George Soros wants a new world order. Worldwide he has changed society. He manipulates and controls politics, education, and the media. His far-Left radical ideologies have been injected into every facet of our lives in the West. George Soros is also the most dangerous man in America and is focused on remaking America in his far-Left image, from the USA’s foreign policy priorities to undermining its criminal justice system.
By Matt Palumbo, author of “The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros,” for The New York Post
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With Joe Biden, George Soros finally had a president he could control
At 92 years old, George Soros boasts more influence than ever before in the Oval Office.
Despite dumping millions into US presidential elections before, he has, fortunately for the country, incinerated most of that money into thin air. Soros donated tens of millions to the failed presidential campaigns of John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, and even when he did score a win in Barack Obama, he would later complain that it didn’t get him the sort of influence he was looking for.
He “closed the door” on him, Soros told The New York Times. “He made one phone call thanking me for my support, which was meant to last for five minutes, and I engaged him, and he had to spend another three minutes with me, so I dragged it out to eight minutes.”
Soros donated millions to campaigns for liberal candidates.
But as I uncovered in my book, “The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros,” with President Biden, Soros’ lackeys are everywhere, and the Soros infiltration of Team Biden began before he even took office.
Biden’s transition team was formed after the 2020 election and quickly began staffing itself with liberals connected to Soros and his network.
Biden-assembled “Agency Review Teams,” which included lists of individuals “responsible for understanding the operations” of each government agency, were tapped to prepare both Biden and Kamala Harris “to hit the ground running on Day One.”
Soros was represented well by Biden’s picks, with individuals working for organizations founded by or funded by Soros making up at least 17 of them. This included individuals picked to work on the transition teams of the State Department, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, United States Mission to the United Nations, Department of Defense, Department of Labor, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators, National Security Council, Office of the US Trade Representative and Department of Veterans Affairs.
A number of individuals within the Soros sphere of influence then entered Biden’s Cabinet:
Antony Blinken and his family have been linked to Soros for years. AFP via Getty Images
- Neera Tanden served as president for the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) before becoming senior adviser to the president in May 2021. CAP, which bills itself as a public-policy group pushing liberal viewpoints on economic and social issues, is now headed by Patrick Gaspard, who served previously as President of Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF). Tanden had previously been nominated to head the Office of Management and Budget but didn’t survive the confirmation battle.
- White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain serves on the board of the Center for American Progress Action, the lobbying wing of the aforementioned Center for American Progress.Klain has been pointed to as the man dragging Biden further left and told the Daily Beast that “progressives are a big part of our party, and making sure their voices are heard here at the White House is a big part of my job.”
- Sam Berger was a former vice president for democracy and government reform at the Center for American Progress and was made director of strategic operations and policy for the COVID-19 Response Team.
- Secretary of State Antony Blinken arguably has the strongest connection to Soros. Antony’s father, Donald Blinken, and his wife, Vera, funded the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University, which houses a digital collection of Hungarian historical documents. In one Soros Foundations Network report from 2002, Donald Blinken is listed on the Board of Trustees for CEU third after Soros (the chair) and Aryeh Neier, implying he’s high in the pecking order.
The daily blog Hungarian Spectrum, which boasts Soros among its donors, celebrated Blinken as a potential secretary of state pick after the 2020 election because “Hungary will not be forgotten in the next four or perhaps eight years in Washington.” After Blinken was confirmed as secretary of state, Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet called it “great news for George Soros.”
And indeed it was, as one of the first actions Blinken took after assuming his position was to sanction a longtime critic of Soros. In May 2021, Blinken announced sanctions against a former Albanian president and prime minister, Sali Berisha, alleging “significant corruption,” and banned him, his wife, and his children from entering the United States.
Soros and Berisha had publicly traded blows before, with Berisha putting him on blast over the years, calling Soros, among others things, a “great gander” he accuses of “mafia acts in Albania.” Rep. Lee Zeldin couldn’t help but notice that the sanctions came seemingly out of nowhere, and when he grilled Blinken on them, the secretary of state denied having any contact with Soros regarding the sanctions but left the possibility open that “someone” at the State Department could have.
When Zeldin tried to follow up for more information from the State Department, they effectively ghosted him.
While Soros hasn’t been in the public lately, his children appear primed to take over his empire and are working overtime.
