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How to negate the Soros/GetUp influence with your vote

How to negate the Soros/GetUp influence with your vote

The following article was first written by Jennifer Oriel and published in The Australian during August 2016. It deals with hacked and dumped files covering the financial reach of American  billionaire George Soros and his influence in Australian politics via GetUp. In Tasmania GetUp spent about $500,000 to unseat Andrew Nikolic and forked out $140,000 on campaign advertising alone. Nikolic, a good man blown away by foreign political socialists interfering in Australian politics. Imagine if an Australian billionaire messed with US elections?

MM believes similar force tactics may be used to influence the “Yes” vote in the upcoming postal vote for SSM, particularly since GetUp has publicly declared their emphatic “yes” position. George Soros is already a known supporter of the rainbow cult with all it weirdness and therefore likely to support GetUp in their push.

That returns us to the Andrew Nikolic question and how can GetUp be so powerful? The answer is quite simple. Agitators like GetUp can only be effective if voters believe their campaign propaganda. It also indicates that voters are very poorly informed about candidates. Socialist campaigners like Soros rely on the fact that the voter is ill-informed and thus fills the vacuum. Get informed—do some homework, you control your vote!

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Source: News Corp

Dumped files show influence of George Soros on Western politics

In perhaps the biggest political scandal since WikiLeaks, a group of hackers has dumped hundreds of files exposing the influence of socialist billionaire George Soros on Western politics.

The files show Soros has established a transnational network that pressures governments to adopt high immigration targets and porous border policies that could pose a challenge to legitimate state sovereignty. His Open Society Foundations target individuals who criticise ­Islamism and seek to influence the outcome of national elections by undermining Right-leaning politicians. The Australian arm of the Soros network is GetUp!.

GetUp! was established by ­activists Jeremy Heimans and David Madden with funding from Soros. The Labor-affiliated Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union donated $1.1 million to the group. Bill Shorten and John Hewson are former board members. A major funder listed on its 2014-15 Australian Electoral Commission expenditure return is Avaaz, the US GetUp! ­affiliate that has received copious amounts of funding from Soros networks.

Like most NGOs, GetUp! claims to be independent from political parties. Like many NGOs, however, it has close ties to the Left. As Sharri Markson ­revealed in this paper, GetUp! chairwoman Sarah Maddison urged people to vote for the Greens in the past federal election.

In the wake of the election, GetUp!’s Paul Oosting revealed its campaign strategy was to target conservative MPs to reduce their influence. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton was a primary GetUp! target. In Tasmania, the organisation spent up to $500,000 to unseat Andrew Nikolic and forked out $140,000 on campaign advertising alone.

GetUp! has engaged in an ­effective reframing of politics by rebranding conservatives as the hard Right while recasting the Left as moderate or progressive. Many sections of the media have uncritically adopted GetUp!’s rhetoric, which effectively divides the ­Coalition by aligning conservatives falsely with a range of hard-Right views that they abhor.

Soros-affiliated organisations follow a well-worn political and rhetorical strategy updated for the digital age. Like the socialists and communists of old, they attack liberal democracy by delegitimising the classically liberal values of ­individualism, free speech, logical argument and public reason. They attack democratic states by advocating a porous border policy, ­reframing illegal immigrants as refugees and degrading critics of totalitarian tendencies such as ­Islamism in orchestrated campaigns of PC censorship. Documents uncovered by Soros leaks reveal a pattern of funding for programs that prosecute porous borders, mass immigration into the Wes­t nations from Islamist regions, and overt campaigns against dissenters. OSF has provided several million to the Centre for American Progress, whose programs ­include the explicit targeting of free­thinkers critical of Islamism. A recent program grant described a strategy to target six critics of ­Islamism and the “right-wing media” in an “audit of Islamophobic activities”.

OSF has extended its reach in the European Union through NGO and human rights networks. It sought to influence EU elections by thwarting the success of candidates it deemed xenophobic or racist. The term xenophobic is commonly applied by the Left to politicians who seek ­rational immigration with a focus on resettlement rather than the disastrous porous border policy championed by the EU’s Green-socialist bloc. The OSF also funded a range of media projects focused on changing how journalists report on politicians and policies cast as xenophobic, intolerant or far Right. Leaked documents reveal OSF’s endorsement of questionable tactics to achieve its aims. A document ­reviewed by news source Breitbart states: “Naming and shaming from us is problematic: we are also in the business of channelling money into other countries for political purposes.”

It is neither uncommon nor ­illegal for philanthropists to fund political advocacy groups and lobby politicians. However, there is an ethical line between evidence-based advocacy by NGOs and disproportionate influence on the democratic process.

Following the Soros leaks, concerns have been raised about the influence of groups claiming to be disinterested third parties and NGOs on core Western values such as free speech and government by the people. In one of the leaked documents, there appears to be a problematic connection ­between Soros funding and campaigning against politically incorrect media. OSF took credit for funding an advocacy campaign in which a group worked to “take away” news anchor Lou Dobbs’s platform on CNN. Dobbs resigned from CNN amid controversy over his critical views on immigration. I would criticise some of Dobbs’s statements but conform to the view that free speech is protected unless an individual or group ­incites violence or engages in terrorist or treasonous activities.

Another leaked report suggests Soros and OSF played a direct role in Barack Obama’s decision to ­increase the US immigration target. Soros wrote to Obama to ­request the increase while OSF advocates organised a group to act. In its 2015 report, the OSF board stated it took “very active efforts … to provide a special allocation of an additional 100,000 refugee slots for Syrians … In the face of this pressure, the Obama administration announced … that by 2017 it would raise to 100,000 the total number of refugees the US takes worldwide each year.”

