Thursday, November 1, 2012
Obama—Soros’ Puppet or Co-conspirator
Values shared by both Obama & Soros:
Obama says, as reported in a Washington Post opinion blog by Jennifer Rubin on July 17, 2012:
A central government — not individuals — deserves the credit for building successful businesses. This sentiment makes for terrible economics, but also reveals a confused morality. In a free community, everyone co-operates by voluntarily offering unique gifts: some invent, some invest, others labor, or sell while customers reward the best producers and providers by buying their products and services . . . A free economy and strong communities are the best means to reward effort with justice, to promote upward mobility, and to build solidarity among citizens. The President’s vision of a government-centered society — reflected in both his troubling rhetoric and his failed policies — belittles fair rewards for labor and enterprise.
Emily Miller reported in a Washington Times opinion blog on May 18, 2012:
President Obama’s disdain for free enterprise is starting to offend even his fellow Democrats. In a rare breach of loyalty, Mr. Obama’s political allies have publicly criticized campaign attacks on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s business success. It’s a sign the president’s re-election campaign has strayed far outside the American mainstream.
Soros said, according to an article on the Discover the Networks web site:
“The entire edifice of global financial markets has been erected on the false premise that markets can be left to their own devices,” says Soros. “We must find a new paradigm and rebuild from the ground up.” According to Soros, the capitalist “belief that everybody pursuing his self-interest will maximize the common interest . . . is a false idea.” Calling the global capitalist system “deeply flawed,” Soros maintains that “as long as capitalism remains triumphant, the pursuit of money overrides all other social considerations.” As Soros sees things, capitalism “is today a greater threat than any totalitarian ideology.” Lamenting that “the richest 1 percent of the world's population receive as much as the poorest 57 percent,” Soros suggests that only by reining in “global capitalism” can that gap be narrowed. He further complains that global capitalism, by encouraging the free flow of money across international borders, reduces the vital “ability of the state to provide Social Security to its citizens.” “The globalization of financial markets has rendered the welfare state that came into existence after World War II obsolete,” Soros explains, “because the people who require a social safety net cannot leave the country, but the capital the welfare state used to tax can.”
Call for Global Government
Soros's desire for a worldwide welfare structure is consistent with his general preference for some form of global government. In 1998 he wrote that “insofar as there are collective interests that transcend state boundaries, the sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions.” “The greatest opposition to this idea,” he added somberly, “is coming from the United States.”
Soros said at an event in 2003:
“I think you put your finger on a very important flaw in the current world order. And that is that only Americans have a vote in Congress. And yet it is the United States that basically determines policy for the world. That is a flaw in the current setup. I don't think you can correct it by giving the Chinese government a vote in Congress. But it is a flaw, and I think this is where American leadership is needed, to take into account and respect the interests of others as well, in order to retain the dominant position we currently enjoy.”
Likewise, following the mentorship of his family and also Frank Marshall Davis, an avowed communist, it is said of Obama’s position:
This call for increased “foreign influence” in American political life is congruent with President Obama's position on the matter. In March 2009, for instance, Obama appointed Harold Koh, the dean of Yale Law School, as legal advisor to the U.S. State Department. Koh is an advocate of transnationalism, a concept arguing in favor of “global governance” as opposed to the constitutional sovereignty of independent nation-states.
Just a few days after Barack Obama was elected President, George Soros stated: “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.
Interestingly, as reported by Discover the Networks, “Soon thereafter, as one of the first priorities of his presidency, Obama pressured Congress to pass a monumental $787 billion economic-stimulus bill whose text was 1,071 pages long and which few, if any, legislators read before voting on it.”
In a 2008 interview with Bill Moyers, George Soros derided wealthy Americans who wished to have their tax burden lightened. According to Soros, such people were selfishly eager to “enjo[y] the fruits” of their affluence even as they viewed the act of “paying taxes” as “an absolute no-no”—indeed something veritably “unpatriotic.” . . . Soros's public stance in favor of higher tax rates for the wealthy is nothing short of remarkable, in light of the fact that he himself has taken some noteworthy measures to avoid paying taxes of his own.