One son, 37-year-old Alexander Soros, has been his de-facto ambassador to the White House and made at least a half-dozen trips there since Biden took office, while also networking with other Democrats there, the photographic evidence for which Alexander himself posts all over social media.
There’s a Soros, or a Soros acolyte, in the ear of President Biden every day.
How Soros spends his money: The main organizations that George Soros uses to further his agenda:
The Open Society Foundations
With an endowment nearing $20 billion, the Open Society Foundations is the vehicle through which George Soros finances his entire empire. Acting as asort of philanthropic conglomerate, the OSF spends billions on grants financing left-wing narratives and policies on economics, education, equality, health care, journalism and justice reform. Oftentimes an individual group is set up for a particular cause — like setting up a “Justice and Public Safety Political Action Committee” in one state to fund races for district attorney — and funded through this umbrella group. Soros has funneled $32 billion of his own fortune into the OSF. The current endowment of the OSF rivals its cumulative spending since inception, indicating that it is well positioned to outlive Soros.
Center for American Progress
Influential public-policy think tank founded by John Podesta in 2003 to rival the likes of the more conservative Heritage Foundation, and has strong ties to the Democratic Party. Soros has funded the CAP with at least $3 million over the years, and Patrick Gaspard, previously the president of the OSF from 2017-2020, became president of CAP in June 2021. Politico described CAP as the “most influential think tank of the Biden era.”
Central European University
University started in Hungary by George Soros in 1991, to push a liberal agenda on the former Soviet Bloc after the fall of the wall. Members of the board of trustees include his son Robert Soros and numerous individuals also in leadership positions in the OSF. Among the school’s graduates include the former president of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili, the former Georgian minister of defense, former Croatian minister of justice and multiple members of European Parliament. Soros has donated over $400 million to higher education over the years, with 75% of it going to just two schools: Bard College in New York state and CEU.
How George Soros co-opts the media and keeps criticism down
A new report from the Media Research Center has exposed connections between billionaire liberal financier George Soros and 54 prominent media figures. As documented by its authors, Joseph Vazquez and Dan Schneider, these include reporters, anchors, columnists, editors, news executives and journalists.
The highest-profile media figures revealed to have connections to Soros, often due to them sitting on boards of organizations he funds, include:
George Soros uses donations to media organizations and journalism think tanks to avoid criticism for his liberal activism. Olivier Hoslet/Pool Photo via AP, File
- CNN’s Christiane Amanpour once sat on the board of the Center for Public Integrity*, a nonprofit investigative journalism group previously funded by Soros, that critics charge mainly targets Republican fundraisers.
- NBC’s Lester Holt, the Washington Post’s Sally Buzbee, Associated Press executive editor Julie Pace, and Reuters editor-in-chief Alessandra Galloni all sit on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists, a Soros-funded organization that purports to defend the rights of journalists.
- CBS’s Margaret Brennan and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria serve on the board of the massively influential Council on Foreign Relations, a Soros-backed think tank specializing in US foreign policy.
- NBC’s chairman Cesar Conde is on the board of the Aspen Institute, a Soros-backed think tank. In recent years, it launched a left-leaning commission to combat so-called disinformation, and was implicated in the suppression of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story in the recently released Twitter files.
- NPR’s president and CEO John Lansing is connected by the direct funding Soros gives his publication.
- PolitiFact editor-in-chief Angie Dronbic Holan serves on the board of the Soros-backed International Fact-Checking Network, which has openly pressed Facebook to censor what it considers misinformation (i.e., anything that goes against the liberal narrative), and serves as the “high body” for dozens of fact-checking organizations under its umbrella.
And it shows in their coverage. Not only does Soros fund the media to push his radical-left agenda, his funding has the added effect of insulating him from criticism.
As Vazquez and Schneider include among their examples: During a PBS segment in 2018, Amanpour had on Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and used the opportunity to accuse his boss, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, of being “anti-Semitic” for cracking down on the billionaire’s influence in his country.
As I noted in my book, “The Man Behind the Curtain,” bogus charges of anti-Semitism against Soros’ critics are the most common line of attack among Soros-funded outlets.
During the Brett Kavanaugh hearings in 2018, the Soros-funded ThinkProgress called reports that Soros was paying people to protest against then-President Donald Trump an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory,” and accused Trump himself of “getting in on the anti-Semitic action.”
