The “Open Society” and George Soros – Just what is it?

 

 

The “Open Society”

by Mustang

Henri Bergson – 1878

 

The notion of an open society was first conceived by the French philosopher Henri Bergson in 1932.  An Austrian-born British philosopher named Karl Popper developed it further after World War II.  How we should define a closed society, according to Bergson, is one closed to open-mindedness, either in law or religion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popper defined it as a society that evolves from its tribal instincts (social tradition) to a depersonalized society —one where we dispense with face-to-face transactions and one in

Karl Popper

which the government must be responsive to all our demands and operate based on transparency and flexibility.  This may almost seem like utopia.  The notion of transparency seems reasonable, but should citizens demand that every government action be revealed to the general public?  Politicians like to talk about transparency, but only when it suits members of congress personally.  To me, “Open Society” seems several steps beyond the collectivist (i.e., communist) state.

 

One further note about Popper: he believed that no one could suppress the ideas of individuality and humanitarianism once people became aware of them —so that it would be impossible for an open society to return to a closed society.

It sounds nice.

Yet, as with all really nice-sounding ideas about how we can all find ways to get along, Bergson’s and Popper’s notions can be and have been corrupted.  Today, the primary advocate of the Open Society is none other than George Soros, who founded the Open Society Foundation.

George Soros

There are clearly two sides to George Soros: that which he heralds, and that which he indeed supports.  On paper, Soros embraces a vibrant, tolerant society whose government is accountable to the people and open to their participation.

He claims a desire to strengthen the rule of law in such areas as respect for human rights, minorities, diversity of opinion, democratic elections.  He wants a civil society that helps keep government power in check.  Toward these goals, the Open Society Foundation seeks to shape public policy toward assuring greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems.  He wants to safeguard fundamental rights.  These are George Soros’ stated goals.

What George Soros actually does, however, is something quite different.  Some have claimed that Soros organized and funded as many as 206 organizations.  I’m not able to say that this is true, but he has funded more than a few organizations, either directly or through his Open Society Foundation.  Each of these have published seemingly worthwhile mission statements, but all of these are committed to goals and projects that support the progressive/neo-Marxist agenda.  The Open Society Foundation pretends to address social problems, but there is very little disclosure about the kind of society it hopes to create.  Let’s look at a few of these organizations, and then you can decide for yourself how worthwhile they are:

  • The advancement Project, seeking or organize communities of color.  One may recall that Obama was a community organizer and here we may see for the first time the original link between Obama and Soros.
  • Al Haq is an NGO that focuses on accusing Israel of human rights abuses.
  • Alliance for Justice, an activist agency that recently manufactured lies and uncorroborated accusations against Judge Bret Kavanaugh.
  • America Coming Together coordinates and organizes pro-Democrat voter mobilization efforts.  I suspect that they may have branch offices in every graveyard in America’s bluest states.
  • America’s Voice, an open borders group supporting comprehensive immigration reform, amnesty for illegal aliens, and the establishment of sanctuary cities (and states).
  • American Bridge 21st Century is a Super PAC that conducts “opposition research.”
  • New America, focusing on public policy, national security, technology, asset building, health matters, gender, energy, education, and the US economy.  Google’s[1] Executive Chairman heads this organization’s board of directors: who better to develop technology to spy on the American people?
  • Black Lives Matter, which is an international activist movement that focuses on systemic racism.
  • Media Matters for America, a propaganda arm of the Open Society Foundation.  Its mission is the comprehensively monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation.  Discovering its relationship with CNN, MSNBC, and other far-left media groups would be quite interesting; my guess is that this is where FAKE NEWS comes from.
  • Center for Public Integrity, an investigative journalism organization intended to reveal abuses of power, corruption, and dereliction of duty by powerful public and private institutions.  Since we have not seen an exposé of the overwhelming corruption of Maxine Waters, we should probably assume that these journalists only investigate members of the GOP.

