The link to this was posted in one of the general comment threads. I’d opened it, but it’s a bit long, so I didn’t get a chance to read it until now. (Nights when you can’t sleep can be very useful ;-) It was time well spent.
Beththeserf does a very complete, yet brief, review of the underpinnings of the social reformations proposed by Plato, Hegel, Marx, and now Soros as Soros mutates Popper into an unrecognizable form. At one point I’d discovered this series of connections and made a complaint posting about it. Beth has done a much more scholarly and thoughtful job of it.
This will be more of a watercolor pastel sketch of a “Dig Here!” than anything with profound in detail conclusions.
Where I did a “watercolor pastel sketch” Beth has made a full bodied picture.
The first half is a history of thought review. Stepping through Plato, to Hegel, to Marx. Showing how each is similar, yet different, in their Central Authority advocacy. Then a short review of Popper and his scientific approach with distributed incremental improvement.
Down toward the bottom 1/3 or so, Soros gets examined. He is shown to be much more in line with Plato, Hegel, and Marx than with anything Popper advocated. A destructive Central Authority type, but with a penchant for funding tribes of Spoiled Brats to destroy what he does not like. (i.e. Antifa & friends).
Here’s a couple of sample paragraphs to give you the feel of it:
‘Open Society,’ says George Soros, ‘stands for freedom, democracy, rule of law, human rights, social justice and social responsibility as a universal idea.’ ( O.S. Soros. 2000, p 120.) …Sounds good, doesn’t it, ‘freedom,’ ‘democracy,’ ‘rule of law,’ etcetera, etcetera, but somewhere along the way, Karl Popper’s Open Society seems to have undergone a sea-change into something stranger, interesting to compare the two versions, Popper Mark I and Soros Mark II.
Popper wrote his book during the dark days of Hitler’s rise to power and early days of the Second World War when it looked like Hitler’s attempt at world dominance might succeed. He wrote ‘Open Society’ as a response to these events, a felt need to critically examine totalitarianism in its various guises and to defend the values of open, democratic society that were being threatened. The various guises Popper examines in ‘Open Society’ are doctrines of historical necessity and human destiny expounded by Plato, Hegel and Marx, Plato formulating an ideal republic based on his theory of forms, Hegel combating liberalism in the authoritarian state of Prussia’s King Frederic William III, and Karl Marx in industrial England, arguing inexorable laws of social development and class war.
Then down near the bottom:
Combine programs supporting drug legalization, (a leading recipient of Soros, drug legalization campaign is to the Drug Policy Alliance, and anti police, action by Rise-Up.Org connections,) and you’re making big dents in a functioning civil society. More than a few dents if you attack the society’s economic productivity via environmental organizations demonizing CO2 to create energy poverty. On the top 150 donor list of the open Society Foundation and Tides Foundation are organizations promoting radical environmentalism, opposing mining and logging enterprises, opposing commercial fishing, and demonizing CO2 to prevent that ‘modeled’ human-caused global warming, ‘necessitating’ costly subsidies of intermittent technologies to replace fossil fuels. Number 5 on OSF top grantee list is The Alliance for Climate Protection, number 55 on the list is Earth Island Institute, and here’s Earth Justice, don’t you just love the name, coming in at number 121.
A lot of difference between the Open Societies of Karl Popper and George Soros. The above manifesto and network funding is what Soros makes of Popper’s open society ‘having faith in human reason and avoiding dogmatism.’ Did Soros, perhaps, use Popper as his sock-puppet-Socrates?Soros would get rid of western democracy with its productivity and freedom of the individual under rule of law for all. Ultimately, what he is promoting is his vision of a supra-state, global governance at a distance by unelected Brussels men, lots of controls on what we may say, and keep the citizens diverted with politics of gender and racial diversity in-fighting,
It does look like some “bit rot” has set in on links. There’s a reference to a photo and a video at the end that do not show up. (Either that, or my advertising blocker and DNS blocker have blocked their site of origin). Not enough to matter as there is a written description of the image.
Overall, a very well done exposition of how Soros came to be, and what he is doing to disrupt the world. It does not matter if Soros is lying, confused, or genuinely evil. He is the vampire squid with tentacles spread over the globe causing / funding massive street theatre demonstrations and working to collapse Nation States. All the shouting about “Russian Meddling” in elections ought to be directed at Soros and his massive disruption operations. If anyone has “meddled” in national politics (of many many nations) it is Soros and his ilk / spawn. But that’s just my opinion… I could be wrong… (channeling Dennis Miller a bit ;-)