The Soros Thread (Retitled)

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Postby American Dream » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:51 pm

Spiked-on-Line and Stephen Potter: The Praxis of Lifemanship.

The role of Spiked-on-Line in the hate campaign against Soros has received attention on the left for the simple reason that this group, with origins on the far-left, is now popping up all over the right wing (not to say far-right) British press.

They are above all celebrated as “contrarians”.

Brendan O’Neill in particular.

Having left behind Marxism, Socialism and indeed any form of the left, the crew have found a new ‘look me up to’ in the works of Stephen Potter.

Potter (whose books, it goes without saying are on all serious leftists’ shelves) is best known for this,

It was the first of his series of books purporting to teach ploys for manipulating one’s associates, making them feel inferior and thus gaining the status of being one-up on them. From this book, the term “Gamesmanship” entered the English language. Potter said that he was introduced to the technique by C. E. M. Joad during a game of tennis in which Joad and Potter were struggling against two fit young students. Joad politely requested the students to state clearly whether a ball had landed in or out (when in truth it was so obviously out that they had not thought it necessary to say so). This nonplussed the students, who wondered if their sportsmanship was in question; they became so edgy that they lost the match.


But that is not the end of the method.

Sport is only one case of always being “one up” on your opponents.

The Master defined the objective, “How to be one up – how to make the other man feel that something has gone wrong, however slightly.” Or, if you “are not one up, you are one down”.

Rosie Bell once outlined a key aspect of the Potter praxis:

In his series Lifemanship (1950) Stephen Potter invented a reviewer called Hope-Tipping who, in order to make a splash, would take a writer to task for not doing something he was famous for, e.g. accuse D H Lawrence of showing a neglect of “the consciousness of sexual relationship, the male and female element in life”. So Hope-Tipping would be severely disappointed with Irving Welsh’s lack of interest in Edinburgh’s low life and he would castigate Dick Francis for not drawing on his knowledge of horses and horse-racing


The advice for what Potter called “Newstatesmaning”, that is reviewing, is at the centre of Spiked on Line’s approach. Sitting down with a dog-eared copy of the book and its sequel, One-Upmanship: Being Some Account of the Activities and Teachings of the Lifemanship Correspondence College of One-Upness and Games Lifemastery (1952) the team can write any number of articles.

The New Statesman writer Jonn Elledge recently found a few, or rescued them from the waste bin,

The campaign against the so-called “Black Death” has exposed the liberals’ true agenda.

The misogyny of the Suffragettes.

The witch-hunting of Jack the Ripper


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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby American Dream » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:01 pm

George Galloway Writes about ‘Gnome of Zurich’ Soros in Far-Right Westmonster.

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Galloway is clear is he is, oh no, not at all, anti-Semitic, not one little bit. not an ounce, or a smidgen, or a wisp.


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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby American Dream » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:53 pm

Soros conspiracies are the natural end point of the UK's new paranoia

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While it is quite odd to see the newspapers warning of a "secret plot" by a left-wing Jewish financier to subvert the national will, it's not as odd as it should be. If we zoom out, we can see that this story is of a piece, and that the notion of a hidden power pulling strings has become increasingly popular.

As ever, this trend can't be separated from power politics. It's been a boost to this kind of thinking that the two most powerful men in the world - Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin - are dedicated purveyors of conspiracy theory.

And the related rise of populism has both sown and reaped the fields. For some of us it can be very enjoyable to see politicians (and writers) champion the poor and denounce the powerful. We should all do it more often.

But the populist critique of power is a sort of cartoon version of class politics, with a virtuous 'people' wronged by a wealthy 'elite', and is for this reason very amenable to conspiracy-thinking.

This is why the German socialist August Bebel's phrase "the socialism of fools" is so valuable. The antisemitism to which he was referring is not only a racist prejudice against Jewish people - it's also a theory about how the world works.

Thus a person can start a sentence attacking bankers over the financial crash, and end it - by way of names like Rothschild - talking about The Merchant of Venice, Israel/Palestine, and the Holocaust. For some recent examples, see the Community Security Trust's newly-published annual report.

These ideas flower in societies still recovering from monotheism, where it's all too easy for people to relapse into seeing the world as a battle between good and evil. From there, the world's problems can be explained by imagining a hidden satanic power, one that works covertly to fool the vulnerable, confound the virtuous and fleece the poor.

