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Soros Threatens Blood on the Streets?
George Soros on the Coming U.S. Class War ... Has the great short seller gone soft? Well, yes. Sitting in his 33rd-floor corner office high above Seventh Avenue in New York, preparing for his trip to Davos, he is more concerned with surviving than staying rich. "At times like these, survival is the most important thing," he says, peering through his owlish glasses and brushing wisps of gray hair off his forehead. He doesn't just mean it's time to protect your assets. He means it's time to stave off disaster. As he sees it, the world faces one of the most dangerous periods of modern history—a period of "evil." Europe is confronting a descent into chaos and conflict. In America he predicts riots on the streets that will lead to a brutal clampdown that will dramatically curtail civil liberties. The global economic system could even collapse altogether. – Daily Beast
Dominant Social Theme: Soros is very worried about the state of the world, and we should be, too. Maybe Davos will save us! Or the Bilderbergs?
Free-Market Analysis: The Daily Beast is out with an article that ticks many of the boxes of dominant social themes of the elite. As we have often explained, the power elite works via fear-based promotions that frighten the middle classes into giving up power and wealth to globalist institutions.
George Soros has the fear-based stuff down to a science. The article (see excerpt above) is one fear-based meme after another. "Survival is the most important thing" ... "a period of evil" ... "a descent into chaos and conflict."
It should be pointed out that George Soros wasn't always such a splendid spokesperson for the power elite. In fact, for a long time, from what we can tell, he was a kind of rogue trader using the Austrian business cycle analysis he learned at the London School of Economics to make increasingly profitable bets on a variety of currencies.
Soros seemingly didn't pay much attention to the formal power structure, and that structure didn't pay much attention to him until one day in the early 1990s he made a billion dollar bet (a lot of money back then) that the British pound was going to crash. In fact, it proved a self-fulfilling prophecy and suddenly Soros was the most famous trader of them all.
Not only was he was famous. He was suddenly in demand. So much so that the Queen of England herself granted him a private audience. In fact, she didn't so much grant it as demand it.
Now, we don't know what was said in that interview so long ago, but we've observed since then that George Soros – post interview – seemed like a changed man. Instead of ignoring the Anglosphere power structure, he virtually personifies it.
How did this come about? Our pet theory is that the Queen of England gave him an old fashioned "verbal spanking." She said something along the lines of, "George, you've become a real pain-in-the-caboose! You'd better get with the program ... "
"What do you mean by that, Your Majesty?" George Soros asked.
It means that one night, Georgie, you'll go to bed and never wake up.
To sleep well, George Soros began to work closely with the Anglosphere power elite that he once disregarded and even traded against. Gradually, his trading activities became less prominent, or less discussed anyway.
George Soros launched a variety of non-profit efforts – high profile ones that feature various kinds of leftist activism. He became well known as a socialist engineer on a vast scale.
Of course, this might seem curious given that Soros was a market entrepreneur, but not if you know the MO of the central-banking families that want to build a formal New World Order.
This tiny handful of people – perhaps located mostly in the City of London – seek front men that support the Hegelian Dialectic that helps them move the world's sociopolitical and economic discussion toward full-fledged globalism.
Rupert Murdoch, as we've pointed out, is probably one such front-man. He's received an inordinate amount of money to erect "conservative" papers around the world.
Curiously, such papers, despite their labeling, are firmly jingoistic and militaristic. Murdoch sounds like a libertarian, but scratch the surface and he's statist to the core.
Can this be coincidence? How about Soros? ... As a trader, it doesn't seem to us that he evinced a great deal of leftism, but these days he's the biggest, or most prominent, leftist on the planet.
It's like he was told to pick a persona. He could be a "conservative" like Murdoch, so long as he was a supporter of the warfare state, or he could be a "liberal" and jet around the world creating groups and movements that would lobby for greater state involvement on behalf of social and economic "leveling."
Perhaps "they" didn't have an opening on the conservative side of the dialectic. Who knows? In any case, in the past several decades George Soros has emerged as perhaps the world's leading billionaire leftist.
Of course, we have a hard time believing it, for all the reasons presented above. There seems to us a pattern to George Soros's involvement in various causes, and it seems to us a predetermined one.