Meanwhile, Soros was spending $5 million on the effort to thwart Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer Debra Katz was vice chair of the Project on Government Oversight, which has been directly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
NPR has received nearly $2 million from Soros in the past to hire up to 100 new reporters. When Spanish language broadcaster Radio y Televisión Martí ran a 15-minute segment on the influence of Soros, warning that he has his “eyes on Latin America,” NPR branded it “taxpayer-funded anti-Semitism against George Soros” (referencing the fact that Radio y Televisión Martí is funded by the US federal government). It also voiced support for the US Agency for Global Media launching an investigation into it as a result.
This “Any criticism of Soros is anti-Semitic” narrative has naturally spread to other left-wing publications, such as the Associated Press, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and seemingly everywhere else. So mindless is this type of charge that one publication, Moment Magazine, accused the Jewish prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, of anti-Semitism for daring to criticize Soros.
Soros went into overdrive in funding his media empire in the Trump era, with other research from the MRC finding that from 2016 to 2020, Soros dished out at least $131 million to influence at least 253 journalism and activist media groups to promote far-left views on abortion, economics, the police, environmentalism, LGBT ideology, and anti-Americanism. A common strategy for when those outlets report on any misdeeds of Soros is to frame the allegations as “conspiracy theories” from people with sinister motives (similar to how the media will phrase Republicans reacting to Democratic misdeeds or failures as “Republicans pouncing” — as if they’re the ones in the wrong). Publications that employ journalists that also serve on Soros-funded boards include the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, CNN, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ABC News, the Sacramento Bee and countless more.
Others will simply downplay any alleged wrongdoing or accept Soros’ counternarrative without question. One such example came back in 2021 when the left-leaning journalism nonprofit ProPublica (which receives just under 2% of its funding from Soros) released a report that used 15 years of confidential IRS records to calculate the effective tax rate that billionaires pay on their fortunes (which was low because unrealized capital gains aren’t taxed).
Among the billionaires named was Soros, who didn’t pay a cent of income tax for three years in a row from 2016 to 2018. While the other billionaires listed in their report are extensively criticized, Soros only gets a brief mention, and immediate rebuttal in the form of a quote from a representative that “Between 2016 and 2018 George Soros lost money on his investments, therefore he did not owe federal income taxes in those years.”
The donation also allows Soros to deduct up to 20% of its market value on his personal taxes ($3.6 billion), which he can carry forward for five years, effectively giving him a double write-off (not paying taxes on future income while dodging capital gains taxes on donated stock).
Naturally, in responses to any concerns about how funding from Soros could possibly impact their coverage, ProPublica has addressed them by dismissing the term “Soros-funded” as a “vaguely anti-Semitic epithet meant to connote left-wing bias.
George Soros spent $40M getting lefty district attorneys, officials elected all over the country
To see just how much law and order has eroded under George Soros-backed “progressive prosecutors,” consider Loudoun County, Virginia.
The top prosecutor there, Commonwealth Attorney Buta Biberaj, announced last week that her office wouldn’t be directly involved in the prosecution of misdemeanor charges — including hit-and-run, eluding police, reckless driving, trespassing, public drunkenness and failure to appear, among others.
Soros dumped $659,000 into the Loudoun County commonwealth attorney race backing Biberaj for the position, which she won by a slim 49.5% to 47.5% margin despite the massive cash advantage. She was sworn into the position in January 2020.
After last week’s announcement, Biberaj claimed that letting all these crimes go unpunished would allow her office to devote more resources to victims of more serious crimes such as “murder, rape, and domestic violence, not speeding tickets.”
As always, the rhetoric betrays the facts on the ground. The exact types of crimes that Biberaj claims she wants to focus on are the ones she’s been neglecting most.
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors decided to give Biberaj’s office a smaller budget increase than requested in 2021 due to high turnover and her handling of domestic violence cases: Of 735 cases brought to her office, she dismissed 491, bringing only 8% to trial.
Biberaj is just one of 75 prosecutors nationwide who were backed by Soros for their pro-criminal bents, as a recent Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund report noted. After investing more than $40 million into this project, Soros-backed DAs (and their ideological allies) now represent at least one-fifth of Americans.
