George Soros Funds The Caravan’s Parent Group And Caravan Spokeswoman’s Employer
George Soros’ money pays a parent group of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the official organizer of the illegal immigrant Caravan headed to the U.S.-Mexico border. Soros also funds a Pueblo Sin Fronteras spokeswoman’s employer, according to records obtained by Big League Politics courtesy of independent researcher Brian Humphrey.
The group Centro Sin Fronteras, a parent group to caravan organizer Pueblo Sin Fronteras, is reportedly a mainstay of the caravan effort. The Centro has received funding from the George Soros-financed National Immigration Forum.
Excerpt from Chapter 7 of my book "Western Civilization under siege"
Shadowy billionaire George Soros is one of the most politically powerful individuals on earth. Since the mid-1980s in particular, he has used his immense influence to help reconfigure the political landscapes of several countries around the world – in some cases, playing a key role in toppling regimes that had held the reins of government for years, even decades.
A strong case can be made for the claim that Soros today affects American politics and culture more profoundly than any other living person.
Much of Soros’s influence derives from his $13 billion personal fortune. An equally significant source of Soros’s power, however, is his passionate messianic zeal. Soros views himself as a missionary with something of a divine mandate to transform the world and its institutions into something better – as he sees it.
It is instructive to examine the mindset of Soros to perhaps get a better idea of his motives.
George Soros was born to Tivadar and Erzebat Schwartz, non-practicing Jews, in Budapest, Hungary, on August 12, 1930. In 1936, Tivadar changed his family surname to Soros.
When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, Tivadar decided to split up his family so as to minimize the chance that all its members would be killed together. For each of them – his wife and two sons – he purchased forged papers identifying them as Christians, paid government officials to conceal his family’s Jewish heritage from the German and Hungarian fascists, and bribed Gentile families to take them into their homes. As for George in particular, his father paid a Hungarian government official named Baumbach to claim George as his Christian godson, “Sandor Kiss,” and to let the boy live with him in Budapest. One of Baumbach’s duties was to deliver deportation notices to Hungary’s Jews, confiscate their property and turn it over to Germany.[i] Young George Soros sometimes accompanied the official on his rounds.
Many years later, in December 1998, a CBS interviewer would ask Soros whether he had ever felt any guilt about his association with Baumbach during that period. Soros replied: “… I was only a spectator ... I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.”[ii]
Soros today recalls the German occupation of Hungary as “probably the happiest year of my life.” “For me,” he elaborates, “it was a very positive experience.” He adds:
It’s a strange thing because you see incredible suffering around you and the fact you are in considerable danger yourself. But you’re fourteen years old, and you don’t believe that it can actually touch you. You have a belief in yourself. You have a belief in your father. It’s a very happy-making, exhilarating experience.[iii]
Very few people would describe the suffering and human tragedy during the Nazi occupation of Hungary as the happiest year of their lives.
Over the years, Soros has given voice to this sense of grandiosity many times and in a variety of different ways. In his 1987 book The Alchemy of Finance, for instance, he wrote: “I admit that I have always harbored an exaggerated view of self-importance – to put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god or an economic reformer like Keynes or, even better, a scientist like Einstein.”[iv]
In November 2000, Soros announced that he had conceived a master plan for saving the world. The announcement came in a brief epilogue to his book, Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism. However, Soros said he could not divulge the plan. It must remain secret for a time. To reveal it, he implied, would be like advertising his intentions on the eve of a major stock market play, where showing his hand might queer the deal.
Expanding on this theme in his 1991 book, Underwriting Democracy, Soros said: “If truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood,” fantasies which “I wanted to indulge… to the extent that I could afford.”[v]
In a June 1993 interview with UK daily, The Independent, Soros, who is an atheist, said he saw himself as “some kind of god, the creator of everything.”[vi] In an interview later, he portrayed himself as someone who shared numerous attributes with “God in the Old Testament” – “You know, like invisible. I was pretty invisible. Benevolent. I was pretty benevolent. All-seeing. I tried to be all-seeing.”[vii] Soros told his biographer, Michael Kaufman, that his “goal” was nothing less ambitious than “to become the conscience of the world,” by using his charitable foundations to bankroll organizations and causes that he deems worthwhile.
In 1993 Soros established the flagship of the Soros foundation network – the New York City-based Open Society Institute (OSI). Today Soros’s Open Society Foundations are active in more than 70 countries around the world.
Soros’s tentacles reach into Australia
The Australian left-wing activist group, GetUp, claims it is “an independent grass-roots community advocacy organization.”
GetUp’s founders, David Madden and Jeremy Heimans, are heavily involved in a number of similar U.S. and global left-wing activist groups, each of which is tied to George Soros.
