George Soros Doubles Funding to Group Working to Make the Supreme Court an Arm of the Leftist Establishment



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The hard Left controls the Executive Branch and the Senate, and after the Kevin McCarthy imbroglio, it may end up controlling the House as well, either by means of a Democrat speaker or, if McCarthy succeeds after all, a pliant, controlled opposition establishment Republican speaker. But the Judicial Branch is a big wrench in the works, as it’s full of Donald Trump appointees and others who simply won’t go along with the Left’s authoritarian, pro-abortion, internationalist, socialist agenda. George Soros, however, is intent on changing all that.

The Washington Free Beacon reported Wednesday that “progressive megadonor George Soros has ramped up donations to a group dedicated to packing the Supreme Court, signaling progressives’ determination to reshape the judiciary even after a string of defeats.” Soros’ Open Society Foundations have poured no less than $4.5 million into Demand Justice in order to “support policy advocacy on court reform.” According to the Free Beacon, “that’s nearly double the $2.5 million Soros gave the group in 2018 when it formed to oppose Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.”

Demand Justice actively supports the violent intimidation of Supreme Court Justices: “In the wake of the leaked 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, Demand Justice executive director Brian Fallon called for the removal of protective fencing around the Court to help protesters provide ‘more accountability’ of justices.”

Soros’ support for Defend Justice is just one part of a much larger agenda. In light of the money, Soros has sunk into the Legislative Branch, this $4.5 million looks like a drop in the bucket. He gave $128,485,971 to Democrat candidates in the 2022 midterm elections, which no doubt played a considerable role in the outcome. And it isn’t as if we weren’t warned. As far back as 2004, then-Senator Hillary Clinton (D-Election Denial) declared, “We need people like George Soros, who is fearless and willing to step up when it counts.” Soros himself then came to the podium and said, “It is the first time that I feel that I need to stand up and do something, really, uh, imp—, uh, and become really engaged, um, in the electoral process in, in this country.” Oh, he’s engaged in the electoral process, all right.

One indication of the difference Soros made was that he gave, according to Politico, “$1 million for the Georgia runoff, which Sen. Raphael Warnock won…, giving Democrats a 51-seat majority in the Senate.” Soros is also working for the long term. Politico added that “last January, Soros seeded Democracy PAC with $125 million, a ‘long-term investment’ in his political priorities. The group was formed to support pro-democracy ‘causes and candidates, regardless of party, and to invest in ‘strengthening the infrastructure of American democracy: voting rights and civic participation, civil rights and liberties, and the rule of law,’ Soros said in a statement at the time.”

This statement was, of course, a steaming pile of deception. Soros claims to support “pro-democracy” causes and candidates, regardless of party but gives only to Democrats. His concern for “the infrastructure of American democracy” quite clearly refers not to our actual republic, but to “our democracy” that the Left is constantly claiming to protect, by which term they actually mean their own hegemony.

Soros has an eye for detail as well. The Capital Research Center (CRC) reported Friday that his “influence on left-wing DA candidates is often wildly underestimated. Since 2016, when Soros first began to back the campaigns of district attorneys (presumably as part of the ‘Resistance’ to the Trump administration), CRC researchers have tracked more than $29 million in funding from Soros through a personal network of political action committees (PACs) formed specifically to back left-wing DA candidates. In total, Soros cash has generously supported over 20 individual candidates, many of whom won their elections and remain in office today.” The result? “Skyrocketing violent crime, countless murders, little to no accountability, limited prosecutorial experience, a proclivity for scandal, and a tendency to unfairly prosecute political adversaries.” George Soros, CRC added, “certainly has a type.”

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So what’s it all about? What is George Soros trying to do? The man himself shed some light on this question back in June 1993, when he told the UK’s Independent: “It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.”

He has apparently inexhaustible amounts of money and an unshakeable dedication to backing candidates and causes that have the effect of weakening America and making it more squalid, poorer, and more dangerous than it was before he began showering Leftists with his largesse. If Soros is a god — or more precisely, if he thinks of himself as one — he is a god of vengeance and destruction, visiting harm upon the United States of America for evils real or imagined, and imperiling its very continued existence as a free society in the process. The $4.5 million to destabilize the Supreme Court is just a small part of a sinister whole.

YOUR MONEY IS NOT SAFE! – Cashless BAIL-INS & What It Means For You!

Josh Sigurdson talks with Kirk Elliott Ph.D. about the most recent moves to destroy financial freedom as we see a massive global currency shift for the history books in 2023 and the creation of a cashless society.