That $40 million is a drop in a bucket to the $32 billion that backs his political empire. But by focusing on key local races, Soros is having an outsize impact on people’s lives.
Flipping a legislature and changing the law is a lot more daunting than just electing one person who refuses to enforce the law. In many cases, Soros’ prosecutors decline to prosecute cases, toss charges or cut lax plea deals — bypassing the statutes on the books.
So egregious are the actions of the Soros-backed progressives that for the first time in history, these prosecutors have become household names — whether it be St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who made headlines for persecuting the McCloskeys for defending their home against rioters, Chicago’s Kim Foxx, known for her role in attempting a cover-up after actor Jussie Smollett’s hate crime against Jussie Smollett, and the now-recalled Chesa Boudin of San Francisco, the son of 1960s radicals who was raised by terrorist Bill Ayers and effectively legalized shoplifting in the city.
Catalog of catastrophe
While putting together a truly comprehensive “best of the worst” Soros prosecutors list could fill several volumes, here are just some highlights:
- Ten days after taking office, Portland DA Mike Schmidt (backed with $320,000 from Soros) announced that he’d refuse to prosecute rioters in the summer of 2020, and instead defended them. Even though rioting is a felony, he doesn’t prosecute those cases.
- He also refuses to prosecute individuals for “interfering with a peace officer, disorderly conduct in the second degree, criminal trespass in the first or second degree, escape in the third degree, and harassment and riot when it isn’t accompanied by a separate charge.”
- Philadelphia’s Larry Krasner (backed with nearly $1.5 million from Soros) dropped charges on more than 60% of shooting cases and 37% of illegal firearms cases in the two years after taking office in 2018. Not coincidentally, shootings and homicides have spiked since then. In 2020, Philadelphia prosecuted the lowest number of felony cases in 30 years — even though the city saw 499 homicides, more than New York has with five times the population. For reference, there were 351 homicides the year he took office. The city saw a record 562 homicides in 2021, and a slight decline to 516 in 2022, still much higher than when he took office.
- Soros spent $275,000 in California backing Contra Costa County DA Diana Becton, who was selected by a board of supervisors to serve the rest of the term of her predecessor, who was convicted of felony perjury. Part of the selection process to fill the vacancy included a questionnaire in which Becton repeatedly plagiarized responses, including Martin Luther King Jr. quotes she somehow thought wouldn’t get recognized. Three of five members of the board selected her anyway, and she later won a DA race in 2018. Becton had never served as a prosecutor before. Among the crimes that Becton won’t prosecute: graffiti, unless the graffiti offends her political sensibilities. After a couple allegedly painted over a Black Lives Matter mural, she filed three misdemeanor charges against them including violation of civil rights (a hate crime charge), vandalism, and possession of tools to commit vandalism.
- Soros backed Aramis Ayala to become Orlando’s state attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, donating $1.4 million. In lieu of actual consequences, Ayala has sought to punish criminals like kindergartners by giving them an adult timeout and having their charges dropped in exchange for watching an educational video about resisting crimes and the dangers associated with breaking the law. Ironically, that very exercise teaches them that there aren’t many dangers associated with breaking the law.
Policy failures that kill
If the philosophy of progressive policing as advertised really worked, that shifting attention away from lesser offenses would decrease more serious crimes, we wouldn’t have seen the national crime wave that began in 2020 and has continued to this day, and it wouldn’t be especially pronounced in the exact cities following this philosophy.
Soros has spent millions backing these extreme criminal justice philosophies, but neither he nor the prosecutors he has backed have any regrets about the increases in property crime, disorder or even murder.
How George Soros funds ‘fact checkers’ to silence dissent
George Soros has success across the Atlantic in using fact-checkers to censor narratives damaging to the left. Bloomberg via Getty Images
Last year, Soros partnered with fellow leftist billionaire Reid Hoffman (the co-founder of LinkedIn) to financially back a project to fight so-called disinformation. The name they chose might have come from George Orwell himself: Good Information Inc.
Branding anything that goes counter-narrative as “disinformation” has become the left’s latest strategy to fight anything that threatens their spin, and Soros has taken note.
Later in the year, heading into the midterms, in an open letter signed by 11 other leftist groups, the Soros-funded Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights called on Big Tech CEOs to take “immediate” action to spread so-called “voting disinformation” to “help prevent the undermining” of democracy. The signatories had received a combined $30.3 million from Soros in just a four-year period.
