Billionaire and Democrat Party sugar daddy George Soros published an op-ed in The Guardian urging Americans to resist the rhetoric of Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz.
That is why, as 2016 gets underway, we must reaffirm our commitment to the principles of open society and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, however hard that may be.
Soros writes from a place of concern for the “open society,” which is, coincidentally, the name of a network of foundations he funds with the goal of a society where “rights are respected, government is accountable, and no one has the monopoly on the truth.” Like Karl Popper if he were really rich.
But in reality, there is not much “open” about the society Soros wants to see, as he supports big, powerful, centralized government advocates like the never-accountable Hillary Clinton and the constitutionally ignorant President Obama.
In his op-ed, Soros explains that the terrorists are manipulating Western civilization because of our “fear of death.”
The hysterical anti-Muslim reaction to terrorism is generating fear and resentment among Muslims living in Europe and America. The older generation reacts with fear, the younger one with resentment; the result is a breeding ground for potential terrorists. This is a mutually reinforcing, reflexive process.
And he goes on to say, “To remove the danger posed by jihadi terrorism, abstract arguments are not enough; we need a strategy for defeating it.”
What’s the strategy, George? Soros offers no strategy other than writing things like, “The United Nations security council has unanimously adopted a resolution against it, and the leaders of Isis are aware that their days in Iraq and Syria are numbered.”
Is this a strategy for a government that is obligated to protect the safety of its citizens? A UN resolution letting the terrorists know “their days are numbered”? Instead, Soros’ main strategy for handling jihadi Muslim extremists is not “giving in to an anti-Muslim impulse dictated by fear…though it may be difficult to resist the temptation.”
Soros warns “it is an egregious mistake to do what the terrorists want us to do.” But we’ve seen an uptick in terror attacks around the world and in the U.S. during the Obama administration, with a president who literally will not say the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” So why the increase in terror attacks in places like America and Paris?
The San Bernardino attack was called “terrorism” by the director of the FBI reluctantly; the Chattanooga attack was admitted to be terrorism sotto voce; U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s first concern following the San Bernardino terrorist attack was for “hate speech” against Muslims; and Obama has been releasing terrorists from Gitmo for years and yet, ISIS has grown and terror attacks continue to escalate. How much more accommodating can we be before someone figures out that accommodating jihadi terrorists doesn’t buy us any goodwill?
Whatever we are doing now isn’t working and George Soros is certainly not the one to fix it.