The Soros propaganda machine is working hard — and succeeding, as the liberal media is now embracing George Soros and his radical leftist agenda with open arms.
The Financial Times named George Soros their “Person of the Year of 2018” earlier this week, and now, the editors are lauding the billionaire Democrat donor for representing the “very important values” of “liberal democracy and the open society.”
In a podcast published on Saturday, FT editors dubbed Soros the “standard bearer for liberal democracy,” and — without context or cause — praised the so-called philanthropist for his work furthering liberal values.
“Liberal values are under attack”
Speaking with interviewer Robert Shrimsley, FT editor Lionel Barber echoed columnists from papers like The New York Times and The Washington Post when he asserted: “Liberal democracy, in the world, today, is under attack.”
“Liberal values are under attack,” Barber added. “Whether it be through Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Donald Trump’s America, or social media, the clampdown in eastern Europe, central Europe, [or] Hungary — George Soros’ birthplace.”
Indeed, Barber painted a picture of the enemy right from the getgo in the propaganda-like podcast, but he soon defined a clear hero: the billionaire philanthropist who has been accused of funding protests and marches from Washington to the U.S.-Mexico border.
“I think we decided, collectively — because it is a collective decision, it’s not a decision by the editor — to choose an individual who we think represents very important values today, and those are liberal democracy and the open society,” Barber said.
Who better to represent “the open society” than Soros, whose own organizations — collectively called the Open Society Foundations — publicly advocate for open borders around the world?
Soros to save the day
Later in the talk, FT deputy editor Roula Khalaf outlined Soros’ history as a financial speculator, where he earned much of the fortune that he has used to aggressively advance the leftist agenda and support Democrat campaigns for decades. Soros became known as the man who “broke the Bank of England” after profiting hugely by shorting the British pound in 1992.
“He went to the London School of Economics,” she described, “and that’s where he met the philosopher Karl Popper and came under, sort of, the intellectual influence of Karl Popper, who had written a lot about the open society — closed societies versus open societies. That gave [Soros] the foundation for his philanthropy and for his philanthropic thinking.”
Khalaf went on to prop Soros up as a sort of iconic figure who would be remembered in the history books for centuries.
“He thinks of himself as a philosopher. He often says he’s a failed philosopher,” Khalaf said, “[but] to me, he’s an active philosopher. Because instead of just thinking and writing — and he’s written a dozen books — he’s actually tried to implement his thinking and the values that he truly believes in.”
How is he implementing these values, you ask? Barber was frank with his conclusion: “He’s political with a capital P… He uses money for political change.”
But it is clear that Soros has become much more than a donor to the Democrats. As a “standard bearer of liberal democracy,” Soros is actively using his considerable resources to change the world to fit his particular vision — and the Financial Times has fallen right in line.