Soros already has had success across the Atlantic in using fact-checkers to censor narratives damaging to the left.
As the Hungarian publication Remix revealed, of the 11 Facebook-approved fact checking organizations for Central and Eastern Europe, eight were funded by Soros. As is the case for the US, these fact checking groups are largely critical of the political right.
Major fact-checking organizations such as PolitiFact, Snopes, and others have long faced allegations of left-wing political bias — allegations a series of studies over the years have confirmed. One of the more recent studies of bias on PolitiFact found sources six times more likely to defend Biden in their “fact-checks” than check his facts.
Major funding for PolitiFact’s parent company, The Poynter Institute, includes the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Soros-backed Tides Foundation and Tides Center, the Carnegie Corp. of New York among many others.
One project of the Poynter Institute specifically, the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), was launched in 2015 with its initial funding coming from the National Endowment for Democracy (backed by the US State Department), the Omidyar Network, Google, Facebook, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
The IFCN acts as the “high body” for the dozens of fact-checking organizations under its umbrella, which unite under a shared code of principles, and a mission “to bring together the growing community of fact-checkers around the world and advocates of factual information in the global fight against misinformation.”
Among the most well-known organizations that are affiliated with the IFCN include the Associated Press fact checker, FactCheck.org, The Dispatch fact checker, The Washington Post fact checker, and PolitiFact.
The problem, of course, is that these “fact checks” are anything but impartial. Facebook and other social-media companies censored any articles that suggested the COVID-19 virus leaked from a Wuhan lab, based on denials of scientists who had a conflict of interest. Now that even top researchers say the lab leak is a distinct possibility, they’ve lifted those restrictions.
Hunter Biden’s laptop was censored because intelligence officials said it “could be” Russian disinformation — it wasn’t. Articles questioning the effects of climate change are given warning labels even if they are backed up by data.
As is the case with Soros’ financing of media, in addition to spreading leftist narratives, he buys his own name protection. A simple search for Soros’ name on PolitiFact’s website reveals that they’re unwilling to admit a single damning allegation made against the man — of which there are many.
The extent to which PolitiFact in particular will go to defend Soros, and make sure people see it, is further than for anyone else.
Those who found themselves Googling George Soros’ name in past months may have seen an ad display among the top of the results from PolitiFact, inviting the searcher to learn the “Truth” about Soros, that “George Soros does not pay protesters. Here’s the truth. The real purpose of the ‘paid protester’ myth.”
Anyone who clicked the ad would be brought to a PolitiFact “fact check” of a claim from pundit Candace Owens that Soros is “funding the chaos” in Minneapolis through his Open Society Foundations during the summer of 2020 riots.
As is standard for fact-checkers on politically charged topics, their articles read as if the conclusions were written first, and the arguments second. To generate the image of Soros they want, they simply ignore any true allegations against him and either fact-check tangential claims or false ones.
Emily Venezky predictably rates Owens’ claim “False” while citing a 2015 Snopes fact check that admits Soros donated $33 million to organizations “that have worked with Black Lives Matter or worked to raise awareness during the Ferguson-related protests” in the past. She then tries to hedge that admission when it comes to the then-recent Minneapolis riots with the supposed disclaimer: “However, they had never given money to groups for the express purpose of organizing protests with the movement.”
Was she expecting there to be a line item for rioting in their grants?
Whether or not Soros is funding protesters in an exact manner in the exact city that Candace is stating is irrelevant to the larger point that, yes, Soros is giving money to groups intent on defunding the police.
In a similar vein, PolitiFact’s Yacob Reyes wrote an article to debunk claims that Soros was funding Black Lives Matter — only to admit and downplay his funding of BLM-adjacent groups. Writing in response to Owens saying that Soros “injected $33 million into Black Lives Matter,” Reyes rated the claim “False” because the groups weren’t official BLM groups — but merely radical far-left groups that share virtually an identical ideology to Black Lives Matter (and everything else Soros funds) and engage in the same kind of disruptive activities.
Of the dozens of fact-checks mentioning Soros’ name on PolitiFact’s website, every single one without exception serves to deny what Soros’ multibillion-dollar empire is funding or debunk what amounts to chain email-tier rumors about him.