Even the mainstream media coverage he gets is pretty much predictable. Fox "hates" him the way the Guardian newspaper "hates" Murdoch. (A big, phony hate.) Here's some more from the Daily Beast article:
While Soros, whose new book, Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States, will be published in early February, is currently focused on Europe, he's quick to claim that economic and social divisions in the U.S. will deepen, too. He sympathizes with the Occupy movement, which articulates a widespread disillusionment with capitalism that he shares. People "have reason to be frustrated and angry" at the cost of rescuing the banking system, a cost largely borne by taxpayers rather than shareholders or bondholders.
Occupy Wall Street "is an inchoate, leaderless manifestation of protest," but it will grow. It has "put on the agenda issues that the institutional left has failed to put on the agenda for a quarter of a century." He reaches for analysis, produced by the political blog ThinkProgress.org, that shows how the Occupy movement has pushed issues of unemployment up the agenda of major news organizations, including MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News.
It reveals that in one week in July of last year the word "debt" was mentioned more than 7,000 times on major U.S. TV news networks. By October, mentions of the word "debt" had dropped to 398 over the course of a week, while "occupy" was mentioned 1,278 times, "Wall Street" 2,378 times, and "jobs" 2,738 times. You can't keep a financier away from his metrics.
As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable. "Yes, yes, yes," he says, almost gleefully. The response to the unrest could be more damaging than the violence itself. "It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States."
See? Soros is apparently "gleeful" about the prospect of unrest. We're not surprised! We also learn, "In spite of his warnings of political turmoil in the U.S., he has no plans to engage in politics directly." In fact, from what we can tell, this is a misleading statement, if not a flat out fib.
There's plenty of evidence on the Internet that Soros has been deeply involved in funding the Occupy Wall Street movement. We've written numerous articles about OWS, along with many others in the libertarian alternative press, showing how OWS is very likely a kind of power elite false flag.
The people behind OWS are apparently funded by money derived in part from Soros and other power-elite affiliated elements. You can see much the same pattern when it comes to "green" investing, etc. The idea, again, is to generate a dialectic that involves the state.
The OWS movement, for instance, is not focused on central banking or the powerful families that control it and are trying to set up, apparently, some sort of one-world government. No. OWS, in its incipient stages anyway, was focused on the inequities of Wall Street – the one percent.
The solution being proposed by OWS is to use the awesome power of the US federal judiciary to punish the Wall Street "banksters." As we've pointed out many times now, this is a kind of neo-"French Revolution" solution to the problem. The corrupt and vicious US judicial system should be disbanded – not utilized, strengthened and given renewed credibility.
Think of the USSR. Would freedom have been advanced in that bleeding country by inviting the KGB to punish powerful evildoers, or would freedom have been advanced by dismantling the KGB?
That may seem an extreme example, but the US has the most fiercesome domestic security apparatus in the world today. It doesn't need any encouragement, in our view, not with six million Americans under lock-and-key and 300 empty "prison camps" scattered around the country.
We've long pointed out that one of the goals of those behind OWS is to create a new Pecora Hearing that will pass further laws and set up even more regulatory strictures on what the US financial industry can and cannot do.
And this, too, in our opinion, will be a kind of false flag, just as it was in the 1930s. Then, as now, the system of central banking destroyed the economy. And then, as now, the powers-that-be behind central banking managed to deflect attention from Money Power by blaming Wall Street.
Of course, this time round, thanks to the Internet era – what we call the Internet Reformation – things aren't working quite so smoothly. The faux-populism of OWS has been exposed on numerous levels, along with its suspicious enthusiasm for authoritarian measures and lack of interest in confronting Money Power itself.
Yes ... thanks to the exposure of alternative 'Net press, OWS in all its manifestations has been a kind of fizzle. Developed as part of the power elite dialectic, it's not pulling its weight. The OWS "occupy Congress" intervention was something of a failure. Around the country, OWS sites are abandoned, fading-to-black.
And thus ... enter Soros. He's no innocent bystander, remember? We think his funds are behind OWS, along with a lot of other power elite money. And what is Soros "anticipating"?
Why, bloodshed! He says it flat out, speaking of a coming "US class war." That's exactly what the elites want, of course. Nothing like a class war between the one percent and the 99 percent to distract attention from the .000000001 percent that actually run things!
