By Steve Pomper
“Bond-villain” George Soros is not sorry, or even having second thoughts, about funding ultra-leftist prosecutors like Alvin Bragg (New York City), Kim Foxx (Chicago), Larry Krasner (Philadelphia), and George Gascon (Los Angeles) for all the devastation they’ve inflicted on American communities. Instead, according to the New York Post, Soros “vows he won’t stop backing woke DAs despite urban crime spikes.”
The 91-year-old native Hungarian recently published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. In it he argued the “soft-on-crime district attorneys” he’s backed to the tune of millions of dollars are making the criminal justice system “more effective and just….” Soros said he has no intentions of pulling his support from them.
The man who’s not even welcome in his home country, has dedicated huge amounts of time and cash to destroying traditional American culture. Soros claims the “agenda pushed by top prosecutors like Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, was both ‘popular’ and ‘effective.”
If he means popular with criminals and effective at allowing them to avoid accountability and get right back out on the street to commit more crimes, then he’s accurate. But you’ll notice he doesn’t qualify his claim. “Popular” and “effective” with whom? Not with voters in San Francisco who recently sent Marxist DA Chesa Boudin packing. Or the voters in L.A. who are aiming to toss the toxic George Gascon out on his criminal-loving, cop-hating butt.
Soros funded Bragg, donating $1 million to his campaign and gave Gascon a whopping $3 million for his campaign. Well, not directly donated. Soros is much slipperier than that. He has concocted a spider web of funding organizations and sub-organizations within organizations, as we documented in an NPA book, The Obama Gang: How Barack Obama, through his post-presidency foundation, assembled, launched, and wages the new assault on American law enforcement.
I’ll preface the following quote for folks that have yet to read the book (but please do). We employed a tongue-n-cheek, though remarkably apt, comparison to a crime family. Obama, of course, is the Boss, and his funding source, Soros, serves as his de facto Underboss.
I wrote, “Soros, with his omnipresent reach throughout the Leftistsphere’s financial and political universe, [is] the Boss’s… Underboss (although some may prefer Bond Villain—or, as Glenn Beck calls him, Spooky Dude). The Underboss works in support of the same anti-law and order ambitions as the Boss….”
Regarding the “spiderweb” of organizations, I wrote, “[L]ike a malignant Merlin, he provides… a veritable mystical smokescreen covering the Boss’s cop-hating enterprises. The Underboss does this by diverting funds to myriad leftist organizations… funds are distributed to one organization, which are then distributed to another, and so on, before the cash lands in the desired pot for distribution to the chosen disrupters.”
If this guy truly believes what he’s peddling about the criminal justice system, he’s just a loon with a big pile of cash. However, if he’s doing it intentionally to collapse the system then he’s a diabolical genius. His “success” at destruction is a testament to this and that he’s fooled so many Americans to vote for his criminal justice system “reform” candidates.
Either way, it’s hard to swallow the statements Soros made in his op-ed, like, “This agenda includes prioritizing the resources of the criminal-justice system to protect people against violent crime. It urges that we treat drug addiction as a disease, not a crime. And it seeks to end the criminalization of poverty and mental illness,’ he wrote, later adding: ‘The goal is not defunding the police but restoring trust between the police and the policed, a partnership that fosters the solving of crimes.’”
There is so much to dissect here. “[P]rotect people against violent crime?” Is he kidding? That is clearly not happening? And you’ll notice Soros chooses his words carefully. He says, “against violent crime,” not against violent criminals. For Soros, the criminals are the “victims,” and crimes are simply acts of nature.
Then there’s the bit about “a partnership that fosters the solving of crimes.” Again, for Soros, it’s not about the active arresting and prosecuting of criminals but the passive, detached “solving of crimes.” Which reminds me of when I was assigned to in the Community Police Team (CPT). In many areas, this involves officers handling neighbor disputes, chronic noise problems, illegal dumping, etc.
However, for my partner and me, our neighborhood’s problems were chronic drug dealing and its associated crimes. The powers-that-be weren’t enamored with our arrest record, which they thought was too high. They challenged our sergeant that “we weren’t solving problems.” Doing touchy-feely-huggy stuff.
Our sergeant defended us perfectly when he responded, “they’re putting the neighborhood’s problems in jail.”
Soros’ erratic screed continued. “Soros blamed increases in crime across the nation on ‘a disturbing rise in mental illness among young people due to the isolation imposed by Covid lockdowns, a pullback in policing in the wake of public criminal-justice reform protests, and increases in gun trafficking.”
I actually agree with him about the CCP virus lockdowns causing an increase in mental illness among young people, but I don’t blame it for crime increases. The neo-leftist multi-front attack on law enforcement is to blame.
And did Soros really blame rising crime on police pulling back because of “criminal-justice reform protests…?” I’ll translate for you. Leftist militant riots. As for “gun trafficking,” how about cities like Chicago, New York, and L.A. who refuse to prosecute existing gun laws? Could that be responsible for increasing violent crime?
Then there’s this that seems to come out of leftfield. “Many of the same people who call for more-punitive criminal-justice policies also support looser gun laws.” So, now, to oppose attempts to infringe on the Second Amendment means you “support looser gun laws.” Got to give it to him for creativity.
In the end, Soros’ op-ed was full of the tired old anti-law enforcement, pro-criminal, social justice tropes, endorsing agendas and policies that have failed, continue to fail, and will always fail.