Every single claim fact-checked (always as “False” or “Pants on Fire”) is someone making a negative claim about Soros that PolitiFact responds to as if they’re his p.r. agent. When it comes to objectively true allegations that have been made about Soros’s network; such as his funding of rogue prosecutors nationwide, his connections to various media figures, his connections to the Biden White House, and much more, the fact-checkers simply ignore them.
This is, essentially, the upshot of why Soros and other left-wing groups have weaponized “fact-checking” — it allows them to pressure social media to censor any news they don’t like.
How George Soros indoctrinates the next generation
Only George Soros could look at the state of American higher education and conclude that it’s not liberal enough.
In 2020 alone, Soros’ Open Society Foundations budgeted more than $63 million, or just over 5% of its budget, toward influencing higher education here and abroad. Over the years Soros has funded more than 20,000 scholarships, invested hundreds of millions into liberal American colleges, and created a University of his own.
Soros’ first venture into higher education for the purpose of furthering his vision was with the founding of the Central European University (CEU) in Hungary in 1991. That serves as his ideological base of operations in the realm of higher education, one that he’s since used for his venture into influencing American higher education.
The Soros family flag and his foundation’s sphere of influence have firmly been planted in the university. George Soros’ son Robert Soros was elected to the CEU board of trustees in 2012, and his other son, Alexander Soros, now serves on the board in his place.
Other current and former members had leadership positions in Soros’ main vehicle for political meddling, his Open Society Foundations. These include OSF London director William Newton-Smith, OSF New York president Christopher Stone, OSF Executive Vice President Leonard Benardo, and the OSF President (as of 2021) George Mark Molloch Brown.
The CEU’s connection to American schools can be seen on it’s board, which includes, or has included, the President of Bard College Leon Botstein (who was formally chairman of the board), Johns Hopkins President Ronald Daniels, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ, and Benjamin Heineman, a senior fellow at a Harvard Law School program.
CEU has allowed Soros to both educate leftists and given him influence over them throughout their careers. Notable CEU alumni include former president of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili, Members of European Parliament Lívia Járóka and Monica Macovei, former Georgian minister of defense Tina Khidasheli, Chairman of the Slovakian Party of the Hungarian Coalition József Berényi, and former Croatian minister of justice Orsat Miljenic.
From his first charitable grant in the late 1970s to the early 2010s, Soros contributed over $400 million to colleges and universities, with 75% of it going to two schools; the aforementioned CEU, and Bard College in New York.
More than 19 colleges had individually received at least $1 million from Soros, including Harvard University, Columbia University, Indiana University, and Georgetown University, among others.
Bard College had received nearly $80 million total from Soros when he announced in 2020 that he’d be awarding it an additional $100 million over the next decade.
In 2021 Soros offered Bard another $500 million as soon as the college could find donors to match or exceed it, which Bard leaders believe they can pull off within five years. This is one of the largest gifts in the history of American higher education. The school’s 2020–2021 course catalogue thanked Soros for his then-recent efforts.
Among the initiatives at the school that Soros’ money have funded include the “Hate Studies Initiative,” “Migration Initiative,” and “Racial Justice Initiative.”
One new course that debuted as part of the “Hate Studies Initiative” promotes the far-left’s defund-the-police hysteria. The course is titled “Abolishing Prisons and the Police” and taught students “how to sell abolition to the masses and design a multimedia ad campaign to make prison abolition go viral.”
Soros funds student activists through the “Trustee Leader-Scholar” program at Bard, which the college says has had its students leave an impact “from Red Hook to the West Bank.” Projects include the “Black Body Experience,” “Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative,” “Migrant Labor Project,” “Palestine Awareness Project,” and the “Trans Action Initiative,” among numerous left-wing causes.
Other university projects funded by Soros follow a similar theme. Georgetown received $1.8 million for the Justice at Stake Campaign, a group that believes there aren’t enough “people of color, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, and persons with disabilities” who are judges. Ohio State University got over $100,000 for its Kirwan Institute for the study of race and ethnicity, which then aided in providing “implicit bias training” to Los Angeles City Workers.
With CEU as his anchor in Europe, and Bard his anchor in America, Soros launched the Open Society University Network (OSUN) with the aforementioned universities as the network’s founding members in January 2020.
