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A gathering of socialists or just the one?

Apparently, megalomaniacs need schedulers.

Just ask George Soros. The left-wing billionaire is helping fund two major conferences that start on the same day, in two different locations just a three hours apart by car. Two liberal events packed into one long weekend. God created the world in six days. Apparently, Soros, who sees himself as “some kind of god,”needs just a long weekend to start remaking today's world in his image.

The emphasis of both conferences is a familiar one to American voters – change. Soros wants to begin changing the global economy in one event. In the other, his flunkies want to “Change the world. Change the media.”

Now that is change you can believe in. Sadly, those who actually report the news must believe in it because they sure as heck aren’t reporting on Soros or either event. And that’s even though staffers or even executives from Reuters, the Financial Times, NPR, PBS, The Washington Post and other major media outlets are speaking at one event or the other.

The first gathering in Bretton Woods, N.H., is an economic conference Soros once described as “a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.” In October 2009, Soros committed $50 million to the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). A week later, the glib lefty investor wrote a column calling for a new Bretton Woods event, to recreate the one that helped design the post-WWII economy. Only he wants this one to knock America down a peg or three.

Now, it's been a little over a year later and the group he funded is making King George’s wish come true – bringing together a whole slew of important people to discuss how to change the global economy. In Soros speak, that means “establish new international rules” and “reform the currency system.”

The announced speakers include a lot of prominent lefties, globalists and economists on the board of the organization he has throwing the event – more than two-thirds of the overall total have ties to Soros. To underscore their connection to history, INET is hosting the conference at the Mount Washington Resort, the very same hotel that held the first gathering.

INET Executive Robert Johnson defended his event in a March 31 interview with Lou Dobbs. Johnson, a former managing director at Soros Fund Management, who is on the Board of Directors for the Soros-funded Economic Policy Institute, avoided saying “Soros” despite Dobbs mentioning Johnson’s boss several times. In his last response, he tried to rationalize the Soros connection, by saying “I have a group of funders including George Soros.” With $50 million, Soros alone makes a pretty big group. Of course, Soros will also be speaking in Bretton Woods about “The Emerging Economic and Political Order.”

Just down the road in Boston, a Soros-funded media conference is trying to manipulate that emerging order as well. Close to 350 left-wingers from a variety of organizations are gathering there for the National Conference for Media Reform.

That “change the world” conference includes two commissioners from the FCC, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bernie Sanders, four Democratic representatives, the head of Columbia University, and assorted left-wing journalist types, from Salon’s Glenn Greenwald to disgraced former MSNBC host David Shuster, who now works for a Soros-funded investigative operation.

The rest of the list reads like a "Who’s Who" of left-wing organizations and talking heads, including the president of PBS, a senior vice president with American Public Media, an Al Jazeera English executive, the president of the Newspaper Guild – CWA and Washington Post columnist Rob Pegoraro. Many others have Soros connections, such as:

Common Cause, which has been going after conservative Supreme Court justices who have some connection to the Koch brothers. Common Cause seems immune to similar investigations of their own gravy train.

Columbia Journalism Review’s Dean Starkman. He is chief of the review’s “The Audit” section and a 2006 Katrina Media Fellow with the Open Society Institute, the primary Soros charitable foundation.

Free Press, which is holding the conference. Free Press has received more than $1 million from Soros since 2003 and has 18 presenters pushing for things like “strong public media” or an extremely expensive national broadband plan they quaintly describe as “universal access to communications.”

Think Progress’s Koch-hating Lee Fang. Think Progress is a project of Democrat John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, which was founded with Soros money. Fang is on the panel for: “Real Issues vs. Astroturf: Confronting the Koch Brothers,” and makes the laughable claim “this is not about liberals versus conservatives” when the entire goal of the left is to shut down the Kochs to defund the right.

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Asked by Carpy at 4:00 PM on Apr. 7, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (16)
  • What's the big deal about peaceful assembly and information sharing? Just because you disagree with someone doesn't make everything they do a visicous attack or some kind of conspiracy.

    I wouldn't consider funding two events in the same weekend and act of megalomani-ism.

    Maybe they aren't reporting on it becuase nothing has happened yet and there isn't much of a story in "a rich dude is holding an event". What would you excpect them to say "Soros is holding two events this weekend. Stan and his department are going to one, and Mary and her department are going to another. Details of thier boring workshops to follow..."

    Answer by UpSheRises at 4:19 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • – collapse


    Answer by adnilm at 4:20 PM on Apr. 7, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • Soros scheduled a media industry event right before the National Association of Broadcasters conference? Well duh. Most broadcast folks will opt for Vegas over Boston.

    The event starts tomorrow, according to the website. Of course no one's reporting it; nothing has happened yet.

    The program looks like a lot of the least-well-attended sessions at NAB; I don't expect to hear anything out of it at all. CNN hasn't calendared it on the planning list for subscriber stations.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:33 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • We attended a multi-business and industry conference and convention + fund raising effort, in Honolulu in the last week..killing many birds with 1 stone. Even heard Jeb Bush speak and answer questions on the state of the US economy, quite interesting. Also attended a conference on Health care reform-


    Answer by Sisteract at 5:12 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • – collapse
    I'm listening to Beck attack Soros while at the same time defending the Koch brothers. And in the same breath asking if we remember how we felt on Sept 11. Fear, fear, fear, fear, fear, fear, fear.

    Answer by adnilm at 5:42 PM on Apr. 7, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • Gee I think I've heard Glen Beck say just this. Soros is a devil and has gotten away with a lot in the past. He's got competition this time though. He's worried and having to spend millions more than what he expected.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:34 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • So you think only one speaker is a socialist?

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 8:18 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • One of the issues discussed at both G8 and G 20 conferences of World leaders was reform of the international financial and payments systems as the present system substantially dates back to the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1945. Reform has also been discussed at the Davos conferences of inetrnational banking and finance experts . One of the purposes is to take more effective joint action in the event of regional economic meltdowns such as the one in Asia in in 2005 and the more recent Wall Street collapse which has had serious international repercussions . For all your dislike of Soros , he is a financier and does understand the subject matter. So does Krugman . You don't.

    There is no way this topic is about a New World Order in the sense you mean , let alone being a socilaist conspiracy to undermine America . You are a victim of too many reds under the bed cosnspiracy theorists of the paranoid extreme right wing .

    Answer by janet116 at 8:44 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • This conference is about the progressives running the world.  One World Government. One World Order.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:15 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • You young people need to start taking this stuff seriously, and quit trying to laugh it off or trying to make a joke of it.

    It is not a laughing matter or a joke.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:31 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

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