ER Editor: Below we’ve republished two articles from RT and The New American on Soros’ warning about EU collapse ahead of the European elections in May, when right-wing populist parties are expected to take about a third of the Parliament’s seats. The New American piece includes reference to Soros’ interesting mental state.
We also recommend this RT article titled Euroskeptics aim to paralyze EU and they love Russia! – Think tank creates alarm ahead of EU polls. The European Council on Foreign Relations, funded by the likes of Soros and Rockefellers is fretting significantly about the upcoming elections according to their latest report:
Needless to say, the report paints a very dim picture of a European future if Euroskeptics manage to secure the expected 28 –or even 30– percent of seats in the EU Parliament in the May elections, as opinion polls indicate. According to the report, Euroskeptic parties from all across Europe – both left- and right-wing – are bent on “paralyzing” the bloc.
“Their ability to paralyze decision-making at the centre of the EU would defuse pro-Europeans’ argument that the project is imperfect but capable of reform. At this point, the EU would be living on borrowed time,” the report warns.
The upcoming elections are described in terms like “battle of ideas,” “fight” and so on. It’s pointed out, however, that the EP is “only one of the European Union’s governing bodies and, in many ways, the least powerful of them.”
Please note the last sentence, that the European Parliament where our elected lawmakers sit is ‘in many ways, the least powerful of’ the EU’s ‘governing bodies’. Rather, lawmaking is done within the European Commission. This from Wikipedia:
The European Commission (EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.
EU will dissolve like Soviet Union unless Europeans ‘wake up’, George Soros warns
Pro-EU political parties must rally support ahead of crucial European Parliament elections in May, the Hungarian-American businessman and controversial influencer wrote in an op-ed published by Project Syndicate.
The bloc is “sleepwalking into oblivion” and could soon meet the same end as the Soviet Union, Soros prophesized. In order to avoid catastrophe, he argued, right-minded political parties must resist the lure of EU skepticism sweeping across the continent and “put Europe’s interests ahead of their own.” He chastised Germany’s ruling coalition for not being adequately pro-EU out of fear of losing votes to the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), while praising the German Greens for being “the only consistently pro-European party in the country.”
The outspoken opponent of Brexit suggested that it wasn’t too late for the UK to hold another referendum, “or, even better, for revoking Britain’s Article 50 notification” – advocacy which appears to clash with Soros’ self-declared affinity for democracy. In the UK, the billionaire has been sharply criticized for forking out over £800,000 (US$1,062,000) to pro-EU campaigns, including £400,000 to Best for Britain, a campaign group that has been at the forefront of anti-Brexit activism.
On the topic of Italy, Soros chided the EU for “strictly enforcing” an agreement “which unfairly burdens countries like Italy where migrants first enter the EU.” As a result, the massive influx of migrants into Europe has transformed the once pro-EU Italy into a bastion of populism, Soros lamented.
Curiously, he failed to mention that he is a leading champion of the EU’s open-door migrant policy – a policy which is directly responsible for Italy being swamped with asylum seekers.
Addressing Soros’ arch-nemesis – the Hungarian government under Prime Minister Viktor Orban (pictured) – the billionaire businessman said that trans-European alliances must show more backbone and not be “dictated by party leaders’ self-interest.”
He argued that the European People’s Party (EPP) is “the worst offender” in this regard because it continues to grant membership to Orban’s Fidesz party, allegedly “in order to preserve its majority and control the allocation of top jobs in the EU.”
Soros has been repeatedly accused by Orban of using his wealth to push pro-migrant policies on conservative, anti-immigration Hungary and much of the Western world.
“Soros has antagonized not only us but also England, President Trump, and Israel too,” Orban said in February. “Everywhere he wants to get migration accepted. It won’t work. We are not alone and we will fight together… and we will succeed.”
Hungary has even passed a Stop Soros Law, aimed at punishing those who provide assistance to migrants trying to illegally enter the central European country.
If Europe’s political leaders fail to stamp out the rise of populist political parties within the bloc, “the dream of a united Europe could become the nightmare of the 21st century,” Soros wrote in closing. Sadly, Soros doesn’t elaborate on why he believes the democratic will of Europeans poses such a fearsome threat to his grand vision for a “united” Europe.