Likewise, again, as reported by Discover the Networks, “Barack Obama's long track record in support of high income taxes, capital gains taxes, and estate taxes for ‘the wealthy’ is well documented. Thus it was not surprising that Obama, through most of his early presidency, adamantly opposed any extension of the Bush tax cuts beyond their scheduled expiration date. But as the economy foundered and the President's popularity waned—to say nothing of the historic losses suffered by congressional Democrats in the midterm elections—Obama began to restrict his calls for a tax hike only to those in the highest income brackets. In the end, the President, recognizing that the electorate fiercely opposed higher taxes for anyone, pragmatically agreed to extend all the Bush tax cuts for two more years—a move that displeased George Soros greatly.”
Environmental and Energy Policy
George Soros is an avid proponent of cap-and-trade.
Barack Obama, like Soros, is an unwavering backer of cap-and-trade.
A “Living” Constitution
Discover the Networks reported about both Soros and Obama”
With fidelity to his “open society” tenet that truth is an ever-evolving and ever-elusive concept, George Soros firmly rejects the notion that the U.S. Constitution is a document of unique or unrivaled merit or, by logical extension, that its original intent must be permanently revered and adhered to, rather than deconstructed or reinterpreted as the changing needs and preferences of the times may dictate. In April 2005, Soros's Open Society Institute was a leading financial sponsor of a Yale Law School conference called “The Constitution in 2020,” promoted as an effort to produce “a progressive vision of what the Constitution ought to be.” . . .
Barack Obama, who himself has openly vowed to “fundamentally transform” the United States, shares precisely this same view of the Constitution. In his 2006 book The Audacity of Hope, Obama wrote that the Constitution “is not a static but rather a living document and must be read in the context of an ever-changing world.”
Viewing the Constitution as a dynamic or “living” document, essentially means that it may be interpreted by those in power to suit their purposes or cast aside as irrelevant.
Promoting Socialized Medicine in the United States
George Soros has long favored a greater role for government in the American healthcare system. During the political debate over “Obamacare” in 2009 and 2010, one of the most influential pro-reform coalitions was Health Care for America Now (HCAN), a vast network of organizations supporting, ideally, a “single-payer” model where the federal government would be in charge of financing and administering the entire U.S. healthcare system. . . . In August 2009, Soros pledged to give HCAN $5 million to promote its campaign for reform.
Terrorism as a Criminal Matter, Rather Than an Act of War
Ever since the al Qaeda attacks of 9/11, George Soros has emphasized that it is “more appropriate” for the U.S. government to treat such events as “crimes against humanity” rather than acts of war. He advocates a proper response to involve “police work, not military action.”
During Obama’s campaign and, indeed, immediately following his inauguration, his first act as U.S. President was to order the suspension of all military tribunals that had been established to adjudicate the cases of terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, which continued to house more than 200 al Qaeda and Taliban combatants captured by the American military during its post-9/11 wars in the Mideast.
Obama, like Soros, favors a criminal-justice-oriented approach to terrorism and thus would prefer to try the perpetrators in civilian court where they would enjoy the enhanced rights and protections that such courts afford to all defendants.
"Responsibility to Protect"
World Net Daily suggested:
The Responsibility to Protect doctrine has been described by its founders and proponents, including Soros, as promoting global governance while allowing the international community to penetrate a nation state’s borders under certain conditions. . . Philanthropist billionaire George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the global organization that promotes the military doctrine used by the Obama administration to justify the recent airstrikes targeting the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya.
Obama was advised by Samantha Power, the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights. Power is closely tied to the doctrine’s founder.
More Soros-Obama Connections
Prominent individuals with close political ties to Barack Obama on the one hand, and who also have been influenced in some significant way by George Soros's money, on the other include: Van Jones, a self-professed revolutionary communist; Former New Leftist Andrew Stern served as president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the second-largest labor union in North America; David Axelrod, a key strategist for Barak Obama with ties to the Media Fund, a Soros-backed Shadow Party organization; Carol Browner Obama’s “environment czar” who had previously been a “commissioner” with Socialist International, a Soros-backed organization; Mark Lloyd, Obama's diversity chief at the Federal Communications Commission; and Jim Wallis, spiritual advisor to President Obama and beneficiary of grants to Sojourners (a leftist publication he founded) from George Soros' Open Society Institute.
Is there enough convergence between Soros and Obama to raise your suspicions about Obama being a puppet of Soros? Some have raised the question of Soros being the Antichrist. Surely, the things he has done and the policies he advocates and supports should give one pause to reflect on the question.