Famous socialist [some would say communist] and former employer of Barack Obama, George Soros, funded the radical leftist groups in Ferguson and elsewhere according to a thorough analysis of his tax filings by The Washington Times.
Soros funds Gamaliel Foundation, a network of so-called grass-roots, interreligious and interracial organizations which fueled Ferguson.
Mr. Obama started his career as a community organizer at a Gamaliel affiliate in Chicago. He was an ACORN community organizer aka community agitator.
Soros gave $33 million in one year to established groups to embolden Ferguson revolutionaries.
Soros has admitted to it via spokespeople.
So, anti-capitalist groups are funded by a billionaire. Oh, the irony.
The Director explained it this way:
“Our DNA includes a belief that having people participate in government is indispensable to living in a more just, inclusive, democratic society,” said Kenneth Zimmerman, director of Mr. Soros‘ Open Society Foundations’ U.S. programs, in an interview with The Washington Times. “Helping groups combine policy, research [and] data collection with community organizing feels very much the way our society becomes more accountable.”
“The incidents, whether in Staten Island, Cleveland or Ferguson, were spontaneous protests–we don’t have the ability to control or dictate what others say or choose to say,” Mr. Zimmerman said. “But these circumstances focused people’s attention–and it became increasingly evident to the social justice groups involved that what a particular incident like Ferguson represents is a lack of accountability and a lack of democratic participation.”
Last year, Soros gave $5.4 million to Ferguson and Staten Island groups but that hardly mattered because it was all so spontaneous.
Can you say Astro-turf?
Buses of activists from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference in Chicago; from the Drug Policy Alliance, Make the Road New York and Equal Justice USA from New York; from Sojourners, the Advancement Project and Center for Community Change in Washington; and networks from the Gamaliel Foundation–all funded in part by Mr. Soros–descended on Ferguson starting in August and later organized protests and gatherings in the city until late last month, according to The Washington Times. And that was all thanks to Soros.
Thanks to Socialist Soros‘ funding, “Black Lives Matter” grew from a hashtag into a social media phenomenon, including a #BlackLivesMatter bus tour and march in September. Colorlines mag, published by Race Forward, bragged about it. They received $200,000 from Soros in 2011.
Organization for Black Struggle and Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment strategized with #BlackLivesMatter and they are funded by Soros too.
The Organization for Black Struggle and Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment are black power, pro-Palestine movements that posted absurd demands during the Ferguson uprising.
Soros’ Foundation, The Open Society, a communist with a small “c” organization, is worth $3.3 billion each year so expect a lot more violent eruptions against law enforcement, whites, conservatives and any group that stands up for traditional America.
Other groups Soros funds can be seen here. Many are communists such as The National Lawyer’s Guild which is a front for the communist party and which provides all the lawyers for the revolutionaries, including the communists, after they rabble rouse, attack police, and get arrested.
His organization supports other far-left causes such as open borders, anti-war, and so on. The president of the organization, John Podesta, a leftist, is now an Obama advisor and architect of Obama’s pen&phone fiats.
The left continually demonizes the Koch brothers who had $308 million tied up in their foundation and institute in 2011 compared with Soros’ $3 billion plus each year.
Oh, the hypocrisy.
There’s so much more. Go to The Washington Times for more details. It’s an important article.