In our own day, this evil force has a different name depending on who you ask: populism, neoliberalism, Zionism, globalism, the alt-right, the hard left, Russia, the banks, Islam, Brexit, the Murdoch press, etc. These phenomena are attributed a near-magical power to swing elections, poison minds and direct world events.


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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby American Dream » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:03 pm

Alex Jones: "Fake women that weren't even real that said Trump raped them" were "made up" by the media

ALEX JONES (HOST): And then [George] Soros is in the news, saying, "Shut down all nationalist speech, period." It's not just ban somebody pointing out that a Muslim runs over people or pointing this or that out with mass Stockholm syndrome. You're not supposed to talk about it. He just says ban it all. See, once they ban the KKK or the Nazis, then they ban being nationalist. Then they ban saying "mother" or "father." This is beyond authoritarian. It is a total cult run by a bizarre Nazi war criminal being worshiped by the left in fake news wars where the media just spews endless lies, false allegations, and disinformation. It's incredible. Remember all the fake women that weren't even real that said Trump raped them? It was just all made up.


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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby JackRiddler » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:53 am

Jones claims a birthdate of 1974, but man does he look like brink of death. In Jonestown I guess 40 is the old 60. So there's some minor solace that he will never achieve 1/10 the reach of Billy Graham or Father Coughlin, and earthlings won't have to be dealing with him in 2073 (as they did with Graham until he was 99). Easily one of the most repulsive folks I ever had the pleasure.
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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby American Dream » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:35 pm

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How George Soros became an all-knowing, all-powerful global villain

By Mark Porubcansky | 03/09/18

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From U.S. states to European capitals, George Soros has become a one-size-fits-all villain accused of political manipulation, encouraging mass migration and stoking racial tensions.

In Hungary, he’s accused of trying to create a “new, mixed, Muslimized” Europe. In Britain, he’s sabotaging Brexit. In the U.S., he manipulates Florida students to campaign for gun control, signs up felons to vote against Roy Moore and stands behind the indictment of Missouri’s Republican governor.

At a time when it seems to be in a global retreat, who is the biggest threat to democracy?

You might argue that it’s Vladimir Putin, who has exploited divisions in Western societies. Some might even say Donald Trump. But in some creepy corners of the internet — and among some public officials who ought to know better — the answer appears to be an 87-year-old Hungarian-American Jew who survived the Nazi occupation of Budapest and went on to success in the world of hedge funds: George Soros.

There is no question that Soros is outspoken, politically progressive and spends generously on causes he cares about, primarily through his Open Society Foundations. Soros famously made a pile of money betting against the British pound in the early 1990s, and Forbes says he’s worth about $25 billion now. That’s plenty rich, though it’s not in the same league as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos – or the Koch brothers, for that matter.

An outsider with strong opinions and the money to pursue them is bound to irritate a certain percentage of any society. That’s understandable. But the focus on Soros has turned into something much darker. From U.S. states to European capitals, Soros has become a one-size-fits-all villain accused of political manipulation, encouraging mass migration and stoking racial tensions.

The most charitable explanation is that he represents one side of the culture wars that define so much of our politics today. But there are also much less charitable explanations: Cynical opportunism. Ignorance.

The Nation’s Eric Alterman argues here for another factor: rank anti-Semitism. It’s hard to think that never plays a part.

Among the first to focus on Soros was Russia, where his initiatives were shut down in 2015, allegedly as a threat to state security and the Russian constitution. In reality, Soros-funded civil society organizations got in Putin’s way.

Now you’ll find Soros vilified by nationalists in power in Central Europe, especially in his native Hungary, as well as in Britain, France — and the United States. On the lunatic fringe, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke suggests Soros was manipulating Parkland, Florida students in a campaign for gun control. Or how about this Breitbart headline from last year’s Alabama Senate race: Soros Army in Alabama to Register Convicted Felons to Vote Against Roy Moore.

An Alex Jones Infowars piece last August claimed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia was aimed at imposing martial law, which all started with – wait for it – Soros’ funding of Black Lives Matters. Infowars also claimed Soros was involved in an effort to suppress the vote for Marine LePen in last year’s French presidential election.

