“Step One: Form a shadow government using humanitarian aid as cover. ” ~ How to collapse a government
While I don’t think we are ever past the point where we follow current events (Does anyone care or believe that Obama enjoys shooting guns? No.) every now and again it’s nice to just step back and ponder the more nuanced fissures in our emerging political philosophies. I am reading a book about the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, January 12th, 2010 from a hard core liberal perspective, which is painful reading, but there is a paragraph or two near the beginning that mention Sean Penn arriving shortly after with friends, supplies and a lot of cash. He hit the ground running and got to work assisting people. It’s not the first time he’s done this. He was in New Orleans on a boat pulling people to safety after Katrina. He didn’t just go, get his photo taken and leave. He set up a fund for rebuilding and holds events to raise funds for J/P HRO Haitian Relief organization.
He has won high praise from at least one skeptic who knows Haiti and her history well:
The new book moves through the post-quake ruins and tent camps capturing loss, survival and frustration in shifting pictures held together by Wilentz’s unsparing voice and a few recurring threads. One is a doctor named Megan Coffee, a selflessly effective heroine in a jury-rigged tuberculosis ward.
Another is the self-serving visitations of celebrities of any stripe, be they from medicine, politics or Hollywood.
One notable exception is Sean Penn, whom she counts “among the freest and most personally committed and involved of the reconstruction outsiders who came to save Haiti.” ~ Amy Wilentz
You look at his love fest with Hugo Chavez and other nasty actors on the world political stage, his films which are a mix of some really great character studies, and I include Fast Times at Ridgemont High in that mix, and social activist preaching. I don’t know him, never met him, never watched him speak other than to promote a film … as far as I know his only publicized character “flaw” is a rather famously short temper. That makes sense in relation to how fast he also reacts to disasters in our hemisphere. Maybe he doesn’t really think too deeply about an issue, he just sees a problem and immediately decides to solve it, never looking sideways at anything and very definitely never wondering why someone else may see the issue very differently. If you disagree with him? I would imagine he doesn’t care, even if he knows you and likes you. That’s just a guess, though.
But that is the way of thinking that many liberals employ and it is intensely frustrating to conservatives who usually step back dispassionately to assess everything before acting.
Let me explain.
Christopher Hitchens famously flayed Mother Teresa for her support of some of the worst dictators and architects of human suffering ever to walk the planet, Papa Doc Duvalier among them, and penned a book titled, Hell’s Angel in which he deconstructs her as a hypocrite and probable atheist. What she was, was a pragmatist who saw a problem, needed funding, and got it. She saw a problem. She saw people in poverty. She needed money to fix that. She got the money.
Stay with me here, I have a point.
Paul Farmer, founder of Partners In Health, operates in much the same way. When his ambitions on behalf of the world’s poor and sick outgrew his funding, he did not hesitate to accept funding from George Soros and political stroke from the Clintons. There is one chapter in the novel, Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder where he is on a quest to cure MDR, Drug resistant TB, before it becomes an epidemic. It’s a noble goal and definitely worth donating time and money to, and I “get” that diseases do not respect governments or borders.
Dr. Paul hooks up with a Russian counterpart in medicine who has funds for Russian prisons who introduces him to George Soros. Soros is famous for bragging about collapsing five different governments and their monetary system for his own profit and to further his very publically stated goal of one world currency and one world government.
Soros is known as the man who broke the Bank of England. The prime minister of Malaysia called Soros an “unscrupulous profiteer.” In Thailand, he was branded an “economic war criminal.” They also said that he sucks the blood from people.
In 1994, George Soros stated: “Just right that the former Soviet Empire is now called the Soros Empire.”
The following are George Soros’ seven steps for bringing down a regime and causing a currency collapse:
Step One: Form a shadow government using humanitarian aid as cover.
Step Two: Control the airwaves. Fund existing radio and TV outlets and take control over them or start your own outlets.
Step Three: Destabilize the state, weaken the government and build an anti-government kind of feeling in the country. You exploit an economic crisis or take advantage of an existing crisis — pressure from the top and the bottom. This will allow you to weaken the government and build anti-government public sentiment.
Step Four: Sow unrest.
Step Five: Provoke an election crisis. You wait for an election and during the election, you cry voter fraud.
Step Six: Take power. You stage massive demonstrations, civil disobedience, sit-ins, general strikes and you encourage activism. You promote voter fraud and tell followers what to do through your radio and television stations. Incitement and violence are conducted at this stage.
Step Seven: Outlast your opponent.
When people rail at corporatism and the evils of multinational corporations running governments, they are talking about George Soros.
Are you seeing where I am going with this? Examine the motives of the source.
Why, now, would Soros be offering a few million to cure TB in Russia?
Well, because people like Paul Farmer, with a driving need and the skills to do good in the world, will get a taste of success, see the scope of the full issue and come back for more money. And when they do, Soros sends them to the World Bank, the World Health Organization and they, in turn hit Russia up to take out a loan (because while private donations are important, it’s even more important that we “not let governments off the hook”). Russia took out a 50 billion dollar loan with the World Bank. In turn the World Health Organization and the World Bank got to decide what entities got what percentage in many meetings with very important people who move human beings around like dots on a board. Never once did Paul Farmer seem to question any of this. He needed money for his cause. He got it. Soros? Got the Russian government further in debt and his organization will collect the interest even as the “World” organizations he sponsors grow stronger and individual governments grow weaker.
This is a classic example of “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” and this is how conservatives see these charities and global level machinations. Liberals do not understand.
Sean Penn, Paul Farmer, Mother Teresa … they fix a few problems even as the noose tightens further around the neck of human freedoms, the right to representative government … sigh … we head deeper down a rabbit hole of servitude on a global scale to monsters like George Soros.
Sean Penn is probably a good guy. I might even like him if we ever met in person. But I think the divide between the way I see things and the way he sees things is not a divide that can be bridged. He sees the poor suffering here and now, in this moment, and decides to fix it and he gets the funds from any source, unquestioning of the ulterior motive, never pondering the end game of these players or why they choose to assist here and not over there. You can say “Damn the cost” in the heat of the moment, but sometimes the cost damns generations for decades to come. Embrace people like Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, George Soros and the Clintons (didn’t Bill choke off all aid to Haiti during his time as President of the United States and didn’t he keep help from going to Rwanda dring the masacre that killed a mllion people there? And he wants to help Haiti now? You’re kiling me, man. Just killing me.) but really see that embrace and watch how it strangles the life out of people around them.
I see generations currently living hard working and decent lives. I see them giving birth to the next generation that is already trillions in debt, being drawn inexorably under the rule of unelected, non-representative overlords who will control them, direct their labors and their comforts or lack thereof, decide the value of their lives — I see them in a socially engineered hell.
First, do no harm, dude. If you can at all help it, do not sell your soul to demons for a moment of comfort here and now. Question everything. Do good works. Don’t hug dictators and scum. It’s simple.
We both donate our time and money to charity. I? Realize that no good deed goes unpunished. The Sean Penn’s and Paul Farmers of the world? Have no idea what that quote from Clare Boothe Luce even means.
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