Conclusion: Maybe we're wrong about all this! Heck, we're meme-watchers not fortune-tellers. But Soros's eager doom-and-gloom-ism makes us highly suspicious. Operation "OWS" needs a boost. Time to take it to the next level?
Posted by N5DWI on 01/27/12 09:05 AM
The economy is far too important to allow government to interfere with it.
Once we have government take its grubby hands off the economy, most other problems would take care of themselves, and likely sooner rather than later.
Posted by Bischoff on 01/26/12 11:12 AM
The many "off the wall" things Newt comes up with, have never worried me.
Judging from his past accomplishments, Gingrich is a politician with core conservative believes which do not allow him to work for non-conservative political change, despite his "off the wall" rhetoric at times.
I understand that it is difficult to support a politician who cannot help himself in making stupid statements, while at the same time he does the all the "right" things the political process.
I don't look to a politician for moral guidance, nor to teach me how to pick a "life companion". I do however, prefer a politician who says stupid things, but instinctively does the "right" thing for the common good, to a politician who tells you everything you want to hear, but who breaks his promises the minute he has your vote.
The pickings of effective politicians in this presidential campaign are slim. It would be nice to have a Ronald Reagan type politician who is sympatical, but we have to choose from the crop we have. My choice is Gingrich.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/26/12 07:17 AM
"Problem is, the "tea party folks" are getting wise... ..They also see through the accussation of Gingrich bashing "capitalism". Romney can never make a case for being a classic capitalist. He knows it and the establishment Republicans know it. They are deathly affraid Gingrich might pull back the curtain.
Let's see what happens."
Yeah, let's see. Meanwhile ...
"Gingrich: Moon Will Be USA's 51st State - at a campaign rally in Florida Newt Gingrich has said he wants to establish a permanent US base on the moon."
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Posted by Bischoff on 01/25/12 01:38 PM
Yes, I have a very good suspicion as to what it is.
Back during the Reagan years, Newt Gingrich was part of an effort by Rep. Dennemeyer (R) of California to revise the 1935 Banking Act and to restore the gold standard. President Reagan in fact convened a "Gold Council" to advise him on the matter. However, this council was heavily staffed with Friedmanite economists from the Nixon Administration. They advised against the return to the "gold standard". President Reagan consequently used the Fed central bank to maneuver the Sowjet Union into extinction.
When Gingrich engineered the takeover of the U.S. House by the Republicans, he knew that the Democrats and the Establishment Republicans would never let him change the 1935 Banking Act to return to the "gold standard". Instead, Gingrich fought the Fed central bank (run by the Congress) by passing balanced budgets.
That's why Gingrich had to be gotten rid of as Speaker. That's why Nancy Pelosi (unhinged as she is) guarantees that Gingrich will never be the nominee for candidate to run for President.
The Democrats know that they have the establishment Republicans on their side when it comes to preserving the Fed central bank. That's why Pelosi is so sure.
Problem is, the "tea party folks" are getting wise... ..They also see through the accussation of Gingrich bashing "capitalism". Romney can never make a case for being a classic capitalist. He knows it and the establishment Republicans know it. They are deathly affraid Gingrich might pull back the curtain.
Let's see what happens.
Posted by Dilence Sogwood on 01/25/12 10:10 AM
Good article. DB is one of the few publications that cares about the distinction between Wall Street's free-market component and the Central Banking System.
Why is this imporant for everyone? Well there is the notion that free-markets are good, but why does the power structure specifically want this control and want it in the context of today's market?
Pretty simple. The "market" has been a real pain the butt with regards to the monetization of sovereign debt. The Sov CDS market especially.
What would work best is to just print a bunch of euros, delete the Greek (and others) debt, and issue new 10 year bonds at 5.5%. But that is not going to happen anymore because the arbitrageurs have eaten the cheese right off the mousetrap.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/25/12 09:18 AM
Mr. Bischoff, since you demonstrated considerable sympathy/affinity for Newt Gingrich: Any idea what Nancy Pelosi is talking about?
Pelosi: "He's not going to be President of the United States. That's not going to happen. Let me just make my prediction and stand by it, it isn't going to happen."
King: "Why are you so sure?"