This has seeped into the mainstream, as well. In Missouri, Republican Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted last month for felony invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a semi-nude photograph of a blindfolded, bound woman with whom he was having an affair. She claims he threatened to use the photo if she told of the affair.

As the Kansas City Star reported, while lawmakers called for an investigation or Greitens’ resignation, the state Republican Party offered up another explanation: Soros. It claimed the indictment was the result of a “political hit job” by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, who received campaign contributions from a Soros fund.

Last year, Politico reported, Republican members of Congress wrote a series of letters complaining that Soros was trying to push his views into European politics. Soros has long backed Democrats in the United States – he contributed heavily to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and said at the Davos World Economic Forum in January that Trump wants to create a “mafia state.” But Politico also noted — correctly — that his goal of helping build democracy in formerly Communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe meshed with what have been traditional Republican foreign policy objectives.

Nowhere is Soros more of a target than in Hungary, where he has been at work for decades. Hungary has struggled with the wave of immigration that has swept across Europe, but Prime Minister Viktor Orban has gone out of his way to demonize Soros for seeking a “Muslimized” Europe. His political party organized a “national consultation” about Soros and a member of parliament spoke about a Christian duty to fight “Satan’s Soros plan.”

It’s hard to say how much of this Orban believes, or whether Soros is just a useful foil on the way to creating a soft form of authoritarianism. And it’s hard to say what’s inside the heads Czech nationalists railing about Soros’ promotion of “supernational governance.”

Then there’s Nigel Farage, the former leader of the pro-Brexit U.K. Independence Party. Farage went off on Soros to Fox News last month, accusing him of trying to sabotage Brexit, and of favoring mass migration. Instead of focusing on Russian meddling, Farage said an “investigation is needed into exactly what Open Society has done.”

But Farage has it exactly backwards. At another time, you could dismiss Clarke, Jones and their ilk as buffoons. Not now, though. We’ve seen where this leads.
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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby JackRiddler » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:03 pm

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There are something like 1,500 overt billionaires and no doubt hundreds of covert ones. The latter include drug lords and religious overlords and just assholes who did a better job of hiding or undervaluing their assets than the ones on the Fortune list. There is some arbitrariness in the category, since it depends on variable asset valuations, prices of equities held, etc. One can control a very large corporation and all of its assets through a small fraction of its stock, for example, and "your" wealth is just the stock valuation.

There must be several hundred old-family fortunes that still control billions as a coordinated mass but have it distributed among various foundations, holding companies, banks, and family branches. There are thousands of other fortunes within range of the billions. The top 10,000 of these people don't all know each other personally or belong to a single secret society (many do belong to a small number thereof, no doubt), but within the set of groups on the planet numbering 10,000 they are without a doubt among the best-networked, and they tend to be highly aware of their capitalist interests (personally and as a class) and of how to pursue them within the overall system.

Just six billionaires together hold more net wealth than half the planet; three of them together hold more net wealth than half the U.S. population. All of them by definition got where they are through criminal enterprises that either are or should be highly illegal (or through the criminality of their grandparents). Hundreds of them are overtly politically active, and do things like run foundations or PACs, or media corporations, or whole wings or think-tanks at universities, invariably seeking (the minority) either some insane personal vision that they must impose upon the world for its own good, or, (the majority) simply doing everything they can to change the legal and social environment so as to allow themselves even greater accumulation and greater leeway to commit greater crimes against you and everyone else.

All of them are on a level where desiring greater accumulation is a mental illness. Again by definition. If you're Bezos and you want more for Bezos, you're a sick, sick, sick motherfucker. And like Bezos, the story of the fortune making nowadays is always going to be some totally arbitrary joke. Very few have accomplished anything truly half-impressive, like Musk or the Google boys. The rest of the non-inheritors just horned in on some good monopoly position or found the leverage point in a coming industry, and wanted it real bad, got lucky, right asshole, right place, right time, then kept throwing around the weight, capturing the regulation and the legislation and winning the legal cases, squashing competitors regardless of mousetrap quality, suckering the masses or more often forcibly extracting the hell-rent (in all senses of the term) out of them.