As the Federal Reserve moves to launch its digital currency this year, we also see members of the FDIC openly calling for misleading the public about their lack of actual funds as well as pushing for bail-in regimes where they could essentially just empty your bank account to pay for their debts. This is an alarming development for most, but for many of us, it is simply a vindication of what we've been warning about for years.

Tie this in with a new world reserve currency system like BRICS and the energy crisis teamed with a supply chain crisis and inflation and it's the perfect monetary storm.

In this video, Kirk Elliott Ph.D. breaks down the dangers and the solutions to this epic problem and what people should know right now to save themselves from what's to come.

Canceling Keystone XL Cost US Thousands of Jobs and Billions of Dollars, Biden Admin Now Says

Canceling Keystone XL Cost US Thousands of Jobs and Billions of Dollars, Biden Admin Now Says



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Canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline cost the United States tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity, the Biden administration belatedly confessed last month.

According to Fox News, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a report “in late December without any public announcement” stating that the pipeline project “would have created up to 59,000 jobs and would have had a positive economic impact of up to $9.6 billion.”

Unfortunately, President Joe Biden, bowing to radical environmental activists, canceled the project’s permits on his first day in office, drawing criticism not just from Republicans but also from his erstwhile labor-union allies, who did not appreciate his destruction of thousands of anticipated union jobs.

Just how many jobs Keystone XL would have created has long been in dispute. TC Energy, the Canadian firm that operated the pipeline, initially claimed it would create 20,000 jobs, a figure then-President Barack Obama disputed, saying the number was “maybe 2,000 during the construction of the pipeline” and 50 to 100 permanent jobs thereafter. Around the same time, the State Department forecast the project would create 42,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction and nearly 4,000 direct jobs. “The project labor agreement that TC Energy signed in August 2020 with four labor unions promised the pipeline would create 42,000 American jobs and provide $2 billion in total wages,” reported Fox News. The Biden administration, which had every incentive to lowball its estimate of jobs lost to the pipeline’s cancellation, actually came in with by far the highest projection of all. No wonder it kept its report under wraps until after the midterm elections.

“The Biden administration finally owned up to what we have known all along — killing the Keystone XL Pipeline cost good-paying jobs, hurt Montana’s economy, and was the first step in the Biden administration’s war on oil and gas production in the United States,” Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said in a statement to Fox News. “Unfortunately, the administration continues to pursue energy production anywhere but the United States.”

“These policies may appeal to the woke left but hurt Montana’s working families,” he continued. “I’ll keep fighting back against Biden’s anti-energy agenda and supporting Montana energy projects and jobs.”

Fox News wrote:

The DOE was forced to issue the report after Daines and Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, successfully inserted a bill mandating the report into the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Biden signed into law in November 2021. The agency was required to publish the report within 90 days of the bill’s passage but ultimately waited more than a year before releasing it.

A group of 23 states filed a federal lawsuit to overturn Biden’s executive order that canceled Keystone XL, but after TC Energy declared it would no longer pursue the project, a judge dismissed the case as moot, leaving significant constitutional questions unanswered.

Of course, a large portion of the estimated 830,000 barrels of crude oil that Keystone XL would have transported from Canada to the United States via an emissions-free pipeline is still going to make its way here. It’s just going to be moved by the costlier means of train or truck, generating carbon-dioxide emissions and other “pollutants” that the environmental lobby detests — and forcing consumers, already reeling from inflation, to pay even more for gasoline and other petroleum products.

Indeed, faced with potential electoral fallout from high gas prices, Biden pressured Saudi Arabia — whose horrific war in Yemen he continues to aid and abet — and other OPEC+ nations into delaying oil-production cuts until after the midterms.

“The Department of Energy finally admitted to the worst-kept secret about the Keystone Pipeline: President Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline sacrificed thousands of American jobs,” said Risch.

“To make matters worse, his decision moved the U.S. further away from energy independence and lower gas prices at a time when inflation and gas prices are drastically impacting Americans’ pocketbooks,” he added.

“The president must turn to American-made energy and jobs rather than dictators and despots to fix the energy crisis he created on his first day in office.”

‘Superdiversity’ in Malmö, SWEDEN

The Swedish city that’s the canary in Europe’s coal mine.



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With a population of roughly 350,000, Malmö, which is located on the other side of the Örebro Bridge from Copenhagen, is, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden’s third largest city. It has the country’s highest unemployment rate and one of its youngest populations – both of which can be explained by the fact that in Sweden, which is perhaps Western Europe’s most heavily Islamized nation, Malmö is perhaps the most heavily Islamized city. Its high Muslim population is also the reason why Malmö has been known for years as the rape capital of Sweden – which, in turn, has been known for years as the rape capital of Europe.

