Soros: Capitalism Replace Communism as Main Threat To Society
Vol: 114 Issue: 24 Thursday, March 24, 2011
George Soros, writing for the Atlantic Monthly Digital Edition, must have been having a great laugh at his private joke when explaining how the greatest threat to Western civilization is no longer communism.
According to George Soros, billionaire capitalist extraordinaire, the greatest threat to western capitalism is . . . wait for it . . . George Soros!
“Although I have made a fortune in the financial markets, I now fear that the untrammeled intensification of laissez-faire capitalism and the spread of market values into all areas of life is endangering our open and democratic society. The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat.”
What is the “threat” posed by capitalism? According to the billionaire capitalist, capitalism is the new totalitarianism because capitalism is too much like communism or Nazism because it is convinced of its own correctness.
“[Austrian philosopher Karl] Popper showed that totalitarian ideologies like communism and Nazism have a common element: they claim to be in possession of the ultimate truth. Since the ultimate truth is beyond the reach of humankind, these ideologies have to resort to oppression in order to impose their vision on society.
Popper juxtaposed with these totalitarian ideologies another view of society, which recognizes that nobody has a monopoly on the truth; different people have different views and different interests, and there is a need for institutions that allow them to live together in peace.
These institutions protect the rights of citizens and ensure freedom of choice and freedom of speech. Popper called this form of social organization the “open society.” Totalitarian ideologies were its enemies.”
Soros writes that Karl Popper’s influence caused Soros to develop his own theory of human behavior which he called “reflexivity” which he says he used to develop a theory of history.
Soros explained that having made more money than he could ever spend (thanks to capitalism) he then set out to destroy it and replace it with his own theory by setting up a foundation that Soros calls “The Open Society Fund.”
He brags that it is now operating in “more than twenty-five countries” – (not sure what that means – does “more than twenty-five countries” mean twenty-six?) Soros says his toughest nut was South Africa – but admits that he shut down operations in China in 1989 (after Tiananmen Square).
My first major undertaking was in South Africa, but it was not successful. The apartheid system was so pervasive that whatever I tried to do made me part of the system rather than helping to change it. Then I turned my attention to Central Europe. Here I was much more successful. I started supporting the Charter 77 movement in Czechoslovakia in 1980 and Solidarity in Poland in 1981. I established separate foundations in my native country, Hungary, in 1984, in China in 1986, in the Soviet Union in 1987, and in Poland in 1988. My engagement accelerated with the collapse of the Soviet system. By now I have established a network of foundations that extends across more than twenty-five countries (not including China, where we shut down in 1989).
Soros laid out his plan to create what he calls a “New World Architecture” in an op-ed piece published in November 2009.
While international cooperation on regulatory reform is difficult to achieve on a piecemeal basis, it may be attainable in a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.
A new Bretton Woods conference, like the one that established the international financial architecture after World War II, is needed to establish new international rules, including treatment of financial institutions considered too big to fail and the role of capital controls. It would also have to reconstitute the International Monetary Fund to reflect better the prevailing pecking order among states and to revise its methods of operation.
In addition, a new Bretton Woods would have to reform the currency system. The postwar order, which made the U.S. more equal than others, produced dangerous imbalances. The dollar no longer enjoys the trust and confidence that it once did, yet no other currency can take its place.
That was in 2009. A week before publishing that op-ed, Soros founded the NY City-based “Institute for New Economic Thinking” [Inet] to “make research grants, convene symposia and establish a professional journal.
The purpose of Inet, according to Soros, is to reinvent the global financial markets under the control of Soros and his various organizations.
Soros has been very busy since then, as evidenced by the continuing meltdown of the US dollar – a meltdown spearheaded by Soros and his proxy agents in much the same way that Nathan Meyer Rothschild was able to meltdown and thereby seize control of the British economy back in 1814.
“At that time British bonds were called ‘consuls’ and they were traded on the floor of the stock exchange. Eldest son Nathan Mayer Rothschild instructed all his workers on the floor to start selling consuls. The made all the other traders believe that the British had lost the war so they started selling frantically.
When the stock bottomed, Nathan Mayer Rothschild discreetly instructed his proxies to buy them all back. When news finally reached London that the British had actually won the war, Nathan Mayer Rothschild owned most of England.
On April 8 Soros and a group he’s funded with over $50 million is holding a major economic conference at the Bretton Woods Mount Washington resort in New Hampshire where the current economic order was drawn up as World War II drew to a close in 1945.