Of the overtly political ones, a large number hold more wealth and/or exercise or have exercised more overt political influence and have done far more to shape society (almost always negatively and always-always for their own interest) than Soros, and you can name a bunch of them: Gates, Bezos, Bloomberg, Murdoch, the Kochs, the Google boys, the Waltons, the Prince-DeVos family, Peterson, Thiel, Schwarzman, Zuckerberg, of course the very old money families (by American standards) tied into the spook complex even before there was a CIA like the Rockefellers (now so poor, ha ha ha since there are like 50-100 actively involved in the complex) and the Morgans, etc. etc. etc., and that's just the Americans, never mind Saudis-Latin Americans-Asians.

All this is recognizing and really only beginning to outline a CLASS that has vast power, arises and holds power as a CLASS, and reaches negatively into all of our lives.

And remember, we're just talking about billionaires, identifiable super-rich individuals, as opposed to the far larger entities of which they are a part and product, and that dwarf them in size and power, the multinational corporations and banks, the more or less tight cartels that own and control mass media, energy, IT, arms/security/intel, FIRE, pharm and health, food and retail.

The focus on Soros to the exclusion of all the rest really is a sickness, and it happens a) because he's so identifiably Jewish and b) in the monkey-level political comprehension of standard-issue Republicans as well as right-wing Nazi assholes like Alex Jones et al., he counts as a "liberal," which is synonymous with leftist, Marxist, communist, socialist, globalist, and atheist, and often also synonymous with Muslim or pro-Muslim, pro-immigrant/Latino, "anti-white racist," Democrat, Obama donor, etc.

And out of all of these billionaire scum, at least out of the overtly politically active ones with recognizable names, he's basically the only one of whom you can say both - "liberal" and Jewish - and still remember his name (there are presumably others who would fit), especially since the majority don't talk no open-society liberation rhetoric, but are either extreme right or extreme "center" neoliberal "philanthropists. There are even more of them who are explicitly on the transhumanist wave than conventionally "liberal" with any kind of social movement leanings.

So it's stuck, and once it's stuck, there's a small industry that is going to blow him up into a beast who c) fills the need for One Zionist World Mastermind Child-Eating Gun-Taking Well-Poisoning Tradition-Trampling Family-Destroying Hater of Real America [Real Hungary, Real Russia, Real Egypt, Etc.], the Desecrator of Christ and Raper of Your Precious White Grandmama. Since that's a position that needs occupying in this particular variant of monkey mind. (Sorry, monkeys, that's not really y'all, I know.) And once that happens, that's it, he's the go-to.

The "c" is the most important thing to understand here, there is a position within a particular ideological matrix, a trope that needs to be filled so that it can operate at a higher efficiency. Soros fills that.

And it becomes impossible to even discuss the motherfucker for what he actually is and has done (presumably also part of the time allowing use of his orgs as CIA fronts participating in far broader attempts to destabilize Eastern European and other societies). Just in case you feel like profiling him out of the other 30 or 50 who operate (overtly) on his level or higher, anything about him that you can report that might be real is always going to be mixed up or at least associated with all the extra shit he isn't, but that fulfills this important, Nazi-boosting function.

Also, he can write, or used to - some of his analysis is very interesting, some of it is capitalism-critical and even amounts to "stop me before I kill again." So that makes him even more suited to the role. (Another one of these fuckers who thinks he did you a favor when he showed just how corrupt the system is by spectacularly stealing a few billion for himself, legally, etc.)

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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby Jerky » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:30 am

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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby American Dream » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:42 pm

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Putin Says Jews Might Be to Blame for 2016 Election Hacking

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It was anyone but me.

In an interview with NBC previewed on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that some of the people recently indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for disrupting the 2016 U.S. election might be — gasp — Jewish.

NBC anchor Megyn Kelly, who was criticized for being too timid in her questioning of Putin in an interview last year, was more direct this time around. She asked Putin about the 13 Russians who Mueller and his investigators say helped organize a wide-ranging conspiracy to foment political unrest in the U.S. and ultimately help Donald Trump get elected.

“Why have you decided the Russian authorities, myself included, gave anybody permission to do this?” Putin responded, turning the tables on Kelly, as he is wont to do, by reminding her that America has a habit of interfering in Russian elections.


Kelly asked Putin if his constituents should be concerned that he was unaware of the hacking. But Putin didn’t take the bait, continuing to insist that the state had nothing to do with it.

