Anyone who isn’t a total left-wing lunatic has known for years that George Soros is a bad guy. Not just because he does everything he can to undermine America and its traditions, but because he is quite literally a crook. In 2002 a French court convicted Soros of insider trading and the court’s decision was upheld in 2006.

Investor’s Business Daily recently wrote a multi-part expose on Soros and his growing influence in American politics. His fingerprints are literally on every major issue of the day from terrorism to global warming.

In the latest installment in the multi-part expose, Investor’s Business Daily exposes some pretty incredible information about where all his money is actually going.

Under the guise of “philanthropy,” Soros tends to fund pressure groups and foundations he misleadingly characterizes as promoting “civil society” and “democracy.” His view is that America needs to be knocked off its pedestal and he is willing to use “any legal means” necessary to make that happen.

He funds the now infamous MoveOn.org that recently called General David Petraeus a traitor, and he funds Media Matters which is an amazingly distorted far-left propaganda site.

Investor’s Business Daily does a great job at highlighting some of his greatest hits:

Soros’ efforts go beyond spin. He has also bankrolled groups involved in the manipulation of elections, an activity that has increased since his money came into the picture. Two groups — Americans Coming Together and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — were sanctioned recently by the Federal Election Commission for fraud.

Soros pledged $10 million to ACT, which has since been fined $775,000 for illegally funneling $70 million set aside for voter registrations to Democratic candidates.

He also gave at least $150,000 to ACORN, the left-wing group best known for pushing minimum-wage hikes, marching for illegal-immigrant amnesty and harassing Wal-Mart. ACORN has been accused of voter fraud in 13 states since 2004 and was convicted of falsifying signatures in a voter registration drive last July, drawing a fine of $25,000 in Washington state.

Probably the most troubling of all his endeavors is his total opposition to the U.S. fighting terrorism. He uses his wealth to undermine every single anti-terror measure the U.S. has taken since 9/11. He even funds anti-Israel groups and Soros himself is a Jew!

Soros additionally finances groups best described as helpful to terrorists. Since 1998, he has given the American Civil Liberties Union $5 million to empower criminals, including lawsuits on behalf of terrorists’ “civil rights.”

Soros’ Open Society Institute gave $20,000 for the legal defense of radical attorney Lynne Stewart. She was convicted in 2002 of abetting jailed terrorists after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Soros is also involved in the financing of a 9/11 memorial at ground zero, the World Trade Center Memorial Cultural Complex — which critics say blames the U.S. for 9/11.

“Bush says (the terrorists) hate us for what we are, not what we do, and I think that’s false,” Soros told an audience at UC Berkeley last year.

He has handed $3.1 million to the left-wing Tides Foundation, which funds organizations, such as the Sea Shepherds, Earth First! and the Ruckus Society, that have condoned or engaged in eco-terrorism.

On the international front, Soros-backed groups have undercut important U.S. allies, including Israel and Colombia, which have aligned with the U.S. rather than the U.N.

Both see their sovereignty as non-negotiable, view victory over their enemies as an absolute good and refuse to become failed states — all anathema to the thinking of Soros. His Human Rights Watch repeatedly attempts to portray both nations as pariah states.

Most baffling of all is Soros’s funding of radical groups who pressured the Transportation Security Administration to scrap a program called “Secure Flight,” which matched flight passenger lists with terrorist names. It gave more cash to other left-wing lawyers who persuaded a Texas judge to block cell phone tracking of terrorists.

On the global warming front, many people remember the recent furor over James Hansen who was publicly labeled as a courageous “NASA whistleblower” willing to stand up to the Bush Administration. He claimed in interviews with the Washington Post and the New York Times that NASA administrators have tried to influence his public statements about the causes of climate change. Hansen claims that NASA public relations staff were ordered to review his public statements and interviews after a December 2005 lecture at the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

He also appeared on “60 Minutes”claiming that the White House edited climate-related press releases reported by federal agencies to make global warming seem like less of a threat.

Predictably the left went wild over these allegations, but Mr. Hansen would’ve had zero credibility if the American people had actually been told the full story. James Hansen’s legal team and media handlers were all bought and paid for by the Open Society Institute to the tune of $720,000. The Open Society Institute was founded by George Soros in 1993 and is his flagship organization.

It is the Open Society Institute that funds MoveOn.org, ACT, and other far left groups. What Mr. Soros in effect did was purchase a credible climate change expert to both damage the Bush Administration and further his radical global warming agenda.

Another issue that’s been pretty hot lately is immigration. Most people remember the uprising of 2 million angry Mexican-flag waving illegal immigrants demanding U.S. citizenship in Los Angeles, allegedly egged on only by a local Spanish-language radio announcer.

A look at the annual report from the Open Society Institute shows Soros bought and paid for that as well. The Open Society Institute owns another organization called the Justice Fund. The fund lists 19 projects in 2006. One was vaguely described involvement in the immigration rallies. Another project funded illegal immigrant activist groups for subsequent court cases.

So as Investor’s Business Daily puts it,

what looked like a wildfire grassroots movement really was a manipulation from OSI’s glassy Manhattan offices. The public had no way of knowing until the release of OSI’s 2006 annual report.

The bottom line is that George Soros is using his wealth to hurt America and his funding of far left character assassins is only lowering the political discourse in America and further dividing the country.

His manipulation of politics through money causes average Americans to become increasingly cynical of what they see and hear. Like a Hollywood filmmaker, Soros is able to create an illusion to further his political agenda. By the time we find out it was only an illusion it’s too late, because laws have been changed and new policies enacted.

By Chris Jones
The Hot Joints


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