Which is not to say that the situation in Malmö has been static. On the contrary, since I began writing about the Islamization of Europe two decades ago, it’s gone from bad to worse – to even worse. It’s no exaggeration to say that Malmö is the canary in Sweden’s – indeed, in Europe’s – coal mine. At a time when the novelist Michel Houellebecq has been under attack by the entire French cultural establishment for saying that the “Great Replacement” theory – the hypothesis that Europe’s natives are gradually being replaced by Muslims – is not theory but fact, no city on the entire continent does a better job than Malmö of proving him right.

And no American website, I daresay, has done more to chart Malmö’s precipitous decline than FrontPage. A brief sampling:

  • On March 21, 2012, I wrote at FrontPage that “anti-Semitic activity by Muslim youth” was driving more and more Jews out of Malmö. With typical Swedish-elite gall, however, a newspaper editor named Kaj Schueler blamed this exodus not on Muslims but on Malmö’s proximity to Denmark. You see, Danes, in the eyes of self-righteous Swedes like Schueler, tend to be “anti-immigrant”; so all those Jews weren’t fleeing Malmö because of a genuine Muslim threat, but because they’d been infected by Danish Islamophobia. Got that? The problem wasn’t that Muslims hate Jews; it’s that Jews hate Muslims.
  • On May 20, 2013, I noted here that Eurovision had been held in Malmö a few days earlier. And guess which country’s delegation was harassed and threatened on that city’s streets? Hint: its Eurovision entry was entitled “ רק בשבילו.”
  • On September 5, 2013, I reported that the city of Malmö, in order to cover “its ever-rising expenditures on immigrants,” was proposing drastic cuts in spending on “sick and elderly native Swedes.” In fact, such cuts have been common throughout Sweden in recent years: people who’d paid high taxes all their lives to their beloved welfare state because it promised to spend that money taking care of them when they experienced medical or financial crises now see their cash being used to provide all of life’s necessities – and not a few luxuries – to Muslim immigrants. (In 2017, an article at the Gatestone Institute’s website stated that while many elderly Swedes in Malmö can’t afford decent housing, immigrant families were being given free apartments and almost-free dental care, along with many other amenities.)
  • On December 19, 2013, I wrote at FrontPage that despite constant denials that there existed “no-go zones” in Sweden, the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan had just published a map “showing the relative levels of danger in the various neighborhoods of Malmö.”
  • On April 10, 2014, Peder “Fjordman” Jensen reported that Malmö was undergoing a crime wave several of whose teenage Muslim perpetrators had said they were “waging a war against the Swedes.” One of them added: “Power for me means that Swedes shall look at me, lie down on the ground and kiss my feet.” Of course, if you’ve been following these developments for any length of time, you’ll know that the Swedes have been engaged for years in precisely that kind of pathetic kowtowing.
  • On April 11, 2016, Joseph Puder wrote here about a teacher who’d been fired from a Malmö public school because, as the principal explained, the pupils “hate[d] the Jews” and would’ve abused her terribly if she’d stayed on in the job. The principal made it clear that he wasn’t just talking about the Muslims – the Swedish kids hated Jews, too. True enough: in an attempt to make nice with Muslims, many Swedes have indeed adopted their Koran-based Jew hatred. How sweet is it that Swedes are willing to go so far as to make their new countrymen feel welcome?
  • On February 22, 2017, I quoted Malmö police chief Stefan Sinteus’s comment that the city was experiencing an “upward spiral of violence” by Muslim immigrants.
  • On April 11, 2017, I recounted an episode of a 60 Minutes-type Danish TV show featuring a Malmö do-gooder who’d spent decades trying, as I put it, “to cozy up to her Muslim neighbors and help them become full members of Swedish society.” But her attitude had changed. Once an open-borders advocate, she now “look[ed] around and f[ound] herself thinking: ‘What has happened to my little Sweden?’” Having formerly dismissed the goal of assimilation, she now recognized the folly of multiculturalism. Still, she didn’t want to complain too much, lest she be – horrors! – “linked to the Sweden Democrats,” the only political party in the country that actually calls a spade a spade.
  • Finally, on August 24, 2022, I quoted a sermon by Malmö imam Basem Mahmoud: “Sweden is ours. It’s ours, whether they like it or not. In ten to fifteen years, it will be ours.”

It’s hard to argue with Mahmoud. The numbers certainly don’t lie. In his above-quoted 2014 article, Fjordman pointed out that Malmö was “set to become the first Scandinavian town with a Muslim majority population.” He was right. While official figures – which don’t include Muslims living in the city illegally – suggest that the 50% point hasn’t yet been passed, sources that adjust for those illegals indicate that Malmö has been majority non-Swedish since 2015.