“There are 146 million Russians. So what? … I don’t care. I couldn’t care less. … They do not represent the interests of the Russian state,” he said.

Later, he cast doubt on whether those who had been indicted actually met his definition of citizens.

“Maybe they’re not even Russians,” he said. “Maybe they’re Ukrainians, Tatars, Jews, just with Russian citizenship. Even that needs to be checked. Maybe they have dual citizenship. Or maybe a green card. Maybe it was the Americans who paid them for this work. How do you know? I don’t know.”

Though Putin has allied himself with the deeply conservative Russian Orthodox Church, which has recently promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, hatred of Jews has generally not been a big part of his nationalist playbook. But apparently he’s fine with scapegoating the group, and other minorities, when it suits his political interests.

Several U.S. federal agencies have agreed that the election hacking was directed from the highest echelons of Russian government. But one prominent American who has yet to be convinced is President Trump, who has taken Putin’s word for his innocence, and not-at-all-suspiciously showered the despot with praise again and again.

Ahead of an upcoming election that will mostly be a formality, Putin has ramped up his aggressiveness against Western interests. At the beginning of the month, he unveiled plans for new “invincible” nuclear weapon that seemed straight out of the Cold War zenith.





American Dream » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:35 pm wrote: https://www.minnpost.com/foreign-concep ... al-villain

How George Soros became an all-knowing, all-powerful global villain

By Mark Porubcansky | 03/09/18

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From U.S. states to European capitals, George Soros has become a one-size-fits-all villain accused of political manipulation, encouraging mass migration and stoking racial tensions.


Among the first to focus on Soros was Russia, where his initiatives were shut down in 2015, allegedly as a threat to state security and the Russian constitution. In reality, Soros-funded civil society organizations got in Putin’s way.

Now you’ll find Soros vilified by nationalists in power in Central Europe, especially in his native Hungary, as well as in Britain, France — and the United States. On the lunatic fringe, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke suggests Soros was manipulating Parkland, Florida students in a campaign for gun control. Or how about this Breitbart headline from last year’s Alabama Senate race: Soros Army in Alabama to Register Convicted Felons to Vote Against Roy Moore.

An Alex Jones Infowars piece last August claimed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia was aimed at imposing martial law, which all started with – wait for it – Soros’ funding of Black Lives Matters. Infowars also claimed Soros was involved in an effort to suppress the vote for Marine LePen in last year’s French presidential election.
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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby American Dream » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:00 pm

Why is George Soros being dragged into the same-sex marriage debate?

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Those who invoke Soros as a shadowy manipulator should know this is an antisemitic conspiracy theory

Tue 26 Sep 2017

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‘Identifying George Soros with “globalism” is a well-worn tactic on the far right.’

Various groups opposing same-sex marriage have been reduced to importing rightwing conspiracy theories to explain why public opinion does not seem to be trending in their direction. And they have been using some ideas with antisemitic overtones in order to whip up confusion and fear – the only things they really have on their side.

The Australian Conservatives are just the latest group to invoke the figure of George Soros as the shadowy string-puller behind the fight for marriage equality.

Sifting through the lurid Islamophobic and homophobic images on the group’s car crash of a Facebook page, you can find a meme urging the group’s supporters to “Stop the Globalist Agenda: Vote No”.

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Australian Conservatives Facebook post from 12 September 2017 with an anti-George Soros, anti-same sex marriage message.

Alexander Reid Ross, Portland State University lecturer and author of the study of fascism, Against the Fascist Creep, says that the meme “is definitely antisemitic”. And it is of a piece with a long trend on the racist and radical right to scapegoat Soros, just as other rich Jews were in the past.

“Soros represents to the antisemite today what Rothschild would have represented to a fascist in the 1930s: ‘the international Jew’ who is weakening ‘our’ ethnic stock by diluting our cultural values with cosmopolitan ideas that invite a foreign invasion of immigrants and terrorists.”

He says that it’s not so surprising that opponents of marriage equality would introduce Soros into a conversation that is really about civil rights.

“The far right views the patriarchal family as the centerpiece of society and the economy. When they see it as threatened, they point to anything they can nominate as a foreign influence on that process.

“That’s how we go from marriage equality to a conversation about Jews undermining society.”