GetUp was inspired by, and modeled on, similar U.S. groups, such as MoveOn.org and Win Back Respect. Madden and Heimans were co-founders of Win Back Respect. According to public records published on CampaignDonations.com, when they were drawing expenses from the group in 2004, the major donor that year, with a contribution of $150,000, was George Soros.
Madden and Heimans are also involved with another Soros-financed left-wing activist group, MoveOn.org. Public records reveal that between January 2003 and December 2004, Soros contributed $2,500,999 to MoveOn.org.
Madden and Heimans are also co-founders of the global activist group, Avaaz.org, an organization that Canadian Minister John Baird labeled in 2008 as, a “shadowy foreign organization tied to billionaire activist George Soros.”[viii]
It is clear that GetUp follows the Soros model in Australia. It is set up as a “non-partisan” activist group to harvest contributions that are exempt from Australia’s political donations laws. The corporate entity, Getup Limited does not appear on the Australian Electoral Commission’s list of “associated entities,” even though it claims on its website that is legally obliged to disclose donations over $11,200 to the AEC.
The group utilizes the funds together with the energy of its well-meaning activist members to target the conservative parties with stunts and advertising campaigns whilst pushing left-wing agendas including: global-warming scaremongering, the carbon tax, same-sex marriage and the release of illegal refugees from detention.[ix]
Soros’s U.S. activities
Soros, however, is chiefly devoted to injecting capital into American groups and causes.
In his book, Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism, Soros uses the communists’ techniques of obfuscating real meaning by using lofty terms to attract idealists and the naïve. Soros explains that the “open society,” which he seeks to advance by means of philanthropy, “stands for freedom, democracy, the rule of law, human rights, social justice, and social responsibility as a universal idea.”[x]
An indication of what Soros really meant by his lofty words was his appointment of Aryeh Neier to serve as president not only of the OSI but of the entire Soros Foundation Network.
In 1960 Neier had created Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which became the largest and most important radical group of the 1960s. SDS aspired to overthrow America’s democratic institutions, remake its government in a Marxist image, and undermine the nation’s war efforts in Vietnam.
Following his stint with SDS, Neier spent 15 years working for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – including eight years as its national executive director. After that, he spent 12 years as executive director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), an organization he founded in 1978.
Both the ACLU and HRW have long promoted one of the central contentions of Soros’s Open Society Institute: the notion that America is institutionally an oppressive nation and a habitual violator of human rights both at home and abroad – indeed, the very antithesis of the type of “open society” Soros reveres.
The advisory board of the ACLU once included Weather Underground terrorist Bernadine Dohrn. The Weather Underground Organization (WUO) put out a magazine, Osawatomie, of which a 1975 issue carried an article by Dohrn titled “Our Class Struggle,” wherein she clearly articulated her support for communism:
We are building a communist organization to be part of the forces which build a revolutionary communist party to lead the working class to seize power and build socialism. [...] We must further the study of Marxism-Leninism within the WUO. The struggle for Marxism-Leninism is the most significant development in our recent history. [...] We discovered thru [sic.] our own experiences what revolutionaries all over the world have found – that Marxism-Leninism is the science of revolution, the revolutionary ideology of the working class, our guide to the struggle […][xi]
Through the OSI, Soros has dispensed more than US$5 billion; all spent funding a multitude of groups espousing leftist and Marxist causes.[xii]
Organizations funded by Soros
The following are just some of the organizations funded by, or receiving donations from, George Soros.
Organizations that call for massive social change, and for the recruitment and training of activist leaders to help foment that change:
- The Center for Community Change is “dedicated to finding the [progressive] stars of tomorrow and preparing them to lead.”
- The Gamaliel Foundation teaches social change “techniques and methodologies.”
- The Ruckus Society promotes “nonviolent direct action against unjust institutions and policies.”
- The American Institute for Social Justice aims to “transform poor communities” by agitating for increased government spending on social-welfare programs.
- The Institute for America’s Future “regularly convenes and educates progressive leaders, organizations, candidates, opinion makers, and activists.”
- People for the American Way, founded by television producer Norman Lear to oppose the allegedly growing influence of the “religious right,” seeks “to cultivate new generations of leaders and activists” who will promote “progressive values.”
- Democracy for America operates an academy that has taught more than 10,000 recruits nationwide how to “focus, network, and train grassroots activists in the skills and strategies to take back our country.”
- The Midwest Academy trains radical activists in the tactics of direct action, confrontation, and intimidation. Author Stanley Kurtz has described this academy as a “crypto-socialist organization” that was “arguably the most influential force in community organizing from the seventies through the nineties.”
Organisations that disparage capitalism while promoting a dramatic expansion of social-welfare programs funded by ever-escalating taxes:
- The Center for Economic and Policy Research asserts, “the welfare state has softened the impact” of “the worst excesses and irrationalities of a market system” and its “injustices.”
