How George Soros and Marijuana Are Bringing Down America
How George Soros and Marijuana Are Bringing Down America
Whatever you may think about television and radio host Glenn Beck, I have to say that he got it right several years ago when he spoke of billionaire George Soros as “Spooky Dude.” I’ll leave you to google why Beck ascribed that nickname to Soros. But for me, a story in the Washington Times today affirmed the nickname.
Soros is often called a “philanthropist,” which is a description that connotes good will and a desire to promote the welfare of others through the generous donation of money. As the Times exposé shows today, that could not be farther from the truth.
Let me mention something else that happened this week which will put the Soros exposé into perspective. The Supreme Court issued a ruling that deals with campaign finance and which has sent Democrats into a frenzy. Following on the heels of the Citizens United decision a couple of years ago, SCOTUS ruled this week that the existing cap on the total amount of contributions that a person can give is unconstitutional. This means that the $123,000 overall limit (including those to political action committees) and the $48,000 individual limit on annual contributions to candidates to which I was restricted has been wiped out. I now can give as much as I want to as many candidates and PACs as I want. This has Democrats seeing red–not because they are worried about little old me. No, it’s because they see only the devil-incarnate billionaire Koch Brothers doling out their filthy money to conservative candidates. And Democrats HATE the Koch Brothers — and anything that they support.
The truth is that this week’s SCOTUS ruling is really not that big of a deal. I mean, few people have that much money to burn anyway. And those who do can hire attorneys to figure out how to get their money and their influence out there despite the restrictions. Moreover, the ruling did nothing about the individual cap that remains in place — $2600, which is the maximum that a person can give to any single candidate. That limit remains and is not likely to go anywhere any time soon.
So, back to Spooky Dude. Despite any campaign finance laws, Spooky Dude figured out a long time ago how to get around the limitations on contributions to candidates. He has been funding issues rather than merely candidates. Billionaire Soros knows that rather than fund candidates who support a given issue, he can fund the liberal issues that suit his agenda, and the candidates will then be eating out of his hand. It’s a variation of the old adage: If you fund it they will come.
To be sure, Soros has his hands (and his money) in every liberal issue and organization out there. Glenn Beck used his famous chalkboard during his days on Fox News Channel to diagram how Soros was everywhere when it came to liberal organizations and the constant pounding of their agenda to bring down the American way of life.
The issue that Spooky Dude is currently funding, and which is why I concur in the assignation of his nickname, is the legalization of marijuana. To listen to the mainstream media you would think that 90% of Americans support the legalization of this “harmless,” misunderstood plant. But as the Times article today points out, that could not be further from the truth. Here’s how the Times begins its explanation of the influence that Soros has had over the pot debate for two decades now.
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros hopes the U.S. goes to pot, and he is using his money to drive it there.
With a cadre of like-minded, wealthy donors, Mr. Soros is dominating the pro-legalization side of the marijuana debate by funding grass-roots initiatives that begin in New York City and end up affecting local politics elsewhere.
The Times article is well worth the read. Soros and his minions assert that drug use is nothing more than a medical condition and that drugs should never be illegal and their use should never be criminalized. Now, initially the libertarian side of me would tend to agree with this philosophy. But then I am reminded of my days as a prosecutor when I saw scores of uneducated bumpkins who had destroyed their own lives and those of their families through idiotically manufacturing methamphetamine in a mobile home using such seemingly harmless ingredients as anhydrous ammonia, lithium batteries, and Sudafed. It is clear to me from those experiences that somebody has got to protect the innocent from the “freedom” of morons who do not know their limits, and especially when to light up and when not to.
“But marijuana is harmless,” say recreational smokers like our President. Ahhh, but therein lies the rub. It is through millions of dollars in funding to pro-weed groups that Soros has pushed that message for years now. Lies asserting the harmless nature of marijuana have been perpetuated and entrenched in our nation’s collective consciousness. The Times article points out the truth of the matter and cites even officials in the Obama administration who refute the Presidents assertion that marijuana is no more harmful than alcohol.
As for Spooky Dude Soros, he is not asserting his influence only in the United States. Rather, he has his nose in the marijuana legalization efforts in Uruguay also. And I can promise you there is nothing benevolent about that intervention. Uruguay has something that Soros wants. Control? Domination for the sake of domination? If you can sedate the people, you can have your way with them. It is already proving true in this country.
And Spooky Dude gets spookier with the legalization of marijuana in state after state.