The Legacy of George Soros Part 1

There have been many who have had an impact on United States politics, but perhaps none more than George Soros. A man who in his book “ The Alchemy of Finance” admitted to an exaggerated view of his place in the world. “I have always thought of myself as some kind of God or economic reformer” He told biographer Michael Kaufman that it was his goal to “become the conscience of the world”.
Born in Budapesy in 1930 to Tividar and Erzebat Schwartz the name was later changed to Soros in 1936. When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, his father split the family into groups buying forged papers to identify them as Christians and bribed German families to take them in. George, an atheist was placed with a German Hungarian official named Baumbach. Soros sometime accompanied Baumbach on his job, which was to deport Hungarian Jews and turn the property that had to the Germans. Soros felt no guilt over this, as he told CBS news in December 1998 because he took no active part.
In 1947 the family went to England where George went to the London School of Economics. The Viennese born Karl Popper taught at the school and was a mentor to Soros. It was Poppers book “The Open Society and its Enemies” that first brought the concept of “Open Society” to the attention of George Soros.
“Open Society” was first used as a phrase in 1932 By Henri Louis Bergson to describe a society of moral codes founded upon principles that would enhance the welfare of all mankind. An open society, further expounded upon by Popper, was one where society could change the institutions as they saw fit, one where criticism and change to societal norms were expected and encouraged usually by violent means and according to Marxist doctrine. Popper determined that any society that considered itself superior in any way to any other society was “closed”, a concept held within the American administration today.
This lead to the Soros of today, the man who rejects that the tenets of the Declaration and Constitution are the truths America should be built on. It had been impressed on George Soros and his reading of Karl Popper that the inalienable rights expressed in the founding documents were founded by God. Soros, an atheist, would reject the premise of the founders doctrine.
Soros graduated from the London School of Economics, worked a short time for the brokerage firm Singer and Friedlander where he worked in international arbitrage, a process of buying securities in one country and selling them elsewhere. in 1956 he relocated to New York to work the stock market He then went to work at the investment bank Arnhold and S. Bleichroder where his career finally took off. His plan to leave New York in five years and return to Europe was dismissed, possibly because he knew the money to be made in the United States would eclipse anything to be made in Europe.
After a 1960 marriage to Annaliese Witschak he had moved to Greenwich Village and met the prominent socialist Machael Harrington. In 1962 in a book entitled “The Other America” Harrington spoke of a permanent underclass , and that it required a “war on Poverty” to correct. The book was read and commented upon by Lyndon Johnson, and as such, was the start of the “War on Poverty” that continues to this days in the progressive mindset even though a failure by all measurement.
At this time, Soros also heard of Allen Ginsburg, and later met the radical poet in 1980. Ginsburgs’ ideas on drugs, including the legalization of all drugs has been a basis for the Soros policy for drug legalization, a project Soros has worked on for years.
In 1969, Soros set up for Arnhold/S. Bleichroeder “the Double Eagle Fund” with a partner Jim Rogers. Four years later he set up in a private partnership with Rogers the “Soros Fund Management”. “The Double Eagle fund “ became through name change “The Soros Fund” and in 1979 was rename “The Quantum Fund”. By 1980 the “Quantum Fund had assets of $380 million and more than $1 billion by 1985.

During this time, in 1979, Soros opened the first of his “Open Society Foundations” in Hungary. The objective was “to help build a vibrant and tolerant democracy whose government was accountable to the citizens”. In 1987, the “Open Society Foundation” opened in Moscow, with large amounts of monies being given to various groups and causes. Later Open Society Foundations would be opened in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In 1993, the biggest project of all, the Open Society Institute in New York was opened. In the book “Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism” Soros explained the formation of an open society through the monies he would inject into the society for the cause of “freedom, rule of law, human rights, social justice and social responsibility” a plethora of words with vastly different meaning to different people.

Placed in charge of the entire Soros Foundation Network and the Open Society Network was Aryeh Neier. Neier was one of the creators of the Students for a Democratic Society,(SDS) a large socialist radical group of the 1960’s. The main goal of the SDS was the overthrow of America, its democratic institutions, and the decimation of the culture that the United States was based on. After leaving the SDS, Neier worked with the American Civil Liberties Union serving some time as the national executive director. After his time at the ACLU, Neier founded Human Rights Watch in 1978. He spent a great deal of time at both the ACLU and the HRW promoting the idea that the Un9ited States is an oppressive nation, and one of the worst violators of human rights in the world. The Open Society Institute has given over $100 million to the HRW alone , and over $8 million to the ACLU.
There are other monies that the Open Society Institute has given to those that follow the Soros idea of “open society” including such organizations as The American Prospect, Media Matters, Columbia School of Journalism, National Public Radio, Pacifica Foundation, Pro Publica. And the Washington Post. In all Soros has spent more than $48 million funding journalism schools, media outlets, and industry organization such as unions.

The only requirement to receive the largesse of the Open Society Foundations is the agreement to work towards an open society worldwide that tramples on individual rights and the right of the countries to the sovereignty they deserve.

Next: The organizations funded and what they stand for

John Velisek USN (Ret.)

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