While NGOs and human rights groups routinely demand greater governmental transparency and accountability, they are rarely required to live up to their own standards. A new global transparency group, Transparify, rated Soros’s foundations zero for transparency among 200 organisations. Ironically, Transparify ­receives funding from OSF.

The belief the NGO sector has been hijacked by interests intent on challenging sovereignty to ­destabilise legitimate states is driving governments to introduce legislation to neutralise the perceived threat. A NGO transparency bill introduced by Israel was condemned by the EU, the UN, US Democrats and many human rights organisations. The law ­demands that NGOs whose primary support comes from foreign political entities publicly disclose the fact. Unsurprisingly, many of the NGOs exposed by the law were left-wing and human rights organisations that challenge ­Israel’s right to sovereign power by attacking its border ­security policy.

Expect NGOs to continue ­attacking conservative MPs who champion liberal democracy by defending Australia’s sovereign border and national security policy. It is perhaps time to rewrite the NGO sector’s demand for government transparency and accountability as a mutual obligation.

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  • luk1955 27/08/2017, 7:49 am

    “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” All ngos must be banned. Keep these groups away from our governments. We already have top international companies running government, but these ngos are even worse. Supposedly with good intentions, these groups are really being causing disasters. No doubt Soros gets his money to conduct these activities from the CIA and NSA. He is too **cking tight to fund these activities from his pocket, and the CIA are the shadow government in the USA.

  • Lorraine 27/08/2017, 8:41 am

    Soros is an ugly man, born minus a heart and with a weird intention to ruin the world by the time he leaves it. Sad but true, accordingly to reports his Son believes the same BS and will have the monies to support all as is , in the future. There are some people that have no right to be alive like members of ISIS and the Soros family of an equally destructive agenda

  • Topsy 27/08/2017, 8:59 am

    Most likely you are right about Soros, GetUp and the SSM push. However, if Australians have one ounce of sense they will smack Soros and Getup and their rainbow coalition down. At least I hope they will.

    • Lorraine 27/08/2017, 9:22 am

      me to Topsy, but my off spring spend all their time with the Face book crowd , their kids growing up and their friends for b/bcues. World affairs or even Australia’s future is not on their agenda.

  • Albert 27/08/2017, 9:26 am

    It is a longtime between pub visits for me but a short time ago I visited the local watering hole. Having a chat with those in the bar, men and women, soon indicated to me that there was little knowledge of what is really going on in this country and they really couldn’t care less.

    • Bill 27/08/2017, 9:57 am

      Albert, I had a similar experience a year or two ago co-ordinating a major reno for a family member. Spent a couple of months from dawn to dusk with a succession of tradies and workmen, not one of whom had the slightest knowledge – or the remotest interest – in anything outside the next footie match and whose idea of news is ‘the Project’ or even worse, ‘Sunrise’.

      People who log in to sites like this one get the unfortunately very false impression that there are many like-minded people out there who will fight back against the all-pervading propaganda from the Left. the sad fact is, most swallow that propaganda hook, line and sinker. to vote against SSM would (a) involve actually thinking about the topic, and even more importantly, (b) not be ‘cool’.

      • Crankykoala 27/08/2017, 11:28 am

        Albert, Bill — your comments reminded me of my neighbour who regularly bores me to tears with his intimate knowledge of “everything”. Well, a couple of days ago he cornered me while I was watering the grass and somehow I got a word in to change the subject to the aboriginal industry and my favourite the religion of peace. Would you believe he could offer very little input and after about five minutes copping my spray he politely informed me he had to go and clean up the dog’s poo. And, I think he has been avoiding me ever since — lucky me!

    • Joe Blogs 27/08/2017, 11:20 am

      Had the same experience when working, Albert. Young professionals authoritatively parroting crap they picked up from that idiot David Whatshisname on Bumrise, the ABC, CNN, Farcebook, etc.

      They’d still be none the wiser.

  • Zoltan 27/08/2017, 10:42 am

    You have to love productive tockst don’t yew Bill?

  • Knight Templar 27/08/2017, 12:01 pm

    It is my experience the vast majority of voters are like sheepies who don’t care or don’t have a clue what they are voting for.
    I have always believed that all those voting should prove knowledge of what the various parties stand for.
    If they only vote to avoid paying a fine or what their parents voted for then they should not have the right to vote.
    In other word just because you have turned 18 does not automatically give you the right/privilege in deciding which party forms govt.
    Preference voting should be barred..it is too easily manipulated by parties.

  • nev 27/08/2017, 12:35 pm

    This is how it seems to work so successfully for Soros. He sets up or takes control of useful idiots like Heimans and Madden with a small bit of his own funding and encouragement (As much as it takes). Then gradually the tentacles reach into the political realms, sooner or later attracting the next level of useful idiots such as Hewson or an opportunistic acrobat such as Shorten who will leap at the important honour of board membership.
    Egos will from there on make Soros’s work easy and self-funding will begin in earnest as another NGO goes to work with serious funds from unions and government grants to carry out his insidious work.
    As we see The Labor-affiliated Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union donated $1.1 million to the group. Soon tax payer funds are crisscrossing the world in an evergrowing untraceable network……. The Soros web.

  • Sir Peter 27/08/2017, 4:34 pm

    If there is a good argument that assassinating Hitler would be moral then Soros’ days are numbered.

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