Even government statistics acknowledge that, in 2021, 58% of the babies in Malmö were born to immigrants and that, in 2022, 57.7% of Malmö men between the ages of 15 and 44 had foreign backgrounds. Indeed, Swedes are in the minority in Malmö in every age cohort except the over-60 crowd. And so many members of the non-Swedish majority live on the dole that Malmö survives economically only thanks to massive annual infusions from the national treasury.

As for crime, not only have the figures risen dramatically, but the very nature of the offenses has worsened; in the last year, Malmö has been beset by bombings, school murders, car burnings, and riots that have led observers to speak of “civil war.” Only a few days ago, on January 3, Hugh Fitzgerald cited here at FrontPage a news story from Malmö about five Muslim teenagers who are suspected of raping a Swedish woman in her twenties. A generation ago, such events were virtually unheard of in Malmö, or anywhere else in Sweden; now nobody’s taken aback by them anymore.

Now, in a new report sponsored by Malmö’s “Growth Commission,” Erica Righard, a Professor of Social Work at the University of Malmö professes to address the city’s demographic challenges. She uses the term “super-diversity,” which she defines as a situation in which a city’s population is characterized by “more and more countries of birth, nationalities, and ethnicities.”

In fact, while such a term may fairly describe a city like New York, whose residents come from dozens of different countries and have dozens of different mother tongues, the state of affairs in Malmö is far simpler: Swedes are giving way to Muslims, period. Yes, there are Finns and Germans and so in Sweden. But that’s not the problem. The problem is Islam. And Sweden’s ever-rising Muslim population isn’t a question of “super-diversity.” No, it’s “the great replacement.”

Whatever name you put to it, however, Righard deftly uses Malmö’s minority-Swedish situation as an excuse to junk, once and for all, the goal of integration, at least as traditionally understood. To be sure, ever since Sweden began taking in Muslim immigrants in considerable numbers, its cultural elites have dismissed integration efforts as racist: newcomers, they’ve argued, should not only be allowed to keep their own languages and customs; they should be praised for having contributed these precious patrimonies to the glorious Swedish mosaic. In any event, the stark reality is that Muslims, by and large, have not integrated into Swedish society but have, rather, formed their own isolated sharia enclaves and, to a staggering extent, behaved toward the natives less like neighbors than like – well – predators.

Unsurprisingly, Righard pretty much ignores these inconvenient truths, choosing instead to engage in euphemism, circumlocution, and doubletalk, to speak of immigration in the abstract, and to serve up anecdotes about immigration (for example, about Uzbeks moving to Turkey) that have absolutely nothing to do with the situation in Sweden. And what she ultimately proffers is the pompous assertion that “on a comprehensive level, one can say that superdiversification as a perspective contributes here to the displacement of the very ontological basis for the study of language.” Meaning what? Meaning that there’s a need for “a transformation of how national belonging is understood.” And among much else, “politicians must unlearn the habit of speaking about integration in a way that identifies certain groups and places as problems.”

In short, it’s not sufficient to “tolerate” the existence of foreign languages, religions, and cultural practices in Malmö; instead, they must be recognized by all and sundry not as foreign but as intrinsic and valuable aspects of the Malmö community, no less fundamental to the city’s identity than the Swedish language, the Lutheran faith, and Midsummer celebrations.

Since Muslims are the majority in Malmö, indeed, integration must be redefined: both Swedes and immigrants, Righard maintains, need to find their places in Malmö’s new, mostly non-Swedish urban reality. This apparently means, among much else, that Muslim schoolchildren shouldn’t be expected to learn Swedish, but should instead receive instruction in their own languages.

All of which, as it happens, is pretty much what the smart set in Sweden has been saying all along, anyway: don’t push immigrants to assimilate; stay mum about Muslim crime, unemployment, and self-segregation; keep compromising, keep giving in, keep giving, and eventually it’ll all work itself out. Of course, it’s become increasingly clear that the way this crisis will “work itself out” is through the transformation of Sweden into a far-north version of the Islamic world, funded not by oil revenues but by the taxes levied on an ever-dwindling native population.

This is, after all, why the Sweden Democrats keep gaining strength with every election. But academics like Erica Righard plainly see it as their job to double down on the same threadbare old mantras even as their country – with Malmö proudly in the lead – proves Michel Houellebecq’s case by tumbling steadily downhill from centuries of peace, prosperity, and glory into the slough of despond.

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Bruce Bawer

Bruce Bawer is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.