Billionaire Soros Warns of Collapse of the European Union
Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late. If they don’t, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991. Neither our leaders nor ordinary citizens seem to understand that we are experiencing a revolutionary moment….
The next inflection point will be the elections for the European Parliament in May 2019. Unfortunately, anti-European forces will enjoy a competitive advantage in the balloting. There are several reasons for this, including the outdated party system that prevails in most European countries, the practical impossibility of treaty change, and the lack of legal tools for disciplining member states that violate the principles on which the European Union was founded.
Translation: Citizens are waking up to the personal and political liberty they lost when they traded it for the promise of an improved economy.
Soros complained that the EU had unnecessarily exposed its iron fist back in 2017:
The EU made a fatal mistake in 2017 by strictly enforcing the Dublin Agreement [whereby the EU controls member states’ immigration policies], which unfairly burdens countries like Italy where migrants first enter the EU.
This drove Italy’s predominantly pro-European and pro-immigration electorate into the arms of the anti-European League party and Five Star Movement in 2018. The previously dominant Democratic Party is in disarray. As a result, the significant portion of the electorate that remains pro-European has no party to vote for.… A similar reordering of party systems is happening in France, Poland, Sweden, and probably elsewhere.
Project Syndicate says only this about Soros:
George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations. A pioneer of the hedge-fund industry, he is the author of many books, including The Alchemy of Finance, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means, and The Tragedy of the European Union.
Alas, such a cryptic biographic of the billionaire fails to inform readers about his decades-long intentions to collectivize the world.
- $400 million to manipulate higher education;
- Starting revolutions, funding radicals and attacking national currencies;
- Personally funding some of the top names in America’s left, from Barack Obama to Nancy Pelosi and to politically active liberal organizations as well; and
- Aid[ing] hundreds of left-wing groups in America each year under the auspices of his Open Society Foundations. Since 2000, Soros has given more than $550 million to liberal organizations in the U.S., underwriting every major liberal initiative — pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia, pro-gay marriage, pro-drug legalization, pro-union, pro-government-funded media.
MRC has only scratched the surface of Soros’ revolutionary efforts. At DiscovertheNetworks.org, one finds 49 pages of single-spaced exposures of his funding efforts to undermine national sovereignty and build in its place a world government.
There’s a dark spiritual side missing in nearly every reference made to the billionaire as well. From DiscoverTheNetworks.org comes this:
In his 1987 book The Alchemy of Finance, for instance, he wrote: “I admit that I have always harbored an exaggerated view of self-importance — to put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god or an economic reformer like Keynes or, even better, a scientist like Einstein.”
Expanding on this theme in his 1991 book Underwriting Democracy, Soros said: “If truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood,” fantasies which “I wanted to indulge … to the extent that I could afford.”
In a June 1993 interview with The Independent, Soros, who is an atheist, said he saw himself as “some kind of god, the creator of everything.”
In an interview two years later, he portrayed himself as someone who shared numerous attributes with “God in the Old Testament” — “[Y]ou know, like invisible. I was pretty invisible. Benevolent. I was pretty benevolent. All-seeing. I tried to be all-seeing.”
Soros told his biographer Michael Kaufman that his “goal” was nothing less ambitious than “to become the conscience of the world” by using his charitable foundations.
The Los Angeles Times confirmed Soros’ worldview of himself as the Earth’s messiah:
It seems that Soros believes he was anointed by God. “I fancied myself as some kind of god …” he once wrote. “If truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me in trouble.”
When asked by Britain’s Independent newspaper to elaborate on that passage, Soros said, “It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.”
Soros admitted that insanity runs in his family. He once confided on British television:
“Next to my fantasies about being God, I also have very strong fantasies of being mad. In fact, my grandfather was actually paranoid. I have a lot of madness in my family. So far I have escaped it.”
At age 88, Soros will shortly meet his Maker, in a meeting that religious-minded individuals would say isn’t likely to go well for the messianic megalomaniac. In that meeting with his Maker, Soros will have a lot of explaining to do, including how he enticed sovereign citizens in Europe to give up their God-given freedoms in exchange for the mess of pottage, i.e., the false promise of economic prosperity.
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An Ivy League graduate and former investment advisor, Bob is a regular contributor to The New American blog primarily on economics and politics. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.