It never ceases to amaze me how often I hear people inside of the Occupy movement defending George Soros- truly, it blows my mind. This happened to me twice this week- first, on Wednesday, when @OccupyBayStreet told me “it won’t make you popular to be criticise people for being funded by Soros”, and another time today when Mathew Kagis (seal clubber) wrote that I was ‘paranoid’ for discussing Soros. Say What?
Considering all of the (unexpected) kick-back over my writing about Soros, I’ve decided to clarify my position by explaining why I believe the Occupy Movement should be concerned about him:
1.) Soros György is the poster boy for the 1%
Soros is one of the richest men on the planet. Personally, I believe that Occupy should call ourselves the movement of the 100%. But, until we officially make this change Soros is, by definition, a target of the Occupy movement. (as he should be)
2.) Soros György is a banker!
One of the core foundations of the Occupy movement is that we are here to fix the corrosiveness of our banking system- is it not? Considering this Soros is, by definition, a target.
3.) Soros György is a Speculator!
Soros participates in one of the most corrosive parts of the banking industry– he is a currency speculator. This means that he makes money as a banker not by making investments, but by gambling on the value of a country’s currency. This has had seriously detrimental effects on the economies of many countries- I’ll get into this in a moment…
4.) Soros György Is a Short-Seller!
Short selling is THE most corrosive part of the banking industry. What it means is that, rather than betting on the success of something, Soros bets on its failure! In the case of currency trading, this means that, for example, if Soros short-sells the Canadian dollar, he is betting that its value will decrease. This is highly problematic, something I will explain in a moment…
5.) Soros May Be An Abusive Sexist!
There is infinitely more evidence that Soros is a sexist than there is about anyone I’ve heard about at the Occupy Movement! His 31-year-old girlfriend recently filed a lawsuit against the 81-year-old Billionaire claiming that he has emotionally tortured, harassed & abused her. This happened shortly after he dumped her for his nurse! Sounds rather piggish to me…
6.) Soros Has Not Declared His Intentions With the TIDES Foundation
One of the reasons people in the left spend so much time standing-up for Soros is because he donates 1000’s of dollars to lefty charities & foundations. The problem is that he hasn’t announced his intentions with this money- and, there are many reasons to believe they may not be pure. We’ll get to that in a moment…
7.) Soros Owns Many Gold Mines! (Including lots of Barrick Gold)
The left have a lot of problems with Barrick Gold. Occupy Toronto have even run demonstrations about this company! Well, Soros is a major shareholder! This links into what I was saying in reason #6, about Soros’ undeclared intentions. Could it be possible he is manipulating the left with his investments?
8.) Soros Is a Major Investor in the Oil Industry!
This guy has his fingers in lots of pies- many of them are the antithesis of what Occupy stands for. Did you know that he profited from the veto on the Keystone XL pipeline? So, another reference to reason #6 here- we cannot trust a billionaire with undeclared intentions…
9.) Soros Has Created & Profited On the Collapse of many Economies!
Long before I heard about Soros investments in Lefty causes I knew about the damage he caused through his short-selling of currencies. Countries like Thailand, Malaysia, & the United Kingdom have all been victim of his high-profile manipulation of their currencies- crashing their economies.
10.) Soros Is A Convicted Felon!
In 2002, Soros was convicted in France for the charge of insider trading. How can someone who was convicted of such a breach of trust?
I could write many more reasons why we should be concerned about Soros- his interests in the Salmon industry (and support against fish farms), the allegations that he is a Nazi collaborator (may not be true), or a number of other conflict-of-interest issues. But, it is sunny outside, and I want to go out and see some of my fellow occupiers. So, for now, I’ll leave it at this.
For those of you who wish to disagree with me, please say something more than “you’re being paranoid” or “you’re a conservative lackey”- because, both are far from the truth. Rather, come back at me with an intelligent argument where I am wrong on these issues, and provide some details. No more ad-hominem ad-nauseum please…
- A Discussion on the Influence of George Soros & The TIDES Foundation (www.genuinewitty.com)
- Hate Mail From Chelseaflook! (a.k.a. PottyMouth) (www.genuinewitty.com)
- This Guy Came To Occupy Vancouver (and was close to the leaders) (www.genuinewitty.com)
- Soros Warns of ‘Riots,’ ‘Brutal’ Clampdowns & Possible Total Economic Collapse (mb50.wordpress.com)
- The Coc’s Cop-Out (Once Again…) (www.genuinewitty.com)
- Occupy Toronto! Are You a Man or a Movement? (or a bad joke…) (www.genuinewitty.com)
- Follow The Money: Dave Vasey & Taylor Chelsea Work for the 1%! (www.genuinewitty.com)
Go ahead and criticize George Soros. Most of Occupy know that Soros’ money funds the Tides foundation which is a contributor to Adbusters – which initiated the call out to occupy wall street. Many people suspect that he wanted to steer a popular progressive movement to advocate for the Robin Hood Tax – with the ulterior motive of creating a global bank to implement the Robin Hood Tax (The argument would be made that a global bank is the only way the Robin Hood Tax could be administered) People may be naive, but only for so long. I won’t advocate for a Robin Hood Tax – until I know and am comfortable with how it is to be administered. Having said all of that I have no objection of using Soro’s $$$ for progressive causes. Dirty money can be made clean by using for well thought out progressive causes. We just need to be aware and informed. We are no longer the Sheeple.
I agree with you 110% on Robin Hood. People I’ve talked with in many Occupations have agreed that the Robin Hood March should have been labelled as “The march nobody knew what they were marching for!” lol
Wow, That Sorous is a read studmuffin…
And Mathew.K. (not a seal clubber – but a medic) probably thinks you are a paranoid conspiracy theorist, because you seem obsessed with certain topics – (alluding to people within the occupy movement taking orders from Soros) and don’t seem to offer solutions or suggestions for desired outcomes. So what is it you want Occupy to do about Soros?
He is seeing things out of context, because he isn’t here in Toronto. Here there are a number of people who work for Soros funded organisations- and, coincidentally, some of them claim to be our leadership (despite our being a leaderless organisation.)
My suggestion? That people who are trained & funded by Soros led organisations step back from assuming leadership. I’ve offered this solution before on another article…
Rachel la I have a suggestion. Put your glass of koolaid down, stop drinking it, occupy has no solutions either! And we do have a big solution, all you leftist koolaid drinkers fighting for the wrong reasons will not be allowed to dictate any change taking place in my life –> my life is my responsibility/problem, so mind your own business and worry about yourself and how things impact you. My guess is this is one of them morons who are gunna be out marching for phony 2012. LOL
Even the right agrees with you as to Soros’s tactics. Where we differ is that you see it as “cleaning the money” (drug dealers call that laundering). We see it as you guys being Soros’s agents to create enough instability in the confidence of the markets that he can make a profit without any real risk of you being successful. George wants capitalism to thrive. He is one after all. He just wants some potholes that, for a split second, will allow him to get richer. You guys are his potholes.