OSUN’s goal is to integrate teaching and research across higher education institutions backed by Soros worldwide. Botstein was picked to serve as the first chancellor of the network, which expands Soros’ network of colleges and research partners in Europe, Russia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America, and the United States.
Get them when they’re young. Teach the youth of America, Europe and elsewhere that police and prisons are the biggest problems society has, we must spent vast amounts on diversity and climate change, and dissent must be censored.
And that, in short, is the Soros Strategy. Though he does donate to national politicians, he’s realized that he can push his liberal ideology much more effectively in smaller ways. By pushing prosecutors who won’t prosecute. Fund “fact checkers” who allow social networks to outsource what gets censored. Promote think tanks that “educate,” and pressure, journalists and politicians. Activists and college students.
At 92, George Soros’ influence over America is at its zenith. It took him years, and billions of dollars, but the cost to the rest of us is immeasurable.
Verdict: George Soros is the most dangerous man in America — here’s why
Soros spent more than $40 million on installing left-wing DAs and other officials in big cities around the country. The candidates he backed and their allies now represent at least one-fifth of Americans and include crime-lovers like Manhattan’s own Alvin “Let ‘Em Loose” Bragg; Philly’s Larry Krasner, whose “reforms” brought 516 homicides in 2022; LA’s George Gascón, whose city has seen burglaries skyrocket; and Chicago’s Kim Foxx, who initially let two gangbangers skate for a daylight shootout amid horrific crime numbers.
But what’s buying DA offices without buying media personalities to keep everyone on message that the crime surge isn’t happening? Soros’ nonprofit empire counts topline journos at NBC, the Washington Post, and Reuters as members of its various boards. He’s a huge giver to ProPublica and to NPR and spent at least $131 million from 2016 to 2020 to back literally hundreds of activist media groups that promote his lefty views on crime, gender and capitalism — as well as handily stepping in to dismiss all criticism of the billionaire as somehow being anti-Semitic.
And if any plebes start getting ideas of their own — like, say, that Hunter Biden’s laptop was real — Soros-funded “fact-checkers” will move in to crush dissent. He’s partnered with Big Tech fatcats, setting up the chillingly-named “Good Information Inc” with LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman. He backs IFCN, a global network dedicated to fighting “disinformation” that has lobbied Facebook to do more censorship, and another group that pushes tech CEOs to do the same. He funds the parent of PolitiFact, as well as a small army of similar groups in Europe.
Such groups helped taboo discussion of the lab-leak hypothesis of COVID’s origin, Hunter’s shenanigans and other big, real stories by calling them fake. In other words, Soros and Big Tech also work hand-in-glove to cut off free inquiry.
Even top White House staffers move in his circle of influence. Like Biden crony Neera Tanden, former prez of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress. Or outgoing chief of staff Ron Klain (a board member at CAP’s lobbying wing). Or Secretary of State Antony Blinken, whose father has major connections to Soros and who took action against a prominent Soros critic early in his term. And 17 members of key transition teams Biden used heading into office had significant connections to Soros.
The next generation of Americans is already being prepped to march along the same ideological lines. Soros’ Open Society Foundations budgeted $63 million in 2020 alone for efforts to shape higher education. His cash has funded programs like the “Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative,” a Georgetown effort aiming to radicalize our judiciary and a literal class on “Abolishing Prisons and the Police.” He’s promised a potential, staggering $500 million to Bard. Get them while they’re young and tomorrow belongs to you.
Why does Soros — who fled the Soviets and found unimaginable success in a capitalist democracy undergirded by the rule of law and a strong, free press — want to undermine the very system that made him so rich and so powerful? Why is he undermining the very opportunities he enjoyed?
He backs prosecutors who don’t prosecute crooks. He wants a press that asks no hard questions of the powerful (himself above all). He wants universities that teach impressionable kids to hate their country and parents.
Fact is, if Soros were a right-winger, his name would be national news every week. But his politics line up with those of most journos and academics (though not those of most Americans). So the massive impact of this one man and his money on American society goes largely unreported — or called “conspiracy theory.”
As does the fact that he’s transferred nearly $18 billion to OSF, now under the stewardship of his son Alexander (only 37). Which means that when the aging Soros dies, his influence and his empire will live on.
So no, this is not a conspiracy theory. It’s a truth worth pointing out, and one worth resisting.