Pelosi: "There is something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him that's their prerogative. I don't even think that's going to happen."
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Posted by Agent Weebley on 01/25/12 09:16 AM
Irredeemable currency/money is AOK, just that they print it and give to themselves rather than the people!
But you are right on the second count . . .
"The elites are then for the first time in a long time faced to "earn" their "Money"."
Please do not answer this comment.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/25/12 07:15 AM
DB: "On RT. Not surprised. Part of the dialectic as well?"
Ha, talk about rhetorical questions ...
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/25/12 06:58 AM
DB: "The corporate firm supposedly sponsoring the program was for some reason (reportedly) only created last month!"
Really? Take a look at this:
"Exclusive TV series hosted by Julian Assange to premiere on RT in March"
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Reply from The Daily Bell
On RT. Not surprised. Part of the dialectic as well?
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/25/12 06:37 AM
"There is no Anglosphere, there is bunch of socio-psycho-paths ( nazi and red bourgeoisie) leads by the "tribe of natural born killers Munchausens", the descendants of the nascents bandits from the fall of Roman Imperium and Jewish mythomaniac historical perpetual fraud as „chozen people' who "must" inherent the Earth"
So what do you suppose, alexsemen? Kill all Germans and Jews - German Jews first - and all is well, right?
Posted by alexsemen on 01/25/12 06:15 AM
They have all: Money, Police, Justice, Army(MDA) Secret Service, 99,99% of the politicians and parliaments .
If we don't use the "guillotine" as soon as possible to eradicate this deadely parasites of the world= 1%=0,000001% then better enjoy your slaverny and ahevb caussy talks about all kind of moron theoryies.
All things are very simple , but nobody want simple as long could be complicated , because people likes fairy-tales, only fairy-tales as stupide they are as much they like-it.
There is no Anglosphere, there is bunch of socio-psycho-paths ( nazi and red bourgeoisie) leads by the "tribe of natural born killers Munchausens", the descendants of the nascents bandits from the fall of Roman Imperium and Jewish mythomaniac historical perpetual fraud as „chozen people' who "must" inherent the Earth .( God !!?? promised to them !)
Therefore of course will be blood on streets.
They did it so many times until now,of course they will do again , because the psychopats enjoys such a vision of facts ! At any time !
For the Jews( as Soros and all of them ) we the rest of the world we are the Gaza strip !
As in their Stalin's gulag we the victims we are guilty because we are ... . victims ! Not the criminal !
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Reply from The Daily Bell
Back to the Jews. All Jews? Crypto Jews? Khazar Not-Jews? What Jews?
Posted by hootsmin on 01/25/12 05:24 AM
"Sitting in his 33rd-floor corner office high above Seventh Avenue" - This section has little relevance to the article, but leaves the observant eye wondering if this is an indication to let the initiated know that Mr Soros is a high level Accepted Brother of a certain fraternal order.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/25/12 04:52 AM
Comes a blond stranger and ... launches a TV show ... right on time:
"Cyber-transparency activist Julian Assange says he's launching a career in television, hosting what he's billing as a new brand of talk show built around the theme of "the world tomorrow.""
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You can't make this stuff up.
Reply from The Daily Bell
The corporate firm supposedly sponsoring the program was for some reason (reportedly) only created last month!
Posted by Bischoff on 01/24/12 10:00 PM
The present central bank "irredeemable" currency system is headed for certain demise. Depending on the action in the Persian Gulf, it will collapse sooner rather than later.
For Soros and his fellow elites, only the total collapse of the "irredeemable" currency system is beneficial.
The collapse of the "irredeemable" currency system can be staved off by the creation of a "redeemable" currency to circulate parallel to the Fed central bank currency. That is not in the interest of George Soros or his fellow elites.
Here is why. What does the average individual has to lose? He has little or nothing now. The "irredeemable" Fed central bank currency he earns is nothing but a "debt monetized currency" which he cannot save, but has to "invest". His "investments" are meager. When earning a "redeemable" parallel currency, he has a chance for the first time after 78 years to truly save "Money" again.
On the other hand, the elites are seriously disadvantaged by the installation of a "redeemable" parallel currency. While it certainly will prevent "riots in the streets", it will cause their assets drop precipitously in value in terms of central bank "irredeemable" currency.
