A few days ago I blogged about the power and influence of so-called "non governmental organizations," and recalled the example from the 1950s, the US House of Representatives' Reece Committee, calling such an investigation the "Philippe le Bel" moment of history. Philippe was the King of France who, so the standard narrative goes, needed money, raided the Templar Order houses and preceptories throughout France, and found... nothing. This, of course, is taken by most academic studies of the period and the event as more evidence that conspiracy theories - especially this one - are simply the plaything of some not-very-serious people. I take it exactly in the opposite way: finding nothing in a coordinated raid which has been prepared in great secrecy and executed under sealed orders throughout all of mediaeval France should raise the suspicion meter, and for most ordinary individuals who have not been lobotomized by the modern American quackademy, this is the case. Finding nothing indicates a pre-planned and coordinated response to the King's actions. And that meant... moles.
Now attention is growing throughout the West not only to the power and influence of these foundations, but more importantly, to their activities. Viktor Orban's Hungary has brought attention to the organizations and efforts of Darth Soros; Macedonia recently saw widespread protests against his organization; talk is growing -for those not in the USA and able to listen to American radio, for similar investigations. Now, in this article that was shared by Mr. G.L.R., serious attention is being given to the same problem... in Canada:
http://philosophyofmetrics.com/canada-must-ban-george-soros-foundations-now-freepom/ (Copy and paste into your browser)
While it's not my place to comment on whether that nation should "drop the monarchy and become a republic", I am intrigued by certain propositions in the article; I want to draw your attention to the opening paragraphs and their allegations:
It’s of paramount importance that Canada and other nations cut off foreign funding to civil society groups and foundations which operate within their borders. These foundations and organizations represent outside forces which have ulterior motives and agendas which may not always, if ever, be aligned with the needs of the people.
One such foreign “philanthropic” organization is the George Soros funded Open Society Foundation. This foundations sole purpose is the promotion and expansion of the liberal-left international agenda meant to reduce national sovereignty, fund and support massive migration, such as is taking place in Europe, and the promote the mandate of open borders.
Soros and his foundations have provided the majority of funding for liberal-left social justice movements which have eroded national identity, encouraged abortion and divorce, and promote extremist environmentalism and taxation, such as the carbon tax scams which are being implemented in western nations.
Along with giving billions to left-wing socialist organizations Soros also attempts to influence elections, as in the recent American election and other nations. Even within nations his foundations fund and support groups such as the Dogwood Initiative based in British Columbia. This group’s stated goal is to influence Canadian elections in federal ridings.
The attempts to remove American sovereignty have been halted by the election of Donald Trump which is why Soros is now funding the protests against the Trump administration. The control which Soros has over the news media comes from his funding and support for the progressive media watchdog group called Media Matters. The term “media watchdog” should be interpreted as “ensuring the promotion of liberal-left propaganda”.
And there are these allegations in later paragraphs:
The Open Society Foundation has even infiltrated the education systems of most nations by funding curriculum studies and implementing changes to the education courses. This has been happening for so long now that most western teachers are promoting the liberal-left agenda without even realizing they have been manipulated and conditioned to destroy their own culture from within.
George Soros is evening funding a progressive war against Israel and has, for all intents and purposes, successfully infiltrated its extreme environmental agenda into the Catholic Church. There is no political ideology or religion which is off limits. The liberal-left international agenda has even taken control of the United Nations over the last few decades and is now attempting to force a loss of sovereignty on member nations through sustainable development planning, such as Agenda 2030. (Emphasis added)
What the activities of these NGOs both domestically within various nations actually constitutes is, in my opinion, a violation of already extant laws prohibiting private individuals from conducting foreign policy. In short, Soros has painted a big target not only on himself, but on other such foundations and groups engaged in similar activities (Bohemian Grove, Bilderberg, anyone?), and thus, perforce, any such investigations would have to include the activities and antendees at those groups. As Rene Wormser, chief council to the Reece Committee, observed decades ago, these types of groups essentially are the modern versions of the mediaeval military orders: they are legalized cabals operating within various nations formulating and enacting policy counter to the national interests of those nations.
But what the debate also will have to include is a thorough discussion of the role of these types of groups in soft-power policy implementation: such as education. It is no accident that the rise of foundation power and influence over education in the west, particularly in America, ran concurrent with the drive toward amalgamation of education, of texts, and, of course, of the standardized test, not so much as a measure of educational achievement, but as a slotting and sorting mechanism of social engineering(See my and my co-author, Gary Lawrence's Rotten to the (Common) Core). Of course, one "meme" that has been pushed as a result of all of this tinkering from busybody billionaires has been the driving of the meme "no conspiracy views allowed," because that would focus interest on their own activities. At stake is who really gets to formulate policy - whether foreign or domestic - the people and their elected representatives and their appointees, or those who owe allegiance to someone and something else, which, as the allegations mounting against Soros and his groups increasingly make clear, owe allegiance only to their own ability to manipulate policy and create havoc. Soros is not, of course, the only big foundation involved in penetrating - and in my opinion - undermining education. Many are involved, and their role needs to be exposed and questioned. They constitute yet another argument for local parental control of education, and for the freedom of the teacher in the classroom.
And as I've argued before, finding nothing will be a telltale sign. But I frankly doubt that nothing will be found... after all, the communications of those foundations are subject to electronic surveillance, and it is notable that already some of Mr. Soros' short positions were recently "accidentally" exposed. I rather suspect that those leaks will continue. And, in my high octane speculation of the day, I rather suspect that some of the other big foundation players see him and his activities - especially in the current political and cultural climate - as a liability. And in this case, it presents a problem; for if King Philippe sends out his sealed orders once again for coordinated raids, it will do no good to run the shredders overtime, for then the question can be asked: "We have these documents, how come you don't? What happened to them?"
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