[158] Heather Stewart, “G20 Summit Recovery Package: ‘A Global Plan on Unprecedented Scale’”, Guardian.co.uk, April 3, 2009; available online at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/03/g20-recovery-package [accessed April 7, 2010].

[159] Eben Esterhuizen, “Will Obama Trash the Dollar and Support a Global Currency?”, The Huffington Post, April 7, 2009; available online at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eben-esterhuizen/will-obama-trash-the-doll_b_184118.html [accessed April 7, 2010].

[160] Joe Weisenthal, “Soros Calls the G20 a Success”, Business Insider, April 2, 2009; available online at: http://www.businessinsider.com/soros-calls-the-g20-a-success-2009-4 [accessed April 7, 2010].

[161] “London Summit Communique”, The Pittsburg Summit, April 2, 2009; available online at: http://www.pittsburghsummit.gov/resources/125131.htm [accessed April 7, 2010].

[162] “Declaration of Principles”, Socialist International, June 2009; available online at: http://www.socialistinternational.org/viewArticle.cfm?ArticleID=31 [accessed April 7, 2010].

[163] “Carol Browner”, Wikipedia, modified June 6, 2010; available online at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Browner [accessed June 6, 2010].

[164] Fredrick, The Obama Timeline, p. 181.

[165] Pamela Gellar, “Right before the Election of President Hussein: ‘A $550 Billion Electronic Run on the Banks’”, Atlas Shrugs, February 11, 2009; available online at: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/02/tight-before-the-election-of-president-hussein-an-electronic-run-on-the-banks.html [accessed April 7, 2010].

[166] Noel Sheppard, “‘I’m Having a Good Crisis’: Will Soros be Attacked for His Profits?”, NewsBusters, March 26, 2009; available online at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/03/26/having-good-crisis-will-soros-be-attacked-his-profits [accessed June 6, 2010].

[167] Ibid.

[168] Alice Thomson and Rachel Sylvester, “George Soros, the Man Who Broke the Bank, Sees a Global Meltdown”, Times Online, March 28, 2009; available online at: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5989163.ece [accessed April 7, 2010].

[169] Michelle Kung, “Hedge Fund Managers Score Biggest-Ever Payday”, The Huffington Post, April 16, 2008; available online at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/16/hedge-fund-managers-score_n_96912.html [accessed April 7, 2010].

[170] Sheppard, “’I’m Having a Good Crisis’: Will Soros be Attacked for His Profits?”, op. cit.

[171] “Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling”, The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2009; available online at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203863204574346610120524166.html [accessed April 9, 2010].

[172] Michelle Malkin, “Obama, Soros, Petrobras, Brazil & Offshore Drilling Double Standards”, Michelle Malkin, August 19, 2009; available online at: http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/19/obama-soros-petrobras-brazil-offshore-drilling-double-standards/ [accessed April 9, 2010].

[173] O’Neill, “Soros: Republic Enemy #1”, op. cit.

[174] George Soros, The Bubble of American Supremacy: Correcting the Misuse of American Power (New York: Public Affairs, 2004) p. 159.

[175] Ibid.

[176] Horowitz and Poe, The Shadow Party, p. 69.

[177] Ibid., p. 242-243.

[178] Cliff Kincaid, “Obama Endorses Soros Plan to Loot America”, GOPUSA, April 3, 2009; available online at: http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/ckincaid/2009/ck_0403p.shtml [accessed April 9, 2010].

[179] D.B. & S.S.M., “Echoing Lyndon LaRouche, Horowitz and Poe Smear 14-Year-Old George Soros as Nazi ‘Collaborator’, New Book Features Doctored Quotes, Factual Errors”, Media Matters, August 2, 2006; available online at: http://mediamatters.org/research/200608020003 [accessed April 9, 2010].

[180] Arnold Kling, “Milton Freidman on Big Business vs. Freedom”, Library of Economics and Liberty, February 9, 2007; available online at: http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2007/02/milton_friedman_8.html [accessed April 9, 2010].

[181] “Barack Obama”, Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2007; available online at: http://www.notablebiographies.com/newsmakers2/2007-Li-Pr/Obama-Barack.html [accessed June 6, 2010].

[182] Peter Stine, The Sixties, (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1995), p. 222.

[183] Ibid.

[184] A.M. Siriano, “The Dark Lord Soros”, Intellectual Conservative, January 26, 2004; available online at: http://www.intellectualconservative.com/2004/01/26/the-dark-lord-soros/ [accessed April 9, 2010].

[185] Ibid.

[186] Ken LaRive, “Drill Now: Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve, and George Soros is the Source”, Examiner.com, October 15, 2009; available online at: http://www.examiner.com/x-/x-17078-Lafayette-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2009m10d15-Drill-Now-Goldman-Sachs-The-Federal-Reserve-and-George-Soros-is-the-source [accessed April 9, 2010].

[187] Brian Montopoli, “Obama: Only Government Can Save the Economy”, CBS News, February 9, 2009; available online at: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-4788181-503544.html [accessed April 9, 2010].

[188] Ibid.

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[190] Fredrick, The Obama Timeline, p. 317.

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[192] Department of Homeland Security, “Rightwing Extremism”, p.9, Federation of American Scientists, April 7, 2009; available online at: http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf [accessed April 9, 2010].

[193] Ibid., p.2.

[194] Ibid.

[195] “American Legion to DHS: We’re Not Terrorists”, World Net Daily, April 14, 2009; available online at: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=94939 [accessed April 9, 2010].

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