Monday, 31 October 2011

Obama & Soros: Puppet & Puppeteer

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We are slowly being made aware of the intimate relationship that has existed between Barack Obama and financier George Soros since 2004 through casual mentions in two recently published books. In the first book, Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools, by Steven Brill, we find this interesting bit of political history on page 115:

June 7, 2004. George Soros had a fund-raising cocktail party in his New York Fifth Avenue apartment for Barack Obama, guest of honor, who was running for the senate in Illinois who was black and had roots in Kenya.

The question is: when and how did Soros become aware of Barack Obama? And why would an Illinois state senate race be of interest to a politically savvy New York financier? Obama’s autobiography, Dreams from My Father, written with the help of terrorist Bill Ayres, had been published in 1995. Soros may have read the book and decided then and there that Obama could be the next president. He was young, ambitious, a socialist, and an empty suit who could be easily controlled by a powerful enormously wealthy patron.

Ron Suskind, in his new book, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President, published by HarperCollins in 2011, tells of Obama’s friendship with Robert Wolf, UBS-America president, who had to deal with bundled mortgages, which later turned out to be worthless. Obama was then a U.S. Senator, and Suskind writes (p.24):

Though they had known each other for only ten months, the two men had taken a shine to one another. They had met the past December, when Obama came to Manhattan to deliver a dinnertime speech on child poverty. That afternoon [August 2, 2007] he’d stopped by the Midtown office of aging hedge fund guru and Democratic stalwart George Soros, who had assembled a dozen of New York’s top Democratic contributors. Obama had decided to run for the presidency only days before and had yet to announce. These money men — and they virtually were all men — were officially uncommitted, though most were expected to land in Hillary’s camp. Obama held forth in front of the group, talking of his vision for the country. Wolf was impressed and handed the senator his business card. Obama then surprised Wolf, calling him the next day. He said they should get together after the holidays, and they did.

Wolf came away from the meeting, so enthusiastically impressed by the senator from Illinois that he went out and held two fund-raisers for Obama in New York, raising a half-million dollars at each event. He also became Obama’s insider informer on the financial crisis on Wall Street. Obviously, Obama also had the advice of the man in charge of his political career, George Soros, who decided that Obama should run for the presidency. It was Soros’s decision, not Obama’s.

The rest of Suskind’s book is a blow-by-blow account of what happened on Wall Street and the involvement of the newly elected Obama administration’s involvement in the crisis. Robert Wolf also became one of Obama’s golf buddies.

Suskind only mentions Soros once in this 500 page book. Which is an indication of how well Soros has been able to keep a low profile while his puppet in the White House has been able to carry out the Soros agenda. The mainstream media often expresses puzzlement over Obama’s actions. What they don’t and can’t understand is that Obama is a puppet being controlled by a puppet master in New York, and that Obama cannot do anything that would displease his master. It’s as if Soros himself was in the White House.

The best Internet source of information about George Soros is a website entitled, A Guide to the Political Left. It covers Soros’s funding of leftwing causes and groups, his creation of the Open Society Institute, and his being the prime mover behind the Democratic “Shadow Party” network. The website explains:

New York hedge fund manager 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. Vis à vis the United States, a strong case can be made for the claim that Soros today affects American politics and culture more profoundly that any other living person.

Much of Soros's influence derives from his $13 billion personal fortune, which is further leveraged by at least another $25 billion in investor assets controlled by his firm, Soros Fund Management. 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.

In other words, George Soros has become a master puppeteer, using people and groups as he sees fit. He even envisages himself as some sort of god. The website reveals:

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.”

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.” In a June 1993 interview with The Independent, Soros, who is an atheist, said he saw himself as “some kind of god, the creator of everything.” In an interview two years later, he portrayed himself as someone who shared numerous attributes with “God in the Old Testament” ― “[Y]ou know, like invisible. I was pretty invisible. Benevolent. I was pretty benevolent. All-seeing. I tried to be all-seeing.”

Claiming to be “driven” by “illusions, or perhaps delusions, of grandeur,” Soros has humorously described himself as “a kind of nut who wants to have an impact” on the workings of the world. The billionaire's longtime friend Byron Wien, currently the vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Services, offers this insight: “You must understand [Soros] thinks he’s been anointed by God to solve insoluble problems. The proof is that he has been so successful at making so much [money]. He therefore thinks he has a responsibility to give money away”―to causes that are consistent with his values and agendas.

The key passage in all of this, which explains why and how he has become the world’s puppeteer, is where he confesses that he wants to be benevolent but also invisible. That is why actual documentation of his intimate connection to Obama is not so readily available. I found it accidentally in two books written by liberals, who just barely mentioned Soros’s name. But as Soros himself states, he shares certain attributes of the God of the Bible:

“[Y]ou know, like invisible. I was pretty invisible. Benevolent. I was pretty benevolent. All-seeing. I tried to be all-seeing.”
Soros is also a radical environmentalist. He has donated to such causes as Earthjustice, Green For All, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Alliance for Climate Protection, Friends of the Earth, and the Earth Island Institute. The website states:

George Soros presents himself as an environmentalist of the first order and is quick to condemn industrial corporations for allegedly trampling recklessly over the earth's ecosystems in pursuit of the almighty dollar. But in fact, Soros himself has proven to be quite willing to despoil Mother Nature in exchange for profits of his own. Consider, for example, his involvement in the Argentine beef industry, which environmentalists claim is responsible for massive levels of water pollution and deforestation. Argentina's biggest landowner is none other than George Soros, with some 500,000 hectares of land and 150,000 head of cattle to his name. Moreover, Soros is a part owner of Apex Silver Mines, which operates in a remote and ecologically sensitive region of Bolivia.

But probably one of the most significant receivers of Soros’s money is the Tides Foundation, which accepts cash from many groups and foundations, which it then funnels to left-wing causes. Having given more than $400 million to any number of progressive projects, Tides has become a major source of financing for the left.

As for the Democratic “Shadow Party” network, the book to read on the subject is David Horowitz’s The Shadow Party, written with Richard Poe, in which is described how Hillary Clinton, an Alinsky admirer, messiah George Soros, and Sixties revolutionaries took over the Democrat Party.

The question is why did Soros decide to make Obama president instead of Hillary? The answer is simple. Obama was an empty suit, easily controllable by the master puppeteer. Hillary was too much of an insider Washington politician to be anyone’s puppet. And women are much more difficult to control. And so, invisible Soros chose the best potential puppet at hand. And he won.

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