Ross also points out how a legitimate concern about the influence of money on politics is focused on one, foreign, Jewish actor as a way of funnelling people to the far right.

In a world of billionaires exerting political influence, the right just happens to spotlight the most prominent Jew.

Identifying Soros with “globalism” is a well-worn tactic on the far right. The conspiracist broadcaster and internet personality, Alex Jones, has built a career on attributing all manner of ills – from gay frogs to extra-strong marijuana – to the machinations of Soros and a shadowy cabal of globalists.

Recently, Jones and others on the far right scrambled to blame Soros for the murder in Charlottesville, even though a member of an antisemitic white nationalist group has been arrested and charged for it.

Along with Jones, rightwing media figures like Glenn Beck have also promulgated Soros conspiracy theories. In 2010, Beck aired an hour-long special entitled The Puppet Master, which was condemned by Jewish groups and the Anti-Defamation League.

On the so-called “alt right”, Soros is frequently depicted as a manipulator whose goal is to undermine and corrode western civilisation. He is accused of paying “antifa” activists, and even of having been a Nazi collaborator. The latter suggestion has been serially debunked.

And the alt right’s internet culture has eroded some of the taboos around public antisemitism that had broad acceptance in western polities from the end of the second world war.

“You wouldn’t have seen the Australian Conservatives ad if it weren’t for the antisemitic memes normalising attitudes that are even more extreme than the ones it expresses,” Ross says.

The Overton Window has shifted”.


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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby American Dream » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:46 am

IMPORTANT UPDATES TO THE SOROS PROTEST REWARDS PROGRAM™

EMILY HOVIS


“Within a day of the nationwide marches, conspiracist websites began trumpeting the claim that organizers working for billionaire George Soros had paid protesters $300 apiece to march and carry signs for the event.” — Snopes.com


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Dear Valued Soros Protester™,


We’d like to thank you for your participation in the recent March for Our Lives and for being such a loyal Soros Protester™. Together, we sent a message to Congress and the NRA, and we are fostering a real conversation about sensible gun control in our country. Throughout our storied history of compensating work-shy millennials to protest in favor of the Soros Liberal Agenda™, we’ve set unprecedented crowd size records, made nearly 3.5 million clever posters, and paid out nearly $25 million in Soros Bucks™. However, effective today, we will be restructuring our Soros Protest Rewards Program™ to offer you better incentives as a thank you for your time, your Instagram posts, and your delightfully clever protest signs.

After much consideration, we have decided to discontinue our Soros x Iceland™ partnership. Over the years, this has become our most popular reward, and we’ve sent nearly ten million millennials to Iceland. It’s truly inspiring to scroll through the Reykjavik geotag on Instagram and see so many Soros Protesters™ taking advantage of this fabulous incentive, and in some ways, the forthcoming “Blue Wave” was born in the Blue Lagoon. Sadly, we fear it’s only a matter of time before the right-wing media connects the dots between the Soros Protest Rewards Program™ and the recent liberal influx to Iceland.

As such, we are pleased to announce that we are launching our new Soros x Tajikistan™ partnership. While spending an all-inclusive week in this stunning Central Asian country nestled between Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, you’ll have the opportunity to trek the Pamir Highway, pose in front of the Ismoil Somoni statue in the bustling capital of Dushanbe, and to test your mountaineering skills on Lenin Peak!


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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby JackRiddler » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:02 pm

All the bestest parts of this thread were from me on page three! Just saying, y'all.

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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby Iamwhomiam » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:42 pm

It Jew bashing, plain & simple. There are many old money families, billionaires all, whose names we never hear, about who've managed to maintain their privacy while wielding extraordinary power.

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Re: The Soros Thread (Retitled)

Postby mentalgongfu2 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:51 am

You are correct Iam.

There are otherwise seemingly intelligent and reasonable people who are well convinced that there is a wide-ranging Juden conspiracy that equals the Deep State and is the reason Trump's agenda hasn't been manifested. At least one of them is my friend. It has become hard to have a conversation.

Logic departs when there is an easy scapegoat.
And it's hard for anyone to see their own hypocrisy.
"When I'm done ranting about elite power that rules the planet under a totalitarian government that uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched. That's why I drink Orange Drink!"
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