The White House petition site has given us some truly magical moments — but it’s also given us some mind-numbing and stupid stuff, and this is definitely part of the latter. According to the latest petition on their website, a full 134,000 wing nuts want George Soros declared a terrorist.
The petition accuses Soros of “commit[ing] acts of sedition against the United States and its citizens,” among other magnificently stupid accusations like:
fund[ing] dozens (and probably hundreds) of discrete organizations whose sole purpose is to apply Alinsky model terrorist tactics to facilitate the collapse of the systems and constitutional government of the United States.
According to one of the defenders of the petition, it’s worse than the petition would have you believe, since he, “gives billions to left-wing causes”, “helped jump-start Barack Obama’s political career” and “hosted a 2004 fund-raiser for Obama when he was running for the Illinois Senate and gave the maximum-allowed contribution within hours of Obama’s announcement that he was running for President.”
So, for those keeping score at home, he’s guilty of supplying money to liberal causes, helping Obama, and giving a perfectly legal political donation.
If you’re not aware of who George Soros is, or if you’re only aware of him because of your batty right-wing uncle, who rails against him and Saul Alinsky every Thanksgiving, here’s what you need to know: Soros was born György Schwartz and is a Hungarian-American immigrant and investor. He survived Nazi-occupied Hungary, and he’s one of the most successful investors in the world.
I keep hearing someone in the back 40 saying “Koch brothers,” and I can’t be sure why.
Because Soros Jewish, he gets wrapped up in all sorts of nefarious right-wing conspiracy refuse. Call it what you will: “Cultural Marxism,” “globalism,” or what have you, it all goes back to two things: Jewish Bolshevism and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. This gentleman is the original right-wing boogieman; he haunts the fevered and diseased dreams of their Antisemitic subconscious.
So really, the only shocker is that they haven’t pushed this earlier.