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For people that are interested in the finer points of government operation, this will be a reader. For those who want to know about the goings of the state within a state, the “deep state”, carry on scrolling. The name George Soros will be of primary interest to those that want to ask some hard questions concerning how this country is being run. Indeed, who, in fact, is running, the country. Mr. Soros is back in the news, once again.
It was reported earlier today that:
George Soros came clean from high up in his ivory tower, where he doesn’t have to deal with the mess he made, in the Wall Street Journal and defended funding the ‘reform prosecutors’ who are destroying our cities by letting violent criminals roam free.
Regarding this, Soros wrote “I have no intention of stopping“. He went on to say “Like most of us, I’m concerned about crime. One of government’s most important roles is to ensure public safety.”
I have been involved in efforts to reform the criminal-justice system for the more than 30 years I have been a philanthropist. Yet our system is rife with injustices that make us all less safe. The idea that we need to choose between justice and safety is false. They reinforce each other:
“If people trust the justice system, it will work. And if the system works, public safety will improve.”
“In recent years, reform-minded prosecutors and other law-enforcement officials around the country have been coalescing around an agenda that promises to be more effective and just.”
“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.”
“This agenda, aiming at both safety and justice, is based on both common sense and evidence. It’s popular. It’s effective.”
“The goal is not defunding the police but restoring trust between the police and the policed, a partnership that fosters the solving of crimes.”
“Some politicians and pundits have tried to blame recent spikes in crime on the policies of reform-minded prosecutors. The research I’ve seen says otherwise.”
“The most rigorous academic study, analyzing data across 35 jurisdictions, shows no connection between the election of reform-minded prosecutors and local crime rates.”
“In fact, violent crime in recent years has generally been increasing more quickly in jurisdictions without reform-minded prosecutors.”
“Murder rates have been rising fastest in some Republican states led by tough-on-crime politicians.”
“Serious scholars researching causes behind the recent increase in crime have pointed to other factors: 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.”
“Many of the same people who call for more-punitive criminal-justice policies also support looser gun laws.”
“This is why I have supported the election (and more recently the re-election) of prosecutors who support reform.”
“I have done it transparently, and I have no intention of stopping. The funds I provide enable sensible reform-minded candidates to receive a hearing from the public. Judging by the results, the public likes what it’s hearing,”.
So, gas-lighting can be done by the upper class elites as well. Not just crazy ex-boyfriends. The elite once again taxonomizes the working class and their motives, while digging themselves a pit of exculpation from which they may hastily and unapologetically crawl out of.
Yes, the Soros’ of the world think can control the world with no consequence. The depressing thing is that him and others like him have, indeed, gotten away with quite a lot. The critics of Soros are almost invariably hand-waved away as a nutjob or a conspiracy theorist. Now, with his article, Soros seems to almost be thumbing his nose and daring the working class to come after him. He just might get his wish in the end.