No longer will the elites be in charge of the volume of currency created for which the average individual has to pay for with its productivity. No longer will the elite be in charge of setting the prime interest rate.
Instead, workers/consumers and private sector productive businesses will determine the "prime" interest rate, as well as the volume of the "redeemable" parallel currency. The average individual will be able to save the "redeemable" currency or exchange it against a high premium for "irredeemable" central bank currency with which to pay his taxes.
The elites are then for the first time in a long time faced to "earn" their "Money".
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/24/12 08:00 PM
"Hope they get bed bugs."
According to my UNIFIED BED BUG THEORY (UBBT) "they" don't GET bed bugs, but ARE.
Posted by Bluebird on 01/24/12 07:48 PM
Whew! I am so glad the Fed is looking out for us. And such nice generous people taking care of all that gold. We even get to see pics of it? Thanks, Abu. I can sleep well tonight. :-) Joking aside, I wonder how THEY sleep at night. People who get their jollies by visualizing the blood spill in the streets must see a ghoul in every corner. Hope they get bed bugs.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/24/12 06:34 PM
"What a disgusting world!"
Howdy, Bluebird! THIS ONE saved my day ... maybe your's too ...
"... the New York Fed, in those rare occasions when it is not monetizing debt, and/or telling Citadel which securities to buy, has been courteous enough to put together "The Key To The Gold Vault" - the official brochure of the warehouse where more gold is stored than at any other place in the world"
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Posted by Panchito42 on 01/24/12 05:59 PM
It's time for every non-leftist Americans (i.e., more than 87% of the more than 238 million Americans of voting age) to demand from our US Senators and Representatives to start a thorough investigation on Soros' subversive activities. He has a track of proven malfeasance in Europe, and he doesn't hide his work to corrode America to her demise.
He is said to be among prominent hardcore-Left tycoons that are financing the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) agitators through a front of the Democrat Party (which now is the complete embodiment and bona fide incarnation of the hardcore-Left in America): the Canadian leftist organization Adbusters.
OWS is not a movement; it is a Democrat Party's Bolshevik tactic implemented by proxy.
Elizabeth Warren --a Democrat hardcore-Left Harvard law professor who until recently was an Assistant to Obama and now is running to unseat Scott Brown the RINO U.S. Senator for Massachusetts-- committed the indiscretion of publicly and spuriously abrogating upon herself the supposed inspiration that triggered OWS.
Alas! It definitely is a Bolshevik tactic and the Democrat Party is behind it, using proxies such as Adbusters, Soros and others.
That cockroach Soros (hoping roaches forgive the insult) must be investigated as Al Capone was: doggedly, until all his subversive activities are exposed.
So, what we must do is to email, write, fax, phone, visit the office of our US Senators and Representatives to demand a thorough investigation on Soros' subversive activities.
Don't be surprised when extremely affluent people finances the LEft;Lenin said: "... some of you will be a the streets barricades, rifles in hands fighting the bourgeoisie's army; some others will be in cellars plotting the revolution, making bombs and printing revolutionary leaflets and pamphlets; some of you will be agitating in factories and military barracks; however... .. some of you will be priests, engineers, finaciers, bandkers, teachers or engaged on other occupations; but we all be fighting for socialism and communism."
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/24/12 05:52 PM
"In fact I have detected a glee from the DB when it looks like the central banks will fail to hold the world economies together which I find egotistical and nauseating."
Hats off, seer, I almost fell for it ...
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Posted by seer on 01/24/12 05:20 PM
I believe Soros's statements are a logical prediction given the long term recessions and adjustment to a none growing economy and the amount of debt to be liquidated."See? Soros is apparently "gleeful" about the prospect of unrest. We're not surprised! " I find this is quite an extrapolation on the part of DB. In fact I have detected a glee from the DB when it looks like the central banks will fail to hold the world economies together which I find egotistical and nauseating.
Reply from The Daily Bell
You want central banks to "hold the world economies together," eh? You sure you're reading the right e-pub? You took a wrong turn on the way to the Daily Beast/Newsweek? We often recommend Tina Brown, who is as as graceful and witty writer. We recommend her to you!
Oh, and by the way, the "gleeful" characterization was from the Daily Beast. Their
"extrapolation," not ours.