Rudiger wrote: ↑
3 months ago
So I guess knowing the fact that Soros' Open Society foundation definitely and openly funds leftist agendas (NGOs illegally shipping people across the Mediterranean in high volume) means that you must subscribe to every conspiracy theory related to Soros, he funds crisis actors.
Very few people believe in the first thing you brought up, many know for sure that he funds illegal immigration. The fact you bring up the nuttiest conspiracy theory about him as a first point of reference well, that's a tad deceptive isn't it?
I'm aware as is plausibly everyone else here that Soros is politically active -- he's a billionaire. It is standard and mundane for billionaires to be politically active and to donate money to NGOs. Here in the USA it is well-known that the Kochs, Mercers, and Adelsons have tremendous influence over the Republican Party, as it is known that Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post, that Buffet and Gates run a large charitable foundation that does a huge amount of work for education and public health, and that Washington DC has the highest (median or average, I forget which) income of any major American city due to all of the lobbyists living there. Billionaires can easily buy influence, and many or perhaps all of them do so.
Soros is among the many billionaires who does. His open society foundation spends several hundred million a year, where they spend on issues such as education, public health, etc.
There is a huge stretch between funding AIDS research in the open, and secretly kidnapping Cesar Sagnoc in order to hypnotize him into sending failed bombs, and then also coordinating with paid agents in the US postal service to make sure that the letters would go through. The latter would be a lot more nefarious, a lot more difficult to pull off, and a lot more expensive as well. It would imply that they have long held these agents (in various organizations) on retainer, such a cabal of clinical psychologists, bomb making engineers, etc. They probably need to maintain a network of skilled assassins in order to maintain compliance and intimidation among their network. These people need to be paid well for the full extent of their lives, and they need to believe. If a single one of them squeals, the whole thing falls apart. This conspiracy theory is **insane**, it requires a huge and polyglot organization, and it absolutely does not follow from Soros' known activities.
You bring up the allegation that Soros "funds illegal immigration". We know that people who work for him made an app to alert people such as their lawyer if they're arrested. OK -- do you actually think that this is worse than the fact that Trump employed illegals? The first thing isn't bad at all, it's neutral. Getting in touch with one's lawyer is a fundamental right within the United States and it helps the country going.
I looked up the claim that Soros is helping people cross the Mediterranean, which again is not on the same level as hypnotizing Sagnoc. I found links from organizations such as ZeroHedge and Larouche -- no thanks. Here's the flow chart of the argument, which is among the top 1 or 2 google links for the claim:
Ridiculous. There have been some real conspiracies, but they don't work the way that these people think.
Edited to add: Here is Snopes refuting the claim
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/are-c ... terranean/
I know people who have worked for and volunteered for Doctors without Borders. It is a philanthropic organization that helps a lot of people by doing hard work. It is sickening that they are being falsely accused of being an illegal immigration front.