The primary benefactor to each of these Soros organized or funded efforts is none other than the party of Andrew Jackson—the one political entity in the United States that embraces Marxism in all its forms and has since the presidency of Woodrow Wilson: The Democratic National Party.

Whenever Soros claims to support fundamental human rights, he’s speaking about open borders —which no conservative in his right mind can support while remaining an American traditionalist.  Soros also claims to support the idea that all societies should be free to participate fully in civic, economic, and cultural life —unless one happens to belong to the other party, in which case the so-called Anti-FA thugs (black or brown shirts) show up to intimidate you into sitting down and shutting up.

Soros claims as a goal to hold those in power accountable for their actions —unless they are dyed-in-the-wool Democratic fascists who seek to increase the size of government and its control over the people, through legislation, taxation, and anti-American amendments to the United States Constitution (and its Amendments).

Hence, Soros’ statement that his Open Society Foundation seeks to respond quickly and flexibly to the most critical threats to an Open Society.  This may explain why people appeared at Tucker Carlson’s house after dark and tried to batter down his front door, terrorizing his wife.

My conclusion is that George Soros’ Open Society Foundation is fake.  Bergson and Popper may have created these ideas under the noblest of motivations, which I believe are unnecessary in American society, but it has been hijacked by communists for their own purposes.  One cannot help but notice how the missions and values of the Soros organizations are constructed in such a way as to form the greatest appeal to the young and under-educated: identity politics is now the primary mantra of the Democratic Party and this is no mere coincidence.

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CA Fires of Hell – Thank Moonbeam Brown for Cutting Forest Management Budget

 

A previous post of mine needed to be updated what with the kerfuffle over Trump’s remark regarding the fires in California and the “blow back” from the firefighters complaining about his remark. Let’s take a look from B-ville last Summer. Note the word arson has been stricken from any conversation. For more see

CA fires of hell – thank Obama and the environmentalists

 

Think about it. Will the media report this?

 

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As California burns, many Californians have been asking why the dramatic increase in wildfires in the last five years? Except for Governor Jerry Brown. Governor Brown claims that devastating fires are the “new normal.” Supporting Obama-era regulations have resulted in the new normal: an endless and devastating fire season.

What’s the significance of 2012?

Obama-Era Eco-Terrorism through Environmental Regulations

Under Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, “the Obama administration finalized a rule governing the management of 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands, establishing a new blueprint to guide everything from logging to recreation and renewable energy development,” The Washington Post reported in 2012. “The rule will serve as the guiding document for individual forest plans, which spell out exactly how these lands can be used.”

These Obama-era regulations introduced excessive layers of bureaucracy that blocked proper forest management and increased environmentalist litigation and costs — a result of far too many radical environmentalists, bureaucrats, Leftist politicians and judicial activists who would rather let forests burn than let anyone thin out overgrown trees or let professional loggers harvest usable timber left from beetle infestation, or selectively cut timber.

In a 2016 Townhall column, Paul Driessen explains:

Eco-purists want no cutting, no thinning – no using fire retardants in “sensitive” areas because the chemicals might get into streams that will be boiled away by conflagrations. They prevent homeowners from clearing brush around their homes, because it might provide cover or habitat for endangered species and other critters that will get incinerated or lose their forage, prey and habitats in the next blaze. They rarely alter their policies during drought years.

The resulting fires are not the “forest-rejuvenating” blazes of environmentalist lore. They are cauldron-hot conflagrations that exterminate wildlife habitats, roast bald eagle and spotted owl fledglings alive in their nests, boil away trout and trout streams, leave surviving animals to starve, and incinerate every living organism in already thin soils … that then get washed away during future downpours and snow melts. Areas incinerated by such fires don’t recover their arboreal biodiversity for decades.

Read the full thing over at the  Daily Wire  that covers the works on this terrible practice.