- The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities advocates greater tax expenditures on such assistance programs as Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, food stamps, and low-income housing initiatives.
- The Economic Policy Institute believes that “government must play an active role in protecting the economically vulnerable, ensuring equal opportunity, and improving the well-being of all Americans.”
Think tanks that promote leftist policies:
- The Institute for Policy Studies has long supported communist and anti-American causes around the world. It seeks to provide a corrective to the “unrestrained greed” of “markets and individualism”.
- The New America Foundation tries to influence public opinion on such topics as healthcare, environmentalism, energy policy, and global governance.
- The Urban Institute favors socialized medicine, the expansion of the federal welfare bureaucracy, and tax hikes for higher income-earners.
Organizations that promote radical environmentalism:
Groups in this category typically oppose mining and logging initiatives, commercial fishing enterprises, development and construction in wilderness areas, the use of coal, the use of pesticides, and oil and gas exploration in “environmentally sensitive” locations. Moreover, they claim that human industrial activity leads to excessive carbon-dioxide emissions, which, in turn, cause a potentially cataclysmic phenomenon called “global warming”. Examples of such Soros donees include Earthjustice, Green For All, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Alliance for Climate Protection, Friends of the Earth and the Earth Island Institute.
Another major recipient of Soros’s money is the Tides Foundation, which receives cash from all manner of donors – individuals, groups and other foundations – and then funnels it to designated left-wing recipients. Having given more than $400 million to “progressive non-profit organizations” since 2000, the Tides Foundation is a heavy backer of environmental organizations, though its philanthropy extends into many other areas.
Organizations that promote modern-day feminism’s core tenet – that America is a fundamentally sexist society, where discrimination and violence against women have reached epidemic proportions:
- The Feminist Majority Foundation “focus[es] on advancing the legal, social and political equality of women with men, countering the backlash to women’s advancement, and recruiting and training young feminists...”.
- The Ms. Foundation for Women laments that although “women are more than half the [U.S.] population… they don’t have equal opportunity, voice or power”.
- The National Partnership for Women and Families asserts that “women today are still paid only $0.77 to a man’s dollar” – an assertion that is grossly misleading and substantively untrue.
The OSI is not the only vehicle by which George Soros works to reshape America’s political landscape. Indeed, Soros was the prime mover in the creation of the so-called “Shadow Democratic Party,” or “Shadow Party,” in 2003. This term refers to a nationwide network of labor unions, non-profit activist groups and think tanks, whose agendas are ideologically left-wing, and which are engaged in campaigning for the Democrats. This network’s activities include fundraising, get-out-the-vote drives, political advertising, opposition research and media manipulation.
Soros, together with Hillary Clinton and Harold Ickes, created seven new groups, which became the basis of the “Shadow Party”:
- America Coming Together
- America Votes
- Center for American Progress
- Joint Victory Campaign 2004
- Media Fund
- Thunder Road Group
In some cases, Soros has taken over the funding of what were once Soviet front groups.
[i] Connie Bruck, “The world according to Soros”, The New Yorker, January 23, 1995.
Peter Schweizer, Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy (New York: Doubleday, 2005), p. 157.
[ii] “Soros helped the Nazis during Holocaust”, partial transcript from an interview of George Soros done by Steve Kroft for CBS’s 60 Minutes program, December 20, 1998.
[iii] Glenn Beck, “Making of the puppet master”, Fox News, November 12, 2010: part three of a three-part series on George Soros.
Michael Lewis, “The speculator”, New Republic (New York), January 10, 1994.
[iv] George Soros, The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market (New York: J. Wiley, 1987; 1994 edition), p. 362.
[v] George Soros, Underwriting Democracy: Encouraging Free Enterprise and Democratic Reform Among the Soviets and in Eastern Europe (New York: Free Press, 1991), p. 3.
[vi] Gail Counsell, “The billionaire who built on chaos”, The Independent (UK), June 3, 1993.
[vii] Beck, “Making of the puppet master”, op. cit.
[viii] Kady O’Malley, “Avaaz.ca vs. Baird: The shadowy foreign organization strikes back!”, Maclean’s (Toronto), October 6, 2008.
Kevin Libin, “The third party no one talks about”, National Post (Toronto), September 20, 2010.
[ix] Ken Schultz, “GetUp exposed: George Soros’ tentacles reach into Australia”, Australian News Commentary, April 4, 2013.
[x] George Soros, Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism (New York: Public Affairs, 2000), p. 120.
[xi] “Bernardine Dohrn”, DiscoverTheNetworks.org (David Horowitz Freedom Center, Los Angeles), a guide to the political left.
[xii] “Guide to the George Soros network”, DiscoverTheNetworks.org