Among the featured guests are Soros himself, former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker. A Jimmy Carter appointee, Volcker left the Fed in 1987 to become chairman of the New York investment banking firm of Rothschild, Wolfensohn and Co.
Volcker is currently (and not surprisingly) serving as economic advisor to President Barack Hussein Obama, which explains a lot about America’s current financial situation. Here is a snippet of Volcker’s biography:
“As of October 2006, he is the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the influential Washington-based financial advisory body, the Group of Thirty, and is a member of the Trilateral Commission. He has had a long association with the Rockefeller family, not only with his positions at Chase Bank and the Trilateral Commission, but also through membership of the Trust Committee of Rockefeller Group, Inc. (RGI), which he joined in 1987. That entity managed, at one time, the Rockefeller Center on behalf of the numerous members of the Rockefeller clan. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International House in Manhattan, NY. He was a founding member of the Trilateral Commission and is a long time member of the Bilderberg Group.”
Volcker also heads the president’s Economic Advisory Board, and is an advocate for the imposition of a European-style national VAT-style sales tax which he says should be imposed on top of existing taxes. Europe’s VAT averages some 20% with a maximum cap of 25%.
Such a tax would allow the government to tax a product at every level of production, from manufacturing to distribution to final sales. VAT taxes historically result in a doubling of prices — of which half goes to the government.
The Soros event at Bretton Woods is nothing less than an effort to overthrow the current world economic order and replace it with one more acceptable to – George Soros.
A conference such as this, featuring such luminary speakers as Volcker, economist Jeffrey Sachs (Director of the Soros-funded Earth Institute), World Bank executive Joseph Stiglitz, should be front page news.
But it is getting all the media attention of a Star Trek convention in Anaheim.
All Bible prophecy for the last days revolves around three main themes; the imposition of a global religion, a global economy and a global government.
During the Tribulation Period, the antichrist will control all three. But the Tribulation Period is only seven years in duration and Bible prophecy seems to indicate that the antichrist seizes control of what are already well-entrenched global systems.
The antichrist doesn’t set up a global religion – he simply takes over an existing centralized religious system that the Bible describes as “having two horns like a Lamb [Christianity] but who spake as a dragon.”
The Apostle Paul describes it in 2 Timothy 3:5 has having “a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.”
The antichrist doesn’t set up a global economic system – he simply takes over an existing centralized global economic system — of the kind envisioned by George Soros.
“. . . and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13:7b-8)
I don’t believe that George Soros is the antichrist. Some do, but I don’t. I believe that George Soros is at best a useful idiot who is single-handedly constructing the edifice necessary for him, but Soros himself isn’t the guy.
He is too obvious.
And while I don’t have precise Scripture to back it up, I believe that Soros is too old to qualify. The antichrist, false prophet and Satan work together as a counterfeit trinity. A good counterfeit resembles the original.
The antichrist is a counterfeit Jesus whereas the false prophet is a counterfeit John the Baptist. Jesus and John the Baptist were both around thirty years old – the age of majority in Jewish tradition. It seems improbable that the antichrist would be in his eighties.
In any case, what is relevant here is the effort to set up the system that the Bible says will be in place in the last days when the antichrist comes to power.
It is a political/economic/religious entity much like Soros’ “Open Society” that Soros describes as:
“. . . one which recognizes that nobody has a monopoly on the truth; different people have different views and different interests, and there is a need for institutions that allow them to live together in peace.”
As Christians, we shouldn’t be looking for the antichrist. He is Satan’s man. The signs of the times don’t point to the coming of antichrist, they point to the return of Christ.
The coming of antichrist is itself a sign of the soon return of Christ. The Bible says that the antichrist’s identity won’t be revealed until after the Restrainer is “taken out of the way” but his system will be up and running and ready for him when he is ready for it.
Jesus said that when we see these things BEGIN to come to pass, we are to start to look for our Redeemer because, while we don’t know the day or the hour, we WILL know that it is near, even at the doors.
Our job as Christians is to recognize the signs of the times so we can give the warning before it is too late. Once the antichrist makes his appearance, there won’t be anything to warn ABOUT.
Until He is taken out of the way.
“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. . . . and for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:8, 11-12)
So here’s the warning. If you haven’t already, there is still time to turn your life over to Jesus and invite the Holy Spirit to indwell you and guide you into all truth.
But time is running out, fast.