A comment by Skip Patel

Italy, Israel and Greece have I.D.’d our Musim friends as the cause of their infernos. (Have you noticed that the US Media no longer mentions the “A” word? ARSON!

Here’s an oldie but goodie from the U.S. Marines (2005):

PYRO-TERRORISM—THE THREAT OF ARSON INDUCED FOREST FIRES AS A FUTURE TERRORIST WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

ROBERT ARTHUR BAIRD – MAJOR ROBERT ARTHUR BAIRD UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=10020

ISIS, Al Qaeda and similar humanitarian groups have been posting Arson Instructions in their glossy magazines for over a decade.

ISIS Details Devastation of California Wildfires in Caliphate Newsletter https://is.gd/qHmTsK

ISIS calls for ‘arson jihad’, singles out Texas megachurch in latest magazine http://bit.ly/2jvExBq

Al Qaeda Magazine Calls for Firebomb Campaign in Montana & US https://is.gd/dfx9It

 

Election Fraud? The Smith affidavit voter fraud claim UPDATE

All you need to do is read the affidavit links that I have enclosed if you have any question that there is election fraud going on in Florida.

Stealing elections is not a new thing for Broward County, Florida.

In November, 2016 a Florida election worker signed a sworn affidavit alleging that she witnessed rampant voter fraud occur behind closed doors.

Among the allegations she made, she said she witnessed election workers filling out blank ballots to benefit the candidate of their choice.

It’s a Democrat county, take a guess at what candidates they were supporting.

And when she reported the chicanery she witnessed she was told that she could not come back.

“Affidavit filed by Broward Election’s employee in support of Caldwell lawsuit provides eye witness account of Elections staff filling in blank ballots. When this was reported the employee was fired and told not to come back,” former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp wrote.

Here it is:

SMITH PART I (1)

SMITH PART II (2)

H/T: Federalist

Update: There are Still 7 House Seats ‘Too Close to Call’ – All Republican – Will GOP Leaders Allow Democrats to Steal These Seats Too?

Sunday Respite – Magic autumn

 

I  chose “La symphonie du vide” from the album -“Quiet Life vol.2”- by David Schombert for probably my last Autumn sound scape.

November is here, and now for many the grey cloudy days set in, waiting for the rebirth of the Sun on December 21st and the beginning of longer days. We will await the celebration of the birth of the son Jesus Christ.

Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful day. You may enjoy watching this in full screen.

 

Just when you think you can’t make it happen….

Just when one thinks of giving up and all is lost….. Last week this clip of the baby bear trying to make it back to mom was making the circuits. A few moments of the adventure were shown but rarely how the whole thing turned out. It pretty much sums up how I feel about the week.

Considering we are being tested for our resolve, let’s see what happens to baby cub who seemed to be experiencing a major challenge. Note there is no sound.

 

Supreme Court Endorses Political Corruption

 

High Court Endorses Political Corruption

By Mustang

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts was underwhelming in his acceptance of the so-called Obama Healthcare Plan. It is a tax, he said, and the federal government is permitted under the Constitution to tax the bejesus out of the American people. Well, no conservative he, and I personally think he was stretching a bit to find that the ACA was constitutional. It was, after all, far more than a tax. I conclude that Judge Roberts, like everyone in congress who voted for it, never read the law before he made his decision. Well, what did we expect? He was a Bush appointee.

But Roberts really outdid himself in the McDonnell Decision.

One may recall that while serving as Governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell solicited a fifty-thousand-dollar loan from Jonnie R. Williams. He then texted an aide about making damn sure that Williams got the meetings he wanted with Virginia state officials. McDonnell didn’t stop there. He also accepted as a gift a Rolex watch, a $20,000 loan, and the payment for the catering bill for his daughter’s wedding. Mrs. McDonnell (Virginia’s first lady) was the individual who suggested to Williams that her husband needed a new watch —and, presumably, a Timex wouldn’t do. Well, and while she was at it,

Maureen could use a new wardrobe totaling $20,000. Considering all of Mr. Williams’ gifts, the McDonnell’s accepted $175,000.00. Most of us would conclude that there may not be a clearer case of political corruption: facilitating access to state officials in return for a very large chunk of change and a few trinkets. It sounds corrupt to me.

