Feb 1, 2015
Left-Winger Billionaire, Soros, Funded Ferguson With $33 Million
The Washing Times
January 19, 2015 by Kelly Riddell
There's a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it's not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It's not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets. Rather, it's liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.
Mr Soros spurred the Ferguson protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S. according to interviews with key players and financial records reviewed by the
Washington Times. In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on the ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.
The financial tether from Mr. Soros to the activist groups gave rise to a combustible protest movement that transformed a one-day criminal event in Missouri into a 24 hour-a-day national cause celebre.
"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 a data collection with community organizing feels very much the way our society becomes more accountable."
Mr. Zimmerman said OSF has been giving to these types of groups since its inception in the early '90s, and that although groups involved in the protests have been recipients of Mr. Soros' grants, they were in no way directed to protest at the behest of Open society.
"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."
Soros - sponsored organizations helped mobilize protests in Ferguson, building grass-roots coalitions on the ground backed by a nationwide online and social media campaign. Other Soros-funded groups made it their job to remotely monitor and exploit anything related to the incident that they could portray as a conservative misstep, and to develop academic research and editorials to disseminate to the news media to keep the story alive.
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That is not all of the story but it is all I cared to type from the Washington Times newspaper sent to me by my friend Bob Storey, Jim's brother. I don't know why I didn't guess that Soros was involved in the Ferguson news firestorm since he has been behind every other such conflagration from the Homosexual MoveOn.org claim to fame to the Trayvon Martin misrepresentations, and who knows what else. You never saw pictures of Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown as they actually looked, when they died, but only pictures of them when they were just kids. I tried to print pictures here, of both of these young men but they failed. They were both portrayed as being much younger than they were. both were large, muscular young men. RB