But this isn’t how Chief Justice Roberts viewed it.

The court ruled that the Virginia jury was wrong to think that Governor McDonnell’s actions constituted “official corruption.” The McDonnell conviction was overturned —and in the process, the Supreme Court established a new standard for determining the government corruption —a standard so narrow that it will, in the future, be difficult to convict any but the most incompetent of our politicians.

While an official act can still be illegal, the definition of that term has been excessively broad. Something as commonplace as an executive turning to an aide and telling him or her to make something happen or accepting a check and then having a quiet word with government regulators, or even a suggestion to subordinates that a door ought to be opened for an influence-buyer does not, in and of itself, represent an official act.

No, of course not.

Chief Justice Roberts opined that an official act “must involve a formal exercise of governmental power that is similar in nature to a lawsuit before a court, a determination before an agency, or a hearing before a committee.”

What?

Right —in the absence of a gavel, there is no bribery or corruption. I’ll call this the smoking gavel rule. Roberts said that bribery is “the kind of thing that can be put on an agenda, tracked for progress, and then checked off as complete.”

Well, I suppose the court is at least consistent. In the Citizens-United case, the court allowed rich people to purchase politicians. Now they are able to purchase office-holders as well. One pundit suggested that the high court was worried that if the McDonnell conviction was upheld, all of our politicians would begin to live in a state of fear (as opposed, to say, strutting around like the arrogant asses they are), sure that almost anyone could go to prison for being corrupt. God forbid that should ever happen.

Justice Roberts wrote, “Conscientious public officials arrange meetings for constituents, contact other officials on their behalf, and include them in events all the time.” If McDonnell’s conviction was upheld, it would “cast a pall of potential prosecution over these relationships.” He added, “officials might wonder whether they could respond to even the most commonplace requests for assistance, and citizens with legitimate concerns might shrink from participating in democratic discourse.”

Has America’s high court come to accept the premise that corrupt politics is simply how politics is done? It is certainly true that trading cash, favors, trips to Europe, expensive gifts and gifts of underage prostitutes is a common occurrence in our government today. Interestingly, during the court’s deliberations, it accepted a number of amicus briefs from White House lawyers who argued that the business of politics, as we know it, would be disturbed if the McDonnell decision were upheld. What White House lawyers? I don’t know their names, but it was during the Obama administration.

Bottom line: influence peddling as a form of corruption has been upheld by the highest court in the land. To everyone imagining that the Supreme Court was our last hope for a just America —think again.

New Acting Attorney General Whitaker: ‘I would indict Hillary Clinton’

 

Yes, this should put a tingle in Hillary. There is a new sheriff in town. Big Bad John in the name of Matthew Whitaker who is taking over as Acting Attorney General for Jeff Sessions. Thanks Jeff for moving on. He is of the opinion that Hillary should be charged and penned such an op-ed several years ago.

 

WASHINGTON – Matthew Whitaker, who was named interim attorney general Wednesday after Jeff Sessions was fired, argued two years ago that Hillary Clinton should have been criminally charged.

In an opinion piece for USA TODAY, Whitaker disagreed with then-FBI Director James Comey that “no reasonable prosecutor” would indict Clinton for handling classified documents as secretary of State on a private email server.

“I believe myself to have been a reasonable prosecutor, and when the facts and evidence show a criminal violation has been committed, the individuals involved should not dictate whether the case is prosecuted,” wrote Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney.

He penned the piece while serving as executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, a conservative watchdog group.

Read the op-ed piece:

Meanwhile Comey must be sweating bullets just hoping that the new Democrat controlled House will save his sorry butt. Eric is in panic mode as well.

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